Hi guys, I read with interest your reviews of both Alan Woods woodlore knife and the puukko you tested. I was also interested to see you rated the puukko very highly. I shouldn't be surprised really, the Lap's have been using that design for 100's of years and have got it down.
I dont own a woodlore knife, but it intruiges me. It would seem that Ray (Mears) has basically taken a Puukko design, westernised the handle a little, made it full tang and riveted on handle slabs. Could I ask, is the blade geometry basically the same between the puukko and the woodlore? I mean the edge geometry? Is it this that makes both these knives good for general bushcraft?
As a hobbyist knifemaker, I'm intrigued, the possibility of making a puukko, but using full tang construction, and modern materials (usually found in more "tactical" orientated blades) is fascinating. Imagine a puukko using S30v steel, full tang, a more "western" handle geometry, with micarta, G10 or carbon fibre scales - A tactical pukko if you like - LOL. I would think such a blade could be made fairly cheaply. Interesting-no?
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