Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Kauhavan Puukkopaja ~ Matti Koski

Matti Koski, the owner of Kauhavan Puukkopaja, makes all his knives by himself. His style follows closely traditional Kauhava and Lapland style puukko knives.

"Kauhavan Puukkopaja is one of the premier puukko makers in Finland's "puukko making capitol", Kauhava. It is a family business and honors the long traditions of puukko making in the region. All puukkos and sheaths are handmade of local materials, taking pride of the high quality of their product and craftsmanship. These puukko knives truly samples the hundreds of years of traditions of high quality, durability and beauty of Scandinavian knives!"
These knives are one of the sharpests ones I have ever seen!


Anonymous said...

Just wondering if you have heard
of a current maker who signs his
blades "Auranen"? It is a standard
drop hook birch handle puukko with
what looks like a Jarvenpaa style
blade (no fuller) rather than the
Lauri blades. The leather sheath
has a reindeer head on the top
and Kauhava style stamping on the lower section.

Any info appreciated. Can email
a pic if needed.

American Finn said...

Hi Rich

I haven't heard that name, but will bring it up when talking with other knife makers in Finland. I'll post here what I can find out... and sorry that it took so long to answer!

Anonymous said...

I just received a Leuku made by Kauhavan Puukkopaja (Matti Koski, I assume) and noticed it has a scandi-ground blade with what appears to be a secondary "micro-bevel". Is this standard practice now? They don't just do a zero grind?

Thanks much!


American Finn said...

No, it's not a standard practice, but some makers do that to prevent edge braking, usually on whittling/ carving puukko knives. I don't see any reason to do it for leukus though.