Karesuando Algen (Now available in Stainless or Carbon!))
This is a very well-put-together knife! Fit and finish are first-quality. It is now available with either a nicely-polished Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel OR satin-finished high carbon steel. The blade is 3 1/4" long and 3/4" wide, and comes with a very slight microbevel fro added edge toughness (both are hardened to 57 on the Rockwell scale). The blade is set in a birch handle with a reindeer antler counter and brass guard plate (The wood on the handle of the carbon steel version is stained dark brown, which contrasts nicely with the antler I think) . The antler counter gives the knife a nice balance, as well as helping it look great. I really like the traditional-style sheath on this one--the leather is first-quality. Suitable for small-to-medium hands.