This article is a publication of our "Things to know" column, which we will expand bit by bit. We would like to introduce you to the world "all around the knife" with interesting information from the point of view of a manufacturer. This also means that we sometimes will write about topics that include products that we do not offer ourselves.
Finn knife—the all-round knife of the Sami
From the Stone Age to the present day
Discoveries from the Stonge Age prove: Even then, early forms of the Finn knife were in use in Scandinavia. This speaks for its qualities! Even today, the Finn knife is still popular in particular in Northern Europe, where it is widely used as an all-purpose knife.
Finn knife—the Nordic all-purpose knife
The wooden handle is the "trademark" of a Finn knife. Connoisseurs know: When we talk about a "knife with a wooden handle", we usually mean a Finn knife! Because the Finnish term "Puukko" originally meant exactly that: knife with a wooden handle.
All-purpose knife with tradition and past
Finn knives are all-round all-purpose knives, which are still used in Northern Europe today, especially for hunting, fishing and various handicrafts. They are regarded as the classic knife of the Sami (natives of the northern regions of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia) and belong to the traditional costume of the ethnic groups. In Finland, since 1850, wearing a puukko has only been allowed during work. Knife fights, stabbings and numerous homicides committed with the puukko led to a tightening of the gun laws in the 1970s.
Finn knife, Puukko or Mora?
In Finland, the Finnish knife is called "Puukko", in Sweden "Mora". The Finnish term Puukko is translated as "knife with a wooden handle", the Swedish term Mora refers to the place of production. In Germany, we also speak of Finnish knives, Nordic knives, Lapland knives or Sami knives.
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