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    Posted: February/17/2016 at 14:31

This was traded to us many years ago from Krause publications.  It was sent to them to be included in their book, "Sporting Knives".  This particular one appeared on the cover.

Riata root burl handle

Fitted sheath

Silver steel blade

This is one of the original Rugged Tommi knives that is made and stamped by "OK", THE Master Smith in Finland.  He retired at the time this knife was traded to us and his brother took over as the new Master Smith at the KP Smithy in Finland.

The silver steel blade is razor sharp, hand hammered over a charcoal fire with family tradition that dates back to 1610.  Progression tempered to 61-61RC.

Imported and sold by Kellam Knives.



From their website:

http://www.kainuunpuukko.com


The finnish traditional knife is called puukko. The most famous of all collectable knives or puukkos is Tommi Puukko. Kainuun Puukko is proud to present to you what aficionados worldwide have come to know as some of the sharpest knives in the world. Our smiths and their ancestors have been producing these quality blades dating back to 1610. That's almost 400 hundred years of accumulated skill, knowledge, expertise and craftsmanship. At the present the blades are hammered by knife smith Veijo Käpylä (VK). You can recognize the real KP-Tommi Puukkos from the knife smith's initials that are smitted into the blade. The only three initials are AK, OK and at the present VK. Collectors love these knives!



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Beautiful!!!

Burl is spectacular.
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Some interesting reading on Tommi Puukko knives.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puukko

http://knifeforums.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/835162/

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/905479-I-wanna-talk-about-Puukkos

Back when we got this (15+ years ago) I thought it was ugly and crude because the blade was not polished and smoothed.  I did not know what it was and the more I read about it the prettier it is getting.



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Looks like it would be comfortable in the hand. Pretty knife.
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