Friday, October 03, 2008

Old Antti Mäenpänen Kauhava Puukko

This knife is made by Antti Mäenpänen (1873 - 1950). He was a member of Rämakkö family and made knives since he was 19 years old. Antti lived in the US for a few years when he has younger, but this knife is his later ones. I think around 1920. He was best known of his "korupuukko", decorated puukko knives. Since he was a Rämakkö I'm pretty sure he made the sheath himself. He also developed machines for knife making like engraver for the ferrules.