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20.12.2019

Polar Puukkos

Polar Puukkos

 

 

In the knife world, the word Puukko has become a synonym for Finnish knives. The word Puukko means knife in the Finnish language, so the term has become an extension of this. Over the decades, many models and types have been manufactured. Everything from luxurious handmade works of art, to more affordable workhorse knives.

Generally the basic components of a Puukke are a carbonsteel blade with scandi grind and hidden tang, handles are made out of curly birch, antler, leather or bark. All goes in a leather sheath, most often with a small butt seam on the back.

The Polar Puukkos are the result of collaborations between ourselves, and other Finnish knife companies. Everything starts with the Polar knife blades, made by Finnish Laurin Metalli for us. Most Polar blades are made from well known 80CrV2 carbonsteel, but some are also available in X50CrMoV15 stainless. Every Polar blade has a finer edge than normal Lauri blades, and this shows in cutting both performance as well as edge stability and retention. 

The next step is naturally to make the blades into knives. For this we collaborate with another company up north who make the handles and sheaths. Selected pieces of curly birch are paired up with leather spacers, and a contrast piece of silver birch, all with brass hardware. All assembled and shaped by hand, they are made to fit into the standardized hand sewn leather sheaths.

As we get the knives back we inspect each one, and give them the same polish as we give our top of the line Trappers and Nessmuks. In addition to an oil treatment we also apply a generous layer of hard wax. This is to protect the wood, and also to enhance the deep luster from the wood.

The Polar Puukkos are our version on the puukko style of knifes. Still in this day of age, a proud statement to Finnish knife traditions of old.

 


Polar Puukkos

 

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2.12.2019

New Bobtail options!

New Bobtails

 

The BRISA Bobtail 80 has quickly become a favorite alongside the Necker 70. Black micarta being a staple of the Necker series, we also introduced this option for the Bobtail. Also by popular demand, the Bison micarta is also available as a Flat grind.

As usual, the Bobtail comes in Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel, well known for its fine grain structure, which enables a very keen edge. Other traits of this steel are good toughness and corrosion resistance.

The new Bobtails come in the same options as its brethren with two different leather sheaths. Our innovative Multicarry sheath is the favorite, it features a flap securing the knife, and possibility for horizontal and vertical carry. Other option is a classical western sheath in thick Spanish leather.


Bobtail Knives

 

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11.11.2019

New Brisa Piili

 

Brisa Piili Folding knife

 

 

The Piili 85 is the outcome of our collaboration with internationally awarded Finnish knife maker Jukka Hankala. His original Piili won the best folding knife category at Helsinki knife show in 2015. Since then, we have collaborated with Hankala, and made a factory version of his designer knife.

Over the years, the factory Piili has seen many updates and improvements. However the design has always followed Hankalas award winning lines. To look at this knife at a glance does not do it justice. Small discreet details and angles compose a subtle whole, which flows with the well-known understated Finnish design.

One detail among many, is the long curved frame which shows just enough of the blade to accent the ground down areas which bears the makers marks. These grinds also make the blade slightly rhombic, an ode to the traditional Finnish Tommi puukko blade. The same thought continues with the high scandi grind and a small secondary bevel, which are very traditional elements in Finnish knives. While many details in this knife fall into designer elements, the super-steel Elmax blade is a testament that this knife is not a toy, nor a showcase item.

This knife grows on everyone. At a glance, it is as simple as any knife, but on closer inspection every part, every angle play a role in the complete context. In this modern, minimalistic design where the details will appear first after a closer look, Hankala brings the Finnish knife design to a new level. A true Gentleman´s folding knife.

 


Piili Folding Knives

 

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11.11.2019

Introducing the BRISA Scara 60 RWL

 

Brisa Scara Knives

 

 


The BRISA Scara 60 RWL is a serious contender despite its size. To a large part, this is due to the choice of steel, stainless powdersteel RWL-34. The steel is manufactured by Damasteel, and is a homage to knife legend Robert W Loveless. Bob Loveless discovered that Japanese ball bearing steel ATS34 was also very well suited for knives. Later on, the founder of Swedish Damasteel Pelle Billgren refined the steel, and turned it into a superior powdersteel format. Its very fine and uniform grains gives the steel high strength and toughness, while also enabling an extremely keen edge when polished.

This little three finger knife is designed to be a nimble and versatile fixed blade EDC. The small size naturally decreases weight, and also makes moving the knife around in your hand easier. Thanks to the deep recess which also works as a finger guard, your hand gets accustomed to the shape very quickly. This distinct feature means that you hardly ever have to think how you are holding the knife, but the tool becomes an extension of your hand.

An excellent heavy duty kydex sheath holds the knife safely in place. Mounting holes are Tek-Lok compatible, and are designed to fit together with most belt clip systems. For added versatility, the Scara comes standard with a Paracord lanyard as well.

All in all, the Brisa Scara 60 RWL is designed to be a luxurious everyday carry, or as a secondary knife in the premium segment. The Scara 60 RWL will work perfectly as a companion to our Trapper knives, or as a main EDC for small game hunters. This knife is for everyone wanting something a little bit better.


Scara Knife Blades

 

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21.10.2019

New BRISA Farmer 85 and 95 in 14C28N Stainless

 

Brisa Farmer knifeblades

 

 

Recently in, the new Brisa Farmers in Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel. Following the success of the 80CrV2 carbon steel lineup of Farmers, the next logical step is to introduce stainless variants. While traditionally Puukko style blades are made in various carbon steels, modern stainless steels often perform on the same level. Factor in less maintenance, and stainless blades definitely have their place.

An upgrade from the classic 12C27, the new Farmers come in Sandviks 14C28N. The addition of nitrogen in the steel improves not only hardness, but also corrosion resistance.14C28N is one of the steels from Swedish giant Sandvik, and they boast about finer and more uniform grain structure compared to the 440 series. Our new stainless Farmers come in 59-60HRC, which is a few points higher than our 12C27 blades.

All in all, strong workhorse blades in a classical design with modern materials and manufacturing.
What is not to like?

Brisa Nordic Blades

 

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18.10.2019

Stabilized Selected blocks

 

Stabilized woods

 

 

Added more selected blocks recently. All of these blocks are sold singularly, and the one you choose will be the one you get. Several new luxurious additions include Redwood burls, Box elder and Buckeye burl


Stabilized Selected Burl Blocks


Stabilized Selected Pieces

 

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17.9.2019

Firesteel Options

 

Brisa Trapper Firesteel

 

 

As the nights darken and the cold is creeping in, a good firesteel can be worth its weight in gold. Applying the same high standards on as in our knives, the firesteels are made from top of the line materials.

The ferrocerium rod in our firesteels are produced in Austria, the home of their inventor Carl Auer von Welsbach. The handles are produced locally, either from Finnish curly birch or American made micarta. For a better grip in adverse conditions, the surfaces are kept semi-rough. Sheaths are specially made from high grade Spanish leather, with a custom loop for the firesteel.

All our knives are designed to work with a firesteel. By utilizing modern precision manufacturing, we can keep the spine of the knife at a sharp angle. This allows minimal shavings of the firesteel to come loose when struck, and then ignite to 3000 °C sparks which in turn lights the tinder.

Whether lighting a campfire for coffee, or in a real survival situation, you can trust our steels to provide enough sparks to ensure a fire.


Trapper Knife selection

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16.9.2019

Martins Introduction

 

Brisa Knives

 

 

 

My father was one of the founders of Brisa, and I’m the second generation of knife enthusiasts in my family. One of my first tasks at Brisa was to grade Curly birch, and make sure that there were no cracks in the blocks. Since then I have gotten to try almost everything a small family business has to offer.

I have always loved to be out in the nature, and I started hunting at a fairly young age. During my time in the wilderness I have gotten to try a lot of different knifes. Nowadays my most common carry when I go out for hunting or a camping trip is a Birk 75, Nessmuk and a Trapper. While the Nessmuk exceeds at more demanding tasks and game dressing, the Birk 75 is a great companion for rope cutting, disentangle fishing lines and as a general EDC. My Brisa Trapper is in stainless N690, which makes the knife perfect for food prepping and to use in more moist environments.

 




Welcome to our webshop to discover the various options of knives and knife making supplies. I am sure that you will find the ultimate knife in our selection, or make your own from our materials.


Martin Jussila, proud member of the Brisa Team. 

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19.8.2019

Sneak Peek Of The Scara Knives

 

Scara 60 RWL

 

 

The first batch of the BRISA Scara 60 RWL knife has arrived for testing and validation. This three finger knife comes in a limited edition. It will serve you in any situation as a folding knife will do. The limited edition will be available later in the fall. It features an exceptional high class knife blade, combined with a paracord lanyard and a kydex sheath. The RWL stainless powdersteel, made by Swedish Damasteel is rare to find in production knives. A small, lightweight, yet handy and versatile knife for your pocket, handbag or backpack.


Scara Knife Blades


Scara Knife Blades

 

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19.8.2019

Sörens Introduction

 

Brisa Knives

 

 

Being a new member at Brisa knives I have been admiring and discovering the different Brisa knives for some time. I have tried to figure out which knife would be the best buy considering the diversity of options available.
 

Off work I spend quite some time in nature doing scouting, hiking etc. At first my obvious choice would have been the Brisa Birk 75 folder due to the elegant design and perfect balance in size which grants you can bring the knife with you at all times. I am astonished by the quality and the competitive price for the Brisa folding knives. Still looking for a small everyday carry the Brisa Necker and Brisa Bobtail are also perfect options with the optimized size and elegant design. From a scouting perspective I would obviously pick a larger knife. Would I then pick the Brisa Trapper, Elver or the amazing Nessmuk?

 

After spending some time carving with the super sharp and well balanced Nessmuk I think my choice is made, but I must also get the Birk as an
everyday carry.
 
 
Welcome to our webshop for discovering the various options of knives
and knife making supplies.I am sure you will find your ultimate knife in
our selection or why not make your own Brisa knife.

 


Sören Jansson, Proud member of the Brisa team

 

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