Laplanders are an indigenous Finno-Ugric people inhabiting the Arctic area of Sapmi, which is part of northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. Traditionally, the Laplanders have made their livelihoods by coastal fishing, fur trapping, and sheep herding. They are widely known for their semi-nomadic reindeer herding. Herding reindeer provides the Laplander people with meat, fur, and transportation, and is legally reserved for the Laplander people in some regions of the Nordic countries.
Because of their nomadic lifestyle, fishing, trapping, and herding the Laplanders needed a great general purpose skinning knife. Compact enough that it is easy to use and versatile enough that it could be used for many different tasks. This is why we designed the Laplander Handmade Damascus Steel Skinning Knife. The size is perfect for the many different tasks of a hunter and herdsman. Many large skinning knives feel great in your hand, but they are unwieldy and impractical to use in real life situations. The 3” razor sharp blade is perfect for skinning an animal and provides little resistance against the skin. The upturn of the spine allows your hand and thumb to keep a strong hold on the knife and gives you optimal control when using the knife. You can’t go wrong with this amazing skinning knife.
Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials, there will be some variation in color, Damascus pattern and overall look. The knife you receive will have the same attention to quality and detail as the one pictured but may differ slightly in appearance.