I’m a designer and a bladesmith, originally from Central Finland but currently residing in Masku in Southern Finland. I graduated from Turku University of Applied Sciences in the spring 2014, with a degree in design. In my studies I specialized in product design and product making.
I obtained the further qualification for bladesmiths in Mynämäki Art and Craft College in a competence test in 2012. At 2018 I qualificated as master blade smith. Aside from puukkos and designing, I also take interest in other traditional finnish handicrafts, like birch bark works, which I teach in a community college.
From my page you can find pictures of my puukkos and other projects. From ”designs” you will find sketches, 3D-modelings and finished prototypes. I try to keep the page up to date, adding pictures of new puukkos and other products every time I finish something. In my blog (in finnish) I write about my thoughts and doings. I hope you enjoy your visit!
Bladesmith Eero Kovanen and the certificate of further qualification, admitted by the master guild.
Exhibitions and other events:
2014 Backpacks, Verso exhibition, Turku, Finland
2013 Polar bright light device, Verso exhibition, Turku, Finland
2013 Polar bright light device, Stockholm furniture fair, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 PAX concept, Verso exhibition, Turku
2012 PAX concept, Heimtextil 2012, Frankfurt, Germany
2014 two puukkos made for the Finnish knife making Championship, The Hunting Museum of Finland in Riihimäki, Finland
2013 Puukko made in competence test for further qualification for bladesmiths, Arma aboa, Turku, Finland
2012 two puukkos made for the Finnish knife making Championship (2nd place), The Hunting Museum of Finland in Riihimäki, Finland