Wood Jewel knives are made in the small town of Kolari, Finland. Kolari is located in the far north of Finland, north of the artic circle, and well into Finnish Lappland. The knives reflect the Sami styles and tradtions. They are designed by Kauko Raatiniemi, and the handles are assembled from multiple pieces of reindeer antler and curly birch. The selection of wood grain seems unusually nice. The sheaths are also in the Sami tradition, done in the deep pouch style that hangs from a twisted thong. Except as noted, the blades are .8% high carbon steel, hardened to about 59 on the Rockwell scale.