Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Finnish Puuko Knife: Kauhavan Puukkopaja, Matti Koski, Finland

Now that we are through the big Yule weekend, I figured that it was time to showcase one of the gifts that I received............. Thanks Jim!


This knife is a beautifully crafted Puuko knife from Finland!  The knife was hand made by Matti Koski, the owner of Kauhavan Puukkopaja, one of the finest traditional knife making shops in Finland today.  Here is a link to his web site....... it is in Finnish, but you can always use the Google Translator page to change it to English (or whatever!).

http://www.kauhavanpuukkopaja.fi/

This knife has a full tang blade of high carbon steel, with a birch wood and bone handle, and brass end cap.  The sheath is hand sewn and tooled in the traditional Finnish fashion.  All in all, a very beautiful and extremely functional knife!  This is a knife that is equally at home in the wilds or in the workshop.

I showcased another Puuko knife of mine in a past blog entry (complete with some history and information on Puuko knives in general).  You can jump over to that page here:

http://sharky-fourbees.blogspot.com/2011/07/finnish-puukko-knife-my-favorite.html

And now for your viewing pleasure......... here is the photo album of this beautiful knife:



2 comments:

Uniquely Nordic said...

I can tell you truly appreciate the craftsmanship involved in Puukko knives. You have such beautiful photos and a great description for this knife. I sell Kauhavan Puukkopaja knives in my web store. Do you mind if I add a link to your blog in my store?
Thanks! - Valerie

Sharky said...

If you'd like to link over to my blog posting, that would be great. If you could send me a link to your web site with an email address as well, I would really appreciate it.
You can contact me at:
marksharky@hotmail.com

Thanks! and glad you have enjoyed the blog!
Sharky