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Who made your favorite puukko?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by WhittlinAway, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    All puukkos are great. They are simply honest work knives without drama.
     
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  2. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    Hawkhead

    Nice looking puukko. Are those Puronvarsi blades? Nice.
    Rich
     
  3. hawkhead

    hawkhead

    Aug 13, 2008
    Thanks RayseM. I made a mistake there are four older puukkos mixed in.
     
  4. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    Pekka Tuominen is my favorite puukko maker. John
     
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  5. hawkhead

    hawkhead

    Aug 13, 2008
    Thanks Rich. There is only one Puronvarsi blade in this photo 3rd from top on the right. There are three others not in the photo. BTW, Puronvarsi blades make good knives with some extra work on the grinds.
     
  6. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    Hawkhead

    Yes, I stated my question poorly. I meant the third from top right, looked like his mark. I like Puronvarsi blades. I have made a couple knives using them; also like Lauri Progession Tempered blades. I also have made numerous Nordic knives with various Lauri, Helle laminated blades and older Mora laminated carbon blades. Fun to do.
    Rich
     
  7. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    Iisakki Jarvenpaa

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  8. hawkhead

    hawkhead

    Aug 13, 2008
    I have ground my own blades and also regrind Lauri and Brisa blades for my puukkos.
     
  9. hawkhead

    hawkhead

    Aug 13, 2008
    Pekka Tuominen is one of the great Puukkoseppamestari.
     
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  10. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I only have two puukos. One by Kellam (Wolverine), the other by Malanika. The Malanika was made with my desired blade length and handle material, and with the sheath style I requested... accordingly, I carry/use it far more than the Kellam.
     
  11. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    Hawkhead
    I really like Brisa blades also. Have an Enzo(Brisa) Birk 75 in D2 with Scandi grind and curly birch scales. A true Finnish folding puukko. Razor sharp and hasn't needed sharpening since I got it about 18 months ago.
    Rich
     
  12. hawkhead

    hawkhead

    Aug 13, 2008
    Brisa does a fine job heat treating . My Enzo (Brisa) Elver has remained razor sharp for three years making puukko sheaths and the wooden blade inserts. I strop with white compound.
     
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  13. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    Hawkhead
    Have you tried Polar blades (combined effort of Brisa and Lauri) ? IMHO they are quite nice.
    This is one I crafted. I like the rough forged look personally.

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    Rich
     
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  14. hawkhead

    hawkhead

    Aug 13, 2008
    I will try them.
     
  15. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    Hawkhead

    Seems we like/use the same blades. Just curious, do you get them from Brad?
    Keep on build nice looking puukko.
    Rich
     
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  16. hawkhead

    hawkhead

    Aug 13, 2008
    Yes.
     
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  17. rockman0

    rockman0 Basic Member Basic Member

    May 5, 2013
    Being this is my only puukko this Erapuu qualifies for this thread. Blade is 80CrV2 at 58 hrc.
    Blade length is 3 11/16" width 3/4". Handle is 4 1/4" long with a circumference of 3 1/2". Weight of knife alone is 3.3 ounces, with sheath 4.9 ounces. My hands are slightly too big for the handle, my middle finger measures 3 3/4" long so a thicker and longer handle would be nice but I tested it today on a 5 1/2' green tree top which I made into a new walking staff and it was comfortable enough for the 30 minute session of de-barking and shaping. The blade was fairly sharp as it came, It wouldn't have taken much stropping to bring it to hair popping sharp but for this impromptu review I wanted to test it as it came to me. It did very well at removing the bark and shaving the knots down. Rounded the top off and sharpened the bottom with ease. I really like the birch bark handle, it's easy on your hands and grippy. I the heat treat is good. The blade is just as sharp now as it was when I started. The sheath is a nice full grain leather with a plastic liner. The knife snaps in and you can't shake it out. For the price I'm very happy and forsee a custom order in my future with a bigger handle of birch bark, I like the blade length as is, suits my needs perfectly.
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  18. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    Rockman0

    Nice puukko. I like the hammered/forged look and the birch bark handles I've found to be very comfortable, grippy and don't get cold.
    Rich
     
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  19. rockman0

    rockman0 Basic Member Basic Member

    May 5, 2013
    I enjoyed trying it out today Rich. It's a pleasure to use, I'm impressed with the birch bark handle :thumbsup:
    Thanks

     
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  20. Mongo

    Mongo

    Nov 5, 2001
    I don't have my favorite puukko yet.... but when I do, it will be made by @jelio .
    I do have at least two puukkos that are nice enough, but his work hits me viscerally.
    Someday....
     
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