Spyderco Puukko

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heath

Settler
Jan 20, 2006
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It's nice, but i think either a curly birch or a stacked leather/bark handle would be much more in keeping.
 

marcelxl

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May 2, 2010
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Kamloops, B.C.
It will be a good knife, looks good, good steel & you can be pretty sure of the quality.

Not for me though & I like Puukos these days & Spydies but i would not like to pay 200sheets for a Taiwanese Scandi.
 

Silverback 1

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Jun 27, 2009
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i would not like to pay 200sheets for a Taiwanese Scandi.
Tend to agree,i have a couple of Spydie folders that i wouldn't part with,great build quality,ergos and fit and finish and USA made.
They seem to get a lot more of there gear made in Taiwan these days and the quality is supposed to be well up there,but unfortunately so are the prices,can't get my head round that one.
 

marcelxl

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May 2, 2010
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Kamloops, B.C.
Indeed, love the BcUK but mine was a second the original price for that (and now this) does them no favours. Not overly bothered really where they are made but for that kind of money I probably would!

I love my Kellam Wolverine, its my go to knife now and will this be £120 better or over twice as good?

It not outrageous money for what will be a quality knife but these is hard times we is livin' in! :)
 

HillBill

Bushcrafter through and through
Oct 1, 2008
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W. Yorkshire
I'm quite shocked.

Spyderco have actually built a knife i like the look of. Barring the spydie hole of course which weakens any blade it is put on and looks awful imo. Why do they have to vandalise a good blade? The price is stupid, given its mass produced in taiwan like their equally ridiculously priced and vandalised bushy. I'd make one of them minus the silly hole for just over half that price. :)

Just noticed the blade is only 2mm thick, and the grind is that high? You aint getting a zero grind on that one.

Also it says it has a blade length of 3" and an overall length of 8", yet the knife in the pic is clearly not of those dimensions.:confused:
 
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HillBill

Bushcrafter through and through
Oct 1, 2008
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W. Yorkshire
Yeah I'd noticed that from a post on british blades. Forgot to edit my post. :) that's a bit thick for my tastes though, though they have reduced the weight by bevelling upper part of the blade. It's a nice knife still :)
 

Frederick89

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Feb 15, 2010
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Modena, Italy
Yeah I'd noticed that from a post on british blades. Forgot to edit my post. :) that's a bit thick for my tastes though, though they have reduced the weight by bevelling upper part of the blade. It's a nice knife still :)
The knife has a factory version of the rhombic section that many finnish handforged blades have.


So the very spine will be 2 mm thick while the side of the blade will be 5 mm in the thickest point, just where the bevels start.
This geometry is widely used in Finland and dates back few hundred of years. First puukko blades were forged out of squared section files, exploiting the already present geometry and basically "just" hammering the bevels out and flattening the spine a bit.
I'm speaking of finnish knives only as rhombic section is essencially finnish.
 

wizard

Nomad
Jan 13, 2006
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Spydeco makes some good knives and they have some prices that defy logic. The Puukko looks nice but the price is way out of line. I have a custom made, hand forged knife made for me by Jukka Hankala of Finland, very lovely knife. It cost me less than the price you are showing for the Spyderco! Get a grip Spyderco, halve your price and you'll be closer to reality!

I wonder if the handle will crack after a bit and the next generation will have a carbon fibre one? I am in shock, really!
 

TAHAWK

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Jan 9, 2004
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Ohio, U.S.A.
For those who might be planning on actually using this knife, be aware that I bought one, used it, and found the bottom edge of the handle painfully thin when used in a hammer grip to cut wood -- as did four others.

Spyderco informs me, in the course of telling me they "can not" do anything, that this was not a mistake but is the result of the design of the knife.

Looking at the sheath, it is formed to take a handle with an edge half again as broad.

I plan on sanding the edge down so it is, like my two Hackman puukkos, useful as a tool. Not sure I can get it to look pretty again.

Nice blade.