M95 Finnish Ranger Knife (Fin. “Sissipuukko”)
A good knife should be safe to use. It should fit into the hand nicely and with a firm grip, the blade biting efficiently into the material being worked on. The finishing touch of a good knife is, of course, a proper sheath; one that can hold the knife in its place, yet still providing the user with an easy way of pulling the knife out when needed.
The M95 Finnish Ranger Knife (Fin. “Sissipuukko”) provides all of these things. It is a steadfast tool fit for the needs of bushcrafters, hunters and survivalists – all those who move in nature.
The M95 Ranger Puukko has been made with care and its materials have been chosen with precision, considering the needs of the widest possible user base.
The blade of the M95 model is 15 centimeters (6 inches) long. It is sharp, retains its edge for a long time and when needed, is easy to sharpen.
Normally carbon steel is prone to corrosion and will rust easily without proper care. In the case of the M95 Ranger Puukko the properties of carbon steel, such as corrosion resistance, have been improved with different types of coatings.
It features a tough, yet resilient blade. The grind of the blade fits highly versatile use cases which makes the M95 Ranger Puukko a tool that works in any situation. Leave the larger pieces of firewood for an ax. This knife is at its best when used on smaller pieces of wood. It can hold its own while cutting through bushes, for example.
The standard blade has PTFE coating. PTFE is commonly known by the trade name “Teflon.”
Teflon protects carbon steel from corrosion and reduces friction, leaving less dirt stuck onto the blade. The coating also passes the standards of food safety certification. This trait is appreciated by all users handling edible materials with their knife, such as game and fish.
Peltonen Ranger Knives are also available with a Cerakote® blade coating in Black, FDE or OD Green. Cerakote® is a thin-film ceramic coating that provides even better corrosion resistance than PTFE. (Click HERE to see a comparison of Cerakote® to Teflon®.)
The ergonomic handle of the M95 Ranger Puukko has been implemented so that it retains its functionality independent of the circumstances. With its texture, grip and pleasant feel, this handle stays in the hand safely, even with wet fingers. It will not feel cold in chilly weather, either.
TPV (thermoplastic vulcanizate) does not absorb moisture, and neither is it susceptible to chemicals, let alone changes in temperature. The material’s endurance in the face of dents and abrasion is nearly endless.
Available handle colors are Black, Coyote, Green and Orange.*
Among its definite trump cards, M95 Ranger Puukko comes with its innovative EasyLock sheath solution. The knife sits steadily in its sheath, but when needed, it is easy to pull the knife out single-handedly. The belt loop of the sheath, coated with Velcro, is compatible with MOLLE and PALS systems, which opens up plenty of options when it comes to carrying the knife. You can carry the M95 Ranger Puukko on the belt, on the vest or on the straps of a backpack. The sheath allows horizontal and upside down carry.
A composite sheath is made out of composite plastic, which will not be spoiled by moisture and is ambidextrous straight out of the box. Composite sheaths are available in Black, Coyote and Green.*
A leather sheath offers a traditional option. Leather sheaths are only available with the PTFE “Teflon” coated blades. Leather sheaths are available in Black or Brown.*
A kydex sheath doesn’t have the EasyLock mechanism that the composite and leather versions include. In the Kydex sheath, the M95 Ranger Puukko still stays firmly in place and is easy to take out for use when needed. The durable, waterproof sheath can be placed on the user’s belt and is a good fit for both right-handed and left-handed users. Kydex sheaths are available in Black, Coyote, Green and Orange.* (COMING SOON)
- Blade: 80CrV2 Carbon Steel, length 15 cm
- Handle: Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
- Weight: 200 g
- Overall Length: 25 cm
- Made in Finland
We also carry the Peltonen M07 with a 12.5 cm (5 in) blade.
*ERGUNS Accessory Marketplace is the first USA importer of Peltonen Knives. Our first order of these amazing knives has sold very rapidly, and we currently have a very limited inventory. If we do not have the coating and color combination that you desire, please submit your email address to the wait list or fill out our Contact Form so that we know to order that variation in our next batch from Finland.
**Cerakote® is a registered trademark of NIC Industries
The Peltonen Knife Story:
While working as a military observer in Lebanon, J.P. Peltonen got his hands on an American military knife. The weight, usability and balance of the knife were in a class of their own and made a deep impression on Mr. Peltonen.
The idea of a knife with similar characteristics – but suited to the conditions of the North and made with Finnish knife making traditions – remained smoldering in his mind.
Thus began the story of Peltonen Knives and its long journey “from the plains of the Middle East to the Finnish forests.”
Today Peltonen Ranger Puukko is a NATO coded professional tool.
Today, Peltonen Ranger Puukko is a NATO coded professional tool that enjoys popularity beyond Finnish borders and meets even the strictest requirements of international special forces. The knife is also perfect for civilian use; for the needs of bushcrafters, hunters and survivalists – all those who move in nature.
It is a knife whose features are designed to work in the Finnish, often quite ascetic, wilderness.
Form Follows Function – Peltonen Knives