Järvenpää Kauhava Ball Pommel Knife - looking for replacement

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by tek77, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. tek77

    tek77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 9, 2009
    Hi All,

    I recently received a wonderful knife as a gift, from my GF’s mom.
    For some stupid reason I placed it on the rear bumper of my van, and ofcourse, forgot about it.
    Went for a drive later in the day, and after I got back I realized my knife was missing.

    My GF found it the next day, but needless to say, it was run over and destroyed (run over by other cars)

    So, I am on the hunt for a replacement.
    My research found that is a
    Järvenpää Kauhava Ball Pommel Knife

    Don’t know much about it, but it looked about 40-50 years old, with leather wrapped handle.

    Pointing at any sources where I can replace it would also be great.
    I’m watching ebay and etasy, but nothing came up.

    here’s what’s left of it....large bic lighters for size reference. Very sad to say the least.
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  2. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    :( very sad fate for it.
    Good luck finding a suitable replacement. I hope you succeed quickly ... before (potential) future mum-in-law finds out what happened.
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  3. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    That is a sad story. I hope you find a replacement.
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  4. Arathol


    Jan 1, 2003
    They are easily found. Google, ebay, maybe even the Jarvenpaa website....yes they still sell them....there is at least one on ebay currently.....
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  5. tek77

    tek77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 9, 2009
    Thats good news.
    Yeah, I saw one on the bay, but it’s a mini.
    Hopefully one similar will pop up.

    Meanwhile, maybe someone with more knowledge will chime in with more info it.
  6. tek77

    tek77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 9, 2009
  7. Arathol


    Jan 1, 2003
    What do you want to know? Its a traditional Kauhava style puukko, made in Kauhava Finland sometime in the last 100 years. Can't see in the pictures if it is marked with a makers name, but there were quite a few that made identical style knives. There should be an engraving in odd flowing script in the fuller.

    Similar unmarked knife here
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2020
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  8. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    I suppose you could buy a new one and do some aging magic on it. A pricey solution but they are still available . This was a cringe worthy story. Sorry for you. :(
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  9. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    Google Scandinavian or Nordic knives for several dealers who carry Jarvenpaa and similar knives.
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  10. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Let's keep the discussion about the knife. If you have purchasing recommendations for the OP, send him a message please.
  11. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I don't know about the "ball pommel" desrcriptor, but I have pretty much the same knife. It was described as a "Kauhavaleinen" puukko.
    Jarvenpaa's first name is something like "Iisaakki". No guaranty I've doubled the right letters.
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