Came across this old video showing some if the steps of a puuko being crafted. Thought some of you may enjoy it
Jon the blade is 4" or 10.2 cm from bolster to tip. The handle is 3 3/4" or 9.5 cm excluding the end stud. Blade width is 4mm or 5/32".
Wow, that was an amazing video. Thanks for posting the link, Thalestin.
Tried to post it yesterday, but didn't menaged.
So in the pic, from left to right we have: Iisakki Järvenpää Aito, Pasi Hurttila tuohisarvi, Eräpuu tuohitako, Pasi Hurttila tuohipää.
Iisakki Järvenpää Oy is one of the oldest puukko factory locatd in Kauhava. The founder was royal knifemaker for tzar Nicholas II Romanov for a while and was awarded for his quality job.
Reino Känkänpaa, father of the now retired Altti Känkänpaa, worked for Iisakki for some time before starting his own business.
Aito was on of the craftmen at Järvenpää's factory. He was one of the men working for the longest time and the most skilled.
Eräpuu is a family business, based in Kemi, owned by the Kehusmaa brothers. They sell not only knives but also any sort of lappish souvenirs and clothing.
The knife in object has a Lauri blade with fake hammered finish, so to be similar to the Känkänpaa ones they used to use.
Pasi Hurttila is a full time blacksmith working in Ivalo, 30 km from Lake Inari. He worked for 10 years a wilderness guide all around Lappland before shifting forging from hobby to work.
Your welcome guys
The christmas market had some goodies by Kauhavan puukkopaja. The owner, Matti Koski, was actually there. We talked for a while and of course I had to get some of his products. I might have to visit his stand again...
Very nice! I like the way the blade on the birch handled puukko is finished, with the dimples to give it a "hammered" look. And the small one looks like a very handy little knife!
I bought the small one as a project. Lets see what I make of it. Yes, the finish on the bigger one is the reason I got it. The handle is of birch bark and very comfortable.
Matti Koski puts out a very tidy puukko and at a reasonable price, the sheathes are good too. I have puukkot from him in stainless and carbon.
It looks like you may have a second one on the bottom left side of your picture.
I sure would appreciate any information you could offer.
My regards, Tom
I do not know how to get in touch with him, he gives no contact info on that site that I could find
good fortune with your search
it might be this guy, not sure https://twitter.com/rsblades
you might get lucky emailing [email protected] just a guess
Last edited by jon_slider; 12-18-2013 at 04:04 PM.
I just don't do the social sites....I guess I'm just old fashioned and I value my privacy.
I'll try to send off an email to rsblade.
Thanks again, Tom
I think I have that same knife. I found it on a old logging road near Stone Lake, WI. (I grew up in that area.) I'm sure it was from a hunter that put it down while field dressing a deer. I'll see if I can find it and post a picture. My grandfather also owned a small store in the Hayward area and sold a lot of hunting knives from the 1950's to 1980 when he retired.
Any help out there sure would be appreciated.
My regards, Tom
Here is a picture of what I'm looking for EXCEPT...with a birds head handle, 3.5 to 4" carbon steel blade. I believe that it was an older laminated steel blade.
SORRY this picture turned out too small.
I just looked at my Mora and it has the guard but the butt has the metal cap similar to the top right one in the picture above. I went to a few antique stores this afternoon and didn't see any Mora's. Good luck in your search.
good stuff guys. i have been looking at puukkos for at least a year now, and i still haven't pulled the trigger. i really have just been overwhelmed with where to go to buy one...and who to go to. so, all of this info helps tremendously. thanks.
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