Scandinavian Utility with Wenge

Product Description for Scandinavian Utility with Wenge

Maker: Kaj Embretsen (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $620.00
Item num: 101379
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.78 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.0 oz.
Blade: Polished hand forged 1870 carbon steel
Bolster: Antiqued bronze
Handle: Wenge
Sheath: Hand stitched traditional Swedish leather sheath
Description: Kaj Embretsen's work has a meticulous precision not found anywhere else. Regrettably, it has become increasingly rare in the US and I was exceptionally pleased to recently have him offer us some of his knives.
This utility knife is exceptional. It could easily be a daily carry, but would also be comfortable in nearly any collection.
The hand forged blade is formed from high performing Swedish 1870 carbon steel. 1870 is a simple carbon steel with a keen, long lasting edge. The hollow ground blade is nicely polished. The Embretsen maker's mark is on the left ricasso.
The handle is made from a solid piece of wenge (Millettia laurentii). This solid black, dense hardwood creates a perfect handle. It is nicely contoured for a secure, comfortable grip. The wood's natural variation in hardness results in a nice texture. An antiqued bronze ferrule separates the blade from handle, bringing warm tones out from the wood.
The knife is accompanied by a traditional Swedish leather sheath.
Excellent work throughout!


Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days