Posted by Random Button Pusher on YouTube on 27th Feb 2016
I have had the rubber/plastic-handled version of the MN15 for several years, so I am familiar with the knife's capabilities. When I bought my first one (I have several and have given them as gifts) it was also called the "Utility Hunter" by Marttiini, and that is a good description of its style, a cross between a traditional puukko and a more typical hunting knife. I was happy to see Ben's carrying a wooden-handled version. The pluses on the one I received today: the handle has a nice matte texture that feels good in the hand and the stain is medium-dark, not so blond as many wood-handled puukkos. The dark brown sheath is the same design as with my previous black sheaths, but the regular belt loop (that has a button slit in it as well) has been replaced with a nice dangler-style loop that is attached with brass rivets and a brass d-ring. Now the one thing not as described as far as features is the lack of the etched design on the handle. This doesn't affect functionality -- and the wood grain is sufficiently nice to make it not matter much to me. This is an inexpensive working knife, so decorations aren't that significant. One thing also to note that is similar between both the rubber- and wood-handled models is the way the metal finger-guard fitting seats around the blade base; there tends to be a small gap, usually to one side or the other of the blade. I'm trying to figure out what would be the best product to fill/seal the gap, as it can easily admit fluids, which could be more of an issue with a wooden handle than with the rubber. But it is an inexpensive, mass-produced knife, so don't expect the same fit as more expensive knives, nor the perfect seal that you get with an injection molded plastic handled Mora.