Tapio Wirkkala Puukka Knife

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Tapio Wirkkala Puukka Knife

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Designer: Tapio Wirkkala (1915 – 1985)

Item: Puukka knife

Manufactured by: Hackman & Co.

Country of origin: Finland

Year made: Ca. 1963

Materials: Steel, nylon, brass and leather

Dimensions: 9” x 1 ½” overall with knife in sheath.  Knife is 8 ½” x 1”

Description: This important design object can be found in numerous public collections, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and others.  The blades for these knifes are exceptionally sharp.

Condition: Very good used.  Blade has some scratches from use, but handle is excellent.  Sheath is in excellent condition. 

References: Hiesinger, Kathryn B., Design Since 1945: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1983;

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