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Terävä Skrama 200, Carbon Steel

Terävä Skrama 200, Carbon Steel

Price 62.99 - 91.99 USD excluding VAT

The Skrama is a versatile heavy-duty bush knife - a tool that builds shelters, chops firewood and even carves feather sticks! If you're taking just one knife into the bush the Skrama is a viable option. This is naturally no axe, nor a precision tool for extremely meticulous work, but something in between and a solid and dependable companion above all.

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The Skrama is a versatile heavy-duty bush knife - a tool that builds shelters, chops firewood and even carves feather sticks! If you're taking just one knife into the bush the Skrama is a viable option. This is naturally no axe, nor a precision tool for extremely meticulous work, but something in between and a solid and dependable companion above all.

Skrama - as in Scramasax or Seax, a short, single-edged sword popular in the Middle Ages. Much like the Scandinavian Leuku, it doubles up as a tool and weapon. A fine name is always nice and the best ones are those with some history behind them - our 21st-century Skrama would surely meet the demands of any Saxon man from "ye good olde days".

With years of worldwide fame under its belt, the Terävä Skrama got a little sibling in 2020. The venerable veteran is now known as the Skrama 240 and the welterweight newcomer is the Skrama 200. Here are the key differences highlighted:

Skrama 200 Skrama 240
MetricImperial MetricImperial
Overall length350 mm13.8" 430 mm16.9"
Blade length200 mm7.85" 240 mm 9.45"
Blade width39 mm1.5" 46 mm1.8"
Weight370 g13.1 oz 520 g18.4 oz

Blade

The blade is slightly curved, with a hole in the tip for hanging. The back of the blade is flat, no saw teeth or whatnot, perfect to beat a piece of wood against when batoning (Do not use a rock/axe/anything else than wood, it will eventually damage the blade!). Full tang construction ends with the bare head of the tang sticking out, with a hole for a wrist strap. The blade may have some small rust stains on the base of the handle due to the manufacturing process. These are harmless and easy to remove.

The blade is sharpened to two different angles. Near the grip, a 5 cm / 2" portion has an angle of 25° for whittling and fine work. The rest of the blade has an edge of 34°, which has proven to be excellent for this type of chopping blade.

Why is there a hole in the blade? It is there for practical production purposes only - it is used when tempering the blades and later during other steps of production. Of course, you can come up with your own uses for it too, but most importantly it is there for a purpose, not for decoration!

80CrV2 carbon steel and heat treatment

All Terävä carbon steel knives are made from 80CrV2. The "thing" is that this is really nothing fancy or special, just a very good tool steel which can take a beating and offers good edge retention. 80CrV2 has over the decades earned a reputation as a solid and reliable steel, especially for our purposes.

The heat treatment we use leaves the surface of the steel softer (approx. 52 HRC) than the inside (59 HRC). This functions a lot like fancy differential heat treatments giving the blade added strength. The surface is very resistant against any microscopic fractures or other blemishes, this results in virtually zero problems caused by material defects!

When the blade is ground the harder inner steel is revealed, even though the outer surface is only 52 HRC the actual edge is 59 HRC. This is also why we grind bevels onto the sides of the spine, otherwise, the spine corners would not be hard enough to strike sparks from ferro rods!

Carbon steel requires care: if your knife gets wet in the bush, dry it the best you can. Never store the knife without drying and oiling the blade.

Rubber grip

The handle is designed for a "one-and-a-half" hand grip. The back end gives a good, solid grip for tough chopping action, giving the blows more power, as a bush knife this is what the Skrama is designed for. The upper third of the grip is shaped to give you a good feel for detailed work, such as making firestarters. This is however not a miniature model maker's scalpel and not intended as one, but as any self-respecting Finnish blade, it can be used to carve a proper wooden cock, "Leirikyrpä" as it's known in Finnish. The knife is rather well balanced, so the heavy blade doesn't cause problems when whittling.

Leather sheath

  • 2 mm / 0.08" vegetable tanned cowhide with stitched and riveted construction.
  • Inside the leather sits the sturdy Skrama plastic liner, a thumb knob on the side of the mouth makes unsheathing easy and controlled.
  • 6 cm / 2.4" wide belt loop, fits just about any belt you can find, even those extra wide military types.
  • D-ring belt loop lets the knife turn on your belt keeping it from coming in the way when moving about or sitting.
  • Snug fitting press stud strap secured the knife properly in its place. When brand new the strap may feel "short", just pull on it a bit or wet it with warm water and it will soon get a perfect length and shape!
  • A grommet for a leg tie has been added to the tip.
  • And last but not least the sheath does of course have a drainage hole at the very end.

Sustainable leather

The leather of Terävä sheaths comes from Pelo Leather, a family-owned Central Ostrobothnian tannery founded in 1897. In addition to producing top-quality sheath and nappa leathers with minimized waste of materials and emissions, they are respectful towards the source of the raw materials: the animals as well as the nature in which they live.

Pelo Leather uses elk and yak hides provided by hunters and nomads, and only cowhides that are a side-product of the milk and meat industries. The cowhides come from local abattoirs who have standards for ensuring the wellbeing of the animals. No animals are reared for the purpose of producing these leathers.

Their business quarter is 25 years and a lot of effort is put into the processes and logistics of the business, to provide a cleaner environment for future generations. We tip our hats at them and are proud to have their leather in our sheaths!

Varusteleka Terävä

All Terävä knives are manufactured in Kauhava, Finland, by our partners at Laurin Metalli, Finlands leading knife blade manufacturer with roots going back to 1918. A Terävä blade is Finnish craftsmanship, pure and simple! And "Terävä", that's just Finnish for "sharp".

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I would recommend for a friend

11.04.2020 (Edited 11.04.2020)
I would recommend for a friend

18.04.2020
I would recommend for a friend

19.04.2020
I would recommend for a friend

19.04.2020
I would recommend for a friend

22.04.2020
Just got mine today and I have not been able to test it out yet but I have used the 240 and this feels as good in hand. Why did I buy the shorter one when I already have the original?
Because of weight! This will be fantastic on longer hikes, but of course you should own both of them :)
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I would recommend for a friend

23.04.2020
Terävä products tend to look like someone had a go at some bar stock with a belt sander.

If you can get past that, there's design and value in them; the ur-Skrama, now the 240, is an excellent and useful tool. Someone fussed over this one; the 200 is not a shrunk 240. The sweep of the blade is a little greater and the balance is back into the hand, even compared to short-gripping the 240. While there's (just) enough point-heavy in the 200 to chop with, compared to the 240 the 200 is lighter in the hand, more nimble, and a better slicer. It's not an axe approximation. It is (just!) large enough to do everything you'd want a bush knife for.

If you're the sort of person who packs the axe anyway, even with a 240, the reduced weight is a feature. (or for those of us with less heroic wrists!) If you just like knives, this one is robust, practical, and lively.
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I would recommend for a friend

26.04.2020
Yes, you betcha I had to have it after discovering the brand earlier this year. Have the 240 product, the 140 and the 110 and now the awaited 200. 200 is a great piece, feels awesome and solid in the hand. A bit bigger than the Fallkniven A1. Highly Recommend for the price and value. Kindof knife/small chopper a guy could probably take on Naked and Afraid TV show. Lady on there couple weeks ago had the 240.
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I would recommend for a friend

27.04.2020
Minusta koko on ideaalinen. Sopivan jämäkkä, että uskaltaa hakata sytykkeitä nuotioon. Puukko on tasapainoinen ja vuoleminen onnistuu hyvin. Käy kaikkiin hommiin mihin kirves on liian kömpelö tai iso. Toimii esim. risukeittimen kanssa tosi hyvin.
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I would not recommend to a friend

01.05.2020
I like this knife it's alot easier to handle than the big skrama and might be alot better to carry in you're backpack.
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Pablo V. 06.04.2020
But why did you choose to shorten it?
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Phillip T. 12.04.2020 (Edited 12.04.2020)
Would look AMAZING in a brown sheath to compliment the Puukko
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Thomas R. 23.04.2020
if you order this with the leather sheath, do you get 2 plastic blade covers? 1 inserted into the sheath and the other on the blade?
or is it just the one on the blade and you have to put it into the sheath?
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Mikael Å. 25.04.2020
I got an leather sheath complete ,the knife and an extra plastic cover .
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