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Brusletto & Co.'s history goes right back to 1896 when Rognald Brusletto started up as a knifesmith and scythe maker in Geilo. Forging of tools and knives was nothing new in Hallingdal. the history of mining for ore in Hardangervidda and manual production of sickles, scythes, axes and swords around Geilo had already started 1500 years before. Geilo became an established craft centre for the forging of tools for work and leisure early on. It was thus a very long tradition that the craftsman and industrial pioneer Rognald Brusletto entered. When he got his hand on the mechanical hammer from America, he designed and developed tools for using this in the production of sighs. The river running close to our factory today was an important tool for using this hammer. He then opened up the way to technical development and industrial production that would put its stamp on the industry and the local community for many generations
Today Brusletto & Co AS produces veneer sport and camping knives. Our knives are an important tool whether you are hiking or hunting and fishing. The knives are designed and produced to be used. The shape of the handle and knifeblade differs, depending entirely on the need you, the user, want to meet, and not least what fits your hand best.
For the most part, we use curly birch for the handles and Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel for the blades of our knives. the steel is a high value stees which is treated, pressed and hardened to optimal hardness. A Brusletto knife will retain its sharpness for a long time and at the same time being relatively easy to re-sharpen when necessary.
The curly birch we use for our handles is a type of birch where the structure of the wood gives every handle a unique pattern. In this way your knife is unique. Other kinds of wood we use are ordinary birch and american nuttree. No timber we use in the production of our knives is endangered.
Most of our knives are supplied in a smart presentation box. Our best-selling and best known knife is "Hunter". More than 1.3 million sold since its start in 1961.
The enviroment is important to us and we have recycling procedures for waste materials where this is possible. We are proud of our knives, which are made with the overall experience of more than 114 years´ production. Our basic idea is that a knife is a fellow-companion on a trip, a good tool that will help you to carry out tasks both big and small.