"sisu" (pronounced: Siss-sue). A Classic Finland Pukko.
Blade: 4mm Thick, 4" Long, Mirror Polished VG-1 San Mai III Steel
Handle: 4 5/8" Long, Polished Black Linen Micarta w/Polished Nickel Silver Bolsters and Pommel
Length: 9 1/4" Overall
Cold Steel revived and updated a classic Pukko originally designed by Tapio Wirkkala, and christened it, appropriately enough, "Sisu" (pronounced: siss-sue). Philosophically, it can be roughly described in English as...guts, tenacity, steadfastness, courage, and an indomitable will to succeed and survive.
. The taper ground blade is made from Cold Steel’s exclusive VG-1 San Mai III® Stainless steel, and given an exquisite mirror polish finish, and a devastatingly sharp edge. The picture does not do the knife capture the beauty of this knife’s exquisite mirror polish finish. The blade, attractive hilt and it’s matching, highly polished nickel silver bolster and pommel. The entire surface of the knife almost appears to be a calm liquid. I have never seen a knife so highly polished.
I tested it’s sharpness by touching it’s edge to a sheet of normal typing paper and was surprised to see the blade cut the paper in half without effort. Of all the knives I own this one is the sharpest out of the box.
It also cut through a 12oz plastic bottle that was full of water. With one fast strike the top of the bottle slid off and the bottom half didn’t spill a drop.
In addition to all the above I got this $399.99 knife for only $124.99! A 68% saving! Cold Steel had sent me a flyer telling me it was a close out special. Oh happy days…DD