Posted by T.A. on 20th Nov 2016
This is an amazing knife at an unbelivable unbeatable price. Everything you could ask for in a puukko knife in the highest of value. I have been searching for a puukko knife such as this, I was initially hesitant to order but thankful I did. Bens Back woods is a great company and definitely worth it and will be back to purchase more.
Posted by Unknown on 24th Dec 2015
Like many people who dabble in bushcraft I am a knife guy so I am always on the lookout for new knives to add to my collection. I ordered this knife based on the other reviews on this site and I was not disappointed. The build quality on this knife is excellent. the blade is razor sharp and the handle is very comfortable. The leather sheath fits nicely and is well crafted made from thick leather. The stick tang is firmly pushed into the curly birch handle and glued. Although the tang isn't peened with a cap at the end of the handle like many stick tang knives I could detect no movement in the blade in the handle and the attachment seems very sturdy. I highly recommend this knife. It's a good looking knife that is lightweight and sharp and should serve most of your needs well at a very reasonable price point.
Posted by Unknown on 19th May 2015
I bought this knife to use in traditional carpentry. It is excellent in terms of size, balance and grind for that type of work. While billed as a bush knife, it is an excellent carpenters knife. Scandinavian timber framers, joiners and boat builders all carry a knife very similar to this as part of their "basic kit". The dangler type of sheath is great for use with a nail apron or tool belt.
Posted by Grys Baard on 16th Feb 2014
Marttiini, the manufacturer, calls this knife the "Kiehinen." This name refers to a traditional style of woodcarving, in which long, curled shavings are made. Bushcrafters use the technique for making feather sticks for the campfire. Not surprisingly, this knife works very well for this purpose. The blade is stout enough to baton, for limbing or splitting wood. It is carbon steel, not stainless, and is hard enough to make good sparks scraping the back of the blade on a ferro rod. It is a very traditional design, with a tapered wooden handle in the old style, not barrel shaped like some of the more modern knives. The cross section of the handle is a true oval, or egg-shape. The side-seam sheath is simple and sensible, with a liner for the blade. This has been my go-to bushcraft knife since I bought it from Ben several months ago. If you like simplicity and tradition in a solid, functional tool, this knife is an excellent choice.
Posted by Al Wassermann on 4th Feb 2014
This is a beautiful, quality knife, in a secure leather sheath at a very reasonable price. I received one for Christmas; and I ordered another for my grandson. My knife was a very handy carry on my belt during a couple of recent winter camping trips.
Posted by sweetcostarica on 23rd Nov 2013
Although I have not use this small utility knife I'm sure it will work just find. The hidden tang is solidly attacked to the handle. This Marttiini Arctic Bush Knife is beautifully designed with excellent Curly Birch wood and attractive blade finish.
A great traditional Scandinavian tool that has one of the best price to performance out there.