"This knife wants to visit Switzerland."
Translation:Tämä veitsi haluaa käydä Sveitsissä.
Just general positive feedback, I like sentences like this a bit. They're silly and not a sentence anyone would ever really say in real life but
..... They help really point out the differences in similar words while also making it a coherent sentence. I'm super dyslexic so this is helping me really understand what words I'm actually writing/saying.
Giving a knife is not considered rude or threating in Finland. Especially when it comes to puukko, general purpose belt knife with a solid hidden tang and a flat spine. The traditional handle is wooden, but in modern versions the handle can be of plastic, a composite or even of metal with a cord around it. The modern versions are everyday tools used by both professionals (carpenters etc.) and laymen (if you need to fix something in your home).
Characteristic for a puukko is a ground, flat blade which is about the same length than the handle. It may have a fuller, a groove, in the upper part to make the knife lighter and more balanced.
The Swedish Mora knife has a little different type of blade and usually a guard.
If you go fishing, hunting or just trekking in the wild, you would be stupid of not having a puukko with you.
A puukko with a decorated wooden handle is a valued item. Even for a private course during the military service the privates can acquire a puukko with a craving denoting that course, but for a non-commanding officer or an officer course it is very customary to have one. A hunting party can have made one for themselves. These are kept for life.
Congratulations! Sveitsi – veitsi is a word play that many kids realise when they learn to speak.
The combination of s and v in a same syllable is not natural to Finnish and therefore appears only in loanwords. There is an anecdote about this.
A pupil had hard time for learn to pronounce Sveitsi, so hänen opettajansa gave a hint: say "s" and then veitsi. Next day the teacher asked the pupil to say that word oppilas had trouble with the day before. The proud pupil shouts out Spuukko!