The Sami knife

The Sami knife (Sami: Stuorraniibi = “big knife”, Finnish: Lapinleuku), is a large knife traditionally used by the Sami people.

knivmodeller stor redigertThe knife has a long, wide, and strong blade that is suited for light chopping tasks such as delimbing, cutting small trees for camp fire, shelter poles, brush clearing, bone breaking and butchering tasks.  The larger knives (8″ models) are sometimes used as a substitute for an axe to chop wood and split small amounts of firewood.

Typical Sami knives have a blade length ranging from 200 to 450 mm.

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