Waiting List – Kasperi x Roselli - The Explorer Set Mk II
A limited quantity made.
At Kasperi we believe the things we produce should last for life. Items should cultivate a special connection with their users. In 2020 we started conversations with Roselli - a bespoke Finnish manufacturer of knives and axes for hunting, fishing, cooking, and outdoor life. We found that we shared the same values with Roselli about consuming less and buying better and this realization lead to the popular collaboration the Explorer set.
We came together again to create the Explorer Set Mk II. The much-requested rerun of now includes the Kasperi Puukko, our vision of the quintessential Finnish utility knife. The Kasperi x Roselli Explorer Set Mk II is one that'll prepare you for life off the beaten path.
All the products we create are unique in their own way, but from time to time something truly exclusive comes up. The explorer set Mk II is one of those products and is only produced in a very limited quantity, be quick to get your's before it runs out.
The explorer set Mk II includes:
Kasperi Fold Top-backpack from whitetail deer leather w/ two pairs of utility straps for attaching the axe and other accessories.
Kasperi Puukko 4" knife made by Roselli, stained curly birch handle, and Kasperi custom made knife sheath.
Roselli axe, short, stained birch handle and Kasperi custom made axe sheath.
Kasperi x Roselli Firesteel, with a stained curly birch handle
Kasperi Fold Top from whitetail deer leather
Kasperi’s Fold Top is a product that lasts a lifetime, it is an investment that only gets better, more sustainable, and affordable with time. Stylish for city use. Sturdy for the forests. Its ergonomics are designed to keep it comfortable even after full days of carrying heavier loads, and in addition, the bag has six external attachment points for your Roselli gear.
The Fold Top included in The Explorer Set Mk II might just be the last backpack you’ll ever need. It’s made from premium ecological whitetail leather (learn more here) custom-developed for Kasperi. Using the whitetail also makes use of a material that would otherwise be doomed for waste.
Inside dimensions: Width 30 cm, Height 45-60 cm, Depth 16 cm.
Volume: 27 liters
Origin: Hand-crafted in Finland
Materials: Made from high-quality vegetable-tanned leather. The frame of the bag is made of 2 mm and 3 mm SOHRE tannery’s excellent German cow leather and the folding part is made of Ahlskog Tannerys 1.8 mm vegetable tanned and waxed moss green Finnish whitetail deer that is a custom tanning recipe for the moss green whitetail specifically.
One outer pocket for smaller items.
60 mm wide ergonomically designed shoulder straps.
Includes detachable laptop computer sleeve up to 15” laptops.
A place for rear bicycle light.
Extension strap for maximizing packing capacity.
D-ring key loop inside.
Special KASPERI stainless steel buckle.
Six attachment points for equipment straps.
Kasperi Puukko – The original multitool. Crafted By Roselli
Designed by us and handcrafted by Roselli, the Kasperi Puukko is our take on the quintessential Finnish puukko. The puukko is a utilitarian type of knife made for handling a large variety of tasks. For Finns the puukko is the original multitool.
The skill of using a puukko in versatile ways safely is not only useful but also a great source of joy. In Finnish tradition, the puukko is used for absolutely everything. It was used for making fire, carving, making shelters for the night, preparing a meal and eating. The Kasperi Puukko is made to cultivate these wilderness skills.
The shaped handle is made out of gorgeous stained curly birch and treated with linseed oil for a firm grip even when wet. The burly 4mm thick blade and the full tang structure makes it handle rougher tasks with ease. Roselli's signature Ultra High Carbon steel keeps the edge like no other. The secret behind Roselli UHC steel's superior cutting performance and sharpness lie in the small carbides which are formed in the steel. The carbides themselves are almost as hard as diamond and make the blades very sharp and durable. This also means the knife performs beyond the knife's rated HRC hardness as HRC testing cannot measure the hardness of carbides.
Our custom sheath made out of vegetable-tanned leather protects the blade and lets you hang the Puukko safely on your belt. The firesteel that’s housed on the sheath makes the Kasperi Puukko a valuable tool for creating a fire.
Bear in mind that while the UHC steel offers unparalleled blade performance, this also means that the blades should be handled with care. The hardness of the steel means that small rocks in between the blade and wood can cause blade edge damage. Edge damage can be fixed by sending the knife to Roselli's included lifetime sharpening service. Therefore we recommend that when batoning or splitting wood with the knife, you should take care that you always use the knife on the clean side of the log and take care to not drop the knife on rocks or other hard surfaces. For corrosion protection rinsing the blade from any saltwater, then drying and oiling the blade is the best practice. By keeping your blade oiled, you'll make sure the blade will stay sharp and strong for ages.
All knives and axes made by Roselli include a lifetime sharpening service. So in case the blade of your knife or axe needs servicing, just ship the product and Roselli will take care of it!
Steel: UHC steel, hardness: 62-63 HRC
Blade length: 110 mm
Total length: 240 mm
Blade thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 220 g without sheath – 340 g with sheath and Firesteel
Handle: Stained curly birch
Sheath: Vegetable-tanned leather
Roselli axe, short w/ Kasperi custom axe sheath
Roselli's traditional Axe with a shorter handle is an effective wood cutting tool, whether used while camping or at the summer cottage. The wide blade angle prevents the axe from getting stuck, and in addition to woodcutting, it can be used for whittling as well. This special edition comes with a Kasperi custom made Cognac-brown German SOHRE Tanneries vegetable-tanned leather sheath to protect the edge. With the two supplied Kasperi utility straps, you can attach the axe to Kasperi Fold Top-backpack. The axe handle is made from birch and is stained and coated with linseed oil to ensure a firm grip, even when wet.
All knives and axes made by Roselli include alifetime sharpening service. So in case the blade of your knife or axe needs servicing, just ship the product and Roselli will take care of it!
Steel: Carbon steel, hardness: 60 HRC
Blade length: 90 mm
Total length: 350 mm
Weight: 720 g
Handle: Stained birch
Sheath: Vegetable-tanned leather
In The Explorer Set Mk II we’ve also included a custom firesteel. A firesteel is a tool with which you can create sparks. It comes incredibly handy when you want to start a fire, and is, therefore, a self-evident tool to carry with you. The Firesteel is used with the backside of the knife to strike sparks on a prepared “primer” tinder - for example, dry birch bark that is rasped with a knife to create a flammable kindling. Once you get the kindling ignited, it is gradually fed with larger sticks until you have a campfire. The Roselli Firesteel fits in its own compartment on the Kasperi custom made knife sheath.