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  • snakedoctor
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    Originally posted by Bavarian View Post
    The puukko is a relatively small, simple knife.

    You might be referring to the Scandinavian Carpenters Axe. It's used for about everything. There is also a tool called an adz or adze. It's used for more specific jobs but can still be used for a lot of jobs.
    Dont forget the Lukku Its the big do all Style knife he might be refering to! It ranges from 6-12 inches!

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  • Bavarian
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    The puukko is a relatively small, simple knife.

    You might be referring to the Scandinavian Carpenters Axe. It's used for about everything. There is also a tool called an adz or adze. It's used for more specific jobs but can still be used for a lot of jobs.

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  • brennatov
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    puukko

    Is the puukko the uber-tool that they use to build an entire house, butcher animals, chop firewood, etc. in Scandinavia? I saw an archeo article where they were building a traditional house and this was the only tool they used excepting the thatching equipment. Maybe not as this was more of an ax. Do you happen to know the name of the thing I'm talking about?

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  • snakedoctor
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    Very great knives!!

    Im glad you said something!

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  • Bavarian
    started a topic Puukko

    Puukko

    I'm not an advocat of big knives. Length and weight tend to make knives unwieldy. When it comes tomaking useful things like spoons, trap triggers, pegs, etc. I much prefer a smaller blade.

    If you look at the Puukko, you'll find it a very useful knife. They're single bevel and easier to sharpen. They're made of excellent steel and hold an edge. The Finns used them to kill Russians in the Winter War. Most wood carvers use them. There are several variants of the knife and they are inexpensive. Although you can pay a fortune for one of the signature knives if you want.

    Major woodworking stores carry variants for $12-15. They may be called Finland or Sweden carving knives but they are all basically the same.

    Watch out, they are razor sharp. I've heard several stories of novices picking one up to examine and leaving immediately for the emergency room.
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