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  1. t.darrah

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    The Sami knife (Sami: stuorraniibi = "big knife", Finnish: lapinleuku or leuku), is a large knife traditionally used by the Sami people.
     
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    Malanika Leuku, 80crv2 with stacked birch bark and brass.
     
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    Deering Leuku, 01 with black micarta and black pins.
     
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    A couple form Norway. Don't believe I have a photo of my Deering Leuku. I'll have to change that.

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    That flip up guard is neat on the top one @mjh
     
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    Simple diy leuku
    Hand made, only power tool, still, for handle hole.
    Blade: Stromeng (unstamped)
     
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    Ya know I think leuku fits a lot of the same uses that my 7 inch old hickory fits.

    I have used a few leuku over the years, but I think I may have to get one and mess around with it serious just on account.

    Jim
     
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    C'mon @x39 post pics of that infamous SG version you picked up.
     
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    I like a Leuku.

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    I mostly use mine for trimming down blanks so they'll turn on the lathe without excess vibration.

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    I rarely need to carry an axe and not being a whittler or carver, I find my Leuku suits all my needs.
    This is a blade that I purchased and fitted with an Ivy handle. An experiment really, just to see if the Ivy would work as a handle and also to just make the knife with what I had available without buying anything. The heel plate and Bolster are cut from an old brass finger plate from an internal door and have a piece of shoe leather as a spacer. I just used brass wood screws to secure the heel plate and as they held it secure I just left them instead of buying purpose made studs or similar. It's had a few coats of oil and holds a really good cutting edge.
    It leads a fairly hard life too, but I'm happy with the result.
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    My traditional Old Hickory Leuku.
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    I'm getting one of these if they offer them again. Not particularly attractive with that shotgun shell looking handle, but I do love a a metal butt plate or poll on a knife.
     
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    Nice shape and flow. The handle came out very nice.
     
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    "Nice shape and flow. The handle came out very nice."

    Thank you Izawildman, I was not at all sure that Ivy creeper would make a suitable knife handle but the twisted look to the wood looked attractive to me, so it was worth a try. I lost some of the twist having to cut the creeper section to find a dense grain piece, but the application of a few coats of Boiled Linseed Oil has produced a handle which is very comfortable in use and as tough as other more commonly used wood.

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    Only one I have seen from Matt. I got this in a trade.
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    J. Marttiini Lapinleuku- 6 1/4" blade, 10 1/2" overall, Curly Birch handle, Nickel furniture, Chromium stainless steel blade. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    One of mine. 8.5" blade from Dag Rønnebu, handle and sheath by me.

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    One of my favorite blades.
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    IMG_1494.JPG Group pic with my AS Classic and Tradesman- Leuku is a Martti Malinen from Finland
     
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    Another fan of the Roselli.

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    Thicker than most traditional leukus @ .20". Great for busting up stumps.

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    I think I may need to get me a leuku now...
     
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    Yes, yes you should :D

    Lauri makes some nice 10" inch blades you can handle yourself. Mine is the only big knife I use anymore. Just a pleasure to use.
     
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    Here is mine. @plantedtao I am very drawn to your Roselli Leuku. How do you like the handle? IMG_20181111_144952519~2_kindlephoto-126535421.jpg
     
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    It’s a good knife... but I’m not in love with the handle when chopping. Could use a bit more flare on the back end or have a lanyard hole to provide a bit more security. It’s big... reminds me of a hatchet handle. Hasn’t slipped from my hands yet and feels great when carving; so maybe I just need to get use to it.
     
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    Thank you very much.
     
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    My wife wanted a kitchen knife she could count on for meat and heavier cutting chores. I had just the knife in mind. I bought a Lauri blade and put some curly maple to use to make the handle and a block that wouldn't be tippy. The block has magical qualities, it won't dull the blade, as long as the knife is stored edge up. ;)

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    Self made blade handled in walnut. I really like this knife a lot.
     
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    Nice! Who's the maker of this Leuku?
     
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    Machete blade maybe? Nicely done either way. Good work ol boy.
     
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    Erappu I believe is the spelling. The blade itself is made by Lauri, but they do the rest
     
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    Nope. Just cut the shape out of a piece of tool steel. Thank you
     
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    I like it. The blade on mine is made by Lauri as well. All my knives, and Leuku are made with Lauri blades, (except my Opinel). I love their 80crv2...
     
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    I am not a big knife guy, but a part of me really wants a leuku. I mostly want one for the winter as I tend to go out with a forest axe. Having a leuku would make gathering shelter materials much easier.

    I wish I could borrow one for a trip before spending a lot of money on something I may or may not enjoy.
     
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    I’m a big fan of it. I sharpened mine up last night and it’s back to being a razor. The secondary bevel on the scandi grind is easy to find on the water stones.
     
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    I've been eyeballing these. It's a sharp looking leuku. I have a Roselli that is a great blade, but the handle is just too big for my smaller hands.
     
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    I like the handle pretty well. The wood isn’t completely smoothed out so it provides some texture. It was coated in something that smells Smokey, makes me wonder if birch oil. I have been playing with the idea of handeling my own Leuku for fun.
     
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    I'm sure you would like it. They are under $100 at ragweed forge.https://www.ragweedforge.com/WoodJewelCatalog.html
    Scroll down 20 and that's mine.
     

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