The story and man behind the TOPS Knives Tanimboca Puuko is fascinating. The designer, Goran Mihajlovic, was born in Serbia, grew up in Germany, and now lives in Columbia where he owns a nature preserve called Tanimboca. He makes knives there, including Puukos which are his favored design. The Tanimboca Puuko is the brain child of Serbian born, German raised knifemaker who makes traditional Scandinavian knives in Columbia. That is pretty cool in my book.
The Tanimboca Puuko is now one of the only production, full tang Puuko designs on the market. It is sure to be popular among the bushcraft crowd.
According to TOPS:
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|
|Blade Steel||1095 RC 56-58|
|Blade Finish||Tumble Finish|
|Handle Material||Tan Canvas Micarta|
|Weight w/ Sheath||7.6oz|
|Sheath Material||Brown Leather|
|Sheath Clip||Belt Loop|