Järvenpää 5226 Lappland Puukko

Järvenpää 5226 Lappland Puukko

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The traditional Lapland Puukko is the all-purpose utility knife of the Sammi people. As a nomadic people in a harsh environment, they have refined the style over centuries until there is nothing superfluous. The elegant result is a real demonstration that form follows function. The classic Nordic blade is narrow enough to penetrate, has a straight section for slicing, and enough curve at the tip for light skinning chores. The wide, flat pommel allows the use of the off hand to add force to the point. The deep leather sheath is an indication of how serious a lost knife can be in the wilderness. The sculpted handle of arctic birch gives excellent control for the draw strokes that are favored when the hands are gloved or numb with cold.

The medium size is about 8 1/4" overall. The blade is about 3 7/8" (10cm) long and .725" wide. The knife and sheath weigh a bit less than 5 ounces. Many think this is the ideal size for everyday use.

#5226-b, unpolished carbon steel blade, about .130" thick, black except for the bevel, (shown)

#5226-o, polished stainless blade.

This includes one knife. The middle size of the three, Blade material by choice.