J Marttiini ?


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Isaac's Grandpa
October 9, 2010, 08:43 PM
I was out pawn shopping today and picked this up. Don't know a thing about it. Any input on it? For $10, at the worse it is a box cutter.

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theotherwaldo
October 9, 2010, 09:38 PM
Good little knives. Here's (http://www.aceros-de-hispania.com/marttiini-knives.htm) a website on the company.

Going price for that model is $22 to $25.

Rotsend
October 10, 2010, 12:51 PM
Please, don't use this excellent knife as a box cutter! It's a very good outdoor knife in the Scandinavian tradition, and it will hold an edge. For me, European, 10 $ for such a good knife is an incredible bargain! Enjoy that knife!

http://www.marttiini.fi/in_English/Marttiini_Shop.iw3

Dirty Bob
October 10, 2010, 02:13 PM
Very good price for a good, useful, practical knife! Use it in good health!

Regards,
Dirty Bob

Isaac's Grandpa
October 10, 2010, 10:40 PM
I thought if it was anything like my great-grandpa's Mora's that came over from Sweden it would be good.

Someday my kids are going to have a battle over all my cutlery.

HoosierQ
October 11, 2010, 01:26 PM
Grandpa

Marttiini is pretty much the Mora of Finland. You got yourself a keeper there. They are not renowned for super high end glamour-steel but they're made well, come sharp, and are easy to maintain. I am actually looking at maybe buying the wooden handled version of that very knife for full-price...about $25. Finland is a very knife oriented place, being famous for the Puukko. Even the Swedish Mora is a version of the Puukko which is not so much a Finnish design (considering national borders) but rather a Sami invention. The Sami are the arctic reindeer people of that entire region (crossing national borders). Those folks know knives. Finland is a little like Japan in that regard...they appreciate traditional knife design and that model there is a traditional blade with a modern handle...nice mix.

Outstanding pawn-shop find. Nice work.

CWL
October 11, 2010, 10:09 PM
Go ahead and use it as a box cutter, and for any other cutting needs.

I've used Moras to cut appliance & moving boxes into ~10~ squares to fit in the recycling bin. Just touch-up the blade afterwards and it will be ready for more.

JVoutilainen
October 16, 2010, 10:25 AM
Use it as a box cutter or a paper weight and take something else with you outdoors. Seriously.

Marttiini used to be great, but during the last ten or fifteen years quality has deteriorated greatly.

Furhermore, since this knife is probably 100% slave made in china I would not in any way confuse it with traditional finnish puukko-knives.

Big Bill
October 17, 2010, 11:18 PM
JVoutilainen +100

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