Puukkos

Why are these fairly basic knives so beloved and sought after? Is it just Finnaboos weebing or are they just really that good?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >basic knife
    as opposed to what? a swiss army knife?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anything with some sort of hand stop and a secondary bevel, like most of the knives on the market. The puukko is about as basic as you can make a knife

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's not a knoife, that's a slightly fancy prison shiv.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >when the prison blacksmith looks down on your work
      top kek

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wish to remind you they banned carrying them in Finland due to shivving being too much of an issue.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Same as "bushcrafting" merilards fawning over Mora knives as the greatest thing since sliced bread just because they are cheap(ish), when in Sweden they are just more or less disposable work tools.
    The Puukos may more ornate and personalized, but it's still just a basic tool for light everyday tasks of the common man.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you're not american so your opinion is worth less than the shit I just took
      seethe

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >reee it's cheap so it can't be good!
      Fantastic steel, scandi grind is great, light weight, great sheathe, very durable, ergonomic, good grip texture.
      >b-but it doesn't cost much! It doesn't have an inch thick blade so I can use it as a hammer!

      The mora is probably the perfect knife.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Trying too hard bro

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you just aren't trying at all.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got into them because of Cody lundin

    Stayed liking them because they're cheap, super easy to sharpen, and are durable. Can't go wrong with one

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a couple of Swedish "barrel" knives, excellent steel and maple handle. Very slow to open--- two assemblies--a folding knife inside a wooden barrel holderhandle.

    Somewhat child-resistant once the blade is inside the barrel. Not very PrepHoleish... But well made.

    http://thebladeblog-ulf.blogspot.com/2011/09/johan-engstrom-eskilstuna-barrel-knives.html?m=1

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nice, where to buy a decent one?

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
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    Anonymous
  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just the quintessential scandinavian casual wear blade of the last four centuries.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're pretty good work knives, and fancy ones look good and show good workmanship. Non-Finns might not be able to appreciate this fact, but in Finland it's a great honour to receive a puukko as a gift. I guess it's less awkward than saying "I respect you as a man"

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Arright, do I gotta bust out the 1970s finnish TV documentary about a Puukko family manufactury that has been inherited from father to son for generations? The one where the grandpa is making literal world class knives in a shed that JUST got electricity the other year?
    I think I shall have to.

    The

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because 999/1,000 "Survival knife" features are horseshit

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing about this knife is exclusively Finnish.
    Basic kit all over scandi.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shut up, Pelle, you don't matter.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Love having cheap mora type knives littered around the farm. They cost like 2 - 3 € each so i can just abuse and use them for anything without having to give a shit about the blade. Have plenty of traditional puukkos as well, but they are generally too nice to abuse. "Puukko" is just the finnish word for general purpose knives, but often implies the traditional type. The word for kitchen knives is "veitsi"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      t.swede here, grew up on a horse farm. literally tons of rusted-ass mora knives littering the stables.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Finn here, same except I'm from a city. Garage and attic full or old knives, Moras and Marttiinis. Usually while digging around old storage spaces you will find atleast couple of knives and it's not uncommon to find knives made during the war from shot down russian planes with custom sheaths.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Norwegian here. Moras are the most common old knife to find. But for a collector there are SO many small and old scandinavian brands that has at least some blades in the Mora style, so it is always worth looking at the blade markings.

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