Puukko

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Re: Puukko

Postby doglegg » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:30 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Tony perhaps you could post a few pictures of puukko work in progress ? And pictures of finished Puukko for sure .
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Re: Puukko

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:09 am

Here is an old puukko style knife with carved wood handle and scabbard. The blade looks Finnish to me but carved wood for handle or sheath is unusual.
The sheath (scabbard) is made from 2 pieces of wood, carved very thin at the top edge and then thicker below where it holds the blade. Metal tip on sheath is missing.
Anyone familiar with this style ?
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Re: Puukko

Postby Doc B » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:34 am

kootenay joe wrote:Here is an old puukko style knife with carved wood handle and scabbard. The blade looks Finnish to me but carved wood for handle or sheath is unusual.
The sheath (scabbard) is made from 2 pieces of wood, carved very thin at the top edge and then thicker below where it holds the blade. Metal tip on sheath is missing.
Anyone familiar with this style ?
kj


I'm not familiar with that type of knife...but that is one very cool looking one! What is the overall length on that?
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Re: Puukko

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:46 pm

OAL is 7" which is a common size for a Finnish puukko
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Re: Puukko

Postby doglegg » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:34 pm

Roland, that is a beauty. ::tu::

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Re: Puukko

Postby tongueriver » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:47 pm

I am in love (again)
Bulgarian KnifeMaker Todor Hristov.
Steel - N690 58-60 HRC.
OAL - 240 mm (~9,45").
Blade - 120Х21Х4mm (~4,72x0.83x0.16") rhombic grind.
Blade finish - p 800.
Handle – Stabilized alder burl and brass.
Leather sheath with wooden inlay.
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Re: Puukko

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:33 pm

What a fine knife ! The puukko is simple in design, all knife, nothing extra. Use one and be amazed at how it cuts and how the blade is always in the right position, ready to cut. Once you have used a puukko all other fixed blades you have ever used seem 'lesser'. Puukkos are in a league of their own and this one Calvin is a BEAUTY.
Are you planning to use it ?
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Re: Puukko

Postby tongueriver » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:16 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Are you planning to use it ?
kj

I haven't decided on that, Roland; it does need a light honing to be usable; I agree on your thoughts regarding these puukos. They are all knife and nothing more. I have two from Boris Krylov that he handles from imported blades and I am definitely using one of those. This one is so pretty I will probably not use it.

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Re: Puukko

Postby jmh58 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:55 pm

It is Really NICE Cal !! But.. Ya gotta give some edc time!! ::nod:: ::tu::
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Re: Puukko

Postby Eustace » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:37 pm

I'm really glad to see two well-known Bulgarian knive makers. Toshko (Todor Hristov) know him personally - he quenches some of my blades.
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Re: Puukko

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:45 pm

Eustace who is the other Bulgarian knife maker, Danijel ? or he might be in Croatia ? Like most North Americans i do not know the geography of what we usually refer to as "Eastern Europe".
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Re: Puukko

Postby Eustace » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:02 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Eustace who is the other Bulgarian knife maker, Danijel ? or he might be in Croatia ? Like most North Americans i do not know the geography of what we usually refer to as "Eastern Europe".
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Sorry for the delayed response, kj. Here he is, Жельо Тенев / Jelio Tenev:

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http://knivesbg.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... &start=870

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Re: Puukko

Postby kootenay joe » Fri May 17, 2019 12:56 am

Here is a traditional style puukko, forged by Finnish smith Martti Malinen. He carries on the long Finnish tradition of being the local 'smith' for the village & area he lives in. And once they get known people from further away request knives. In North America most fixed blades come from factories. Custom knife makers are a recent arrival here (last ~ 60 years). In Finland there are factory made knives going back to about 1900 but many fixed blades have always come from the many 'small time' local smiths.
Birch bark makes the most comfortable handle of all and it last over 100 years with no treatment of any sort ever needed. The comfort of this knife in hand is sublime.
Blade is made from 52100 steel and Martti says he shapes and tapers the blade by forging and only uses a belt 'grinder' to get the finished surface.
This knife is sharp, sharper than of the incredibly sharp customs i have or had, from makers famous for sharpness.
Incredibly fine knife, and not expensive really, about the same as a Bark River.
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Re: Puukko

Postby tongueriver » Fri May 17, 2019 1:19 am

Roland, I like that knife very much. I still don't have an example in birch bark, but some day...

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Re: Puukko

Postby kootenay joe » Fri May 17, 2019 2:19 am

Calvin i see this guy as the real deal for traditional puukkos and a master craftsman as well. For about $200 you will be thrilled. We communicated in English by email. Many Finnish smiths are not English speakers so this is a help. PM me if you would like his email address.
Here is his website: http://hanhiniitty.fi/sepan-paja/
If you email Martti he will send you pictures of the puukkos he makes.
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