- Feb 27, 1999
Does anyone here know anything about Finnish Puuko style knives? I acquired one last night and would like to learn more about it.
It is about 8.75" OAL with a 4.25" blade. The handle is made of a very nicely figured piece of burled birch.The bolster and the buttcap appear to be silver with some diamond and triangular patterns hand engraved on them. It has a stick tang which is peened at the end just like our khukuris. It even has a diamond shaped keeper on the buttcap. On the right side of the blade, just above the bolster it has "SLETTEMO HOL" stamped into the blade. It came with a hand tooled, brown leather sheith. The leather is very stiff and holds its shape. It holds the knife in place securely without the use of straps. (although the previous owner added a leather thong that slips over the portion of the tang that protrudes from the buttcap. Sort of like a hammer thong on a single action revolver holster)
It's very comrtable in the hand, takes a hell of an edge and should make a great hunting,fishing, woods companion.
[This message has been edited by Jaeger (edited 04-10-2001).]