Tanimboca Puukko

You won't be able to put it down

Traditional Puukko, meets Colombian jungle, meets TOPS Knives

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Puukkos are a style of knife originally developed in Scandinavia. Through the years, they have remained largely unchanged. Characteristically, they are Scandi ground knives with thick, round wooden handles. Most do not have a finger guard, which allows the person using it to get their hand as close to the cutting edge as possible. This gives the user very precise and controlled cutting. Its simplistic design is both useful and intuitive and has definitely withstood the test of time.

To make the Tanimboca Puuko, TOPS has teamed up with Goran Mihajlovic. Goran is originally from Serbia but grew up in Germany. He has lived in Colombia now for the last 20 plus years. He owns a nature reserve called Tanimboca that houses hundreds if not thousands of species of plant, animal, and insect. Throughout his entire life, he has been a knife user and enthusiast. In recent years he has begun making knives at his forge in the Amazon jungle. He prefers Puukkos for their ability to perform well at large variety of cutting tasks.

The TOPS version of his design mixes traditional elements with TOPS’ style. It has the classic Puukko blade with a very slight clip point. The spine is ground to 90 degrees for scraping tasks. Well-rounded Tan Canvas Micarta handles with red liners honor the traditional style. The knife sits deep in the leather sheath. Add a breakaway chain or paracord and it can easily be worn as a neck knife when needed. Once you get your hands on the Tanimboca Puukko, you won’t want to put it down.

Knife Type Fixed Blade
Overall Length 7.75"
Blade Length 3.63"
Cutting Edge 3.50"
Blade Thickness 0.130"
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Tumble Finish
Handle Material Tan Canvas Micarta
Knife Weight 5.1oz
Weight w/ Sheath 7.6oz
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Brown Leather
Sheath Clip Belt Loop
Designer Goran Mihajlovic
Customer Reviews (3)
Fantastic knife
Wasn't sure about this pukko but I took a chance. I am so glad I did. This is my new bushcraft knife. Excellent carving knife makes feather sticks like nobody's business. My only criticism is the sheath but t Review by Rick (Posted on 6/2/2020)
It’s awesome
Don’t think about it, just buy it.
I’ve just used it to carve an axe handle from ash, was excellent in place of a drawknife and was better than a chisel for detailed work. To be honest, every time I started using a tool I ended up using this instead as it did a better job. It was still shaving sharp at the end of it too.
One small hot spot and that was it.
I love this blade, I have no downsides to it at all. The sheath is a lovely piece in its own right, sits very comfortably on my belt and holds the Tanimboca very nicely
Review by Justin (Posted on 11/22/2018)
Spine not true 90°
"Almost" a perfect mid size knife. The spine they claim to be a 90° spine is a joke. I tried sparking a ferro rod with the spine as it came from the manufacturer with no success. Barely can get a spark. Had to grind my own 90° and now it scrapes showers of sparks very well. Also in my opinion the edge should be a full scandi without a micro bevel. I would not put the word puukko in the name since real puukko knives have a full scandi. Either way knife still works amazing and I recommend buying it. Review by Edvard (Posted on 10/15/2018)
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