The Leuku is a large knife carried by various indigenous groups in and around the European side of the Arctic Circle. Used for everything from cutting shelter poles, preparing firewood, and butchering game, it is an indispensable tool.
The blade for this knife was handmade in Finland from 80CRV2 high carbon steel. It features a Scandinavian grind that has been hand-honed to a razor's edge, and given a light patina.
The handle features a solid brass bolster, and a highly decorated grip hand-carved into a stylized likeness of a bear, crafted from roasted birch, padauk, and blackwood.
Comes with a handmade, heavy duty leather sheath that has also been intricately carved, with a black bear claw accent.
Overall length: 14 3/8"
Blade: 8 1/4"
Width: 1 1/2"
Blade Material: 80CRV2 *Made in Finland