Pukko knives have been made in Scandinavia for over 2,000 years. They are considered by men and women an all-around, utility knife for bushcraft and everyday needs. Pukkos typically are short-bladed and often incorporate “local” materials such as birch wood and bark, or reindeer horn. Receiving a pukko is considered an honor. A pukko is the essential tool for shelter and fire-making, preparing food, and protection, so the presenter is expressing a very positive wish for the safe, well-being of the recipient.