Puukko

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Re: Puukko

Postby vikingdog » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:00 pm

I really like the one by Henry Hilden. Thomas Lofgren is from Sweden, here's a little info about him and his son: http://www.lofgrenknives.com/pages.asp?pageid=16
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Re: Puukko

Postby vikingdog » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:11 pm

Here's a custom built puukko by Saku Honkilahti on it's way to me from Finland. The handle is stacked birch bark. He hand forged the blade and made the sheath.

http://www.netikka.net/sakunsivu/
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Re: Puukko

Postby Quick Steel » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:33 pm

Many thanks for the article on the Lofgrens. Its great learning Thomas has become a considerable force in Sweden's cutlery scene. I will now make it a point to attend the next Pasadena show and look him up.

I like your Saku Pukko. I'm no expert but it appeals to me as having beautiful, clean lines.

In a few minutes I'll be heading out the door, but I won't forget to try for those sheaths ASAP.

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Re: Puukko

Postby Quick Steel » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:24 pm

Here obviously are the three sheaths. The left is from Lofgren; the center is from Hilden; the right is from Burrichter.
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Re: Puukko

Postby vikingdog » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:25 am

Very nice, you have three great looking knives there. ::tu::
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Re: Puukko

Postby Billswfl » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:59 pm

Quick Steel great looking knives and sheaths. Mike that is one beautiful puukko and sheath, Saku did a really nice job.

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Re: Puukko

Postby vikingdog » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:02 am

Thank you Bill. ::tu:: How long does it take a package to travel to Pennsylvania from Finland? He sent it Sunday. ::groove:: I'll send some pictures when I have it in hand.
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Re: Puukko

Postby Billswfl » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:45 am

Mike I think 7-10 days, I believe Pekka sent my puukko on the 28th of Dec and it arrived Jan 6th. I can't wait to see the pics.

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Re: Puukko

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:43 am

My photos seem to have disappeared. Anyone have any ideas? I know the pictures weren't great, but gosh!

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Re: Puukko

Postby Miller Bro's » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:49 am

There is a system glitch, Bryan is trying to fix it as we speak. ::nod::
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Re: Puukko

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:13 am

Thanks for the update. :D That's a relief. I'll retrieve my camera from the trash.

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Re: Puukko

Postby kamagong » Tue May 08, 2012 4:56 am

That's a really nice knife from Saku. Have you received it yet? I'd appreciate hearing your impressions, often times the knife is even better than what pictures show.

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Re: Puukko

Postby vikingdog » Tue May 08, 2012 11:40 pm

Yes, I got it last Monday. The puukko looks good in the photos but it is really nice in hand. Saku did beautiful work on the knife and sheath and I'm very happy with it. I think the knife is much nicer than the pictures can show. :D
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Re: Puukko

Postby tjmurphy » Wed May 09, 2012 2:03 am

Hey Mike, glad you finally got it. It is a purty thing ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Puukko

Postby Quick Steel » Wed May 09, 2012 3:56 am

Definitely a handsome piece of work.
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