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Postby JerrBear » Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:48 pm

Mr. Vagrant,

Do you cut lots of stuff inna dark? :smile:
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Postby Vagrant » Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:29 pm

Any knife design that has remained the same for 2 or 3 centuries is probably "perfect" for it's culture and original use :idea: If you want to "disassemble" a Reindeer into seperate components a Puukko is perfect. As soon as they had steel, the Inuit/Aluets/Yakuts/ etc. all made VERY similar knives for their Reindeer/Caribou. The German Nicker does the same job on Red-Deer Axis-Deer etc but is designed more for saving the "good parts" but not using everything so there is more "waste" that more northern people would use [sinew, bone, etc].
The Climate and Environment effects knife design and politics. One reason for the Regione Autonoma Friuli/Venezia/Giulia is the cultutal differences they have from Sicily/Sardinia. Those differences are because of the climate/environment :idea: I'll bet the knife designs were also different in the past.

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Postby Vagrant » Sat Jan 07, 2006 8:00 pm

JerrBear wrote:Mr. Vagrant,

Do you cut lots of stuff inna dark? :smile:

More than most :wink: BUT when I do I usually have a small LED flashlight clamped in my gums :idea: Knowing how a knife is oriented in my hand lets me keep the light on what I'm cutting.

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Postby Vito » Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:32 am

Hi Vagrant,
i don't know PUUKO, do you have any link?

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Postby Vagrant » Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:31 pm

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http://www.kellamknives.com/cart/shop.c ... ndex2.html
http://www.cloudberrymarket.com/servlet ... Categories
http://kreavex.com/bladegallery/knives/puukko/
The last link shows a non-traditional handle [very close to how I would make it, but the edge of the blade should come to the handle not stop so far from it]

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Postby Vagrant » Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:09 pm

A classic German Nicker. [I frequently mis-spell it as "knicker", since a lot of English words begin "kn" I may be part German but I'm SOOO American it affects my spelling :wink: ] The Nicker blade is sligthly better than a Puukko for THIN, Straight, slicing but not as good for heavy cuts in hard material, or curving cuts.
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Postby Vito » Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:38 am

Thank you, Vagrant,
i'm gonna study.......


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