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Message started by timpa on May 19th, 2018 at 8:28pm

Title: The Finnish tradition weapon: Birch log (Koivuhalko)
Post by timpa on May 19th, 2018 at 8:28pm
This has been readily available from the firewood stack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRZiRVA_5Dg

Title: Re: The Finnish tradition weapon: Birch log (Koivuhalko)
Post by NooneOfConsequence on May 19th, 2018 at 9:45pm
LOL! The only thing that would’ve made it better is if the music had stopped suddenly when you smashed the radio  ;D

Title: Re: The Finnish tradition weapon: Birch log (Koivuhalko)
Post by Frondeur on May 20th, 2018 at 2:38pm
I had the same thought...

I always loved your sense of humor, Timpa. You should meet some of my friends.

Title: Re: The Finnish tradition weapon: Birch log (Koivuhalko)
Post by woodssj on May 20th, 2018 at 9:59pm
So, Banditii wandered Finland in the 19th century, murdering people with cordwood?!

WHY HAVE I NOT HEARD OF THIS BEFORE?!

Title: Re: The Finnish tradition weapon: Birch log (Koivuhalko)
Post by kicktheotter on May 21st, 2018 at 7:32am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puukkojunkkari

Just read through the Wikipedia page. It screams "HBO series". Finnish knife-fighting gangs, made up of people from all sections of society, roaming the countryside rebelling against an oppressive, fundamentalist society by getting drunk and fighting. I would watch the HELL out of that.

Title: Re: The Finnish tradition weapon: Birch log (Koivuhalko)
Post by Bill Skinner on May 21st, 2018 at 10:34am
Isn't the saying in Finland something like, "Children use their fists, men use knives"?

Or in this case, birch logs.

Weren't they worried about getting a splinter in the middle of a fight?   ;D

Title: Re: The Finnish tradition weapon: Birch log (Koivuhalko)
Post by kicktheotter on May 21st, 2018 at 2:51pm
Tough country people? Most of the old Finnish farmers I've met have been missing fingers that they lost to machines or axes. Splinters they really don't care about.

Title: Re: The Finnish tradition weapon: Birch log (Koivuhalko)
Post by Curious Aardvark on May 21st, 2018 at 3:40pm
'you can ponce about cutting the sharp edges off - but it's not manly'.

LMAO :-)
Now that's perfect english vernacular :thumb:

Title: Re: The Finnish tradition weapon: Birch log (Koivuhalko)
Post by woodssj on May 22nd, 2018 at 12:04am
I agree on all points since my last comment. I'd watch that series.

Hell, I'd go back in time, learn Finnish, and join them!

Title: Re: The Finnish tradition weapon: Birch log (Koivuhalko)
Post by timpa on May 30th, 2018 at 7:17pm
:)Thanks everybody! Good comments and perceptions. Those were amazing eras.

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