4.3 inch blade length. Comes with leather sheath.
The Jääkäri (the name derives from the backbone infantry of the Finnish military) is nothing fancier than a very simple, very practical puukko knife. The Jääkäri is a buddy you can trust to get the job done and you don´t need to be too careful either, these are built for use.
- Medium size general purpose utility knife, a solid choice for most situations.
- Traditional puukko-style blade profile with drop point.
- Scandi-style grind with secondary microbevel.
- Spine ground and beveled to strike sparks from ferro rods.
- Full/stick hybrid tang with textured overmolded rubber grip.
- Protruding bare tang head with lanyard hole.
- Weight: 175g (wo/ sheath)
- Total length: 240 mm
- Blade length: 110 mm
- Blade thickness: 4.20 mm
- Edge angle: 23°
- Steel: 80CrV2 carbon steel, 59 HRC
Traditional and proven functional Finnish puukko profile with a drop point. The thickness of 4.2 mm makes this a bit more robust than most old timey traditional Finnish puukkos. The grind is a scandi grind with a tiny secondary bevel, currently the most commonly used Finnish puukko grind.
The strong blade can take a beating, you can use the Jääkäri for batoning without problem, just don´t hit your fingers or the rubber handle, those are not strong like steel.
The heat treatment leaves the surface of the steel soft, which makes the blade very strong but also means that a simple polished spine will not strike sparks from a ferro rod. We have added small bevels to the spine, these bring out the harder core of the blade to strike sparks from ferro rods. Since this isn´t your common 90° spine it works a bit differently, but once you find the right style it will strike sparks just like any other blade.
Carbon steel requires care: if your knife gets wet in the bush, dry it the best you can. Never store the knife without drying and oiling the blade.
The rubber grip is somewhat ergonomically shaped, but not one of those crazy finger groove things. A small finger guard on the front, a little belly in the middle and a knob at the back to keep your hand from slipping and also make it possible to use a Leuku style chopping grip.
The tang runs all the way through the grip and comes out the back, forming a little knob with a hole in it for lanyards and such. The knob can also be used to hit things, naturally.
The sturdy dangler leather sheath is builtwith a roomy plastic liner, traditional Finnish sheath construction style. The liner is roomy enough for water and crud to run through it and out the hole at the end. Around the mouth of the sheath the leather is folded double forming a strong and stiff wide band, this band is closed tightly around the grip using a press stud. When you pull out the knife the edge runs nicely between the two leather sides, not cutting it up as is a common downside of the traditional "sock" style puukko sheaths. Even without closing the press stud the sheath retains enough tension to keep the puukko in place, so around camp you don´t need to be opening and closing the sheath all the time, just remember to snap it shut when you're on the move!
Do not force the knife out of the sheath without opening the press stud! Although this can be done it is not good for the press stud in the long run and may damage it. Just open the snap before pulling out the knife.
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I'm no expert on knives and my only experience has been many years of hunting and field dressing wild game with everything from my work pocket knife, when I forgot my hunting knife and knives just for hunting. This knife I think will fill all my needs for the rest of my life. The feel is better than any of my current knives. When it came in the mail the snap on the sheath was broken. I contacted Bushcrafters and they sent out a new sheath and it arrived in 3 days. The shipping was like the old days when they filled your order and you had it in a few days. I highly reccommend this knife.