Puukko with Birch Burl handle

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Project by S2artDesigns posted 06-05-2012 01:43 AM 4634 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this guy for a friends dad. She wanted a simple blade made for working and I think this delivers. It has a stainless steel Lauri blade and a great looking piece of birch burl for the handle. Brass guard. Simple but effective. All supplies came from

-- Visit my Etsy site to see my burl wood jewelry at

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#1 posted 06-05-2012 05:54 AM

Very sweet looking knife. Will it hold an edge?

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#2 posted 06-05-2012 05:56 AM

Thats real nice!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#3 posted 06-05-2012 11:30 AM

Beautiful knife.
Beautiful wood.
Beautiful work.
In this link you can learn how to make the leather also
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 06-06-2012 01:59 AM

Nice job, I looked at your other ones also. I’ve made a few puukko knives also. It is very addicting. If you check out the vise advise thread I started in hand tools you can see the vise I use to hold the blade while shaping the handle. Thanks also for the link for supplies. The blades I used were hand forged and have gotten real expensive.

-- Jim, Long Island, NY home of the chain leg vise

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#5 posted 06-06-2012 05:52 PM

Thanks everyone! I appreciate the compliments. Dubsaloon, it does hold an edge well, but the fact that its a scandi blade makes it super easy to sharpen. One of my favorite things about this style in fact.

Mafe, thanks for that link. Thats a great lookin tutorial! Much appreciated.

Boatman53, thanks and I do love making these. They are so simple but beautiful and hard working. Ill check out that thread topic. Holding these things in place while you shape is always a fun time. haha. Yeah the blade on this one was only like 13 bucks but its still good. I have a Puronvarsi and those are hand forged I THINK and are a bit more expensive so I feel your pain. haha

-- Visit my Etsy site to see my burl wood jewelry at

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