Wednesday, February 8, 2012

初打ちナイフ完成 – First knife of this year

The two puukkos I have forged on New Year time are finally completed. I was working on it but slowly and getting leather for sheath was little troublesome, so took really long time to finish these.

Two different sizes of puukko. One is quite straight forward traditional way general purpose and other one is specialized for whittling job.
刃渡りBlade length : 11cm & 9.5cm
全長 Total length : 22cm & 20.5cm
コンシールドタング consealed narrow tang
スカンジフラットグラインド Scandi flat grind
少しダイヤ気味のブレード・プロファイルSlithly diamond blade profile
The handle materials are alder root (on larger knife) and birch (on smaller knife)

As for usual testing, whittled a try stick, and also brass rod tested. Both passed, but I must say, the blade is little softer than my preference. Also I have to note that I am not very confident using these for batoning. The blade and tang would withstand the stress but not sure about the handle.


  1. Anonymous8/2/12 20:50

    Beautiful knives! Very professional job. :)


  2. At the risk of sounding like a crank, I don't believe in batoning. I think it's knife abuse, just like using a beautiful painting for a rug, to see how it holds up.

  3. Thank you. For the handle and sheath, I have tried some new technique. I am quite happy with the result.

  4. Gorgeous knifes, both of them.