The Benchmade Puukko 200 is a robust bushcraft knife in Puukko-style. The Puukko is traditionally from Scandinavia where it is an all-round outdoor knife. It is used for bushcraft tasks, but also for hunting or for odd jobs around the house. This Benchmade Puukko is a very modern interpretation of this classic.
Benchmade has gone to great lengths to make this Puukko into a very robust knife. The traditional Puukkoo wooden handle is replaced by the Santoprene. This is a rubber-like plastic that can take a few blows. Moreover, it is very comfortable in hand. It offers you enough grip even in wet circumstances. Helped by the subtle texture of the handle.
CPM 3V has been chosen for the blade. That is one of the toughest and most robust type of steels at the moment. This steel can easily handle heavy-duty use. In addition, it retains its sharpness well and is relatively easy to sharpen. It is also important to know that CPM 3V is not 100% stainless. Salt, acids and moisture can leave you with some discolourations or even corrosion. But with normal use and maintenance this should not be a problem.
Where traditional Puukkos often have a full scandi edge, Benchmade has provided its Puukko with a grind that looks like it. You will find a secondary edge at the end.
To securely carry the Benchmade 200 Puukkoo around a leather sheath is included. This is equipped with a fairly wide belt loop, with a second belt loop that also serves as a "dangler". This makes it easier for you to squat or sit down when you carry the knife on your belt. Besides, the sheath is provided with a loop in which you can place a firesteel.