J.P. Peltonen Sissipuukko
A very simple and rugged military knife from Finland. No Rambo/"survival" stuff here - this is meant for real use.
The Sissipuukko (best translation would probably be "Ranger knife") is familiar to most Finns who've been through national service, where these see widespread use as personal purchases, mostly by NCO's and such. Unlike most military knives, this is actually fairly useful for other things beside stabbing your fellow man. We can say from experience for anything else than elaborate miniature wood carvings, the Sissipuukko will suffice.
The knife is made of HRC58 carbon steel with a teflon coating, with a very sturdy, hard rubber handle. As the blade is not serrated and very simple in design, it is easy to sharpen and keeps an edge surprisingly well, depending, of course, on how you use it.
We have two models in stock:
- M/95: The longer model. Blade length 15 cm, total length 28 cm.
- M/07: The shorter model. Blade length 12,5 cm, total length 25,5 cm.
- Blade thickness 5 mm for both.
The sheath is one of the best features of this knife: it is very durable and can be carried any way you want without danger of the utensil, as it were, falling out. The knife is secured with a rubber roller, which means you'll have to give a little yank to get the knife out - it won't fall off on its own. There are two sheath models available: leather and plastic. Here are the differences:
- Leather sheath: Made of about 3 mm thick black leather, with a nylon belt loop with velcro closure. On the other side the sheath features a leather loop for fastening it to webbing, or anything else with a proper strap, like the belt loop supplied.
- Plastic sheath: Attachment loops for the nylon belt loop on both sides, making this piece of kit ambidextrous. Can be fastened to stuff using the 3 cm wide loop and either a suitable strap or the belt loop supplied. Can also be secured with a piece of string run through the small hole in the tip of the sheath.
We got both lengths with the leather sheath, but only the longer model with plastic sheath. However, the shorter knife will fit into the plastic sheath.
The model is designed by J-P Peltonen, and the knives are made in cooperation with Fiskars. These are manufactured in Finland, so you can rely on the quality - these are held in high regard by just about everybody who knows something about knives.
Warning! Before buying, please make sure that these are legal to import to your country! We take no responsibility if the customs officer confiscates your precious bayonet/knife/machete! These are perfectly legal in Finland and that is all we are interested in.
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Ignacio N. 29.05.2016 (Edited 03.07.2018)
Ville L. 09.06.2016 (Edited 10.06.2016)
Partioleireillä iso musta puukko kiinnosti kovin pikkumiehiä, mutta antaa räplätä vaan, puukko pysyy tiukasti tupessaa. Varsinkaan alaviistosta pikku ryökäle ei saa sitä vietyä.
Rory O. 18.03.2017
The knife itself is very well made, the steel, (80VrC2, the same as the Terävä knives), is excellent, very sharp and easy to put an edge back on it, in fact, it has become my single favorite knife steel. The non-stick coating (teflon-esque stuff) works perfectly, it doesn't flake off in anyway and very little sticks to it. The knife shape itself works for everything, a time tested design, it will work for you, no worries there. The handle is dense, comfortable and ever so slightly soft to the touch. Its easy to grip in both the wet and the dry. The sheath is ingeniously designed, very well made and holds the knife very tightly.
This knife can compete with any carbon steel blade on the market. An excellent buy.
Jani N. 03.08.2017
Lyhyempää en ole vielä hirveesti ulkoiluttanut.
Molempia tuppimalleja yrittänyt käyttää, kumpaakaan ymmärtämättä. Repun kyljessä menee molemmilla.
Salaisuutena terässä sen kylkien kiilamaisuus, jonka vain Marttiini aikanaan ymmärsi ja hekin jo sen unohtaneet.. kahvassa pitävä ja tiivis materiaali on nykyaikaa, samoin pinnoitus. Vain parhaita ominaisuuksia niputettuna. Kuka vielä tekis "siviilitupen" tälle?
Frank S. 10.10.2018 (Edited 23.11.2019)
For daily allround hard use I would recommend the Terävä 140 in 80CrV2 carbon steel over the Peltonen, for 'special forces military' style use the Peltonen may still have the edge, at a slightly higher price point. Both are fine and good value for money, it's a matter of personal preference. I love fondling my Peltonen M07 and *using* my Terävä 140... ;-)
Update, October 2019: I found that my *personal* M07, with its slightly sanded-down handle, fits in a Terävä 110 sheath. So I bought an extra one of those. Works pretty well. ;-)
Jason D. 28.11.2018
The pictured belt loop configuration for the plastic sheath does not seem right to me. I basically inverted the orientation so where the belt rides at the very top of the loop and pinches the velcro closed between the belt and the hip.
Even with the teflon coating it was able to throw spark off a fero rod as well so that's a nice bonus.
Roope K. 28.04.2019
Joni O. 17.11.2019 (Edited 17.11.2019)