Originally Posted by Snarkie
Thanks for the info! When I was a kid, we had a Finnish exchange student named Virpi. I have a proof set of coins and it says, Suomi Finland on it, as well as all the stamps I have (love those glow in the dark stamps, by the way). I also have one of those knives, and of all the knives I own, it is the sharpest, with the best steel I've ever encountered. Very plain, but highest quality. Someone told me once, the company that puts them out, but I have forgotten. From what you are saying, they are all handmade from across the country and then put up for sale? Wow. So no two are alike. My small one was stolen when I was 14. I still have the sheath, with the reindeer fur on it, in case I can ever find a replacement knife. The big one has a smooth sheath without any fur.
Thank you so much for the info. This site can be much more informative than just bananas!
In Finland we have two official languages, finnish and swedish. In swedish language, Suomi translates as Finland, like in english too.
So when you come across the border, you'll find signs thag say Suomi Finland.
One company that makes quality knives is J.Marttiini, and there are some others, but for the most part there are small companies that makes knives for sale.
And many youngsters make knives as a schoolproject in highschool, as I did.