Based closely on the everyday camp knife of the Sami, the indigenous people of Scandanavia, the Lappland Bowie is an exceptionally impressive piece of work, used over centuries for hunting, butchering, preparing shelter and fires by the semi-nomadic Sami.
First, there's size - its 13-5/8" overall length feels like a small machete in the hand, yet it's surprisingly lightweight (11-1/4 oz.) because the blade is kept fairly thin for efficient slicing and skinning. The 8-3/8" straight-back stainless steel blade (12c27) is exceptionally wide (1-1/2"), providing plenty of strength. The handle is Swedish birch with brass ferrule and pommel.
The leather sheath is a very traditional Scandinavian design with leather belt-tie loops, water-molded and beautifully embossed with traditional totems of Sami culture, the wolf and the reindeer. The sheath alone is a work of art. Together they make a gift to be treasured for a lifetime. Made in Norway.