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    Big Tommi (Anssi 150)

    Hi all!
    The latest knife I made of Anssi 150 blade. Vavona burl, buffalo horn, mosaic pins, finished with the Danish Oil. And it toooooooo large for me to use, just like a souvenir No sheath yet







    Last edited by FireWire; 11-09-09 at 07:42 AM. Reason: adding pix

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    Re: Big Tommi (Anssi 150)

    Very nice and BIG!!!I like it!!
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    Re: Big Tommi (Anssi 150)

    Fantastic looking knife FireWire, and not too big for my hands

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    Re: Big Tommi (Anssi 150)

    Me likee lots. What's the wood in the handle?

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    Re: Big Tommi (Anssi 150)

    Great looking, big and classic Tommi knife. You did a very nice and clean job with beautiful wood and very good bolster/butt work. A great scandi, really love it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fjellräv View Post
    Great looking, big and classic Tommi knife. You did a very nice and clean job with beautiful wood and very good bolster/butt work. A great scandi, really love it
    I second this.

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    Re: Big Tommi (Anssi 150)

    amazing craftsmanship. you Russkies really know how to handles a knife!!!!!!
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    Re: Big Tommi (Anssi 150)

    Thanks a lot guys, I didn't expect this knife to be liked so much!!!
    But still, that was an experiment, the blade is too big for me to use...


    Quote Originally Posted by parbajtor View Post
    Me likee lots. What's the wood in the handle?
    it's vavona burl (Sequoi sempervirens). Grows in Northern California and Southern Oregon.
    Last edited by FireWire; 04-11-10 at 07:36 PM.

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    Re: Big Tommi (Anssi 150)

    Even the butt end looks a bit strange to me it`s a beautifully made Tommi with nicely selected wood!
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    Re: Big Tommi (Anssi 150)

    looks great, i mean big, no i mean great!

    ;o)

    well done firewire!!

    greetings from austria
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    Re: Big Tommi (Anssi 150)

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrangler View Post
    Even the butt end looks a bit strange to me it`s a beautifully made Tommi with nicely selected wood!
    That is an interesting end treatment, and a beautiful knife.
    I am curious, is the shape at the end of the handle traditional or seen on older knives in your area? I've seen something like it on very, very old knives (early medieval, viking era), I had thought that design trend had died out long ago, but it would be fascinating if there is a modern descendant... I will see if I can find a good image of one of the old ones.

    Again, beautiful knife... I like big knives...

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    Re: Big Tommi (Anssi 150)

    A large Tommi puukko is a beautiful to thing to behold. Mine has a five inch blade and I agree even it is a little large for usual tasks. But nice anyways.

    GHEzell, the ridge type pommel or end ferrule is what typically comes with a Tommi. Usually done in brass in the traditional line. As example a pic of mine, a big Moose Tommi by Marko Tihula:



    and the handle end:

    Last edited by Frankki; 12-09-09 at 01:17 AM.

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    Re: Big Tommi (Anssi 150)

    Thank you for that, Frankki, I had no idea.
    I think this one is from the 7th or 8th century, Netherlands...


    Notice the pommel, almost identical in shape, similar in form to period sword pommels. It is wonderful that this style is still being used, after 1200 years... I'm grinning from ear to ear now...

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    Re: Big Tommi (Anssi 150)

    Hmm, this being British Blades, is everyone familiar with the English roots of the Tommi puukko?

    It's just that a certain Thomas Woodward of Sheffield, once the boss of knifemaking in Fiskars mill in Southern Finland, was the man who taught the creator of Tommi, Kalle Keränen, the secrets of forging and oil tempering. Combine those teachings with the traditional puukko of Kainuu and you have a Tommipuukko.

    And when Kalle had had a few drinks supplied by customers,he began to brag a little about himself, saying: "You know who I am, I'm Tommi" referring to his teacher Thomas.

    Sorry if this is a story told a thousand times already.

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    Re: Big Tommi (Anssi 150)

    Nice job,bolster fits perfectly.
    How is that Ansi blade,a little review?(I'm thinking about ordering one Ansi or Tuominen)
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