Comes with plastic sheath liner.
The Skrama is a versatile heavy duty bush knife - a tool that builds shelters, chops firewood and even carves feather sticks! If you're taking just one knife into the bush the Skrama is a viable option. This is naturally no axe, nor a precision tool for extremely meticulous work, but something in between and a solid and dependable companion above all.
- Total length: 430 mm.
- Weight: 525 g (knife only).
- Blade: length 240 mm, width 46 mm, thickness 4,2 mm.
- Edge: 34° for chopping, 25° at the base for finer work.
- Steel: Carbon steel 80CrV2, 59 HRC
- Grip: Molded rubber, rough texture for a good grip.
The blade is slightly curved, with a hole in the tip for hanging. The back of the blade is flat. Perfect for batoning. The blade is sharpened to two different angles. Near the grip a 5 cm portion has an angle of 25° for whittling and fine work. The rest of the blade has an edge of 34°, which has proven to be excellent for this type of chopping blade.
The handle is designed for a "one-and-a-half" hand grip. The back end gives a good, solid grip for tough chopping action, giving the blows more power, as a bush knife this is what the Skrama is designed for. The upper third of the grip is shaped to give you a good feel for detailed work, such as making firestarters. This is however not a miniature model makers scalpel and not intended as one, but as any self respecting Finnish blade it can be used to carve a proper wooden cock, "Leirikyrpä" as it's known in Finnish military lingo. The knife is rather well balanced, so the heavy blade doesn't cause problems when whittling.
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These have proved hard to get from the source (varusteleka), even with email notifications enabled. So I got one through BushcraftOutfitters and am glad I did. It's a very functional big knife. I've found it to be an excellent chopper and robust tool when out foraging, especially for fatwood. This stuff is notoriously hard to process yet the the Terava Skrama is robust enough to split large sections of the tough resinated wood. It batons very well. The small section of 25º blade nearest the handle allows for easy feathersticks and shaving wood. The blade is big enough to use as a draw knife, albeit carefully. This knife also handles well with gloves on. The handle is ample in size and comfortable. The sheath is very well made with a solid plastic retainer that securely holds the knife in place. The 80CrV2 tool steel is strong and durable, yet sharpens well with minimal effort. Hard not to give this 5 stars.
This is my second terava knife. I have never been a fan of big knives but this one has changed my thinking on choppers. Feels great in the hand and so far no shock through the handle when chopping oak. Great edge retention also. If your on the fence go for it!!