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Semper Fi - 1775
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The leather scabbard and blade have 'made in Finland' engraved on them. The blade is 3".



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Nice find! Even has the Finnish coat of arms on the handle.

This is known as a Puukko, a traditional Finnish utility/outdoors knife.

There was a time up to a few generation ago when most Finns would have had a Puukko on their belt most of the time. And they're still common in rural areas, and among hunters, fishers, outdoorsmen, tradesmen, and soldiers.

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Semper Fi - 1775
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Rogue,

Thanks for that !

To add... Talking to the woman who sold the knife, it is between 40 to 50 years old.


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Cool find! Yep, that looks like a real deal Puukko.
 
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Cool Knife! Is the handle stacked leather or stacked birch bark?


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Rant incoming, puukko style knives are horrible for fish use. Processing fish is one of the slimmest jobs you can do with a knife, you probably want something to prevent slipping. The complete lack of a guard, choil, thumb ramp, or texture is awful for the task.
 
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