Marttiini New Handy

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  1. Enzo

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    Does anyone have experience/knowledge in relation to this knife? It’s called the New Handy and it’s made by Marttiini. The few reviews I’ve come across on online retailer websites are very promising, and Marttiini makes great products, but I’ve got no personal experience with the company or their knives.
    If you’ve used a New Handy, how have you liked it? And what steel do they use? I’ve looked everywhere but can’t find any info on the steel besides the fact that it’s stainless.
    Also, is it full tang? Rat tang?
    I ordered one off Amazon and I’m wanting to get some info before it arrives. It’s a present for my little brother who wants a knife to whittle and carve with.
    Here are some pics of the knife that I found online. I’ll post my own pics of the knife when it arrives.
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    Looks like a nice trout/squirrel knife.
     
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    Marttini makes good stuff. Don't have that model but I have a few others. Sheath is a little thin and has a plastic insert intead of a welt, but they serve the purpose. They come very sharp and ready to go.
     
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    When you go to the shops here in Finland you get to choose between Chinese, Mora and Marttiini, I would choose Mora.
    And that is like every shop, market, gas station, chinamart, souvenir shop.
     
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    Why mora? From everything I’ve read, Marttiini is a step up from Mora in terms of quality.
    Personally, I don’t use these types of knives. I’ve always preferred larger-bladed knives, especially with guards, and I bought this New Handy only for my young brother, who uses very small knives usually. I’m not familiar with these Scandinavian knives.
     
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    Better value for money ratio.

    Sure i own several, use some, sharpen what I use. Prettyish but nothing special, bulk stuff.
     
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    The Marttiini I have is pretty soft compared to my Moras. I can't help but be a bit disappointed. This new knife looks nice but I'm not jumping unless it's a few points harder.
     
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    The steel is probably 12C27 Sandvik. I have a few knives with that steel that are used mostly in the kitchen and fish filet.

    Sharpens easy and holds an edge for a reasonable time. Marttiinni makes good stuff!!

    -John
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    it has INOX written right on the blade. I have always thought that was a type of steel but INOX (short for inoxidizable) is a generic word for stainless steel.

    it could very well be 12c27, that's very common with these blades, but based on @batmanacw claiming Martinni blades are soft, it could also be another formulation. I've not found 12C27 to be soft...
     
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    The heat treat controls the final hardness. They heat treat to 53 to 54 RC. That is silly.
     
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    I agree on both points. I like the knives. As for the sheaths, it's like a hand bag leather. I don't like it's look or feel but as you said it serves it's purpose.
     
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