Traditional Siberian Yakut hand forged knf. crafted in Karelian Birch (right-handed)
This is a traditional Siberian hand forged Yakut /Evenki knife.
BLADE: 4 1/2" long Forged D2 (Х12МФ) high carbon steel (Wheel bearing). Thickness 5 mm.
Handle: 5 1/2" long Birch Burl
The sheath is hand-crafted from traditional birch bark and treated with natural oils and beeswax. Belt loop - leather.
The Evenki knife's unique concave/convex geometry sets it apart from every other knife. http://av-salnikov.livejournal.com/2995.html
The Karelian Birch or Curly birch is found naturally only in Northern Europe and only in small separate areas. In Finland, it occurs naturally in Southern Finland up to the latitude of Jyväskylä, and especially in former Swidden areas. As regards the other Nordic countries, curly birch occurs in parts of Southern Sweden and in the most south-easterly parts of Norway. In addition to the above, curly birch is to be found in the Russia (Karelia, Inkerinmaa), and in some other parts of Eastern Siberia. There also are scattered stands of curly birch in Central Europe. However, curly birch is most abundant in Finland and in the Karelia part of Russia. The wood is valued for its rear pattern and beauty.