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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. The blade is a bit larger than a traditional puukko, meaning that this knife is intended for heavier-duty camp and wilderness chores. The handle is made from curly birch wood, sanded and polished to a smooth finish, and has a flared pommel to prevent the knife from slipping out of your hand.
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.
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: 9.75 inches (24.8 cm)
- Blade Length: 5 inches (12.7 cm)
- Blade Width: 0.75 inches (1.9 cm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.12 inches (3 mm)
- Knife Weight: 4.4 ounces (125 grams)
- Handle Length: 4.75 inches (12.1 cm)
- Pommel: brass cap
- Handle Circumference: 3.5 inches (8.9 cm)
- Handle Material: curly birch polished
- Sheathed Weight: 6.3 ounces (179 grams)
- Sheathed Length: 12 inches (30.5 cm)
- Belt Loop Width: 2.5 inches (6.4 cm)