Handle: 4 5/8" Stained Curly Birch & Reindeer Antler
Blade: 3 1/2" long, 15/16" wide High Carbon Steel (0.8%), HRC 59 on Rockwell
Sheath: Individually handmade Natural Color Bull Hide
Spectacular New Design Knife from Kauhava, Finland's puukko making capitol. Designed and made by Harri Merimaa. Merimaa's knives, almost without exception, have big handles so they fit even for a big guy's hand!
This is a light and well balanced puukko hunting/carving knife! It has a long handle even for a bigger hand, a hint of finger guard and great hand forged blade length ( 3 1/2" ) to get the work done. It is designed for perfect control. Would be great for hunting or carving!
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.
Puukkos, and Nordic knives in general have the peculiarity that there is only one bevel on the blade, which forms the working edge, they are therefore very easily sharpened, as all is needed is to grind this bevel to get the sharpness back. The fact that the bevel is big allows finding it intuitively on the stone. The puukko often sport a grind that looks like a saber grind. However, there are no secondary edge bevels which leave the edge extremely thin and incredibly sharp. Due to the sharpness of the edge, these knives will often out cut just about anything.