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GEzell

laminated puukko

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I've had this design for a puukko on paper for 3 years now, thinking I'd eventually get around to making it... last weekend I gave a demo for the Alabama Forge Council, and decided to do a san-mai laminate type blade, and what better type of knife to make>

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It was the first san-mai I've made in, let's just say a very very long time, and looking back on it I should have used thicker pieces of wrought iron for the sides, or forged it closer to shape. Quite a bit more wrought got ground away than planned. The core is W2 and handle is masur birch.

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I still need to put a final finish on the blade before I epoxy it and pein the tang, and it is already frighteningly sharp....

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Hell yes :)

 

This is fantastic, I actually really like the way the wrought ended up, its like a lake or other body of water suspended in the middle of the blade!

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I like the design. I have the same issue with sanmei, in that I often grind too much of the outer laminate away. That handle is perfect.

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You've obviously done your homework when it comes to puukkos!

 

In my opinion it is really difficult to make a "ponsi" or pommel like that. This one is very good. Beautiful blade + proportions, also.

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All done except for a proper hanger....

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And yes, that is one part of a corby, seemed like a good way to cap the tang....:)

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