Sunday, March 04, 2007

Harri Merimaa ~ Third Generation Knife Maker

Harri Merimaa, father of four, is one of the premier knife makers from Ostrobothnia providence, Western Finland. He has very unique style and he is a third generation knife maker, whose family is renowned for their commitment to inimitable Finnish quality and superior Ostrobothnian Puukko design. There is a passion for excellence and quality that is obvious when you hold one of these high caliber Finnish hunting knives.

Harri's brand name is "Woods Knife" and he makes all his knives himself. During the years he has developed his own exclusive style and his sheaths have their own distinctive look also. As a creative person Harri frequently looks for new and better ways to improve the style of his knives to better assist the needs of his rapidly growing customers.

At the moment Harri is working on developing bigger “bushcraft leuku combo”, like the one in the picture. The new combo will have darker handle with a bigger “chunk” of reindeer antler and it will widen towards the end of the handle. The smaller knife is going to be longer also and the sheath will have hard liner for both knives, since the lighter sheath will not work with this serious camping combo! I can’t wait to see this knife! :-)

I will be posting a picture of it as soon as I get my hands on it!


Juhku said...

Simple and useable great tool.

Anonymous said...

Does Mr. Merimaa make any classic
styled puukko without the finger
groove cutout? I like his work, but
don't personally care for the
finger grooves. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Just purchased the new knife combo and love it. Everything about the knives and sheath says quality. My fellow bushcrafters just stare and drool.
Dr. J O.B.RATS (Ohio Bush Rats)