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Finn Puukko in German "Service" ...

Article about: Here´s a Puukko, I received today. Puukko´s have still the same design like decades before and post WWII-knive´s, were, (and still are), militarized for the collector´s-market ! But, my stom

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    Quote by Reibert View Post
    BTW, mates, the Puukko-style blade also was used with the finn "M1939" bayonet , (attachable on the Mosin-Nagant rifle) !
    Interesting bayonet ............. the blade looks very short.

    I love the illustration of the soldier with the puukko
    and carved wooden spoon/cup on his belt !
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Interesting bayonet ............. the blade looks very short. ...
    Blade-lenght: 18,1 cm

    This particular bayonet was manufactured by "O.Y. Veljekset Kulmala A.B." in late 1941 for use in the civil-guard.
    "Sk.Y.", ("Suojeluskuntain Yliesikunta"), mean´s, (I was told so ...): for use in the Civil-Guard / Home-Guard.

    BTW, this is a very rare bayonet !

    P.S.:
    Maybe Jan can tell us more ´bout this bayo ?

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    Hi R., looks like you have a salty veteran knife there. Very nice, and I really like the way you display it over the photos. Gives it that extra kick!

    Jay

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    Yes You are quite right! Veljekset Kulmala means the Kulmala brothers, Kulmala being the last name of the brothers (not sure about their first names). The bayo turned out not to be very popular with the troops however (maybe because of its short length) and Finnish soldiers used Russian bayos instead or more favourably locally made "puukkos" some with very long blades. The blades sometimes have the name of the maker in the groove of the blade. The illustration is very interesting, the Finnish soldier has a s.k. "Kuksa" drinking cup attacjed to his belt!

    Rgds Jan

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    Heres a Finn Puukko worn by a German Soldier who decided to construct a scabbard with some history reflecting his time in service.
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    Quote by Horst View Post
    Heres a Finn Puukko worn by a German Soldier who decided to construct a scabbard with some history reflecting his time in service.
    Horst
    Nice item !

    Saw some of this scabbard´s before.

    They´re made of an piece of sheet iron of damaged airplanes.

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    In fact its made from aluminium from downed airplanes. The shape of the scabbard leads me to believe it was made by a Finnish soldier with decorations suited for the german soldier. Maybe a taded item. The knife handle looks german and maybe a bit too clean ad smooth. Maybe it was relaquered??

    Rgds Jan

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    Your right about the aluminum but dont think a finn made the scabbard as the mans name is engraved"Hartl" also the knife is a finnish Puukko not german made - as to the grip, there is wear but not beat up, well taken care of - but as it has been a good 64 yrs ago your guess is as good as mine.

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    Yes You are right, this picture tells it all!

    Cheers Jan

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