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J Marttiini ?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Isaac's Grandpa, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Isaac's Grandpa

    Isaac's Grandpa Well-Known Member

    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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  2. theotherwaldo

    theotherwaldo Well-Known Member

    Good little knives. Here's a website on the company.

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

    Rotsend Member

    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!

  4. Dirty Bob

    Dirty Bob Well-Known Member

    Very good price for a good, useful, practical knife! Use it in good health!

    Dirty Bob
  5. Isaac's Grandpa

    Isaac's Grandpa Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. HoosierQ

    HoosierQ Well-Known Member


    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.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2010
  7. CWL

    CWL Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. JVoutilainen

    JVoutilainen Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. Big Bill

    Big Bill Well-Known Member

    JVoutilainen +100

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