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EKA-knivar AB was founded in 1882 by Hadar Hallström, under the name Hadar Hallström
Kniffabriks Aktiebolag. In 1917 the company name was changed to Eskilstuna Kniffabriks
Aktiebolag – later abbreviated as EKA-knivar AB. Until the middle of the 20th century
Eskilstuna was a real “knife town”. More than 40 factories specialising in knife manufacture
resided in the city. With its focus on quality and its will to develop, EKA managed to stay in
the market. Today we are northern Europe’s leading folding knife manufacturer.
How is a quality knife manufactured?
In addition to folding knives EKA’s product line has been augmented with fixed blade knives
for outdoor living, hunting and household use. After a hundred years in the business EKA
has become a well-known name, associated with quality and craftsmanship. Our knives
are known throughout the world for their strength, safety and first-class design. Proficiency,
precision and experience of outdoor living as well as hunting and fishing are the foundation
of our good reputation. EKA places the same high demands on all products; from folding
and fixed blade knives to saws and accessories.
We usually say that there are three basic requirements for manufacturing a quality knife:
1. The steel in the knife must be of high quality. EKA uses stainless steel from Sandvik in
its knives, a steel with the technical description 12C27.
2. The hardening of the knife must be 58-59 Rockwell C.
3. The edge must be well made. To guarantee a sharp, durable edge we use an edge angle
of 40 degrees.
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you are looking for, you will only find the best here. For over a century we have provided
our customers with products of the highest quality. And we plan to keep doing just that!
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