While perusing the website of Finnish outdoor and military surplus shop Varusteleka, I spotted a new knife of their own design which is now available: the “Skrama”. It looked interesting to me, so I decided to share it with you here. For the record, I don’t work for the company or anything like that, and this blog post was completely unsolicited. I’m just a satisfied customer who orders from them from time to time.
Somewhat reminiscent of the Taiter hukari, but much more refined, this new knife is a modern take on the seax or scramasax of the Middle Ages. It looks to be part axe, part knife and part machete and is billed as a multi-purpose bush tool. I’m not necessarily a big-knife freak, but this one appeals to me for some reason. Having some experience with big knives, it looks to me like it would work well based on the design and specs:
- Blade dimensions: 24 cm (9.5″) long, 4 mm (0.16″) thick
- Blade material: 80CrV2 carbon steel
- Handle material: textured molded rubber over long full tang
- Weight: 525 g (18.5 oz.)
- Sheath: simple plastic blade cover (they say a leather belt sheath is in the works)
- Current price: 65 Euro (about $85)
More info can be found here.
I’ll be leaving for Lapland in two days and won’t be able to update the blog while I’m gone. Stay tuned!