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Eskilstuna Bushcraftknife

Utility knives from Knivsmedjan in Eskilstuna since 1891


Eskilstuna's knife history

Eskilstuna has a long forging history and knives made in Eskilstuna are known and sought after all over the world. Old razors from Eskilstuna are highly sought after and highly valued thanks to their sharpness.


Started in the 17th century

High-quality forging products have been created in Eskilstuna since the skilled blacksmith Reinhold Rademacher came to the city from Riga in the middle of the 17th century. Reinhold Rademacher had an assignment from Sweden's King Karl X Gustav, to produce the best swords ever made and history speaks its clear language, he succeeded well with his assignment.

Some of the forges still remain in a historic area known as the Rademacher Forges. The forges are today a living museum and a popular destination for tourists.

Knivstaden Eskilstuna

Eskilstuna has for a long time been strongly associated with quality knives, just as knife production in England mostly took place in Sheffield and in Germany it was concentrated in Solingen.
In Eskilstuna, there have been about fifty knife companies, but in the middle of the 20th century, most knife manufacturers disappeared.

Recognized professional

Knife blacksmith Jan Peter Hammar holds the flag high and continues the tradition of knife making in Eskilstuna. He has his knife production in Bergska smedjan which is located in Rademachersmedjorna.
Jan Peter's professional knowledge as a knife maker is recognized and much appreciated by knife collectors all over Sweden and the world.
The smithy he works in got its current name after Erik Anton Berg who started making razors in the building in 1879. The business then became one of Eskilstuna's larger industries.

Jan Peter Hammar is the 2nd generation knife maker in Eskilstuna. Jan Peter's father Lennart Hammar worked as a knife maker at JA Hellberg Knivfabrik. The company had started manufacturing razors in 1891, later the company also manufactured daggers and paring knives. Lennart Hammar took over the company in 1976 and finally Jan Peter Hammar took over the business.

Glorious knife story that commits

In the same smithy that Eskilstuna Bushcraftknife is now manufactured in, the finest military swords, swords and sabers were forged in the 1650s, coveted razors were produced here in the late 1800s. Various utility knives, cutting knives and daggers have been manufactured here since the beginning of the 20th century.

More about the history of the knife and its significance for humans:
The knife or the sharp edge has been one of the most important tools in human development since 2.5 million years ago. From the beginning, the cutting edge was made of flint, obsidian or bone.
About 1500 years ago, humans began to use iron and since then, knives have mainly been made of iron.


Historical utility knife
Eskilstuna Bushcraftknife is in its design, choice of material and function very similar to the utility knives that were used about a thousand years ago. The ancient knives were thinner than today's knives because metal was expensive and sought after at that time.
The knife still has a central role in outdoor equipment.


More about Eskilstuna Bushcraftknife
Eskilstuna Bushcraftknife is a robust knife with a long and clear history, it is designed to meet all requirements for a functional and reliable knife.
Carbon steel is softer than stainless steel, which means that it is easier to brown and get razor blade sharp, but it is also easier to bend. Therefore, avoid using the knife to break with, it is not a crowbar, it is a knife.
The blade is full-tongued of Swedish carbon steel and ground razor-sharp at about 25 ° to work well for all forms of bushcraft, survival, counting, hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities.
The knife blade is designed to be able to split wood for the campfire and at the same time be able to carve fine details with it.
The back of the knife can be used to create sparks for fire with ordinary lighter steel, or with the help of flint or quartz.
The shaft is made of Swedish Masurian birch in the basic version, but deviations may occur, it is riveted with brass cuts and shaped to give the best grip for all forms of use.

Spruce resin has been used since the Stone Age to glue arrowheads and knife handles and canoes, etc. The shaft has a recess that is used to create fire with a fire drill. The bottom of the hole is glued with spruce resin.
The knife is preferably worn in the vagina hanging at the chest with a strap around the neck.

Eskilstuna Bushcraftknife has been designed and designed by the adventurer, nature guide and bushcraft instructor Mikael Andersson, Eskilstuna.

Eskilstuna Bushcraftknife is made by hand and stamped with a unique serial number. The knife is delivered with a leather sheath that can be worn in the waist belt or at the chest with a strap around the neck.

Eskilstuna Bushcraftknife can be supplemented with lighter steel, flint and / or knife edge.
A knife without a whetstone is like a fire without fuel.

The first series of 20 knives is expected to be ready for sale at the end of 2018

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