Knife suggestion and a pukko (puuko?) vendor

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Re: Knife suggestion and a pukko (puuko?) vendor

Post by Bullspit » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:43 am

As long as the knife is well designed, I've gotten to the point where I prefer no guard. The one exception would be a knife I was planning to do a lot of stabbing with.
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Re: Knife suggestion and a pukko (puuko?) vendor

Post by Denis » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:22 am

Denis wrote:I visited a new-to-me gunshop in Germany over the holidays, and picked up a new-old-stock Pukko knife there. It looks pretty good, though not as nice as the Saami handcrafted ones I found in Norway a few years ago. Pictures when I get a tuit.
I got half a tuit...

My new knife is from Iisakki Järvenpää Oy. It's style number 5218 in that photo. 13cm blade, 24cm overall length.

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Re: Knife suggestion and a pukko (puuko?) vendor

Post by deathrider1579 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:32 pm

I really like the Mora knives, I have about 5 of them and they have never failed to conquer the task I set them to, the edge has extreme durability and sharpens up easily with just a normal stone (this from a guy who can't use a stone on a normal pocket knife to save his life).

I also have one of those Marttiini knives which is as good or better (def. a better sheath) than the Moras and cost the same $10.

My box o knives has several $100+ knives in it from good manufacturers, probably the only expensive ones that get used and abused as much as the moras are the Becker BK7 and a couple Cold Steel knives all of which I tend to hesitate to use because they are more difficult to sharpen after I'm done with them. (I honestly don't see any use for anything other than a Scandi grind on a knife).

Anyhow my $0.02 is to get a couple Mora knives they are pretty stinkin awesome... the sheaths suck though.

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Re: Knife suggestion and a pukko (puuko?) vendor

Post by Greg » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:39 pm

Erik wrote:
Denis wrote:
Erik wrote:It does have the same handle form, but you'll have a hard time losing it.
Indeed. I've seen those orange "green knives". Now all it needs is a decent finger guard, like the Mora boy-scout knife.
Yeah, I have to agree. As I've said before, the lack of a decent finger guard is my main problem with Moras...
All my Moras are in the Craftsman series, I have a 740, a 780 and a bunch of 760's, in different colors. 2 of the 760's are that bright orange and they live in emergency kits. They have nicely shaped handles and finger guards- in fact IMO they have too much finger guard, they'd be better for food prep (and just as safe) with a smaller guard. One of these days I'll get a round tuit and trim down the guards.
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Re: Knife suggestion and a pukko (puuko?) vendor

Post by SeekHer » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:21 pm

CombatController wrote:Denis, I still have the Saami one you gave me a few years ago! I used it a while back for some whittling I had to do and it turned the trick nicely.
The one he sent me has done up about 18 caribou, 2 whitetails and a moose and other then touching it up with a steel in the field a few times I haven't sharpened it.
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Re: Knife suggestion and a pukko (puuko?) vendor

Post by Denis » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:54 pm

SeekHer wrote:
CombatController wrote:Denis, I still have the Saami one you gave me a few years ago! I used it a while back for some whittling I had to do and it turned the trick nicely.
The one he sent me has done up about 18 caribou, 2 whitetails and a moose and other then touching it up with a steel in the field a few times I haven't sharpened it.
Glad it's holding up! I regret not buying more of those particular knives when I saw them. The little old Saami guy selling them looked like he knew his stuff; I think he was pleased that I had examined and rejected the tourist-trinket knife-shaped-objects on his stall - he took the "good" knives out from under the counter. If holidaying in Norway hadn't been so shockingly expensive, I would have bought a few more...

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Re: Knife suggestion and a pukko (puuko?) vendor

Post by toad » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:31 am

I'm surprised you didn't have to take a few shots of Vodka with him before he sold you the good stuff :lol:

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Re: Knife suggestion and a pukko (puuko?) vendor

Post by Denis » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:36 am

toad wrote:I'm surprised you didn't have to take a few shots of Vodka with him before he sold you the good stuff :lol:
If I can ever find him again, I'll buy the shots and a few more of those knives...

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