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Hi all of you. I'm new here and live in sweden. I like hunting, mostly deere but sometimes also elk. It's intresting to read about hunting in different countries.
My hobbie is to make hunting knifes, mostly in scandi style because i live in sweden and my old dad taght me this many yrs ago. I put some pics of my work here. I hope you like them Big smile
Mostly from scandinavian wood and horn from elk and reindeere.
Have a nice day all of you.
/Kimmo Lilja







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Location: Newfoundland
Joined: 07/30/2008
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WOW!
I wish you could make me a knife and ship it over here. I can picture exactly what I'd want, too.
My brother lived in Sweden for years, and he got into making knives and wood-carving when he lived over there. At the risk of generalizing, is wood-carving and knife-making a major cultural aspect of Sweden? I've seen Swedish made knives and the like before - you guys know your stuff.
I'm totally envious of your ability. Nice work!

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Very nice and welcome to BGH. There is another knife maker on here. I think you'd appreciate each other's work.

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Beautiful knives! Welcome to BGH and thanks for sharing! Big smile

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Location: Teton Valley, ID
Joined: 08/01/2008
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Yes, welcome. Your hobby sure looks like it could be a very lucrative profession.
Your knives are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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Hi and thank's all of you. I'm glad you like them because i do a lot of work with them lol
Have a great day all of you.
/Kimmo Lilja

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diddydido wrote:
WOW!
I wish you could make me a knife and ship it over here. I can picture exactly what I'd want, too.
My brother lived in Sweden for years, and he got into making knives and wood-carving when he lived over there. At the risk of generalizing, is wood-carving and knife-making a major cultural aspect of Sweden? I've seen Swedish made knives and the like before - you guys know your stuff.
I'm totally envious of your ability. Nice work!

Hi.
If you send me a picture of what you want we can talk about that and do something if you want.
I think knife making is a little bit in our blood . Many of us here in scandinavia live in the forrest and have always a knife in the belt. In the citys people do not carry a knife but almoust all in the country side. I live in the country side and my nearest neighbour is about 10km from me. I got my first knife when i was little kid. I think i was only 7 yrs when my father from Finland gave me my first knife.
My mother was worried but father just said: They must learn to use a knife and som wounds is just good for learning. Many yrs ago my father told me now you must learn to do your own knife. He showed me how to do and after that i have done many knifes. It become a passion to me Big smile Well som of my thoughts. p.s Sorry for my bad english but i hope you underastand.
Have a great day all of you.
/Kimmo Lilja

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That's not a hobby -- that's art.

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Thank's, but i make them for hard use as huning/fishingknifes. Big smile

/Kimmo Lilja

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Welcome to BGH! Those are some beautiful knives, especially the first one. Thumbs up Thumbs up

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Location: Newfoundland
Joined: 07/30/2008
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kimmolilja wrote:
diddydido wrote:
WOW!
I wish you could make me a knife and ship it over here. I can picture exactly what I'd want, too.
My brother lived in Sweden for years, and he got into making knives and wood-carving when he lived over there. At the risk of generalizing, is wood-carving and knife-making a major cultural aspect of Sweden? I've seen Swedish made knives and the like before - you guys know your stuff.
I'm totally envious of your ability. Nice work!

Hi.
If you send me a picture of what you want we can talk about that and do something if you want.
I think knife making is a little bit in our blood . Many of us here in scandinavia live in the forrest and have always a knife in the belt. In the citys people do not carry a knife but almoust all in the country side. I live in the country side and my nearest neighbour is about 10km from me. I got my first knife when i was little kid. I think i was only 7 yrs when my father from Finland gave me my first knife.
My mother was worried but father just said: They must learn to use a knife and som wounds is just good for learning. Many yrs ago my father told me now you must learn to do your own knife. He showed me how to do and after that i have done many knifes. It become a passion to me Big smile Well som of my thoughts. p.s Sorry for my bad english but i hope you underastand.
Have a great day all of you.
/Kimmo Lilja

I'd love that, but it would most likely cost a fortune for the shipping from there to here alone, let alone what the knife itself would cost.
I can picture a knife exactly like the second last one (the white-handled knife). I would have a black bear walking along etched into the handle, with some leafless birch trees in the background (leafless, as it was still Spring), with a raven flying overhead, with a cloudy/overcast sky if it were possible to incorporate. I'm being fairly specific here, as this was the scene the day I took my first bear, back in June. The sheath could simply have the same black bear walking along etched into it, without all the other details the handle would have.
It would be a knife to be passed down from generation to generation - from my son, to my son's son, etc.