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Beautiful puukko. Probably the nicest Marttiini ever produced. I have one also, but not in that nice a condition.
Are Arto Liukko puukko like those above available for public purchase? (Not that I could afford one :(
Both puukko are absolutely beautiful ! Arto Liukko is a true master smith/craftsman.
IMHO, clean them up a bit and keep them as family heirlooms.
For me it's either the CRKT Cuatro (bearings flipper) or the M4-02W (A/O Thumbstud in "barlow" style). Have several other CRKTs, but I like the...
By the time you go through all to get your knife the bear will have eaten you :D
Pipe and SAK Tinker.
Pocket clip, but not deep carry - too hard to get a grip on it to get out of pocket. Of course, my beloved SAK Tinker is in my pocket.
Sorry, can't do a pic. I've carried the same Tinker for nearly 30 years. Rather scuffed up scales and blade has been well sharpened, but still...
You can never go wrong with SAKs. They are addicting; not to mention the most useful knives in the world. Also the best selling and most...
Take a look at the various blade styles on Enzo (Brisa) knives. Made in Finland, several varieties of steel and blade shapes, lengths.
Lot of dealers have replacement SAK scales. Very easy to switch scales.
I would suggest starting with an Opinel friction folder. It has a manual ring lock for the blade which you can use or not. Good steel, will...
Jack B -
Yes, from "Key to Sheffield Manufactories". Great reference for old Sheffield knives and tools. Thanks.
Another good reference -...
Here's another of my oldies; old pic, has been cleaned up a bit since then.
Somehow I doubt an English gentleman would use the button as a thumbstud. More likely two handed holding in one and using the thumb and forefinger...
And we thought the thumbstud was something new !! ;)
Found it. Wife reminded me of her cell phone.
Here's the best I could do. Still don't know what the symbols are.
Arrow I . R ?
Sorry I can't. Don't have a digicam anymore;never was a good picture taker. I'm not sure what the maker's mark is. I tried to compare it to...
Thanks guys. IMHO Wostenholm and Rodgers made some really fine knives.
Here's another unknown maker. I think (?) late 1700's - classic 2.5" blade...