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  1. And there was a newest one. 75mm blade and 105 handle. Curlybirch, reindeer horn, brass and 80crv2. It took long to download that video...hope you can see it.
  2. Thank you. Very nice to hear. I am proud that our own tool is well known around the world. Second Kuksa cup is only about 1,3 dl. I dont remember it for sure. It is finished by paraffin oil. In finland you can drink it but Im not sure is it same in other countries or is there some mixed things with that oil. 20190302_103139.mp4 20190302_103139.mp4
  3. Thanks Adam There is always mistakes and photo is always took the way that no one cant see mistakes :))
  4. Hi Didnt made a new topic because this is the same old. Puukko. 80mm 80crv2 blade. Curly birch, reindeer horn and brass handle. Ornament in the sheath is reindeers ear mark witch belongs puukkos new owner. Thanks for watching
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  12. 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.
  13. Hi everyone. I put this in same topic. Same materials but little bit different style. Thanks for watching and I hope you like.
  14. Thanks. Sheath is ready. That was a good piece of leather. Lauri
  15. 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
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    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
  20. 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
  21. Hello Those are for sale. 220e+shipping/puukko. More informations laurikarjunen@gmail.com. edit: Walnut puukkos are sold. Best regards, Lauri
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    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
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    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
  24. Hello friends! Sheath is ready. Happy birthday to my good friend
  25. Thanks. Im glad you like it. I'll be back with the sheath.
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