Crafting the Traditional Pattern-Welded Puukko Knife
For hundreds of years the puukko knife has been the prized tool of Northern Europe and Scandinavia for its versatility and simple elegance. In this course you will learn how to perform the traditional techniques used by Northern craftsmen for centuries including the forging of the blade, fitting and crafting of the handle, and the making of a sheath. The blade will be a damascus blade (or pattern welding), a steel that was used by the Vikings to create their tools and weapons. The handle will be made out of birch bark and small pieces of wood. Small birch bark squares will be stacked one on top of the other and laminated together to form a solid and beautiful handle. We will sew the sheath from leather. This course will bring these ancient techniques back to life to create a functional and beautiful tool.
Length: 7 Days