Lagom Bush Knife Green Micarta
O1 Tool Steel
Scandi Grind to Zero
JRE Leather Sheath with Firesteel loop and removable dangler for multiple carry options
Lagom is a Swedish term used for "Just Right"
Not too big, not too small, not to heavy, not too light.
Jason and I have drawn from our extensive training with our mentor Mors Kochanski and the Scandinavian style knives we feel make the most useful wilderness living tools.
Large oval handle which tapers from front to back and is swelled in the middle to fill your hand. #1 priority of a bush knife is carving and cutting. This handle fills your hand in comfort for all day work with no hot spots or cramping. This is very important if you need to peel a dozen sticks for a set of Roycroft snowshoes!
This handle will feel best with average to large hands and is comfortable in many working positions including a reverse grip using it as a one handed draw knife.
O1 Tool steel, this carbon steel holds a excellent edge and is easy to sharpen and maintain.
Full Tang 1" wide blade 1/8" thick, 3 1/2" long, a palm width.
These dimensions are chosen as a good combination of strength with a blade thin enough not to loose cutting and carving ability.
Scandi grind blade, as the main purpose of a bush knife is peeling sticks and carving.
Full continuous curve on the cutting edge makes sharpening easier and ensures you are cutting wood fibers, meat, etc. on a angle which is always more efficient.
The full curve also gives this knife a narrow tip which handles like alot smaller knife for fine wood carving detail.
The spine on the knife is ground square to be used as a scraper on wood or to run your firesteel.
We sized the sheath to take about 2/3 of the handle as is the scandinavian style for a secure sheath, you may want to add a cord lanyard on the end of the knife.
Firesteel loop for the 3/8" Army size firesteel.
Belt dangler attachment which is nice for sitting down and hanging a bit lower when wearing cold weather layers. You can remove the dangler and run the sheath on your belt or add a neck cord.
Handcrafted by L.T. Wright Knives in the USA
Posted by Brian Fogal on 4th Jan 2017
I took the Lagom out this last Sunday to prep some fire wood for a wood stove seasoning. I maxed out the blade length on a piece wood to baton it and the tip of the knife really tore up the baton. It went all the through this piece of wood though. All of the smaller pieces were split easily. It made feathers and fine shaving really well. I used the spine of the blade to shave some fatwood and it made very fine shavings. Two strikes of the fero rod and I had flames. The fero rod was new so the first strike really just cleaned the coating off, the second strike alone started the fire.
Ben, Jason and LT nailed this one. It'll be going on a lot of trips to Michigan's UP this coming year.
The only mods I did was to wet form the sheath, add a lanyard although it wasn't needed as the handle is well shaped, and I'm replacing the screw in the dangler with a snap to make it easier to get on and off my belt without unbuckling.
I can send some pics of the knife in use Ben if you want them.
Well done guy's.
Posted by Mark Mortensen on 9th Dec 2016
This is a great knife. I agree with all the other good reviews. Perfect knife.
Posted by MJ on 3rd Nov 2016
Perfect bush knife. Ben and Jason nailed it. I have loved and used Scandinavian knives for years, but this is a definite improvement. Knife use has changed over the last 100 years and this knife is able to put up with the newer, heavy duty demand we put on our blades.
This knife really is lagom. It has been able to help me complete all of the tasks I've asked of it.
Posted by Russell Whitworth on 21st Oct 2016
I really like this knife it's design was well thought out and planed. The blade is sharp with a good shape and size. The handle is very nicely sized and shaped, it is really comfortable but for me the finish is a bit too polished it can be a little slippery when my hands get wet or sweaty. Overall I am not disappointed at all, in fact I am very pleased with my purchase
Posted by Unknown on 11th Sep 2016
Just what I wanted. A great bushcraft knife. Easy to work with and do fine tasks. Well made as is everything I've gotten from LT Wright. I have lg/xl hands, and this grip is perfect for me. So comfortable, no matter how you hold it. Razor sharp edge and sharp spine.
Posted by Jamie on 8th Aug 2016
The Lagom bush knife is the best knife I own. I have always been a Mora knife guy and wanted a higher end quality knife. I looked and searched, watched videos on YouTube, and did months of research. This knife is the perfect balance, it is very ergonomic with all day use comfort. The tool steel holds a very impressive edge, it chunks out birch all day if your into spoon carving or bushcraft. I can't say enough good about it, the sheath is a JRE sheath wich is a 40 dollar value by itself, buy a lagom bush knife and you won't regret it. It a friend for life!
Posted by Unknown on 7th Jan 2016
Hey yall. I recently purchased the Lagom bush knife, and am really impressed with it. This knife somewhat fits the style of puukko and modern bushcraft knives... Its hard to find knives like this online.
Its not too heavy for its size... Its just right. The handle fits the hand fully. At first I thought it would be too large in my medium-large hands, but the contour and size is actually quite efficient in providing comfort for long periods of bushcrafting. The sheath provided is of good, durable quality. I think this knife is worth the price if you stick with it! Im content with this investment. Thanks Ben Piersma from Ben's Backwoods, Jason Gustafson from Lester River Bushcraft and L.T. Wright Knives for designing this knife!
Posted by Campcraft on 8th Nov 2015
I purchased this knife with high expectations and was not at all disappointed. It's an EXCELLENT all around carving and bush knife and has already out performed other knives I use in the short time I've owned it. Great value for an heirloom quality blade.
Posted by elmcreek on 28th Oct 2015
I've only had this new knife a few weeks, but am impressed. Fit and finish are very good, quite sharp out of the box, nice sheath. Mostly used it for feather sticks and firestarting to this point. I do NOT have large hands and, as Ben said would happen, I am getting used to the grip with time. I can see developing a long working relationship with this tool. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I'd like more time with it. The knife is solid and dependable, but time will tell if it is 'the one' for me. Happy to support Ben's efforts!