Iisakki 120 Years


This puukko is a numbered limited edition of 500 that commemorates 120 years of business for Iisakki Järvenpää Company.

The handle fittings are nickel silver as well as the fittings on the sheath. The handle is stacked birch bark with an image of Iisakki and the number of the series. On the back of the handle is 1879-1999

Iisakki Järvenpää was born on January 7th, 1859 and made his hometown, Kauhava, internationally known with his knives. His fascination with detailed and uncompromising beauty is not only visible in his knives, but also in his handwriting. One example is Iisakki’s signature in the company logo.

By trial and error he had to learn how to forge a blade, how to use alloy, how to harden steel; polishing, sharpening, and all the other phases of knife-making. Polishing the blades was especially difficult, and after hundreds of trials he came up with the outcome that later also became the trademark of his knives. Moreover, the so-called blood groove on the blade is Iisakki Järvenpää's invention.

Together with Juho Kustaa Lammi, Iisakki produced The Emperor's Knives in 1894 for the Emperor Nicholas II and the Empress Alexandra, after having heard about the imperial coronation and having gotten excited about it. These were birch bark handled, horse head pommeled double knives. Along with the gifts, Iisakki received an honorary title, Emperor’s Cutler.

Product Details:
  • Blade: 3.75" Stainless Steel
  • Handle: 3.75" stacked birch bark
  • Bolsters: nickel silver
  • Total length of knife: 7.75”
  • Sheath: Leather w/nickel silver fittings
  • Weight: 2.1oz
  • Weight with Sheath: 3.4oz
  • We have editions #128, 129, 146, 147, 148

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  • Item ID: J120Y

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