The Aito Knife
The Aito Knife is a true masterpiece of all utility knives. Its handle, made of birch bark and coated with linseed oil, offers a really comfortable, firm grip and a chamois-like feel. The blade is unpolished, 8cm long carbon steel, also known as Tyllerö.
The Aito Knife is a true masterpiece of all utility knives. Its handle, made of birch bark and coated with linseed oil, offers a really comfortable, firm grip and a chamois-like feel. The blade is unpolished, 8cm long carbon steel, also known as Tyllerö. The same blade is found in the Juhlavuolu, the Duck Knife, and the Jänisjahti models. All these models differ from each other mainly by their handles and their purposes of use. Carbon steel has top quality properties: it stays sharp and can be sharpened almost infinitely. The handle of the Aito Knife is unique: there are cast bronze ferrules both on pommel and on bolster. The handle itself is built up from about 90 birch bark layers that are detached one by one from a birch bark sheet and placed into the knife's tang by hand alternately changing the direction. This prevents the handle from bending the way the birch bark sheet originally was. On the upper and lower ends of the handle, there are six 0.5mm thick brass layers adding some extravagance and metallic lustre. Eventually the whole splendour is sanded by hand with a belt sender to give the handle its final shape. The dark brown sheath is decorated by hand as well, and it's topped off with a brass stave, to which is attached the belt loop—"kantuumet". This knife tells its story by itself with these pictures, but when you get the chance to hold it, you'll know there's something more in it.
Measure and weight /mitat ja paino /mått och vista /messen und wiegen /medida y peso Knife in the sheath /puukko tupessa /kniv i slida /Messer in der Scheide /cuchillo en le vaina: 23cm/166gr Knife /puukko /kniv /messer /cuchillo: 19cm/122gr Blade / terä /blad /klinge /vaina length / pituus /längd /länge /longitud: 8,5cm thickness / paksuus /tjocklek /stärke /espesor: 3,2mm
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The villagers and boys were amazed and in awe when a huge oddity rolled down the road in September, 1922. Alfred Kosola’s horses had to tax their strength when drawing a sleigh with an indenting hammer of 5.000 kilograms, along the snowless road to the Järvenpää’s factory. The cubs’ imagination really took over, when they began to hear a constant pounding from the factory. It was like an iron giant’s sledgehammer banging.