Welcome to Nordiska Knivar my scrap book about Nordic knives. I will be posting photos and information about traditional knives and knife makers, especially the puukko from Finland. I’d like to start off with this beautiful puukko with an ebonite handle from Joonas Kallioniemi.
According to Joonas, ebonite was used for handles in the early 1900s: “The handle is made out of ebonite. After some reading I got to know that ebonite was indeed used for puukko handles about a hundred years ago or so, but for some reason no-one has kept on using this fine material. It is basically a hard rubber, it has a rubber-like firm grip to it, it stands up to all kinds of different environments and doesn’t “live” like wooden handles do. It is made out of natural rubber, linseed oil and sulphur and it is totally food-safe. I find this to be a very good material for a knife handle.”