A dream gift for moose hunters!
The magnificent regular knife is supplemented with a bronze ferrule, where the king of the Finnish woods, the moose, is immortalized. The precious wood colour of the handle is achieved by thermal treatment of the wood, which also provides the handle with excellent protection against moisture.
The blade is made of Carbinox T508 steel, which combines the best characteristics of carbon and chrome steel: superior toughness, easy honing and extreme durability. The material is not classified as stainless but its resistance to corrosion is considerably higher than that of traditional carbon steel. With regard to the maintenance of Carbinox T508 it is sufficient to clean the blade carefully and dry it after use. However we also recommend the occasional treatment of the blade with unsalted oil.
Carbinox T508 steel combines the best properties of carbon and chromium steel: toughness, ease of sharpening and extreme durability. The carbon content of the steel mixture is 0.5%, chromium content 8% and it has a hardness of 56-57 HRC. The material is not classified as stainless, although it has a corrosion resistance that is significantly higher than traditional carbon steel. The basic maintenance of a Carbinox T508 blade requires nothing more than carefully cleaning and drying the blade after use. We do, however, recommend oiling the blade with unsalted oil every now and then.
Regular, straight-grained birch is also used as a material for many traditional Marttiini knives. Birch makes for a durable and sleek handle.
The leather sheaths of Marttiini knives are made with either vegetable or chrome tanned oxhide. The leather hides are purchased from both Europe and South America. The sheaths are made with both dyed and natural colored leather.
The knife sheaths are still made mostly by hand. Each sheath has to be exactly the right size and shape, so it forms a fitting pair with the knife. A section of the leather is cut with a model iron, and the seams are attached with glue before sewing. Most sheaths have a plastic piece inside that supports the sheath and protects the blade.
The printing on the sheath is made on either the cut section or the finished sheath. Rivets, and in some cases a bronze collar, strengthen and adorn the sheath.