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Lauri last won the day on December 17 2016

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About Lauri

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  1. Lauri

    Few recent nordic knives

    Thank you. Yes I can take pictures next time. Well it is easy to say that "it is easy". I can make that tutorial next time. Hard to explain but I do the stiching when leather is completly wet. After that will be cluing. After that I straighten the stiching against straight surface. Ofcource it shoud be pretty straight before that. And while drying I do it again and again while tooling the leather. I will cut that extra leather when it is almost or completly dry. I dont use clamps at all. But thats just my way. Joshuas way could work also.
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    Few recent nordic knives

    Hi. Here some recent works. Well almost everything I have made after summer. Also my new makers mark in little fulltang. It is very little Happy new year to all.
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    Samiknife and wooden cups

    Thank you very mutch. Those vere very nice works to do. Recommend to try. Just peace of burl wood and every knife maker have other tools. Kuksa is almost as common as knife for finnish outdoor people. Maybe same thing in Norway and sweden.
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    Samiknife and wooden cups

    Hi all. Here is the latest works. Sami style knife is made from birch burl and reindeer antler. Steel is german springsteel. Wooden cups or kuksa(s) or Guksi(s) are made also birch burl and antler. Other kuksa is engraved in traditional north european "sami people" style. My first engraving work in that style and next time Im going to try it on knife. Next will be better Cups are dyed by bark colour. Knife and sheath is dyed leather dye and bark colour. Thanks for watching
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    Puukko and pocket knife

    Hi and thank you all. If stacked mean full tang then answer is yes. That olive burl was very nice piece but it was full of holes. Fortunetly there was enough solid wood for that little knife. That little pin goes thru the wooden cover and that little plunge filing. So that is locking system. There should be some little line witch stop that pin getting lost. If and when it will get lost matchstick is good spare part and I have lot of them That is good prototype and next one is better.
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    Puukko and pocket knife

    Hi Here is two latest. Birch bark puukko. Blade is german spring steel and brass fittings. Strong rhombic blade profile. Other one is just something I made without any plans or even ideas. I just had a feeling that I need to do something. Well it is pocket knife or neck knife. 80crv2 steel and olive ash burl. Thanks for watching.
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    Hi and merry christmas to all. Fulltang puukko. 80crv2 steel. Xcut curly birch and steel pins. Blade is 5mm thick and about 90mm long. Thanks for watching
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    Walnut Puukko

    Hi and thanks for those nice words. There is a wooden liner between leather and blade. Here is one old picture. And here is the final picture. I add a little bit shadow and take colour off from background (my old woolly jumper) Trying to learn some knife photographing and using gimp.
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    Walnut Puukko

    Hi everyone. I put this in same topic. Same materials but little bit different style. Thanks for watching and I hope you like.
  10. Lauri

    Walnut Puukko

    Thanks. Sheath is ready. That was a good piece of leather. Lauri
  11. Lauri

    Walnut Puukko

    Hello everyone. Finally something (allmost) ready. Puukko with turkish walnut handle and brass fittings. Blade is german springsteel. Sheath will be ready later. I will add the pictures then. Hope you like it...Best regards..Lauri
  12. Lauri

    Puukko knife

    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/
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    Puukko knife

    And I checked that chris is from Australia
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    Puukko knife

    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....
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    Puukko knife

    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