Puuko kit questions...

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  1. Lee C.

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    I'm thinking about making a puuko from a kit... Any recommendations?? Any thoughts or experiences with making a puuko??
    I've never made a knife, or even used a puuko,but been interested for awhile. Just look like a handy lil knife...
     
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    Check out the kits on Creative Man... I think there is a website by the same name. He has heaps of great-looking kits- ranging from EnZo to Puuko’s. Very nice at a great price...
     
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    I've finished a few knives, a slew of bread knives for wedding gifts, a fillet knife for my SIL some years back. Lately, I just finished two Puukos. Bought the blanks from Thompson's Scandinavian Knife Supply. I was very pleased with the service. For handles I used a piece of ash firewood on one and stacked leather on the other. It's easy enough to do - especially the wood handled one. It's all about drilling the hole for the tang properly, which takes some set-up. Guess neither was a kit, but Thompson's has kits available. I just have done a lot of woodworking in life, so I had handle material.

    The Puuko is my favorite knife type. With the two I made I now have 6-8 of 'em. Mostly Helle... Oh, can't forget the Moras I use to carve! They all just feel right, to me.

    There are guys here who've posted making their Puukos. And there are bound to be YTube videos. I find them easier to "handle" than knives requiring scales.
     
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    When you say make a puukko from a kit, I assume you mean add a handle to one?

    If that's the case pick a blade and get to work. Some brass plate is good for the bolsters or G10, copper, micarta or whatever else you can make work.

    Just finished this guy over the weekend.

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    $14 for something that you can't find but want isn't a bad deal in my mind.
     
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    I'm kind of in the same boat as the OP in that I'm wanting to handle a puukko blank with some brass and stacked birch bark. I'll check out the companies posted above and I think Ragweed Forge also has some blanks/supplies. And there are some decent YT videos on the subject.
     
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    For a first try wood, micarta ,g10 or bone is the easiest. Birch bark is tricky for a first time. Have fun with it and share!
     
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    Looks good is it a mora blank? I’d love to see some more pictures.
     
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    Easiest way to do it is to make a massepan puukko.
    Just a block of wood, drill a hole straight in and then file, with either a needle file or a ground down sawzall blade, until the tang fits.
    Glue up and you’re done.
    I might know a guy with some killer puukko blanks for sale ;)
     
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    This is definitely the easiest way to do it. Super simple way to handle a knife. Tools I've used are saw, hatchet, knife, rasp, sandpaper, needle files, a drill and clamps.
     
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