My interest in knives are primarily the technical aspect with focus on functionality and mechanical properties as toughness and wear resistance. To achieve excellence in my knives I use the optimum materials for knives available today, and I have access to heat treatment practices unavailable for most knifemakers.



My background as a metallurgist gives me an understanding of materials beyond that of most. This is a great resource in most parts of knife making, especially in material selection and heat treatment. There is a vast number of steels on the marked, and those considered the best are in most cases not. To evaluate and choose materials you have to understand how the steel is affected by the composition and heat treatment.

Field kit



Unlike common survival kits this kit contains high-end components that can last a long time in the field, and is intended for hard use. It consists of:
- Custom size, medium Spyderco ceramic hone in rubber tube, approximately 100 mm x 25 mm x 12 mm.
- Maratac Screwkey, phillips and straight, with stainless 34 mm McGizmo clip.
- SERE compass, a dry, brass compass with a diameter of 25 mm with a braided nylon line.
- Light My Fire FireSteel Army with 40 cm 550 FireCord and stainless 34 mm McGizmo clip.
- Fatwood to be used as tinder.
- Steel tin, 108 mm x 79 mm x 25 mm.
In addition to protection, the rubber tube the hone is supplied in can be used as underlay when using the hone on a flat surface to increase the friction. The nails is to support the hone on a rougher wooden surface, like a log. The stone is used dry to save time and water compared with water stones. The McGizmo clips are intended to secure keys and FireSteel in the pocket.



SOE


This knife was originally designed and made by Kaj Embretsen as a collaboration with Lars Fält for Svenska Överlevnadsenheten (The Swedish military survival unit), and the knives have mainly been available for this unit. It’s often referred to as a “Lars Fält knife” in the bushcraft community.
I wanted to make this knife more readily available and also add it to my line up due to its mild appearance, but still being a very rugged construction and functional design. I have gotten both Kaj Embretsen and Lars Fälts approval to make and sell this knife.
The original knives were made in SS1778, but to increase the toughness even more and still keep similar properties I selected AISI L6 for my version. The OA length is 22 cm, the blade length is 10,5 cm and the thickness is 5 mm. It comes with Turbax handle and a kydex sheath.


Tomahawk, kukri and knives

All are in A8-mod. The compact and SERE can be seen on bottom right side.

Hassel knife

The Hassel knife is a hidden tang knife that was a collaboration with an "apprentice" I had some years ago. He made a knife inspired by my Survival, Helle Polar and Sissipuukko M07. The idea was to have a handle with less heat conduction in arctic climate. To keep the strength as close to that of a full tang, the tang on this is 14 mm wide and 5 mm thick over its whole length that goes through most of the handle. The blade is made of A8-mod hardened to 60 HRC, and is 11 cm long, 5 mm thick.

SERE

The SERE has a blade length of 11.5 cm and a total length of 23.5 cm. The blade is made of A8-mod hardened to 60 HRC and is approximately 5 mm thick. It is a slightly wider version of the Survival with a larger guard for better protection against slippage. The handle material is either black G-10, green canvas micarta or turbax. It can be supplied with a kydex sheath or a custom modular leather sheath from Wolf Wind Leatherworks.


Survivalknife


The purpose of this knife was to design a cutting tool for all-around use. It had to be small enough to be carried on the body with out ant hassle. It should also be powerful enough to do serious hard work, in the addition to the necessary ergonomics.
- The handle has a barrel shape, the ideal form for knives.
- The finger guard prevents the hand from slipping on to the blade, but without being too much in the way during use.
- The full tang construction protrude the handle scales to for pounding with the end of the handle. This enables the knife to be hammered into trees for chopping.
- The guard and choil is narrow to let the hand be close to the edge. This is necessary to do power cuts with a good grip.
- A large part of the edge is straight for wood working.
- A small radii at the belly for higher pressure during work.
With A8-mod heat treated to 60 HRC in a thickness of 5 mm it will withstand much more force than one man can inflict without serious tools to help him. This is also one of few steel used for knives that can withstand heavy blows with hard objects without breakage.
The knife can be supplied with both wood and composite handle, satin and beadblasted blade finish, and kydex, leather and nylon sheath.

Compact

This is a shorter version of the survival knife, but with a slightly larger guard. With a total length of 19 cm it is somewhat small compared to a full size knife. With a handle thickness of 11 mm it is also quite thin. It is intended as an alternative to a large folding knife in cases where you don’t want to compromise on the strength. On the standard model the steel is A8-mod. Thickness is approximately 5 mm, and handle is black textured G-10, giving a very secure grip. Pictured here with kydex sheath with nylon webbing.

Bushcraft

This knife is based on the knife-type made popular by Ray Mears, although a little slimmer. It has a hollow ground primary edge ground sharp, often referred to as “scandi grind”. With later honing the edge will in principle be flat ground with a hollow in the centre of the phase. This makes honing easier with very little effect on the usage. This kind of grinding is preferred on traditional Norwegian knives which were primary intended for wood work, thereby the name “scandi grind”.
The steel is A8-mod, which is a steel with superb properties for wood work and is relatively easy to hone. The length of the knife is in total 21 cm. The handle on the knife pictured is green canvas micarta, and tubing are titanium.

Scout

This knife has the same handle as the Bushcraft knife, but blade shape more similar to the Survival. It is a slender knife with total lengths approximately 20 cm.

Friction fire

There are several knives on the marked supplied with a recess for friction fire. Unfortunately the friction between the wood and the micarta or G-10 handle will lead to great wear of the handle. This friction fire recess made of stainless steel will reduce friction, and wear of the handle. The shape of it corresponds to a ball of 6 mm in radius.
This can be supplied an most knives on request. For smaller knives the diameter will be 10 mm and for larger knives it will be 13 mm. For the larger size the shape will correspond to a ball of 8 mm radius.