Todor Hristov - Puukkos

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  1. Todor Hristov

    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Two birch bark twins. They are almost identical with some slight differences in the thickness of the blades and the thickness of the bark.

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    Steel – 1.2519 60-61 HRC.
    OAL - 216 mm (~8.5").
    Blade - 97Х22Х5mm (~3.8x0.9x0.2") rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - p 800.
    Handle – birch bark and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden isnert.
    Weight with/without sheath - 125/173 grams.

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    Steel – 1.2519 60-61 HRC.
    OAL - 216 mm (~8.5").
    Blade - 98Х22Х4.7mm (~3.8x0.9x0.19") rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - p 800.
    Handle – birch bark and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden isnert.
    Weight with/without sheath - 122/171 grams.

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  2. Todor Hristov

    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Hello guys , I'm adding two more puukkos.

    Steel – Elmax 59-61 HRC.
    OAL - 234mm (~9.2").
    Blade 110x21x3.8mm (~4.3"x0.8''x0.15'') rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - P800.
    Handle – Stabilized karelian birch, g10 and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden inlay .
    Weight with/without sheath – 129/178 gr.

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    Steel – Elmax 59-61 HRC.
    OAL - 226mm (~8.9").
    Blade 108x21x3.8mm (~4.2"x0.8''x0.15'') rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - P800.
    Handle – Birch bark and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden inlay .
    Weight with/without sheath – 104/150 gr.

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  3. Todor Hristov

    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Hello guys , I'm back from my fishing trip and with fresh energy I finished two new puukkos.

    Steel – 80CrV2 60-61 HRC.
    OAL - 241mm (~9.5").
    Blade 120x25x5mm (~4.7"x1''x0.2'') rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - P800.
    Handle – Palisander wood, g10 and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden inlay .
    Weight with/without sheath – 164/220 gr.


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    Steel – Elmax 60-61 HRC.
    OAL - 203mm (~8").
    Blade 92x18x3.8mm (~3.6"x0.7''x0.15'') rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - P800.
    Handle – Birch bark and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden inlay .
    Weight with/without sheath – 86/122 gr.

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  4. Todor Hristov

    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    and one more necker, pretty similar with the last one, only on this one I used two types of bark - one thicker than the other.

    Steel – Elmax 59-61 HRC.
    OAL - 201mm (~8").
    Blade 93x18x3.8mm (~3.6"x0.7''x0.15'') rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - P800.
    Handle – Birch bark and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden inlay .
    Weight with/without sheath – 82/118 gr.

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  5. Todor Hristov

    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Hello, one more puukko by me , but this time with steel, that I use for the first time - K390 microclean. This is the most terrible steel to grind , that I have ever worked with. But at the end, the sharpness achieved was very impressive. From my experience with the steels that I work with , this blade got wicked sharp. It cuts receipts and forearm hair "from a distance". The puukko users might imagine how it will bite into wood.

    Steel – K390 62-63 HRC.
    OAL - 208 mm (~8.2").
    Blade - 92.5Х22Х4.4mm (~3.6x0.9x0.18") rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - p 800.
    Handle – birch bark and inox.
    Leather sheath with wooden insert.
    Weight with/without sheath - 99/135 grams.

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  6. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    "It cuts receipts and forearm hair "from a distance"." You made me laugh with this one.
    A beauty - though even from here, I can feel my arm hair falling away :D

    Someone will score a stellar puukko with this one. Nicely done. :thumbsup:

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  7. Todor Hristov

    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Thanks Ray, I'm glad to hear this :D .

    The destruction of countless abrasive belts continues with another k390 puukko, this time with a bit longer blade.

    Steel – K390 62-63 HRC.
    OAL - 238 mm (~9.4").
    Blade - 117Х22Х4.3mm (~4.6x0.8x0.17") rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - p 400.
    Handle – birch bark and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden insert.
    Weight with/without sheath - 114/163 grams.

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  8. Todor Hristov

    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Hello guys , one more puukko with k390 blade . The grinding of this steel and the stacking of the bark on this one really tested my patience.

    Steel – K390 61-62 HRC.
    OAL - 231 mm (~9.1").
    Blade - 113Х21Х4.3mm (~4.4x0.8x0.17") rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - p 400.
    Handle – Birch bark and brass .
    Leather sheath with wooden isnert .
    Weight with/without sheath - 115/163 grams.

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  9. Todor Hristov

    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Hello again , one more puukko , but in red tone. I had to take some break from the bark stacking.

    Steel – K390 61-62 HRC.
    OAL - 207 mm (~8.1").
    Blade - 90Х22Х4.2mm (~3.5x0.8x0.16") rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - p 800.
    Handle – Stabilized alder burl , g10 and brass .
    Leather sheath with wooden isnert .
    Weight with/without sheath - 123/161 grams.

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  10. Todor Hristov

    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Two puukkos with karelian birch handles. The first one is for my dentist . This is his first puukko. He usualy likes full tang knives with composite scales but the last time he visited me , I saw him whittling a stick with a folder. I gave him a rhomboid puukko with almost zero secondary bevel and said - try with this one and he realy liked it.


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    Steel – 80CrV2 60-61 HRC.
    OAL - 233 mm (~9.2").
    Blade - 110Х24Х5.2mm (~4.3x0.9x0.2") rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - p 800.
    Handle – Stabilized karelian birch, g10 and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden insert .
    Weight with/without sheath - 166/204 grams.

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    Steel - K390 62-63 HRC.
    OAL - 244 mm (~9.6").
    Blade - 118Х22Х4.2mm (~4.6x0.9x0.17") rhombic grind with micro secondary bevel.
    Blade finish - p 800.
    Handle – stabilized karelian birch , G10 and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden insert.
    Weight with/without sheath - 144/188 grams.

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  11. Todor Hristov

    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    I havn't made a rhomboid puukko with this type of handle in a while. It's a construction with threaded end of the tang, hidden with an end cap. This block of blackwood surprised me with some nice figures.


    Steel – 80CrV2 60-61 HRC.
    OAL - 266 mm (~10.5").
    Blade - 132Х25Х5mm (~5.2x1x0.2") rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - p 800.
    Handle – african blackwood, alder burl and inox.
    Leather sheath with wooden insert .

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  12. Todor Hristov

    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Hello guys , I finaly got my hands on some 5.2 mm thick elmax after alot of searching and waiting , so I immediately made this blade and stacked some bark on it .

    Steel – Elmax 59-61 HRC.
    OAL - 238 mm (~9.4").
    Blade - 116Х24Х5.2mm (~4.6x0.9x0.2") rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - p 800.
    Handle – Birch bark and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden insert .
    Weight with/without sheath - 147/195 grams.

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  13. Todor Hristov

    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Along with the big puukko, I started this little one. Because of the bark handle it is super light , so I thought that it would be suitable for necker knife.

    Steel – Elmax 60-61 HRC.
    OAL - 206 mm (~8.1").
    Blade - 95Х18Х3.8mm (~3.7x0.7x0.15") rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - p 800.
    Handle – Birch bark and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden insert .
    Weight with/without sheath - 82/115 grams.

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  14. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Great pattern on that birch bark!
     
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  15. Todor Hristov

    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Thanks madcap , it's 2 pieces of thicker bark in one direction and one thin piece at 90° .

    Another necker puukko with new batch of bark . Take a look at the weight of this one.

    Steel – Elmax 60-61 HRC.
    OAL - 197mm (~7.7").
    Blade 94x19x3,8mm (~3.7"x0.7''x0.15'') rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - P800.
    Handle – Birch bark and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden inlay .
    Weight with/without sheath – 88/137 gr.


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    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Another tiny puukko. I think the thickness of the bark made the perfect pattern for this size knife.

    Steel – Elmax 60-61 HRC.
    OAL - 201 mm (~7.9").
    Blade - 90Х18Х3.6mm (~3.5x0.7x0.14") rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - p 800.
    Handle – Birch bark and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden insert.
    Weight with/without sheath - 80/113 grams.

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  17. Todor Hristov

    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Hello there , I'm back to the bark stacking. I used 2 types of bark this time , one is a bit thicker and the pattern came out nice.

    Steel – 80CrV2 60-61 HRC.
    OAL - 230 mm (~9").
    Blade - 110Х21Х4.9mm (~4.3x0.8x0.2") rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - p 800.
    Handle – Birch bark and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden insert .
    Weight with/without sheath - 117/166 grams.

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    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    I had this cool piece of burl for a long time and I wasn't sure what to use it for. This weekend I finaly decided to see how it will look when I shape it to handle.

    Steel – Elmax 60-61 HRC.
    OAL - 238 mm (~9.4").
    Blade - 115Х22Х5.1mm (~4.5x0.9x0.2") rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - p 800.
    Handle – Stabilized maple burl and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden isnert.
    Weight with/without sheath - 146/195 grams.

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    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    And two necker puukkos for two brothers.

    Steel – Elmax 60-61 HRC.
    OAL - 212 mm (~9.4").
    Blade - 98-100mm (~3.8 - 3.9 ") rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - p 800.
    Handle – Birch bark and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden isnert.
    Weight with/without sheath - 100/140 grams.

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    Todor Hristov KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 21, 2017
    This week I was out of town and I managed to gather some bark. I tried a new pattern on the bigger one.

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    Steel – Elmax 60-61 HRC.
    OAL - 242 mm (~9.5").
    Blade - 120x22x5.2mm (~4.7x0.8x0.2 ") rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - p 800.
    Handle – Birch bark and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden insert .
    Weight with/without sheath - 127/165 grams.

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    Steel – Elmax 60-61 HRC.
    OAL - 219 mm (~8.6").
    Blade - 101x21x5mm (~4x0.8x0.2 ") rhomboid grind.
    Blade finish - p 800.
    Handle – birch bark and brass.
    Leather sheath with wooden insert .
    Weight with/without sheath - 105/140 grams.

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