Posted by john on 13th Oct 2015
I bought this knife for my twelve year old daughter's birthday. Will not get to use it until next month, but my initial impression is this is an outstanding knife for the price. The blade is very sharp. Sharper than any knife I have purchased out of the package and frankly quite close to a finished edge I put on my own knives. The size is great for someone with smaller hands. The rubber handle is tactile, but not overly so in my opinion and the finger guard is substantial enough for good protection. My review is based on the needs of my daughter, but personally am looking into other knives from Marttiini for myself . I believe they are spot I with Mora and others. Will update as my daughter and I use the knife.
Posted by HikerPappy on 26th Apr 2014
I wrote a previous review on this knife. I made it sound like a 'ladies knife'. It's not. In fact, I found myself using the knife I bought for my wife so much that it became mine. So I bought her another one.
This knife's blade is really good. Holds an edge well. And although the handle itself is a little on the small size for me it still is nice in the hand.
I like how compact and light this knife is. It has a nice leather sheath. I find myself putting this knife on my belt often when I am taking day hikes in our local parks and hardly notice its there. Another thing I like about this knife is that it has a non-threatening appearance unlike many of the other knives I own.
But this knife really comes in handy. I used this knife dozens of times in my day to day events. Its kind of like a fixed blade EDC knife. Definitely worthy of Everyday Carry. Come Christmas I will by a few more for gifts.
Posted by HikerPappy on 24th May 2013
Until now, my wife has been using a Mora 546. For her this was a very good knife, easily handled, small enough for her hands that she could use it with the many grips needed to perform different tasks, compact, and light. She likes the knife so much that she has adopted it for kitchen use on an almost daily basis.
So I decided to get her a new knife for our backpacking excursions. This knife has caught my eye for a while now so I decided to get her one.
This knife exceeded my expectations. The size and handling characteristic are similar to the Mora shes likes so much but it comes in a more fanciful package. The texture and material of the handle is much better than the Mora, and the sheath is far better too. The rubberized grip is great, allot better than the Mora's hard plasticized grip especially with wet hands.
And sharp! Don't you just love when you receive a knife razor sharp out of the box?
Now the knife is a little smaller than her Mora, but not by much. Its like the knife is custom fitted for her hands. She said I did good.
So guys. what are you waiting for? If you take your gals out to the wilds this is a perfect gift for her that she'll appreciate using allot more than that big thing you carry around. A knife like this will definitely make her want to take part in more cutting tasks.
The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it isn't a full tang knife. But that's my bias.