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Lauri last won the day on December 17 2016

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  1. I use felt wheel with paste for final polishing. After belt sander I hand sanded it from 400 to 1200 grit. And like everyone knows, there is not such a thing like perfect result I dont use a clue with birch bark. I heat the stacked handle in oven (80-100 celsius) and make the final tightening after that. There is some old wip pictures. https://laurikarjunen.com/tuohipaa-birch-bark-handle/
  2. And I checked that chris is from Australia
  3. Thank you again. Yes stacked and shaped. I dont know how common handle material it is in US. If it is not common, I wonder why because it is so good. And I checked it in wikipedia that you have birch in here. Well maybe not in southern parts....
  4. Thanks. My style is just sharpen it as close to the bolster as I can. And after years and years blade look like a spike. Just like this. It seems that there is (original) ricasso but Im not sure. Nowadays peoples buy a new knife before it is that kind of condition
  5. Hi everyone! First Puukko in this year. Handle is like you can see birch bark. Blade is 60SiCr7. Some sort of spring steel. Something different design in blade but otherwise very basic Puukko. Hope you like and of course criticism is welcome too. Lauri
  6. Hello Those are for sale. 220e+shipping/puukko. More informations laurikarjunen@gmail.com. edit: Walnut puukkos are sold. Best regards, Lauri
  7. Thank you everyone. Leather is 2mm vegtable tanned cow. I wet it under the running water until it feel soft enough. Then I stich it and right after that I just carefully tool the leather surface. When leather changes the colour little whiter I do most of the tooling. So dont do it too early. When leather dry it will be hard if quality is good. And it shrinks also. Theres pretty big difference depends where the leather is manufactured. Those leathers are from http://www.kokkolannahka.fi/or http://www.peloleather.com/. I dont remember witch one but I think they are the same company. Lauri
  8. Hello all! Finally something ready. Couple of new Puukkos. Two of them are made of 80crv2 steel, Brass and Turkish walnut and I have to say that first one is good piece of wood. And there is one Birch bark puukko too. All blades are mirror polished. Hope you like them Lauri
  9. Hello friends! Sheath is ready. Happy birthday to my good friend
  10. Thanks. Im glad you like it. I'll be back with the sheath.
  11. Hi Something different from me. My first fulltang knife ever. I call it fulltang puukko (prototype) As you can see, the wood is curly birch. Steel part is made from old file (Viiala file) and rivets are from old drillpits. Sheath will come later. No idea what kind off. This ricasso blade was a little tricky for me and my grinder and Im not happy with that. Well, that gives me a reason to buy new one Thanks for watching.
  12. Thanks for the kind words. I had to google "run of the mill" and thats correct. Just like the maker )
  13. Hi Something new from me. Traditional "Kokemäen puukko". Blade is 80crv2 steel and handle is curly birch. Other one is some kind of hunting knife. Didn`t plan it at all. Blade is 80crv2 with brass bolster and handle is some burl wood. If i remember right, it is silver???burl.
  14. Hi. I get order from friend of mine. He draw me a picture and I did some changes to lines and so on. First I thought that im going to make bowie but when studing the Bowie pictures I was thinking that I will do it later ) Blades of them was too big and little different than this project. This was first time I made big clip point knife and sheath without wooden inlay. I would say that Puukko and wet formed sheath is a lot more easier to make Handle is 120mm, brass, birch burl and moose antler Blade is 150mm and fron very old kicksled (was it right word...). Its springsteel.
  15. Thanks! Next Project is Bowie style knife. Out of my comfort zone.