Marttiini celebrated Finland’s 80th anniversary of independence in 1997 by creating the Suomi-Finland Knife. Updated in 2009, the puukko (knife) continues to be a token of respect for endurance and triumph. In Finnish, this knife is the “Sisu puukko”, meaning “Stamina Knife”. At several Olympic Games, Finland’s athletes were given the knife to honor their impressive stamina and unyielding perseverance. The end of the handle bears a bronze cast of the Finnish Lion, and the leather sheath is embossed with the same lion of the crest. The handle is crafted from beautiful and durable curly birch, with brass lettering of Suomi on one side and Finland on the other side. The sharp and reliable stainless steel blade shines. The leather sheath is embellished with a brass ferrule which attaches the loop for belt wearing. This heirloom knife comes in a Marttiini wooden gift box. Collect a treasure of Finnish heritage, or honor someone with the gift of the Marttiini Suomi-Finland Knife.