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This is my latest knife, it still needs some touch ups and tweeks. I forged the blade from wrought iron wrapped around a piece of shear steel. The wrought came from a wagon wheel and the shear steel from a set of buggy springs. I forged out a number of blades this fall so I could finish them up this winter. I like to think of a Scandinavian immigrant, making knives from what he could find when he came to this country.

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that's a neat little knife. I always love copper, too.

Most puukos weren't this pointy, but I had a Finnish filet knife when I was a kid that looked almost exactly like that (except the blade was about twice as long).

 

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Phil,yup, stacked birch and a little piece of whitetail deer antler. Kevin, autocorrect got me on the title, it changed sloyd to slots. I meant this one as a Nordic type carving knife.

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Dion, I like the addition of the antler in the handle. It really adds to the overall piece.

plus it looks seriously comfortable in the hand.

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I meant this one as a Nordic type carving knife

 

That was my first thought upon seeing this one, that it would make an excellent carver....

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Thanks Tim, it does feel good in the hand, and almost weightless. That is pretty much what I had in mind George, a carving/whittling knife, it started out as a more traditional puukko, but a heavy hammer blow flattened the belly out, so I went with it. Thanks for commenting.

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Thanks Brian and Alan.

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Aha! now I get it! Sometimes I am slow. Now it all makes sense, and it looks just right!

 

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Man that is such a great profile! That blade is a thing of beauty, And the transition of lines into the swell of the handle is fantastic too! I generally don't like puuko-ish knives as the lines don't agree with me generally, but this isn't that way at all, I really love the flow of it!

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Thanks guys

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