There are two distinct lines of Ahti knives, the traditional line and the modern line.
The traditional line is made in Kauhava, Finland. Kauhava has been a center of knife
making for hundreds of years, and is at the heart of the Finnish knife culture. The knives
are made in the shop of Reino Kamppila. His production is limited, but this insures that the
quality is up to his exacting standards. All of the traditional knives have carbon steel blades
(.8%C) hardened to about 59 on the Rockwell scale. The handles are stained birch and
sanded to a medium finish for improved grip. Fittings are polished brass and the sheaths have
plastic inserts. All of the traditional Ahti have full length tangs with the end of the tang
visible at the pommel end of the handle.
The Traditional Ahti
#9610; The Tikka, or "Woodpecker", is a neat whittling knife with a blade just under 2 1/2" (62 mm) long, .68" wide,
and .130" thick. The handle is about 4 1/4" long. The sheath
hangs from a stout strap and the knife and sheath together weigh about 3 ounces. $35
#9620; The Korpi has a bit more blade and a slightly larger handle shaped for added control.
The blade is just over 3" (77 mm) long, .80" wide and .126" thick. The handle is about 4 1/8" long.
The sheath hangs from a belt loop fixed at a 45 degree angle for use in a cross
draw position. The knife and sheath together weigh about 4 1/4 ounces.
$52. Out of Stock
#9617; The Jänkä has a
nicely shaped handle about 4 1/2" long, and oil finished rather than stained. It's
suitable for average or slightly larger hands. The stainless blade is just over 3" (77 mm) long,
.80" wide and .114" thick. Again, the sheath hangs from
a belt loop fixed at a 45 degree angle for use in a cross draw position. Current stock has a sheath like that of
the Korpi shown above. The knife and sheath together weigh about 4 1/4 ounces. $55.
#9608; The Vaara ("Northern Hills) is a bit larger, and is an excellent all around utility knife.
The blade is about 3 5/8" (92 mm) long, .75" wide and .129" thick. The handle has a suggestion
of a hook and the
pommel end, and a slight cutout for the forefinger to add control. The 4 1/4" handle is nicely
sized for average sized hands.
$64 Out of Stock
#9607; The Metsa ("Forest") has the same blade, about 3 5/8" (93 mm) long, .75" wide and .129" thick. The 4 3/8" handle is larger in both length and diameter. It has the pronounced pommel hook favored for draw cuts when wearing gloves or mittens.
It's one of the most traditional Finnish patterns. The handle would work best for average
or slightly larger hands. This is a knife for outdoor work in all seasons. The sheath has a
sturdy belt loop which will take belts up to about 2". The knife and sheath together
weigh about 4 1/2 ounces.
$50 Out of Stock
#9612; The Kaira ("Northern Wilderness") is a skinning knife, or heavy duty work knife. It has a blade about 2 3/4" (72 mm)
long, 1 1/16" wide and .129" thick. The 4 1/2" handle features a brass hilt plate and is generously sized for a large hand.
Current stock has a sheath that hangs at an angle like the Korpi shown above. The knife and sheath together weigh
about 5 3/4 ounces.
$69. Out of Stock
#9621; The Juhla is a new model somewhat in the style of the classic Finnish "Tommi" puukko.
The blade is 4 3/4" long, 3/4" wide, and .130" thick. It has a very subtle taper. The handle is a bit over 4" long, and suitable for
average sized hands. The cross section is slightly egg shaped, and it's exceptionally comfortable.
The sheath is reinforced with a brass band and hangs from a belt loop. There is a plastic liner, and the sheath will take
belts up to 2". All in all, it's very elegant, as well as very functional, for those who like longer blades.
$95. Out of Stock
#9609; The "Leuku 90" has a blade 3 1/2" (92 mm) long, 1 1/16" wide and .129" thick. The handle is enhanced
by a brass ferrule and pommel. It would be an excellent skinning knife. The 5" handle is sized for a larger hand. $84
#9614; The "Leuku 145" has a blade 5 5/8" (145 mm) long, 1 1/16" wide and .129" thick. The 4 7/8" handle has brass plates at both ends, and the squared end of the pommel is visable at the pommel plate. The sheath has a belt loop. This would make a good
butchering tool or light camp knife. $89
#9618; The "Leuku 180" has a blade 7" (182 mm) long, 1 1/16" wide and .129" thick. The handle Again the 5" handle is sized for a larger hand. There are brass plates at
both ends of handle, and the squared end of the tang is visable at the pommel plate.
This would be a serious tool for butchering, cutting brush, etc. The sheath has a belt
loop which will take belts up to 2 1/2" wide. The knife alone weighs about 7 1/2 ounces, and the balance
is at the guard plate.
$95 Out of Stock
The Modern Ahti
#9601; The Finman is a modern knife, carefully designed for both style and function. The stainless blade is about
3 5/8" (95 mm) long, a bit less than 3/4" wide, and .105" thick. The 4 1/2" handle is nicely shaped for control and
has a textured surface for improved grip. The sheath is holds the knife securely and has a reversible clip that allows either a high or low carry on the belt. There is a drain
hole in the bottom of the sheath that doubles as a thong hole for upside-down carry as a neck knife. The sheath
takes the knife in either a right handed or left handed position. The weight of the knife and sheath is only 3 1/2
ounces, but it has a solid feel in the hand. I even like the subtle shades of green. It's too bad the Boy Scouts no
longer carry belt knives. This one would go well with the uniform, and would be great all around scouting knife.
The price is only $11.50. (Note: There is a considerable gap where the blade enters the handle. I'd be tempted to fill
it with epoxy to prevent accumulation of debris.)
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