Bear Forest Knives PuuMuk- Update of a classic

Bear Forest Knives presents PuuMuk. Raw 80CrV2 high carbon steel with micarta flakes never looked better on leather – all made in the USA!

Collectors, re-enactors, campers, and outdoorsmen have endeared themselves to this 19th-century model knife. Ever since the prolific writer and adventurer George Washington Sears, known as “Nessmuk,” popularized this pattern, it has been one of the most emulated styles in the cutlery industry. The hump on the back, near the point, and the deep belly define the overall appearance of a Nessmuk-style knife. In fact, it was an old model cleaver suitable for carrying in the woods.

The PuuMuk is a Scandinavian puukko and Nessmuk style combination knife. It features the straight handle of an unprotected puukko and the blade shape of a Nessmuk. It has an overall length of 8.25 inches, with a 4-inch blade. Unlike the book diagram of the Nessmuk knife, with an antler handle and what appears to be a partial tang, the PuuMuk is a full tang knife. Features a 90 degree spine for an additional tool for scraping and stripping wood.

Thin blades are back and Bear Forest Knives captured the essence of this iconic classic with the PuuMuk. The 0.093″ (3/32″) thick blade is designed for slicing bacon, butchering, skinning game, sharpening tent stakes, and carving. And it’ll be right at home on the kitchen cutting board, slicing cheese, summer sausage, or greens for casserole.

The Bear Forest Knives PuuMuk is a modern mountain man’s EDC, if there ever was one!


  • Overall Length: 8.25″
  • Blade Length: 4″
  • Thickness: .093” (3/32”)
  • Steel: 80CrV2 High Carbon
  • 90 degree spine
  • Grind: High Saber
  • Finish: Raw
  • Handle Scales: Natural, Black and Vintage Brown Linen Micarta,
  • Sheath: JRE Industries brown leather sheath
  • Made in the USA
  • MSRP: $179.99

About Bear Forest Knives:

Bear Forest Knives shares an abiding love of the outdoors, freedom and fresh air, and the opportunity to connect with nature in all its glorious forms. Bear Forest Knives were created to enhance all adventures and interactions in the wild, being ready for whatever the day or night, weather or conditions bring. Bear Forest knives are specifically designed for these moments and the daily life that happens in between.

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