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    Puukko Pictures

    Kaukava style Puukko from Finland; look circa 1950-70. Nice knives - have a bunch of them. Be sure you know how sharpen a Scandi blade. There were/are several dozen possible makers; Iisakki Jarvenpaa was one of the most prolific manufacturers.
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    If you had to pick one Victorinox, which one would it be?

    Tinker is home EDC; Deluxe Tinker when out and about.
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    Swedish Mora Boot fighting knife

    Would be very interested to see a Mora with the Toledo markings. Never seen one. Please post pics. thanks Rich
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    Swedish Mora Boot fighting knife

    IMHO, the knife in question is either a Broderna Jonsson, Carl Andersson or F.M.Mattsson. I have several of this design. Some with guards, some without. Commonly have excellent laminated blades. Rich
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    Everyone's latest acquisitions!

    Just got a great Victorinox Spartan with amazing cast/enameled 3D scales. This one is of the Luzern Lion military memorial. Part of a 20-ish knife series done by a Swiss metal casting company which supplied the scales to Vic. Hard to find in US. Sold mostly through Swiss jewelry/tourist stores.
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    "Pecking order" for Traditional (Production) "Scandi/Puukko" Knives.

    Yes, no problem. I had trouble finding makers who used Lauri PT blades. Most major makers just use carbon Lauri. I ended up buying just the Lauri PT blades and crafted my own handles.
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    "Pecking order" for Traditional (Production) "Scandi/Puukko" Knives.

    Tapio I think you will like the Lauri Progression Tempered blades. IMHO they are easier to sharpen (true flat Scandi grind w/micro bevel) whereas Roselli are slightly convexed. Rich
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    NEW MEMBER THREAD! If you're new to the forum post it here.

    Welcome aboard. I'm a Scandi fanatic, also love barlows, stockman and mostly traditional/vintage knives. Rich (the crazy puukko guy)
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    Rough Rider & Related Slipjoints

    Check their site and search "rough ryder reserve" also rough ryder vg10 and rough ryder D2. They changed the name from "rider" to "Ryder" for some reason a while back.
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    BR&CO. Norweigan knife

    No, Ragweed doesn't carry Brusletto any more. Sorry, I used to buy some beauties from them.
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    "Pecking order" for Traditional (Production) "Scandi/Puukko" Knives.

    Right, Mora Classic #1, no guard; #611 has guard (easy to remove). Have a CS Finn Bear - use it in kitchen for heavy duty cutting/chopping - very thick blade IMHO. CS-FB holds edge very well, but I don't feel it's as easy to get a really sharp edge as Moras - which make better slicers IMHO...
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    BR&CO. Norweigan knife

    At 6-ish PM on a Sat.night? They are closed, probably out having a horn of brew :) Since Ragnar died, Redbeard set it up for Paypal/Credit cards, not phone ordering. Still one of the best Nordic knives sites around.
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    "Pecking order" for Traditional (Production) "Scandi/Puukko" Knives.

    Rykjeklut Nice Brusletto, I also have the same model.
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    "Pecking order" for Traditional (Production) "Scandi/Puukko" Knives.

    Alberta Ed I agree, Morakniv makes a good user, I just don't like the aesthetics. Roselli Carpenter is great; have both Krupp and UHC blades. I was told (can't confirm) that many of Kellam's Puukko knives are made by Ahti ( Reino Kampilla) under contract.
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    BR&CO. Norweigan knife

    I just checked Ragweed and didn't see any Brusletto. The Ragweed Brusletto page on Google is out of date.
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    "Pecking order" for Traditional (Production) "Scandi/Puukko" Knives.

    Not in Sweden - too cold there. Don't speak Swedish; only so so with English :). Just been collecting/studying Nordic knives for a zillion years. I had about 5-6 barrel knives until the wife claimed them. The rest is history. Rich
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    "Pecking order" for Traditional (Production) "Scandi/Puukko" Knives.

    Barrel knives are interesting. My wife has been collecting them for years. Those with "star" by them were made in India, not Sweden. Most of those have elaborate carved handles and have brass fittings. Rich
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    "Pecking order" for Traditional (Production) "Scandi/Puukko" Knives.

    Hardball I think the older Mora red handles had a full stick tang. At least the ones I have do. Those great laminated blades will take and hold a really good edge. You are right about the new ones not having a "soul". I've not had any issues with the Helle I have. Show us any/all the...
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    2 layer 84 vs 91mm

    I prefer the 91 mm Tinker, just like a larger blade (carried mine for ca. 30 years). Have a 84 mm Tinker also along with about 60 other SAKs. Carried a 91 mm Champion in my pack when I was backpacking/hiking. I can get buy with the 84's, but nothing smaller. Rich
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    "Pecking order" for Traditional (Production) "Scandi/Puukko" Knives.

    I can't really answer that. A lot of current Scandi (Finnish) makers use Lauri blades, so it's a matter of handle style,etc. Of those making their own steel production knives, I think Roselli and Jarvenpaa are up there. Tommi are really up there, but beyond my pay grade (the Ahti Juhla is a...
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