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    Default Leuku and Puuko thread

    Had some questions lately, so I thought a thread on Leku knives might be timely.
    I am no expert, just have a Jarvenpaa 7 inch Leuku, and a small Puuko to go with it. Here are some pictures:

    LPuuko and Leuku with sheaths:


    Puuko and Leuku with out sheaths:


    Puuko in hand for scale:



    Leuku in full hand grip:


    Leuku in a 2 finger grip for snap chops- this works, not sure if it actually proper techniques:



    Lets see some other Leuku knives, and hear some reports on what you like or don't like about them.
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    GREAT thread....really love leukus...need to get that jaarvenpaa combo from ragnar

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    great thread indeed.. i have been wanting to get myself a Leuku for a long time now..
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    I like the size of the leuku knives alot. I have a Woodsknife Puukko knife but its going to my dad for Christmas.

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    I like your stain job on the sheaths as well...big improvement over the original

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    I REALLY am drawn to the Condor Bushcraft Basic 5 inch knife. Decent quality at a reasonable price. Does this one count as a Leuku?
    http://baryonyxknife.com/buba5.html

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    Awesome. I got the fever for leuku a couple months ago. One YP in the works(making a handle) and an 8 inch blade in the mail.

    Cant wait to see what y'all got- and don't forget to include the sheaths

    G1, been admiring that small blade each time you post it. love the size, shape. it's just cool looking

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    These are the only pictures I have of my Small Leuku. Ill get some action shots this week, doing some fishing.

    Crappy pictures but I can get some outdoor shots if need be.





    Its what they call a womens leuku since its a smaller blade, around 6 inches with a 5 inch handle. The sheath on mine is not the greatest either, its not a traditional deep pouch sheath like the sheaths yours have GreyOne. Its more of a western style belt sheath, added a D-ring dangler as well.

    This thing is made for the 2 finger grip, its got a nice ball end for the pommel as you can see from the picture, very comfortable full fingered grip as well, no loss of blade control with the slick antler.

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    I only have one and it's not seen a much real use, since it's a bit small to replace axe and a bit too big to replace puukko :P. I'm living down here in southern Finland with dense forests.

    Older "womens" leuku 7" made by Laiti brothers, found it one summer from the shore of the arctic sea (Norway) while I was a kid. Later I managed to wreck the original handle (..it is a good thowing knife). So in this picture the handle isn't original, but made with same measures than the old one was. Those copper nails in the buttplate aren't original desing (original did have two brass screws), else is 1:1 as close I could get and the actual buttplate is original.



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    Hah! I was thinking of starting a Leuku thread myself last week -- you beat me to it. I think they're a great deign, especially for the type of terrain from which they originate. They chop well, slice well, and can be "choked up" on for more detailed work.

    When I lived in that region of Norway (Finnmark), I used to pair mine up with a small knife or a folder with which to clean fish, and I was ready for anything.
    Here's a few of mine --

    The top two are designs from StrÝmeng of Karasjok, Norway ( I think Brusletto makes all of them now though); and the bottom is one I made using a Mora blade.
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