DC-puukko is build by Iisakki Järvenpää in co-operation with DC Association. Puukko model is Iisakki Järvenpää´s Scout knife, longest model 3449 Jahtipartio. This model has been in production since 1929.
For every sold DC-puukko, Iisakki Järvenpää will donate 10€ to support DC Association.
DC Association has been established to maintain DC-3 aircraft and preserve the related knowledge in Finland. DC-3 OH-LCH flies members about 50 hours a year. The aircraft is owned by Airveteran Ltd, operated and serviced by DC Association. For more information see www.dc-ry.fi
Jahtipartio was selected for DC-puukko due it has common issues with DC-3 aircraft, known as "The finest airplane that ever was built or ever will be built by man." Scout knife blade has influence from USA´s civil war era Bowie knife, it has fittings made of aluminium, like the DC-3. Both are designed in the same time period and both have been very famous all over the world for decades.
Knife is hand made in Kauhava and it has 15 cm polished carbon steel blade, the handle is build up from stacked leather layers and it surface is then sanded and varnished. Top end is typical scout model "hook" ferrule, made of cast aluminium. Finger protection plate on the lower end of the handle is pressed from aluminium sheet.
Sheat is made of light brown vegetable tanned finnish bull leather, it has steel reinforcement in the tip. Upper end of the sheat has riveted steel plate with engraving OH-LCH, the registeration of DC-3 supported by DC-association. This plate is inspired by aircraft identification plate.
Sheat has also figure of DC-3 aircraft, seen from front, DC-ry text and old Aero Oy logo, given for DC-yhdistys ry´s use. Aero Oy was a name of airline known today as Finnair and it used to operate this aircraft.
DC-Puukko is created to honor old machines, equipment, heritage and those who work to keep them all alive.
Hiiliterästerissä on toimitettaessa suojaöljy, joka on ehdottomasti puhdistettava pois ennen elintarvikkeiden kanssa käyttöä. Puukko on aina käytön jälkeen puhdistettava ja kuivattava ja mielellään öljyttävä. Jos puukko jää märkänä tuppeen, se mustuu ja saattaa ruostua. Mikäli käytät puukkoa elintarvikkeisiin, öljyä terä jatkossa esim. rypsi- tai auringonkukkaöljyllä. Oliiviöljyn happoisuus saattaa tummentaa terää.
Keittiö- ja kalaveitset sekä riistapuukko ovat ruostumatonta terästä, joka ei vaadi öljyämistä. Ruostumattomassa terässä lukee etsattuna teksti "stainless steel".
Carbon steel blade is corrosion protected with oil. The oil must be carefully removed before any use with grocery. Blade must be cleaned and dried after every use. We recommend using oil for corrosion protection. If the knife is left wet inside the sheath, it will get black markings and even rust. If you use knife with foodstuff, use eatable oil for example sunflower or rapeseed oil. Olive oil may be too acidic and affect marks on blade.
The kitchen and fish knives as well as the Game knife are made of stainless steel, which does not require oiling.