Scandi Fans

A group for those who love thier scandi grind knives, and Nordic knives.

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Latest Activity: Mar 26, 2020

what are Scandi or nordic Knives?

I will begin with Nordic knives. nordic knives are knives originating from Sweeden, Finnland, Or Norway. They have a very distinct style. Many people know them as bushcrafting knives. They have a single beveled edge meaning that from the spine they only have one change of angle. Alot of knives today have what is called a secondary bevel. That is where there is two changes of angle, coming down from the spine there will be a main bevel and right at the edge there is a second change of anglle. Scandi stands for scandinavian and when we talk about a scandi grind it is a single bevel, this makes for an absolute razor edge. Scandi knives are very easy to sharpen, since you dont have to worry about holding the same angle. Scandinavian knives traditionally have a combination of birch bark, curly birch wood, leather and Reindeer antler for handle materials. They are very classy knife.

Discussion Forum

Moras Good Or Bad.

Started by Ryan Rose. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy Dec 23, 2016. 68 Replies

EnZo Trapper kit .

Started by John Bamford. Last reply by John Bamford Aug 9, 2015. 9 Replies

Moose and rein deer antler knife

Started by kimmo lilja. Last reply by Michael Squier Apr 29, 2015. 3 Replies

Gunnar Holmberg

Started by Paul J Granger. Last reply by Michael Squier Mar 7, 2015. 2 Replies

Vulture Cholera Knife

Started by Shlomo ben Maved. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy Jan 22, 2015. 3 Replies

Black ash burl

Started by kimmo lilja. Last reply by 3vks1wqj3luwp Jan 12, 2015. 3 Replies

EKA Sweden??

Started by Jakub Capek. Last reply by Clay Strong Sep 28, 2013. 9 Replies

Brusletto Self Build

Started by Paul Work. Last reply by Paul Work May 29, 2013. 3 Replies

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Comment by Michael Squier on December 14, 2016 at 18:49

I got a mora wood carbing knife and i love it, yes very easy to sharpen. 

Comment by Jeremy B. Buchanan on December 13, 2016 at 19:14

After adding a few Scandi ground knives to my collection, I have really started to like them. Besides a couple of Mora knives, I also have a Condor Bushlore, that I really like. They are very easy to sharpen and do a great job at chopping and carving.

Comment by Michael Squier on October 1, 2015 at 17:28

Bought a Morakniv Classic the other day. Its a nice basic knife for a reasonable price ($20) 

Comment by Jan Carter on August 16, 2015 at 18:57


Thank you!  Is this a mini or a full size?  I always enjoy seeing your knives!

Comment by John Bamford on August 16, 2015 at 10:19

Really looking forward to seeing that Chris .

Comment by Chris Sievert on August 16, 2015 at 2:27

working on a new Finnish Style Puukko. Scandi Grind Traditional shaped blade and handle "rat tail" tang riveted with a brass nut at the pommel. Mammoth Ivory for the Handle with a very Traditional shape. Will post pictures when I get it all finished.

Comment by Jan Carter on July 10, 2015 at 7:40

As you said Michael, no better reason to be searching!

Comment by Michael Squier on July 10, 2015 at 7:39

Thanks for the imfo Jan and John, something new (old) to search for.

Comment by Clint Thompson on July 9, 2015 at 15:15

WOW! Nice knives.

In Memoriam
Comment by John McCain on July 9, 2015 at 15:00

Michael-Pontus Holmberg started his factory in 1876-The company closed in the early 1960's-More history here-http://thebladeblog-ulf.blogspot.com/2011/09/pontus-holmberg-eskils...

As stated before, they were 1 0f the3 major knife Co's from 1900-1950. Although probably best known for the barrel knives, they also produced hunting knives & even kitchen knives.Most sell these days in the $100-200 range-- Here is one I found for $139 you might like, knowing your taste in knives-LOL


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