Ahti Knives

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Ahti knives are made in Kauhava, which is in Finland. Kauhava has been a center of knife making for hundreds of years, and is at the heart of the Finnish knife culture. These 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. The carbon steel blades (.8%C) are hardened to about 59 on the Rockwell scale. Those with stainless blades (C-0,479 Si-0,37 Mn-0,38 Ni-0,09 Cr-14,53 Mo-0,51 P-0,019 ) are hardened to about 57. 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.


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#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. $39


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#9620; The Korpi has a bit more blade and a slightly longer handle shaped for added control. The blade is a bit over 3" (77 mm) long, .80" wide and .126" thick. The blade has just a bit if taper, which I think is quite nice. The handle is about 4 1/4" long. This would also be an excellent whittling, or even all around knife, for those average or slightly larger sized hands. The whole package is quite graceful. The knife and sheath together weigh about 4 1/4 ounces. $55


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#9617rst; 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. The knife and sheath together weigh about 4 1/4 ounces. $55


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#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. $69


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#9608rst; The Vaara is also available with a 5" stainless blade, and natural finish on the handle. $67


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#9607; The Metsa ("Forest") has the same blade as the carvon Vaara, 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. 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. $55


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#9607rst; The Metsa is also available with a stainless blade about 3 3/4" long, 3/4" wide and .130" (just over 1/8") thick. Here the handle is oiled to bring out the grain of the wood, but not stained. 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. $59


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#9612rst; The Kaira ("Northern Wilderness") is also available with a stainless blade. But here the blade is about 4 3/4" long 1 1/16" wide and .127" thick. This would be a good heavy duty work knife for harsh conditions. Again, the 4 1/2" handle is sized for larger hands. . The knife and sheath together weigh about 7 1/4 ounces. $75


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#9622rst: The Juhla is an upscale model somewhat in the style of the classic Finnish "Tommi" puukko. The stainless blade is about 3 3/4" long, about 7/8” wide at the base, and .130" thick. It has a very subtle taper which I think is quite graceful. The handle is a bit over 4" long, and suitable for average sized hands. he 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 functional The knife weighs about 3 3/4 ounces, or about 5 ounces in the sheath. $99


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#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. $79


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#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 visible at the pommel plate. The sheath has a belt loop. This would make a good butchering tool or light camp knife. It comes with a fine whittling edge. If you are going to use it for light chopping you should add a bit secondary or convex to the grind. $89


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#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 visible 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


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