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Hand-forged Damascus Puukko / Pattern-welded steel / Bushcraft belt knife / Handmade / Unique

Hand-forged Damascus Puukko / Pattern-welded steel / Bushcraft belt knife / Handmade / Unique

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Hand-forged Pattern-welded Damascus Puukko with Stag & Masur Birch Handle

Blade Material: Damascus San-Mai - 26c3 core with 250+ layer 1084/15N20 cladding
Handle Material: Stag, Bog Yew and Masur Birch
Blade Length: 75mm
Tang Style:  Hidden 3/4 length tang
Blade Thickness: 3mm
Handle Length: 113mm
Total knife length: 207mm

This knife is inspired by the traditional puukkos of Finland and has been hand-forged from 26c3 in a San Mai (three-layer) construction, with 250+ layer damascus cladding

The blade has been etched to reveal the different layers from the forging/folding process. It has a traditional hidden tang construction, with the tang burnt into the wood for a friction fit, and a brass pin for added strength. The handle is a stacked construction of Stag, Bog Yew and Estonian Masur Birch.
After being carved into shape, the handle has been hand-sanded and rubbed with several coats of boiled linseed oil to protect the wood. The wood has then been sealed and waterproofed with a layer of beeswax from our own apiaries.

This knife comes with a traditional Scandinavian style deep sheath. It is made from a hand-carved wooden insert for the blade surrounded by 2mm thick veg-tan leather. It has been hand-sewn with artificial sinew, and sealed with beeswax and linseed oil.


All my knives are forged by hand using traditional bladesmithing methods at Willslock Forge in Staffordshire, England. Each knife has been forged from high carbon steel. I usually use either 1080, 01 or 1095, and sometimes antique historical steels such as crucible steel or shear steel.

I usually forge as close to finish as possible, creating the knife shape and setting the bevels on the anvil. For all of my historical work, my aim is to make my knives with minimal use of power tools, and I take a lot of inspiration from historical knifemaking and smithing techniques.

The handles are all carved by hand and made from locally sourced wood, bone and antler - I avoid using any plastics, resins or synthetic materials.  Wherever I can, I try to repurpose salvaged and upcycled materials in order to create beautiful new knives and tools.  I usually leave a brut de forge, or forge finish, on most of my blades because I like that the hammer marks tell the story of the knife's creation on the anvil, and the forge finish differentiates the knife from all the mass-produced, factory made knives out there.


Shipping & Returns

All bladed items will be send with Royal Mail 48hr Delivery with Age Verification.

International orders will be sent with UPS.


Care Instructions

In order to keep your blade in top working condition make sure to wipe & dry after use and occasionally apply mineral oil to protect the steel/iron. The wood and leather can

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  • Age Verification (18+ ONLY)

    As per the UK Offensive Weapons Act 2019 all knife purchases must be age verified before the item can be dispatched. Photo ID is required to confirm that the customer is above 18 years of age. All bladed items will also be sent with Royal Mail Age Verified Service.

  • Return Policy

    If your items are damaged or faulty upon receipt you must notify me within seven days so I can arrange a repair or replacement.

    You have the right to return faulty items for a full refund, including postage, within a seven day period.

    Notification of return of item(s) must be made by phone or email within seven days of receipt of the item(s).

    All items must be returned in an unused condition, well packaged and sent using an insured trackable postage method with a copy of the relevant receipt.

    Return postage will not be refunded if the goods are
    not faulty.

    If the item is damaged or has been used I reserve the right to make a charge for the damage or repair.