M95 Rangers knife (Sissipuuko) Finland

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gravknife
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M95 Rangers knife (Sissipuuko) Finland

Postby gravknife » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:18 pm

Hello all at TB
Thought i would post this new acquisition .
I have just got out of hospital today and found this bad boy waiting for me .It didnt cost too much for such a quality knife ...wven though it wont be winning any beauty competitions anytime soon ,its a mean all business knife designed by a Captain in the Finnish rangers for winter survival and bushcraft,and dispatching enemy troops if need be.
The knife has a carbon blade and this later version has a scandi grind which is ultra sharp ,i happen to orefer carbon steel on user knives so im glad this has a nice teflon coating ,until it wears off with sharpening and usage.
The sheath is thick leather and beautifully made .It has a rubber wheel locking mechanism which really keeps the knife in place ,and allows 1 hand unsheathing by pressing on a block on the sheaths spine..
It has a plastic insert to prevent being cut to ribbons by the sharp blade.
It also allows you to mount the knife in a normal fashion or put the velcro and nylon strap across the front and mount on a shoulder strap or across the chest ,arm etc its a cool fastening system for a combat knife
The handle is a hard rubber that fits the hand well and is very comfortable for long use and wont slip so easily.When the rubber wears out i may replace with some birch ,but this handle shape is just right.
Its called the Sissipuuko or guerilla knife and was made in Fiskars i believe although this one is a later design and could have been passed tova larger manufacturer in Finland.
The knife has a blade of 15 cm ,and its 5mm thick ,it feels light to me and i wish it had a bit more weight ,but these knives from Finland have surprised me before when chopping and batoning .
I just hope my heart bucks up so i can test this out as i planned to do before my mishap .
Any comments welcomed and any survival bushcraft knives i would love to see them.
I hope everyone is well.

gravknife
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Re: M95 Rangers knife (Sissipuuko) Finland

Postby gravknife » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:22 pm

Couple more shots
These are earlier knives used by the finland army ,plus a ahot showing special forces using the mounting strap efficiently.
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Re: M95 Rangers knife (Sissipuuko) Finland

Postby gravknife » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:27 pm

One more to show the mid mounting strap option .
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Re: M95 Rangers knife (Sissipuuko) Finland

Postby BruceS » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:57 pm

Hey Ian,
Good you are mending. Cool knife. Probably same era as that Mikov you identified for me. I have a special forces Korvo knife from Chile. Neat stuff.

Bruce

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Re: M95 Rangers knife (Sissipuuko) Finland

Postby gravknife » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:52 pm

Thanks Bruce
I am home at last ,but still have a few problems and may have Togo back again but as an outpatient once a week.
I love the Mikov you have and could kick myself for not buying one that was available a couple of years ago in the UK .
I would love to see the chilean korvo special forces knife when you aren't too busy .
I got this really cheap from a freind here in the UK as I told him I wanted a" terava jaaripuuko " and they are very similar without the blade coating .
It's seriously sharp and there are some good reviews on Google about it.
I hope your well Bruce.

Ian

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Re: M95 Rangers knife (Sissipuuko) Finland

Postby BruceS » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:18 am

Hey Ian,
Glad it is just out-patient care. Least you can sleep and relax at home. I go to the Dr. this next week to see if I am cleared to fly.

Here is that Korvo. I have to admit, I had no interest in this knife when I purchased it. It was left over after selling off an estate, and the dealer accepted $40 u.s. for it. It was marked $250. The label is still on it.

From what I have found, this knife outside of Chile is very rare to find. There was a magazine article in SOF back in the 80's detailing this exact knife. Hope you enjoy it.

All the best.

Bruce
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Re: M95 Rangers knife (Sissipuuko) Finland

Postby BruceS » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:20 am

Here is the Maker Mark.
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Re: M95 Rangers knife (Sissipuuko) Finland

Postby gravknife » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:43 am

Bruce

Thanks for the picture.

Thats one cool military knife and it reminds me a bit of a jambiya dagger .
I suppose you would have to be skilled in its usage but it looks deadly and it has the double edge form of most fighting knives that ensures a cut in any position during knife combat.
It looks to be a really well made knife Bruce and i love that open form leather sheath .
Thanks for sharing it and its yet another military knife i would love to own ,this would be a cool centrepiece in a display of military fighting knives for you in the future.

I hope your well my freind.

Ian


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