Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by t.darrah, Feb 18, 2017.
I've been thinking of doing the same thing.
I still miss this one:
Ooooo who did the work on that one?
I wish he still made knives great score
mongo1958. It was an auction for the Wounded Warrior project. Unfortunately I had a horrible span of time in my life, my son was in the hospital, the wife's car broke down and my friends brother committed suicide in a short period of time. I sold the YP and sent the funds to help pay for the tombstone, sold some other stuff to pay off the vehicle bill and the OT I worked went to hospital bills. My son was in and out of the hospital here and there when he was young. A few members here helped me out a bit which helped take some of the stress off.
The YP 230 May very well be my next purchase.
It's worth it imo.
I’m glad you were able to survive such an overwhelming time. Maybe he can rehandle another one for you in the future?
Naa, he's a busy guy. If I get another I'll handle it myself. The fit and finish on that old one was superb though.
My favorite woods pair...
Just an FYI.
At the bottom of Ragnar's pages. It says his store is currently closed due to health issues. And he will update/reopen when he can.
Thanks, I didn't notice that. Do you know how long he has been closed? I sure hope he's ok, and opens soon.
Held a Leuku for the first time yesterday. A Helle Lapland. It had a beautiful feeling handle (much more ergonomic than I would have guessed based on photos) and a lovely sheath.
I would have payed for it right then and there had it not been for the stainless steel. I love stainless, but it is brittle. I have my doubts about how it would hold up to chopping tasks.
Anyone own this knife? Any insight?
Just about the only Leuku you can find in Canada.
While I have not personally used a Helle Lappland, considering that it is a model that has been around since 1979,according to Helle's website, if brittleness with their stainless steel was an issue, it would be a known issue.
It is the thinnest commercial leuku that I'm aware of at 0.11" vs 0 .12 - 0.13" for Stromeng and Jarvenpaa and 0.20+ for Roselli, but it will still be plenty fine for cutting saplings <3-4" thick and it would slice much better than the Roselli.
I personally wouldn't have much of a concern about brittleness. I think you'd be fine.
The handle looks like the most comfortable of all the commercial leukus.
Can always buy Leuku’s online from Lamnia. I could appreciate that you might want to handle it first though.
Thanks for the great response.
I did not realize it is that much thinner than other options. But now that I think about it, the edge was much smaller than others I have seen photos of.
I will get the chance to use someone's leuku very soon. Not sure the model. I hope getting to use one in the woods will let me know if getting my own is worth the cost.
A thicker one would be the Puronvarsi 230 Leuku. I just got one in the mail this week. Haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, but it seems really nice.
Personally I do not care for stainless. I promise you will not be disappointed with a Wood Jewel Leuku. It is made with a Lauri blade, and any blade from Lauri is excellent.
It is a great chopper, and does finer work with the ease of a small blade. It's also easy to sharpen, and takes a mean edge, and holds it very well. I've used mine to baton some very large rounds on a regular basis without any issue.
Lamnia is a great company to deal with.
Beautiful handle. But I am not a fan of the ergonomics.
I believe the same blades are used on the Erapuu leukus. Seems reasonably priced as well. Thanks for the insight into the steel.
Yes, they use the same blades. You will not be disappointed with anything Lauri.
I agree my Lauri blade takes a really nice edge.
If you want, I'll keep your Erappu company so it doesn't feel neglected because of the new baby in the house.
I mean, it's the least I can do to help.
OMG!!!! I have wanted this set for so long, but it's not in the cards. I really hope you enjoy this set so much. Please let me know your thoughts.
I completely reshaped the handle on my Wood Jewel today. It is soooooo much more comfortable. It feels great doing small work, and chopping.
I am very impressed by the sharpness of both knives. I was fortunate to get it ok Black Friday sale and saved about $50. Honestly the Leuku handle feels less secure than my Erappu. That being said I used it in the rain the other day with no issues. The puukko is rediculously sharp.
I hear they are much heavier than yours, and my Lauri blades? Did you buy it from Lamnia?
I don’t have a scale to measure them, but I can tell heavier. I can tell it’s blade heavy which seems like it would lend well to chopping. Sure did buy it from Lamnia.
Love your mods here. That’s great shaping and the wood still looks well finished.
Thanks. I got crazy this afternoon, and have wanted to do it for a while. The handle was far too large, and I have large hands. It is so much better, and so it will get used much more now. I put two coats of BLO on it, and will soak it overnight tonight.
Is that YP the 230 or 150?
Here is the 150 YP work in progress. I hope to get the handle done more this weekend.
That's awesome. Did it all come as a kit, or did you purchase the components individually? That looks like a fun project.
All separate from Thompson Scandinavian knives. The website tells you about which front and end plates that fit the knife well.
After reshaping the handle, I let it soak in a can of BLO overnight. It took it out for a battoning session, and love it. Now to let it sit and dry. I can tell it will get more use than ever, now.
Does it still fit the sheath??
Yes, but I put a few extra stitches near the mouth just for extra retention.
That's going to be awesome. Can't wait to see it all finished.
2 first for me with this one... First AA Forge and first Leuku
AA Forge Leuku in 80CRV2, with a nice Walnut handle with thick White G10 liners.
Oooo! That's pretty! Who made that?
Also, neat mittens! A background on those as well, please.
Looks like it may be a erapuu. It’s a great knife.
It's an Erapuu, just like @FreudianSlip 's. I got it for Christmas. I'm liking it. It's a lot more beefy and heavier than my Jarvinpaa leuku.
My choppers are made of elkskin and I did the art work myself with a combination of a woodburner and a special kind of ink pen. My deceased grandma knitted the wool liners ages ago. I've had these mitts going on about 20 years now.
The beef on the Erapuu definitely adds to my confidence with some battoning although I don’t go crazy with it. Those are some very special and beautiful mittens indeed!
Well, you and @FreudianSlip are making me covetous!
Outstanding! I may have to see what can be done sith my pyrography tool. And "good job!" grandma!
ETA: Do you have a zero grind on the knife or is it a secondary bevel? It looks like most of the Lauri leuku blades need a secondary bevel. The one on my Lapin Puukko does.
It does have a secondary bevel. It’s pretty easy to sharpen though I lay it flat on the scandi grind on the stone then slightly lift it to sharpen.