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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by t.sous11, Dec 3, 2011.
Both nice knives. I really like the older Marttiini. That looks like their older Lynx model.
Get a Lauri blade. They provide the blades for some more expensive brands, so I've heard, but they're inexpensive enough that you won't kick yourself if it turns out like this.
Yeah it looks like the Ilves, but its not marked Ilves that I can see. Its marked Made in Finland near the bolster, J Marttiini Rovaniemi in the fuller and the word (vuolu maybe?)puukko in script on the blade.
that's a nice looking puukko you made. I'd be proud to carry/use it anytime.
Here's an unusual one. I guess a soldier mod?
I suspect it originally looked like this:
Rich S, since the sheath says "Norge 1945" probably a German soldier's acquisition, who had been stationed in North Finland, where he could have gotten the puukko in Rovaniemi. John
When I got this several years ago, the seller said it had belonged to a German soldier. I always take seller's comments with a grain of salt. Maybe he was correct.
While we are on the subject of unusual - here is an akryylipuukko made in Seinäjoki, Finland by Jaska Nukari. 7" overall with a 3" 80CrV2 blade and acrylic handle.
Not usually my favorite handle material, very modernistic and very well executed, but I like it. Beautiful.
One I'd like to get is the Ahti Juhla; very Tommi-ish, but a lot less expensive. Maybe if I ever get our "economic stimulus" check I'll stimulate the late Ragnar's site (or who ever is running it now).
Nice old Fiskers; not the usual puukko shaped blade. Maybe a skinning blade?
I.D. from Ristinen's book. Oldest puukko I have that can be dated with some certainty.
Rich.s,how do these old style rhombic puukkos perform for other tasks beside wood cutting,and do you put micro edge on them ?
I've used and carried a 4" puukko for years. Long haul backpacking with 35# backpack the Appalachian trail for 2-3 weeks at a time. Puukko does everything you could ask of a good knife. I hone mine to a full Scandi edge, then draw back on fine (1000 grit) emory once each direction (away from the edge obviously) to put a micro bevel on the edge. Holds an edge better that in IMHO. I'm not a wood carver. I am an outdoor hiker/backpacker. My puukko have always done everything I need doing (cutting small branches for fire wood, tent pegs, etc.). I think they are the best designed knife on the planet. Note: they don't normally have a cross guard, so don't plan on stabbing cans, trees, etc. I carry a SAK Tinker to open cans, bottles,etc. for the small tasks.
Edit: If you need something for chopping, I'd suggest adding a hand axe or better (IMHO) a 8" leuku. the Nordic peoples of Finland, Norway, Sweden have lived or died for hundreds of years by using their knives.
Found a sheath for my Puukko..
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Now you need to make a hanger for your puukko. Is that a Martiinni Lynx model?
I don't think so Rich, but I can't say for sure. Can you give me a pic of a suitable hanger and I will make one. Thanks.
Sorry I don't have any pictures that show clearly a hanger. Try looking at sites like Ragweed or Thompsons; basically a loop attached near the top of the sheath to hang on belt. I you plan on putting it in a pack, etc. it's not needed.
Somebody post a puukko please! Don't let this thread die - puukko are cool.
Waiting on a new one. Can't just keep posting the same old 2
I agree - keep this thread going. Puukko are Cool!
i got one coming! hope to have it soon. i will certainly post it when received.