My interest in knives are primarily the technical aspect with focus on functionality and mechanical properties as toughness and wear resistance. To achieve excellence in my knives I use the optimum materials for knives available today, and I have access to heat treatment practices unavailable for most knifemakers.

My background as a metallurgist gives me an understanding of materials beyond that of most. This is a great resource in most parts of knife making, especially in material selection and heat treatment. There is a vast number of steels on the marked, and those considered the best are in most cases not. To evaluate and choose materials you have to understand how the steel is affected by the composition and heat treatment.


This knife is based on the knife-type made popular by Ray Mears, although a little slimmer. It has a hollow ground primary edge ground sharp, often referred to as “scandi grind”. With later honing the edge will in principle be flat ground with a hollow in the centre of the phase. This makes honing easier with very little effect on the usage. This kind of grinding is preferred on traditional Norwegian knives which were primary intended for wood work, thereby the name “scandi grind”.
The steel is A8-mod, which is a steel with superb properties for wood work and is relatively easy to hone. The length of the knife is in total 21 cm. The handle on the knife pictured is green canvas micarta, and tubing are titanium.