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    Username Post: Lapin Outdoor/Military Puukko        (Topic#855425)
    kidwholaughs
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    07-02-09 04:21.09 - Post#1878917    



    Hey Guys,

    Thank God I that I found this forum! I was wondering if any of you knowledgeable members have experience with Lapin puukkkos. Specfically, the Outdoor 90/Military Puukko. Seen her at Ragnar's.
    http://www.ragweedforge.com/3024.jp...
    I am really attracted to this knife. The question is does any of you have it? If so, how do you like it, general likes and dislikes. How comfortable is the handle for medium sized hands?
    Was it ever confirmed that these are Lauri blades?
    Thanks a ton!

    God Bless
     


    RC1947
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    07-02-09 04:56.50 - Post#1878938    


        In response to kidwholaughs

    I can't comment on that particular knife, and I haven't seen it written by the manufacturer that they use Lauri blades, yet, at the same time, I do believe that they do use Lauris, and that alone would convince me to consider a knife I've been tempted by myself, worth owning. A fact I've come to rely upon is that Ragnar will sell no junk, and that's qualification enough to choose what appeals to me. Be sure to offer your own insights after it arrives. RC


     
    kidwholaughs
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    07-03-09 05:39.24 - Post#1879940    


        In response to RC1947

    • RC1947 Said:
    I can't comment on that particular knife, and I haven't seen it written by the manufacturer that they use Lauri blades, yet, at the same time, I do believe that they do use Lauris, and that alone would convince me to consider a knife I've been tempted by myself, worth owning. ... RC



    I did email Lapin. Sure enough like you suspected, Lapin does use Lauri blades. Now this begs the next question. Is the knife "worth" 77 when I could just get the blade shipped for 20.

     
    RC1947
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    07-03-09 10:11.08 - Post#1880159    


        In response to kidwholaughs

    That depends upon your handle making skills, but then, that's why they make chisels, to remove something, like a handle. If you've never made a handle, you just might want to consider POLAR blades (another Finnish blade maker) since they have a ricasso, making for an easier slotting of the bolster. I'd say their blades are equal in quality to a Lauri. And then, there's a sheath to consider - $77 doesn't seem expensive for a quality knife, and you'd get to check out a nice handle and sheath if you do decide to make a knife of your own. RC


     
    RC1947
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    07-03-09 10:19.46 - Post#1880166    


        In response to RC1947

    http://www.ragweedforge.com/wj-n.jp...

    This wood jewel is a similar knife for considerably less cost. I like the design of this thing. RC


     
    foxhunter
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    07-03-09 20:33.15 - Post#1880456    


        In response to RC1947

    looks good and sturdy. Had Lapin Puukko knives in my hands once at the shop as I was considering the Army heritage model.
    What I personally disliked with most Lapin puukkos is the tang not going through the entire handle.

    However a rugged design if you do not want too much of a luxury.
    Goert.

    the sharper your knife - the easier your life!


    see you at the Fällkniven forum


     
    kidwholaughs
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    07-04-09 03:26.56 - Post#1880633    


        In response to RC1947

    • RC1947 Said:
    http://www.ragweedforge.com/wj-n.jp...

    This wood jewel is a similar knife for considerably less cost. I like the design of this thing. RC



    Wow, the wood jewel looks like it has a Lauri skinner blade. But with MUCH more work in the handle and sheath. I wonder what accounts for the price difference. It seems like a no brainer.

    God Bless
     
    kidwholaughs
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    07-04-09 03:39.15 - Post#1880648    


        In response to foxhunter

    • foxhunter Said:
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    What I personally disliked with most Lapin puukkos is the tang not going through the entire handle.

    However a rugged design if you do not want too much of a luxury.



    Holy Cow, are you sure that the tang doesn't go all the way through the handle? May be it is sliver braised to the butt plate. Otherwise, that would be a flaw in the construction.

    God Bless
     
    monkeyboy
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    07-04-09 05:25.24 - Post#1880706    


        In response to kidwholaughs

    i have a Kero skinner. same as the Lapin. excellent knife and real sharp outta the box. yipe.LOL
    sliced my finger.
    nice reindeer butt and masur birch handle.
    full tang too,peined with a brass ring
    $50. can't beat that.
    go for it.
    buzz
    the universe in a drop of water


     
    monkeyboy
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    07-04-09 05:41.45 - Post#1880718    


        In response to monkeyboy



    this is the knife ,only mine has a nicer figured birch.
    i paid $50 at The Northener two years ago.
    $114 now .
    it's the Lauri skinner blade threw tang
    buzz

    i think i'd make my own if i were you.
    good way to become familiar with your gear and what a sense of accomplishment when you make your own. RC and Goert and Mike will testify ,eh?

    $15 bucks for the blade from Ben's backwoods and i'm sure you can get some cool wood from a forum member. eh?

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