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Both knives in this ensemble have metal pommels cast into the shape of a horse's head. The enitre combination is very attractive and surprisingly lightweight for two knives.
The Lappland Puukko is the traditional utility knife of the Sami people. Its design has evolved over the centuries into one of the most versatile and functional knives in existence today. This is a solid all-around camp or utility knife, featuring a long, medium-width stainless steel blade lightly inscribed with the Iisakki Järvenpää signature. This is a puukko knife with a pommel cast into a miniature horse's head, which is a very traditional Scandinavian design. The handle is made from stacked layers of birch bark, lacquered and polished smooth.
The sheath is nicely detailed with stamped and stained artwork, it contains a plastic liner to prevent the very sharp blade from slicing through, and the belt loop is attached by a metal D-ring so that it swings freely and keeps out of the way when you're crouching or sitting.
This is quite an attractive piece and would make a great gift for any outdoors enthusiast!
Below are the detailed measurements of this knife. One important note: for best comfort and grip, the length of your middle finger should be similar to the circumference of the handle.
- Blade Material: high carbon steel, hardened to 57-58 Rockwell
- Knife Length: 8.25 inches (21 cm)
- Blade Length: 3.75 inches (9.5 cm)
- Blade Width: 0.75 inches (1.9 cm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.1 inches (2.5 mm)
- Knife Weight: 2.9 ounces (82 grams)
- Handle Length: 4.25 inches (10.8 cm)
- Pommel: horsehead
- Handle Circumference: 3 inches (7.6 cm)
- Handle Material: polished stacked birch
- Sheathed Weight: 4.8 ounces (136 grams)
- Sheathed Length: 10.25 inches (26 cm)
- Belt Loop Width: 2.5 inches (6.4 cm)