The Strømeng family's ancestors brought the art of knife making to Karasjok in the 18th century. Since then, this craft has carried on from generation to generation within the family. Today, knife-maker Strømeng is one of just a few craftsmen who still produce knives for the Sami people.
The same knife is propably one of the most practical outdoor equipment ever made. But the same knife also has its own "magical power". From the old days and in sami folkmedicin, the knife has a magical healing power which was used to stop blood, take away pain etc.