Looking to add a new smaller knife to my 2 knife set up... I've carried a few sets over the years but never found one that really left me wanting for nothing... I did the BK9/bk16 for awhile... BK21/BK16... swapped out for a traditional Kukri / Spyderco Bushcraft combo...Skrama / Trava Jaggapukko 110..... I've got no shortage of large chopping blades...its kinda always been a thing for me, and my collection now numbers over 100 knives which would be classified as large bushcraft choppers...... Lately I've started to transition more away from the large chopper KNIFE and gravitate more towards a hatchet for my chopper needs.... but I find that as far as small carving and detail knives go... I'm woefully under represented.... hell I don't even own a Mora lol? ( I have more than 300 knives total which is what makes this fact ....odd ) SO.... all of my smaller knives are of the, what I PERSONALLY consider, slightly overbuilt 1 tool bushcraft/survival knife options.... the BK16 compared to the traditional puukko is an overbuilt beast that can handle being batoned thru almost anything with few ill effects....same with the Spyderco Bushcraft, and Trava Pukko.... all fine knives, all bomb proof and able to be batoned thru anything with ease....which IMHO means they are too .....robust ..... for the kind of fine detail carving I'm wanting my smaller knife to preform. I know how to chop with the hatchet, and split up to 6 and 8 inch lumber down to 64ths and beyond to end up with match sticks for my 1 stick fires, I'll never need to baton with my smaller blade, simply make a few feathers on occasion, and then do any fine carving I require....tent pegs, pot hooks, snare triggers etc etc... In my search, I looked at A LOT of the puukko brands, Helle, Marttiini, YP-Taonta blades on custom birch bark handles, Kainuun Puukko, Polar, Ahti, Roselli....and literally dozens more.... if it COULD be bought without having to join a waiting list for months....I've looked at it in the last 2 or 3 days... I have not found the perfect knife ( for me ) yet..... if I could take the blade of THAT one, the handle of THIS one, combine it with the sheath of THAT one with the fittings off another one....well, I could get perfect....but I cant. So far, the one knife I've seen that comes closest to what I want.... is a Marttiini.... my ONLY complaint about it is....the blade is stainless, and not available in their high carbon steel version....I have read extensively on them thru old threads.... and have come to understand that a lot of folks think their stainless blades are too soft at 56 HRC...and due to that, it may not hold up as well as I'd like for carving. I'd like to solicit opinions about Marttiini knives as a whole, and am particularly interested in first hand thoughts of their stainless blades by owners and users of those knives...... The version I'm looking at is going to cost me about 135.00 so its not one of the sub 30.00 cheapies.....but before I spend that kinda money, I wanna make sure ( or at least feel better about ) the knifes ability to preform as a light woodcraft carving knife and hold up well enough to not be replaced in a few weeks due to utter disappointment.... any thoughts? any experiences with the brand at any price point? any advice?