I’ve recently seen a new growing trend in crafting taskupuukko, small “pocket” puukkos that will work in the same range of duties of folding penknives and EDC folders: opening letters and packages, some food preparation, small wood working etc.

The origin of small and stylish pocket knives in Finland is probably trackable back to the 19th century, while small and rustic wood working knives have been around since the Middle Ages.
During the 19th century these stylish pocket knives were produced both by craftmen and factories and could be both simple and decorated. The more fancy and decorated models were either completely hand crafted by a knifemaker or a goldsmith could be asked to decorate a more basic knife.

Given the great popularity they had there isn’t a single style, but generally speaking, the most common characteristics were and still are a three fingers handle, more rarely a four fingers one, and a blade no longer than 6 cm, with a mostly straight edge and just a slight upsweep close to the tip.

Federico Buldrini

pasi jaakonaho 1

Pasi Jaakonaho

pasi jaakonaho 2

Pasi Jaakonaho

arto liukko 1

Arto Liukko

arto liukko 2

Arto Liukko

arto liukko 3

Arto Liukko

arto liukko 4

Arto Liukko

mikko inkeroinen 1

Mikko Inkeroinen

mikko inkeroinen 2

Mikko Inkeroinen

mikko inkeroinen 5

Mikko Inkeroinen

mikko inkeroinen 4

Mikko Inkerionen

jani ryynänen

Jani Ryynänen


Antti Mäkinen


Antti Mäkinen

otto kemppainen

Otto Kemppainen


lauri karjunen 3

Lauri Karjunen

lauri karjunen 1

Lauri Karjunen

saku honkilahti 2

Saku Honkilahti

saku honkilahti 1

Saku Honkilahti

harri merimaa

Harri Merimaa



2 responses to “Taskupuukko

  1. dear federico,
    what a beautiful collection of little puukko jewels, thanks for showing them!
    by coincidence i have just finished three myself. i make them from old high quality table knives by reshaping, sharpening, adding a new antler handle and making a leather sheath for them.
    i would like to send you a picture, but i don’t succeed here.
    again my thanks for your article.
    kind regards,
    eric wolff (the netherlands)

  2. Que du bonheur…merci !

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