FB28 Puukko

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The FB28 Puukko was introduced in 2012. The Arizona Ironwood handled version was replaced with a G-10 version in 2013.

Appearance in catalogs

The FB28 Puukko appeared in the following Spyderco catalogs:


Pekka Tuominen

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

FB28 Puukko

Finnish knifemaker Pekka Tuominen once said “Every puukko is a knife, but every knife is not a puukko.” A historically traditional Finnish fixed blade, the Puukko was developed for life in forested, outdoor environments where woodworking, hunting and fishing are daily chores. Puukko blades have a single curving cutting edge and a flat level spine with a rounded wood handle. The level blade spine and lack of choil, allow positioning the thumb directly on the spine to concentrate force and leverage forward and downward where it’s needed most when cutting. Used for cutting as opposed to piercing or stabbing, Puukkos have no cross-guard or expanded pommel to block the hand from the blade.

This feature gives the knife its sleek and balanced appearance. Puukko sheaths are considered an equal component to the knife, designed to protect the blade and its’ owner. The Spyderco/Tuominen Puukko carries tip-down in a fitted, black leather belt sheath which pivots with the position of the body, whether standing or sitting. Made of Arizonian Ironwood, the handle is rounded ergonomically with a large radius at the top near the spine that tapers into a teardrop shape, becoming narrower at the bottom so the blade can be orientated in the hand, by feel.

Where the handle and blade meet is a subtle ricasso which segues into a PlainEdge CPM-S30V Scandinavian ground blade. In true Spyderco form, a small round blade hole proclaims the fixed blade to be a Spyderco knife. The Spyderco/Tuominen Puukko successfully blends together equal parts artistic expression, traditional tool with modern blade steel and high tech cutting features. The FB28 Puukko in Spyderco's online catalog


The FB28 is made in Taiwan and features:

  • a concealed-tang handle
SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Sheath Clip Collectors club
FB28WD Arizona Ironwood PE CPM-S30V 2012 349.95$ (2012) Wood handled version was made for only one year. Scandi Black Leather Free-floating belt attachment Main
FB28GBN sandblasted brown G-10 PE CPM-S30V 2013-Nov 2015 399.95$ (2014) Scandi Brown Leather Free-floating belt attachment

Most collectible variation

FB28 Puukko

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the FB28 Puukko:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
FB28WD 200mm 84mm 84mm 5mm 5mm 108g
FB28GBN 200mm 85mm 83mm 5.5mm 5.1mm 116g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the FB28 Puukko:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
FB28WD 7.87" 3.31" 3.31" 0.187" 0.187" 3.8oz
FB28GBN 7.87" 3.33" 3.25" 0.200" 0.22" 4.1oz



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