Do not go into the wilderness without your Puukko, fire steel and a Kuksa


Puukko means knife and is actually the name for the traditional all-purpose knives from Finland. Similar traditional knives are also produced in Sweden and Norway, where they are commonly known as “Scandinavian knives” or “Nordic knives”. This blog is dedicated to the classic Finnish Puukko and what you need to make one yourself.

The first Puukkos were already used in the Middle Ages for hunting, carving, housework, gardening and also in the kitchen. This has hardly changed until today. But in the meantime it belongs to the standard equipment of every outdoor person in the far north.

Puukkos have a steel blade of approx. 7 cm – 14 cm length. 

From about 15 cm blade length it becomes the “Leuku” – the traditional knife of the Sámi people.