Maasepänpuukko is a basic, traditional type Finnish knife. It has only what a user knife needs; a blade, simple handle, and the sheath to carry it safely. This kind of puukkos were used for pretty much everything where man needed a cutting tool.
Fitting the blade in a block of curly birch. This time the work is done with a drill and needle rasps. End of the tang is pointed like a nail, and last centimer is hammered in.
Blades fixed in handle blocks. Shaping is done on a belt sander, followed by hand sanding.
Working in my knife laboratory, enjoying the luxury of air conditioning.
Into an oil bath they go....