Total length: 10 3/8"
Handle: 5 1/4" Curly Birch & Reindeer Antler
Blade: length 5 1/8", width 1 1/16" High Carbon Steel ( 0.8%, 59 on Rockwell )
Total length: 7 5/8"
Handle: 4 1/2" Curly Birch & Reindeer Antler
Blade: 2 3/8", width 11/16" High Carbon Steel ( 0.8%, 59 on Rockwell )
Sheath: Individually handmade Natural color leather.
Spectacular Knives from Kauhava, Finland's puukko making capitol. Designed and made by Harri Merimaa. Not sold anywhere else in North America!
This is a light and well balanced leuku puukko knive combo! Both have long handles even for a bigger hand and a hint of finger guard. It is designed for perfect control. Would be a great hunting knife bushcraft combo!
Harri Merimaa is one of the premier knife makers from Bothnia providence, Western Finland. He has very unique style and he is a third generation knife maker, whose family is renowned for their commitment to inimitable Finnish quality and superior Bothnian Puukko design. There is a passion for excellence and quality that is obvious when you hold one of these high caliber Finnish hunting knives.
Long ago Finns developed a multi purpose survival knife - the Puukko. A puukko is the Finnish word for the traditional Scandinavian style woodcraft or hunting belt-knife that is a tool rather than a weapon. The Finnish Puukko is a design that goes back 1000 years and was designed by a people used to living in a harsh and challenging environment. It was used daily for many kinds of tasks in the home and outdoors. These basic tools are one of the oldest and most traditional of knives still being used today. Most of these knives are made in the same way they have been made for generations. Each generation adds some new knowledge to the knife making process.
Leuku is a Finnish word for a knife used mostly by Lapland (Northern Finland) people, Sámi. It is a very versatile knife, developed from the needs of the reindeer herder-lifestyle of the Sámi people. They are all-purpose knives rather than woodworking knives. The handles are typical of those used in the far North. They provide a solid grip for the draw strokes that are favored where the hands are often gloved, or stiff with cold. The wide flat pommel allows the use of the second hand to apply force to the point. The sheaths take almost the entire handle, which is a reflection of how serious a lost leuku can be in the wilderness.