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- n. A type of sharp, pointed knife of Nordic heritage, with a short blade and flat back; normally worn in a sheath on the waist, and used for woodcrafts and as hunting knife.
The Finnish puukko pictured above is being held in this grip.
His hand violently sought his belt, and in a moment the long blade of one of those Scandinavian _puukko_ -- knives all peasants use -- gleamed in the sunshine.
Each labourer pulled his _puukko_ (knife) from its sheath at his waist -- alas, too frequently pulled in anger -- and cutting hunks of brown bread, dragged a fish like a sardine (only it was dry and salt) from another wooden tub, and cutting off bits ate them together, after the fashion of a sandwich, helping himself every now and then with a wooden spoon to a lump of the sour milk, or, when his companion was not doing the same, raising the pail -- the wooden walls of which were half an inch thick -- to his lips and drinking the more watery part of his harmless liquor.