Jukka Hankala handiwork

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by guns_and_labs, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. guns_and_labs

    guns_and_labs

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    Jul 6, 2007
    I really like the work Jukka Hankala has been doing. While he certainly knows how to make a classic puukko, I much prefer his adaptations.

    These are the Ikari - a good general hunting blade, albeit on the hefty side - and the Tuhkuri - his hand-forged creation.

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    And a close-up of the Tuhkuri:

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    Somehow, he manages to take the usual curly birch handle, and very subtly improves its shape. It fits into the hand better than any of my other puukkos. The blade is just enough different from classic, at least for my tastes.

    I foresee more of his work in my hands over the coming years.
     
  2. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
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  3. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Those are real Beauties....
     
  4. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    To replace lost Photoshop picture of Tuhkuri
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  5. makandr

    makandr

    Oct 7, 2006
    Mine. Damascus, birch bark, titanium.
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  6. tommy-_-

    tommy-_-

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    Dec 1, 2019
    Do you know if he only ever made the models listed on his website? Or if you could commission him to make exactly what you wanted?
     
  7. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    I would simply email and ask. He seems very friendly.

    I assume he would, within reason, make what a customer would pay for.

    One of his standard puukot:

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  8. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003



     
  9. tommy-_-

    tommy-_-

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    Dec 1, 2019
    I
    i heard he retired and only sold at shows. Which sucks because while being 15, I’ve had to save up money for quiet a while
     
  10. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Dealers currently carry new puukot made by him, so the rumor seems to be incorrect. Google his name and puukko.
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2019
  11. tommy-_-

    tommy-_-

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    Dec 1, 2019
    I hope I can commission him before he retires. Thanks for your help.. and btw do you have any of his knives?
     

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