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Spyderco Puukko

Postby nathanours » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:04 pm

Do any of you have and use a Puukko? I picked one up at the seconds sale on Saturday for $50 and am really impressed, but never see any discussion about these. The fit and finish on it are fantastic, and it's one of the prettiest knives I've ever seen. I cannot find any flaw on mine, other than not coming with a sheath. This leads me to my next question. Does anyone know where I could get a decent sheath that would fit? This seems like it would be an excellent hunting and fishing knife. Here are a few quick cell phone pics:

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Re: Spyderco Puukko

Postby yablanowitz » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:57 am

I have a couple of them, one a first with a sheath and the other a factory second without a sheath. Since I have one sheath, I haven't even looked for one for the other knife, though I do know of several craftsmen that could make one. Of course, it might cost more to have one made than the knife itself cost as a second.

As far as the knife itself goes, it is an excellent woodworking tool. I have recently been whittling on an old walking stick that I started on many years ago. I had given up on it because the white oak was just too hard to carve with the tools I had back then. After using a BushcraftUK and the Puukko to work another staff from local ash wood, I went back to the oak and found it relatively easy to work. I should be ready to take some pictures of the projects pretty soon.

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Re: Spyderco Puukko

Postby gaj999 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:17 am

I saw that score and was quite jealous. You might ask around about sheath makers. That deserves a nice leather sheath.

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Re: Spyderco Puukko

Postby palonej » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:23 am

Real nice chunk a lumber on that blade Nathan!
Great score!
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Re: Spyderco Puukko

Postby chuckd » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:38 am

I love my Puukko, it is a great skinner knife in my experience (which is totally limited). I have to somewhat frequently clean up the brass bit on the handle as it gets tarnished and does not maintain the gorgeous shine I want on it.

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Puukko Rules!

Postby LC Kid » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:40 am

Hi nathanours!


The Puukko is a fantastic field knife, you certainly made a wonderful catch getting yours at $50.

I have two Puukkos, the R100 Hunting and the R110 Carpenter, both are H. Roselli made in Finland, and both are my Go-To knives when hunting/fishing/trekking in BC. Both came with their sheaths, but I made another one for the smaller, the Carpenter, in a very nice piece of Cordovan leather, and I'm very happy with it. :cool:

Actually the sheath for a Puukko is a very important and essential part of the knife, according to the nordic cutlery tradition. :)

And I agree with yablanowitz, to have a properly made leather sheath for your Puukko is gonna cost you waaaaay over $50. :rolleyes:

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Re: Spyderco Puukko

Postby rodloos » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:58 am

I have a couple of Puukkos, one with the desert ironwood scales, and one with G10. They are fantastic for whittling. I did find that one of them got a pretty significant chip in the cutting edge while I was whittling the bark from some dried pecan branches, I don't know if that was just a weakness in the factory edge, or if some twisting forces happened while I was cutting the bark off.

I haven't measured the angle of the grind on mine, but my impression is that they are a narrower angle than say, my Bushcraft UK or other Scandi grinds I have -- they really cut well!

You might contact Christina Gere at SheathPro (http://knifesheathspro.com/contact/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) about a sheath, they make the sheaths for Spyderco.
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Re: Spyderco Puukko

Postby average-Joe » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:28 pm

Great score

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Re: Spyderco Puukko

Postby nathanours » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:51 am

Well, I ended up buying some leather, and am going to attempt to make the sheath myself. We'll see how it goes.

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Re: Spyderco Puukko

Postby Ruarch » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:39 pm

nathanours wrote:Well, I ended up buying some leather, and am going to attempt to make the sheath myself. We'll see how it goes.
Post pics when you are done!
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Re: Spyderco Puukko

Postby gaj999 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:02 am

nathanours wrote:Well, I ended up buying some leather, and am going to attempt to make the sheath myself. We'll see how it goes.
Nice. I've made a few, both leather and kydex. For leather, I'd recommend getting a groover and a spacing marker. Without those, it's tough to get a professional look. Mine are a little rough looking, but fully functional, and I only wear ever them in the woods, so I'm good with that. YMMV

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Re: Spyderco Puukko

Postby Pekka » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:37 am

nathanours wrote:Well, I ended up buying some leather, and am going to attempt to make the sheath myself. We'll see how it goes.

Hi

If You are in Facebook, you can see here one way how to make traditional 'back sew' puukko-knife sheath.

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Take care

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