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Project by alaskadiver posted 03-07-2011 07:28 PM 2001 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just came across this image on my computer and thought I should post it. This was my first knife ever completed. Used a nice piece of maple with a poly finish. The spacers ar the front are caribou antler and fake stone. This one is on my fathers wall. I did not make the blade, but hope to forge my first ones this summer if time allows. The only power tool I used on this was a dremel, thank god I have a shop with proper tools now.

-- "Nothing is worse than a brilliant picture of a fuzzy concept"--Ansel Adams





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groy87

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#1 posted 03-07-2011 07:32 PM

Nice knife. is that a polar blade?

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alaskadiver

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#2 posted 03-07-2011 07:45 PM

I don’t think it is a Polar, got it from North Coast Knives, super sharp carbon blade. Sold as Finnish made but no stamp as to who made it.

-- "Nothing is worse than a brilliant picture of a fuzzy concept"--Ansel Adams

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Puupaja

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#3 posted 03-07-2011 07:49 PM

That´s really nice looking puukko… why you use finnish words or is it kind of name for knifes?

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#4 posted 03-07-2011 08:08 PM

Great job first time at knife making.

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#5 posted 03-07-2011 08:56 PM

Nice job for a first knife. You plan on becoming a cutler, or is this just one facet of your work?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#6 posted 03-07-2011 09:54 PM

this has got a really nice shape to it! I really like it! My fiance has an old set of knives that have theses crappy plastic handles on it. Someday I want to give a try at knife making! Thanks or sharing

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Rick

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#7 posted 03-08-2011 02:38 AM

This is a bautiful Knife! My Favourite is the Damascus Knife you made for a Friend. THAT one is Gorgeous!!

Thanks for Posting this one.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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alaskadiver

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#8 posted 03-08-2011 07:27 PM

@Puupaja, my understanding is the term Puukko comes from northern Finland and is used for this type of knife indicating that it is a “tool” for everyday use and not a weapon. It is designed only to cut with a drawing motion, hence the lack of a finger guard or bolster to aid in the use of plunging the knife to cut.

-- "Nothing is worse than a brilliant picture of a fuzzy concept"--Ansel Adams

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Puupaja

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#9 posted 03-08-2011 08:19 PM

Hello I just check that we have here two explanation for heritage of puukko other is that german name was pook and we start to pronouse it puukko and the other comes from the word puu which mean wood usually handles are made from wood….

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Puupaja/357028681017482

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