Wood Jewel was established in the early 1980s. Kauko Raatiniemi, the company's owner and CEO, began working alongside her regular employment. He began by making large things such as clocks out of goat willow gnarl. Kauko became a full-time entrepreneur in the early 1990s. The first employee arrived in 1995, and the company now employs roughly 20 people throughout the year. Tuomas Raatiniemi, Kauko's son, began making knives again in the year 2000.
Today, Wood Jewel produces around 50,000 knives per year. Finnish curly birch, reindeer horn, and coloured plywood are the primary components of their knives. They consider the blade material, handle shape, and how the knife fits in the sheath.
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