Danijel Haramina

This post is about a puukkoseppä that was introduced to me by Tapio Syrjälä. I was curious about what Tapio was up to and the next post will show his latest knives and bring you up to date with his work, but first I would like you to take a look at the puukko of Danijel Haramina. He makes beautiful puukko of traditional and also modern materials. His work is very accomplished for a puukkoseppä who has only been working for a few years.  Here is some information from Danijel  and a link to his website  Malanika.com I hope you will enjoy his work as much as I do.

Danijel Haramina:

“I live in a small village, Tuhelj in northwest Croatia. I was a hunter for 12 years and all that time I was searching for the “ideal” knife.
In the winter of 2013 I found bladesmith Karlo Ban ( Karlo ban website) and I asked him to make a blade for me. He made me a puukko blade, in three layer construction with silversteel core.

I made the handle by myself, that was my first handmade knife and by then I was falling in love with puukkos. Very soon my friends started to ask me to make knives for them and that is how I started. I also made a couple hunting knives but puukkos became my only interest in knife making.

I have learned a lot from Karlo Ban who sold me the first blade but I also study the work of Finnish makers like Pekka Tuominen, Tapio Syrjälä, Joonas Kallioniemi, Passi Hurttila and others. I use mostly 52100, it is my favorite steel and sometimes 80crv, but I plan to start with some stainless steels in the future. Some of my puukkos are forged and some just stock removal. I know that I have a lot more to learn and I hope I will.

There is no traditional sort of knife here where I live. My favorite type of puukko is maasepän, because it is so simple and light and at same time beautiful, just like a puukko must be. I have three of them, use them hunting, in the kitchen, the workshop, everywhere and now I’ll make a fourth for myself.

My second hobby is hunting, I enjoy spending lot of time in woods and I’m happiest when I have a chance to use my puukko. In the last year I’ve been making knives full time and I can say that I have most beautiful job in the world.”

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Danijel Haramina

Some photos of Croatia where Danijel lives:

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Veliki Tabor is a castle and museum in northwest Croatia near where Danijel live. It dates back to the 12th century. http://www.veliki-tabor.hr/en/

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Now enjoy a look at Danijel’s work! Thank you Danijel.

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Small puukko,3″ blade, 52100 & micarta.

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52100 & shadetree micarta.

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80crv2 & micarta.

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stabilized koa & 52100.

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52100, buckeye, coffee bag micarta.

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52100 & stabilized buckeye.

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52100 & birch bark.

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52100 hand forged blade has rhombic cross section. Handle is stabilized coloured alder root , and brass.

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52100 & stabilized spalted beech.

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52100 & birch bark.

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The Fly: 52100, reindeer antler,oak burl.

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52100 & stabilized walnut.

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Frame tang puukko, corian, micarta and 52100.

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2 responses to “Danijel Haramina

  1. Une grande diversité dans les modèles avec un choix de très bon goût.

  2. Scott satterfield

    Beautiful work Danijel! Excellent attention to detail

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