The Puukko is a traditional knife type from Scandinavia. A very useful general purpose sheath knife they are used for everything from household tasks to skinning game and woodwork.
The blade is made of a Shear Steel and Wrought Iron laminate as was traditional right up into the 20th C. It is slightly hollow ground with rhombic cross-section.
It has a full-length stick tang that is peened over a brass insert on the butt. The handle is of Brass, and Silver Birch burl that I brought home from a camping trip in the Cairngorms.
The Sheath is wet formed vegetable tanned leather over a pine insert. The insert provides strength and protection to the blade and the soft leather throat holds the knife in tightly; the knife and sheath can be waved about without any free movement. The sheath has a 'Dangler' so it can be hung from a belt, bag or neck cord. The bronze jumping attaching the dangler to the sheath allows the knife to swing freely as to not get caught on things.
Overall Knife length - 230mm
Blade Length - 120mm
Blade Thickness - 4.5mm with distal taper to 2mm
Handle Length - 110mm