I am not familiar with the Puukko design, but I know a fine knife when I see one. The fit and finish on this model was superb. IIRC the handle is desert ironwood, but perhaps someone else can chime in on that. I was talking to Eric about making more small fixed blades and this is a nice example of the genre. This Puukko will probably find a place in my collection, it looks nice but it handled even better. The handle is very ergonomic and I’m curious to try out a Puukko as an EDC. If only to see what the fuss is all about.