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Pursuing The Perfect Pocket Puukko

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by torqueguy, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. torqueguy

    torqueguy Pocket Puukko Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Oct 19, 2007
    3AAAE4B9-BF38-4A46-B60A-99126EEDBF19.jpeg 3FCA9C78-C1AD-459F-BC85-3B2831F9C5E3.jpeg D2005C8B-9A19-4F7B-BD8D-1F91D1CE377C.jpeg F36BAB0A-792E-4397-9999-8C0825D1EE50.jpeg I’ve been trying to come up with a practical pocket puukko and this may be it. This one has a 3” Puronvarsi blade and I like to use rare earth magnets in the scabbard to keep the blade snug.

    The wood is stabilized maple with a bit of german silver and some little bits of scrap wood. This is shaped and sanded to 600 grit. Still needs final polish and wax but we're getting closer. This rides well in my pocket.

    Many thanks to the folks that offered helpful suggestions in a previous post

    Regards from Virginia!
     
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  2. torqueguy

    torqueguy Pocket Puukko Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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  3. torqueguy

    torqueguy Pocket Puukko Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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  4. mitch13

    mitch13

    Nov 3, 2004
    I like small fixed blades,great job mate.
    Mitch
     
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  5. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    I like it
     
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  6. madhatta

    madhatta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2003
    Nice looking- I only started liking and using Puukko's about a year ago.
    Hello from a fellow Virginian!
     
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  7. torqueguy

    torqueguy Pocket Puukko Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Oct 19, 2007
    Had some spare time last night and dedicated a little time on finishing up some new ones and starting a fresh one. These are down to 600 grit and need some time with 800 grit and buffing.

    I was always a pocket knife guy and had a Barlow as a kid. Then as I got older, I got hooked on burl wood and ergonomics. I remember having The Herter's catalog as a kid and sending away for a Herter's Bowie Knife when I was about 13. That was a process. Saved up the $4 bucks, then money order in post office, then the long, painful wait. How times have changed

    Still have that knife and have been trying to improve on it ever since


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  8. mitch13

    mitch13

    Nov 3, 2004
    I really like your work
    Nice & clean blades. The second looks very versatile with that extra bit of belly.
    Although nothing wrong with a good scandi blade.:D
    thanks for sharing.
    Mitch
     
  9. torqueguy

    torqueguy Pocket Puukko Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Oct 19, 2007
    Here’s a couple more. They all ride in my front right pocket. The little one’s fit in my shirt pocket

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  10. bwlacey

    bwlacey Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Nov 12, 2013
    Well done! All of them!
     
  11. torqueguy

    torqueguy Pocket Puukko Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Oct 19, 2007
    Happy Mothers Day!

    This is a bit longer and thinner Mora Carbon Steel blade with Lapis Lazuli handles. Really great stuff, made from pulverized LL rock which is mixed with Epoxy, pressed into a slab, then baked back into rock like properties. There’s a bit of Moose Antler up behind the Bolster and a bit of buffalo horn for the Pommel.
    The Scabbard is Olive Wood with rare earth magnets on the inside to grip the blade

    Regards from Virginia!




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  12. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Very nice... :)

    Are you making any of those small ones? ;)
     
  13. torqueguy

    torqueguy Pocket Puukko Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Oct 19, 2007
    Hi Dawkind, yes, I make them in my spare time. Drop me a pm if interested
     

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