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  1. Mookietherooster

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    I've been thinking of doing the same thing.
     
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    I still miss this one:

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    Ooooo who did the work on that one?
     
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    I wish he still made knives great score
     
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    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.
     
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    The YP 230 May very well be my next purchase.
     
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    It's worth it imo.
     
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    I’m glad you were able to survive such an overwhelming time. Maybe he can rehandle another one for you in the future?
     
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    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.
     
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    My favorite woods pair...
     
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    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.
     
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    Thanks, I didn't notice that. Do you know how long he has been closed? I sure hope he's ok, and opens soon.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Can always buy Leuku’s online from Lamnia. I could appreciate that you might want to handle it first though.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    handmade Leuku
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    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.
    https://www.lamnia.com/en/p/3982/knives/wood-jewel-leuku-knife

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    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.
     
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    Yes, they use the same blades. You will not be disappointed with anything Lauri.
     
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    I agree my Lauri blade takes a really nice edge.
     
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    Nice!

    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. ;)
     
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    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.
     
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    I completely reshaped the handle on my Wood Jewel today. It is soooooo much more comfortable. It feels great doing small work, and chopping.

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    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.
     
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    I hear they are much heavier than yours, and my Lauri blades? Did you buy it from Lamnia?
     
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    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.
     
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    Love your mods here. That’s great shaping and the wood still looks well finished.
     
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    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?
     
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    F60E6FDF-D79D-4A48-B9E4-019A8E9E78CA.jpeg 6FF43F5A-EDFF-4A45-90B3-99C9E1FC8878.jpeg 237524C7-8995-4D33-A03F-0F36E0571ABC.jpeg D3B3A5ED-3F5F-47AA-B968-377AB6ABC154.jpeg Here is the 150 YP work in progress. I hope to get the handle done more this weekend.
     
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    All separate from Thompson Scandinavian knives. The website tells you about which front and end plates that fit the knife well.
     
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    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.

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    Yes, but I put a few extra stitches near the mouth just for extra retention.
     
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    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.

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    Looks like it may be a erapuu. It’s a great knife.
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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