Make a Norwegian brukskniv (working knife) with a handle in birch and inlays of silver and antler. You will also make a leather sheath, using the “pauting” technique for decoration. It will be made from top-grade German cowhide and will fit your knife. This knife with sheath is a treasure that can be passed down from generation to generation. Morten says you will get the best Norwegian handles available! There will be a materials fee of $200.
Morten Håkonsen is a highly skilled, full-time knifemaker and knifesmith from Skien, Norway, the capital of Telemark, a county that is widely known for its knife traditions. He started to make knives in 1987 and is now the most productive knifemaker of Norway. Morten is a very popular instructor who taught at Vesterheim in 2011 and 2013 and has won many prizes for his blades and knives in Nordic knifemaking competitions. He is a member of the Norwegian Knifemakers Association and on the board of Grenland Knifemakers Club, the biggest and most active club in Norway.