Classic Puukko Knife - 10.5cm
A beautiful example of a Puukko Knife from Finland’s Wood Jewel, still made in the northern Finnish town of Kolari. A good Puukko balances it’s function as a tool with an artistic expression of craftsmanship. Their creation requiring the skills of not only a master blade smith, but also those of a carver, jeweller, designer and leatherworker for the sheath.
In Finland and northern Scandinavia, the Puukko is an “everyday” knife, used for everything from hunting and fishing to garden work or opening boxes in the warehouse. It’s flat back making it specifically practical, enabling the user to apply a thumb or hand to concentrate force.
The blade is 10.5cm (4.2 inches) long, and starts off very sharp, made from Quality High Carbon Steel hardened to HRC 63-65 and tempered to HRC 59 to balance ductility and brittleness. The blade extends with an internal tang secured to the top of the handle with a rivet. The blade is natural unpolished carbon black except for the grind.
The handle is made from a curly birch. Please note that the appearance of the handle may vary from that shown due to the natural and pronounced grain of the wood.
The sheath is made from wet-formed vegetable tanned leather with a reindeer leather belt hanger attached to it. Reindeer leather is incredibly supple and very strong.
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PROVENANCE AND ETHICS
Wood Jewel knives are still made in the small town of Kolari located in the far north of Finland, north of the arctic circle and far in to Finnish Lapland. The design and craft of the knives reflect the Sami styles and traditions of the region.