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TurdusMerulaTurdusMerula MemberPosts: 285 Member
I tried this knife last fall a couple of time while skinning moose. Liked it very much but it's not been as affordable as I would have liked. Well today my father told me than one sporting store had it on sale and he is going to buy it. Gave him the money and asked to buy one for me too. So here it is. EKA Swingblade 3G. It's designed for gutting and skinning. Sharp as hell and good for the work it's designed for. Price? 30 Euros ( 35 dollars) I'm a happy man :)





To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour
-William Blake-

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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    I tried this knife last fall a couple of time while skinning moose. Liked it very much but it's not been as affordable as I would have liked. Well today my father told me than one sporting store had it on sale and he is going to buy it. Gave him the money and asked to buy one for me too. So here it is. EKA Swingblade 3G. It's designed for gutting and skinning. Sharp as hell and good for the work it's designed for. Price? 30 Euros ( 35 dollars) I'm a happy man :)





    Nice knife, or you could do like my ex wife and save your money and use a cheap fillet knife.

    Hey, who am I to talk? It worked, or rather she MADE IT WORK! ...:yikes:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,914 Senior Member
    Good looing knife and a great price from what I see available.
    Almost purchased something similar while in Germany a few month ago, but did not have any checked baggage, so no knife purchase. :tissue:
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,713 Senior Member
    I like the idea of a separate gutting blade.
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,920 Senior Member
    Is there a lock on that blade? I know a guy that lacerated the hell out of himself with an early swing blade...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,713 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Is there a lock on that blade? I know a guy that lacerated the hell out of himself with an early swing blade...

    There is a lock button
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,958 Senior Member
    Nice knife, one never has enough knives (or guns)

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    Looks good. If it holds an edge all the way through skinning and quartering a moose, I would say that is a bargain. :up:
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,625 Senior Member
    Meh, you live in the land of Puukko's, I like to have a finger guard on mine, that knife is a distant weird cousin compared to what is available in your neck of the world.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,148 Senior Member
    Those are really handy blades. It should serve you well this season.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • TurdusMerulaTurdusMerula Member Posts: 285 Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Meh, you live in the land of Puukko's, I like to have a finger guard on mine, that knife is a distant weird cousin compared to what is available in your neck of the world.

    Then perhaps you'll like this one more? I bought it in May when there was an opening for some kind of men's playhouse (general store for tools) and they hand some products for sale for very attractive price. This is Martiini Black Lumber Jack. Very basic puukko, traditional Finnish knife. A real jack of all trades behind the centuries. It cost me 10 Euros (12 bucks...)
    It has a forged carbon steel blade and it's really, really scary sharp. I bought it because of the price and you can't have too many work puukkos :) I gutted my spring buck with it and it really was sharp. Hopefully I won't cut myself with it as it will go deep...

    To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
    Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour
    -William Blake-
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,625 Senior Member
    Then perhaps you'll like this one more? I bought it in May when there was an opening for some kind of men's playhouse (general store for tools) and they hand some products for sale for very attractive price. This is Martiini Black Lumber Jack. Very basic puukko, traditional Finnish knife. A real jack of all trades behind the centuries. It cost me 10 Euros (12 bucks...)
    It has a forged carbon steel blade and it's really, really scary sharp. I bought it because of the price and you can't have too many work puukkos :) I gutted my spring buck with it and it really was sharp. Hopefully I won't cut myself with it as it will go deep...

    I googled Puukko and got some links to some very cool knives from Finland in the $100 US range, that looks like an excellent knife for $12, the sharpness of all the Puukko's I have handled want me to have a finger guard though.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • TurdusMerulaTurdusMerula Member Posts: 285 Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    I googled Puukko and got some links to some very cool knives from Finland in the $100 US range, that looks like an excellent knife for $12, the sharpness of all the Puukko's I have handled want me to have a finger guard though.
    Traditional, real puukko doesn't have finger guards. They appeared after the puukko companies and builders tried to break their ways to US market as you have strict laws when someone spills hot coffee on their laps.
    Puukko has been a really universal tool here. Until the last 20-30 years we didn't have "ordinary" knives here but puukkos. They have a scandi grinds on their blades and blades are pretty thin compared to knives. And no finger guards :)
    To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
    Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour
    -William Blake-
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,625 Senior Member
    Traditional, real puukko doesn't have finger guards. They appeared after the puukko companies and builders tried to break their ways to US market as you have strict laws when someone spills hot coffee on their laps.
    Puukko has been a really universal tool here. Until the last 20-30 years we didn't have "ordinary" knives here but puukkos. They have a scandi grinds on their blades and blades are pretty thin compared to knives. And no finger guards :)

    I am speaking for myself with the finger guards with subzero temps and bloody hands when gutting a deer in my neck of the woods, been there and done that and used the colorful language:bang:
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,958 Senior Member
    Then perhaps you'll like this one more? I bought it in May when there was an opening for some kind of men's playhouse (general store for tools) and they hand some products for sale for very attractive price. This is Martiini Black Lumber Jack. Very basic puukko, traditional Finnish knife. A real jack of all trades behind the centuries. It cost me 10 Euros (12 bucks...)
    It has a forged carbon steel blade and it's really, really scary sharp. I bought it because of the price and you can't have too many work puukkos :) I gutted my spring buck with it and it really was sharp. Hopefully I won't cut myself with it as it will go deep...

    You are quite the enabler, I need another knife like I need a hole in my head, but the problem is I have this friend of 70+ years who just happens to be Finnish and still has family in a little town 400 KM N. of Helsinki, I wonder what it costs to ship knives to Florida USA. I just might have to send them an E-Mail

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,258 Senior Member
    I like the non-hooked "guthook" on that thing. Should work really well.:up:
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,625 Senior Member
    jaywapti wrote: »
    You are quite the enabler, I need another knife like I need a hole in my head, but the problem is I have this friend of 70+ years who just happens to be Finnish and still has family in a little town 400 KM N. of Helsinki, I wonder what it costs to ship knives to Florida USA. I just might have to send them an E-Mail

    JAY

    http://kainuunpuukko.com/traditional-tommi-137/?vo=0

    Enjoy!
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    jaywapti wrote: »
    Nice knife, one never has enough knives (or guns)

    JAY

    I'm a man after Jay's heart, well let's just say I heartily agree with him. You never have enough of either.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,713 Senior Member
    Good looking knife and a nice price.

    Welcome Aboard
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • French friesFrench fries New Member Posts: 8 New Member
    Then perhaps you'll like this one more? I bought it in May when there was an opening for some kind of men's playhouse (general store for tools) and they hand some products for sale for very attractive price. This is Martiini Black Lumber Jack. Very basic puukko, traditional Finnish knife. A real jack of all trades behind the centuries. It cost me 10 Euros (12 bucks...)
    It has a forged carbon steel blade and it's really, really scary sharp. I bought it because of the price and you can't have too many work puukkos :) I gutted my spring buck with it and it really was sharp. Hopefully I won't cut myself with it as it will go deep...


    Here are my Finnish knives :



    I bought them in Finland (Joensuu) 30€ each, when I was living there. Those are amazing tools, cutting everything.
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