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kootenay joe wrote:Here is a puukko made by Finnish smith Rauno Vainionpaa. OAL 6 7/8" with 4" handle and 2 7/8" blade. The sheath is sturdy and well formed. The snap in fit is tight, need to pull while wiggling handle in a rotating movement to extract the knife. Very secure and not a quick draw !
This knife is pure essential puukko: a small plain knife with oval handle which is longer than blade, no guard, forged blade with no secondary grind needed to form the very sharp edge. They edge hold for a long time.
Dangler sheath with a small knife like this never gets in the way making this The Perfect EDC.
kootenay joe wrote:Tony, do you forge your blades ? A forged blade is needed to be a puukko. You can buy blades forged by top level Finnish 'Smiths'.
Here is my other "Pure Puukko", this one was made by Pasi Jaakonaho, one of the 7 Finnish "Master" Smiths. The handle has been carved to shape and is more typical of a Finnish knife having greater girth than the RV knife. I carry this one and it can cut anything a big knife can.
The experience of holding and using a knife like this is unlike that of any other knife. It is compact yet so efficient, natural & pleasing.
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