VESTERHEIM NORWEGIAN AMERICAN MUSEUM – Vesterheim's Benefit Auction 2021
Auction Ends: Oct 17, 2021 09:00 PM CDT

Scandinavian Folk Art

Knife made in the Sami-style by Scott Johnson

Item Number
Estimated Value
$550 USD
$570 USD to kdc164266
Number of Bids
14  -  Bid History

Item Description

Blade 3.25"L, Handle 4.5"L, 1" W. Sheath 11.5"L. Knife handle is Iowa Honey Locust. The blade is laminated steel, forged by Jorn Lund of Denmark. The sheath is constituted with half-tanned leather and American Holly--the whitest wood in the world. Scott designed the sheath and belt loop into a single piece of leather eliminating a weak transition from loop to sheath. The American Holly is kolrosed with Sami-style designs. Scott added, "This knife was inspired by the knives of the Sami from Northern Scandinavia. The back represents four of life's essentials--food, water, shelter, and a good, sharp knife." Blade branded with JL. Sheath is numbered by the artist. Artist: Scott Johnson, Vesterheim Gold Medal knifemaker and wood carver.

Item Special Note

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Donated By:

Scott Johnson