Scandinavian Star

Four handmade, scandinavian-style knives and wood-lined sheaths
This set of knives is definitely one-of-a-kind! They have been in the process for a long time, in between regular work.
The blades are made from Swedish saw steel, heat-treated to approximately RC 58. The blades are about .089 inch thick, and 3 1/2 inches long, with 4-inch handles. All have hand-polished blades (yes, that is non-electric, fingers and sandpaper), brass fittings, natural wood in the handles, and all have wood-lined leather sheaths, with a neck lanyard and fish-tail. The middle pin in the handle, at the back end, goes through the tang.
Now, let’s look at the details.
Two of knives are mortised-tang, and two are stick-tang with mortised-tang construction on the butt-cap. The sheaths for the stick-tang knives are completely ambidextrous, and the sheaths for the mortised-tang knives are right-hand-only.
Now, we’ll start with the one you can’t have. (It sold before it was finished.)Cocobolo knife, Scandi style
Here it is in its sheath.
Cocobolo sheath
Now, the “plain-jane,” “little-brown-sparrow” that feels best of all in the hand, if lots of heavy carving is anticipated. (The nubbin on the bottom of the handle does a lot to help one feel in control of the blade.)
Knife with Lignum Vitae Handle
The sheath is dyed with black walnut hull.
Knife with Lignum Vitae in sheath
If you want a workhorse, this would be my choice. The Lignum Vitae wood is some of the toughest known to man, and has a subtle beauty all its own.  The weight of this knife is a little more than the others, at just a hair short of 4 ounces.
Now, with due respect to all the veterans reading this as well as the amaranthus specie, comes the 3rd knife in the set. It has purple heart wood, and a black canvas micarta buttcap.
knife with purple heart wood handleThe handle has a nice smooth feel, not unlike the classic old Mora knives.  The knife weighs almost 3 ounces. Again, this knife/sheath combination is completely ambidextrous. The sheath is symmetrical.
Purple heart knife in sheath
And finally, the hackberry-wood and green Dymondwood knife.
knife with hackberry and Dymondwood handleThe front of the handle is an irregular octagon, and gradually merges into a normal, round handle at the back. It weighs in at just over 3 ounces. If you want something unique from my shop, this is certainly in that category!
Knife with hackberry handle in sheathAnd it is ambidextrous.
Price: $199 for your choice. Contact me to be sure the knife or knives you want is/are still available.


About christophersknifeblog

I am a knifemaker and dealer, and live a very diversified life in the mountains of central Idaho. I love nature, agriculture, and homesteading. My knifemaking motto and advertising slogan is, "Knives Built for the Bush." I intend them to be efficient, durable, comfortable, functional, graceful equipment for life's challenges and opportunities. My website is Please visit!
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1 Response to Scandinavian Star

  1. Matt D says:

    Thanks Christopher. Really like the designs here. Reminds me a little of some old Mora’s (like you say). Never seen Lignum Vitae used before but sounds like a perfect application here!

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