So, yesterday I visited a popular Antique Auction business where I search out the knives on consignment. Six weeks ago, when I was there, this double knife set caught my eye. It was unusual (to me, anyway) and I wanted to pick it up, but the price was $150.00 for it. I didn't want to pay that much, albeit, this set was excellent to near mint. The original euro price was 300EU, which is equivalent to approx. $349.00 U.S.
Yesterday, I strolled by the case I had seen this set in...and lo & behold, the price on this set had dropped to $50.00. Yeah...I scooped this double knife set up. I knew it was something special due to the intricate work on the scabbard and the knives themselves...I just didn't know what, until I got home. I conducted a quick research and discovered this knife set is called "The Harma Knife". It's a Dutch/Finland ceremonial set which can also come with a decorative handmade belt. The knife maker's name is on the blade "Iisakki Jarvenpaa Oy" out of Kauhava, Finland. If you have an interest about this set and the maker/factory/business, you can read about it here:
Here are some photos of the set:
I also picked up the Martiini Scout Knife: It is in very nice condition with some minor spots on the finger guard ring and the pommel metal piece has been filed down.
I don't believe it's ever been sharpened or actually used. Blade is razor sharp. Thanks for looking! Comments welcome, good, bad or ugly.