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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LOVE THIS KNIFE!!! This is my #1 GO TO knife! So glad I got the last one because they are so hard to come by and I don’t know if they’ll ever be back in stock. Now I know what all the buzz was about this knife! This is absolutely my favorite knife I’ve ever owned! It is always on my side now and replaced a Majita knife that Saregent Edge Tool did a sloppy job on. Like a lot of his work. Ended up giving it to a stranger for free bc I don’t support his work or attitude. After I got this knife it surpassased any work Brian Sargent could ever do. The blade, grip and sheath are spot on: Down to the person who honed it, they did such an amazing job! Shout out to whoever did it because they knew exactly what they were doing. It is almost perfect. The blade is the perfect size, the Scandi grind is spot on and the 90 degree spine is great for sparks off ferro rods. The handle is super comfortable. The sheath puts the icing on the cake! The button release and comfort when you wear it is the best I’ve ever seen! Stays in place nicely when buttoned and easy to release and take out. Quick draw McGraw! This knife outperformed SET knives in the field 10 to 1. They are better quality all around. The Finns definitely know there stuff! Not to mention they are not $300 for a tiny little pocket knife, like ones from Sargent Edged Tools that will pit and rust because of the person (Brian)making them doesn’t know exactly what he’s doing and he’s copied work of others to call it his own? Just like the serechte < his new prototype is an eye sore, and his work is sloppy: even when you oil Sargent edged tool knives and store them correctly they will still pit and rust on you. Just a heads up if your going to waist a lot of money on one of Sargent Edge Tool knives. This one will and has outperformed any fixed blade SET knife. It will last me the rest of my life and handed down to the next as it will last forever! Tanks to BCUSA for your awesome customer service, quality and being such a pleasure to deal with!
Ordered on 15 May 18 rcvd it on 18 May 18! Now that's some fast service! This knife came razor sharp from the get go! The sheath is phenomenal. I'm totally stoked with it! This will be a definite workhorse....I now see what all the hoopla is about with this knife. Can't wait to get it dirty in the woods. It's been thunderstorming most this week so I'm chomping at the bit to at least get out in the backyard and process some wood!
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.