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Old 14th October 2009, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default Norwegian Knife

Hello,
Here's a little knife I bought in an antique shop at norway.
The scabbard is leather, decorated by cutting, not pressing.
The back of the blade has some nicks for better thumb control, I presume.
The handle is birch, I think.
It's about 20cm long (handle + blade)

There's a maker's logo. can anyone recognize it?

Is there a way to determine how old is it? (my guess is 20th century, but i'd like to know more precisely).

And just because i'm curious, What's the market value for such a piece?


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Old 14th October 2009, 08:39 PM   #2
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Your knife is a puukko probably the last quarter of the 20th century. We are not allowed to quote price values on the public forum.

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Old 14th October 2009, 10:22 PM   #3
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I also collect Scandinavian knives; it could be Norwegian or Finnish. It is a hand made piece, not a commercial production item. Sorry, but I don't recognize the maker's mark. Handle is made of curly birch.

Here's a few pics of my collection as of about 2007. It has about doubled
since then.

http://home.earthlink.net/~rsblade/nordic.htm

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Old 14th October 2009, 10:58 PM   #4
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I also collect Scandinavian knives; it could be Norwegian or Finnish. It is a hand made piece, not a commercial production item. Sorry, but I don't recognize the maker's mark. Handle is made of curly birch.

Here's a few pics of my collection as of about 2007. It has about doubled
since then.

http://home.earthlink.net/~rsblade/nordic.htm

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Old 15th October 2009, 01:09 AM   #5
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Rich,
I am blown away! But have you looked into 12 step programs
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Old 15th October 2009, 01:16 AM   #6
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Nice collection Rich !!
You don't fool around do you ?

IMO the really outstanding part of Yaniv's knife is that lovely carved leather scabbard .

Usually these are maker engraved (at least the Finnish ones, ie Rapala) ; I have not seen many Puuko type blades with a stamped mark .
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By admission I'm a compulsive collector :-)

IMHO this knife is a mid to late 20th C piece. That style of file work on the back is a recent thing for Scandinavian knives. I'm not sure how to place it locality wise; could be Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish (unlikely). It is definitely a hand made item, not a production piece. Since it was found in Norway, I guess that's as good an attribution as any. It's a nice find as there isn't much interest in Scandinavian knives in the US (one reason my collection grew rather quickly - no one else wanted them :-) which I think is a shame as there are some really neat, well made Scandinavian knives out there and their history can go back a long, long way. BTW, not all Finnish knives were signed, even the production items. I've several that have no markings at all. Also Rapala filet knives (and I suspect several of the Marttiini/Normark knives are now made in China :-(

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