"Work Puukko"

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  1. Park Swan

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    New puukko influenced design is coming! I will add some nice photos and a ton of info moving forward, but for now I have ballpark specs and a quick video. Enjoy!

    Steel for the current batch is CPM 154CM, a stellar stainless. I'm playing with the RC on these now, but the initial heat treat and cryo was done by Peter's to 61RC to give me some wiggle room (I have a kiln for tempering and can lower hardness easily with precision).

    These are cut from thicker stock than a standard small bush blade or puukko, about .17"



    Comments and questions welcome! More info soon!
     
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    Interesting little blade. I think you have a good asethetic going. It screams practical, but it's also refined. Are they coming with handle scales? Also, I'm curious why you decided to use stock that thick?
     
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    Work Puukko, I like the name!
     
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    Thanks! I have a bunch of these that I'll be finishing in a myriad of ways, so there will be models with and without handle scales for those that want lightweight or packability but also the option of making their own handles. I'm also doing some with cord wraps over leather, which is turning out nicely, as light or lighter than scales and very comfortable.


    Great question. I used thicker stock for many reasons, for one because I had a lot of these cut and I wanted the option of playing with many different grinds. Some of these will get finished in a less puukko/bushcrafty manner, including chisel ground kwaiken with a zero edge, and even some with standard full flat grinds and secondary bevels for general/edc use for those who prefer a thicker blade. Of course, many will also be ground thinner before any bevel grinding for a more traditional thickness. Another thing I wanted to play with at this thickness is doing aggressive tapering both directions, a tapered tang plus a heavy distal taper. The final, afterthough bonus of using this size stock (I realized last week) is that I can forge out the blades into other shapes that I'd like to try with this simple, small handle. I'll have a few backpacking skinners that should be excellent in this steel/size/shape forged out and waiting for heat treat.

    And name credit goes to @t.darrah :) It just made too much sense once you said it.
     
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    When available I will get one to use as a pass-around, along with one or two for me!
     
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    First one completed in a primitive style with lots of forced etching. My first ever leather sheath.
    Handle is hemp wrap over top of heavy tooling leather.

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    Nice.
     
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    That's an interesting little knife. It's different and seems to be effective. Cool to see that you're a vendor over here now Park.
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    Great start PS !! Looking forward to see more !!
     
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    Man, I really love that grind. I'm a huge fan of the radiused plunge line, and you've nailed it with that one!
    Super clean design.
     
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    Looks top shelf
    I think I would feel prepared with that knife if the SHTF
     
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    Looks like a great user.
     
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    This is awesome! Well done.
     
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