Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19

Thread: Puukko knife.

  1. #11
    "My words are of iron..."
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,857
    Thanked: 947

    Default

    Give me a little time to get to my library and I'll try to find out for you.
    "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." A. Lincoln.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Mike Blue For This Useful Post:

    manah (11-12-2009)

  3. #12
    Hibernator ursus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    623
    Thanked: 134

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Blue View Post
    Give me a little time to get to my library and I'll try to find out for you.
    I would think they're probably the initials of the one who forged the blade or the factory. However, I can be also mistaken.
    Last edited by ursus; 11-12-2009 at 12:44 PM.

  4. #13
    Senior Member blabbermouth
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    St. Paul, MN, USA
    Posts
    2,402
    Thanked: 335

    Default

    Nifty sheath - it matches my slippers really well.


  5. #14
    "My words are of iron..."
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,857
    Thanked: 947

    Default

    Mostly likely this knife is post 1921 to the present day, from the Issaaki Jarvenpaa factory in Kauhava Finland. The markings on the blade are from the worker who made the knife. Unfortunately, the book I use as a source does not identify the markings from individual workers, like custom knives do these days.

    It's a classic for sure. Nice job on the restoration.
    "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." A. Lincoln.

  6. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    78
    Thanked: 7

    Default

    Here's a pic of my pukko (say that 10 times fast!). Not really restored beyond utility. Love this knife!
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  7. #16
    Damn hedgehog Sailor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SW Finland
    Posts
    3,081
    Thanked: 1806

    Default

    Very nice puukkos you have. The steath looks very unique so i think it isn't meant to wear on a daily use - rather in some special events.
    The markings on the blade must be either from the one who made the blade or the one who owned the knife.
    'That is what i do. I drink and i know things'
    -Tyrion Lannister.

  8. #17
    Damn hedgehog Sailor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SW Finland
    Posts
    3,081
    Thanked: 1806

    Default

    Here's few of our knives:

    On top there's a Leuku of Lapland. Have it on the everyday use, mostly when chopping a 'kiehiset' (sort of a fire ladder, maybe) into wood i'm burning in the fireplace.
    Second leuku, slight larger, belonged to my grandfather. He carried it on the bad years 1939-1945.
    On the bottom there's Marttiini Ilves (Lynx). Blade restored, new handle. The steath isn't original, but from some other unnamed knife. Very useful tool for carving and for everyday tool at the garage, gardening, work etc.
    The little tiny Marttiini on the right belongs to my wife. She uses it for handicrafts etc.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    'That is what i do. I drink and i know things'
    -Tyrion Lannister.

  9. #18
    "My words are of iron..."
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,857
    Thanked: 947

    Default

    Nice collection. That old leuku has taken on some lovely character.

    Did you know of the upcoming knife show in Helsinki in January?
    "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." A. Lincoln.

  10. #19
    Damn hedgehog Sailor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SW Finland
    Posts
    3,081
    Thanked: 1806

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Blue View Post
    Nice collection. That old leuku has taken on some lovely character.

    Did you know of the upcoming knife show in Helsinki in January?
    I usually try to avoid going to Helsinki. Far too big metropol for me with the traffics and crowds. However knife show would be one to consider. Thanks for note.
    'That is what i do. I drink and i know things'
    -Tyrion Lannister.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •