Paaso Puukot

Paaso-knives is a family company from city of Tornio, Lappland, Finland. Company manufactures knives, jewellery and souvenirs in 3. generation. Company’s history starts from year 1952 when Mr. Tauno Paaso started a family business with his wife Sirkka. Tauno Paaso started his handicraft career in young age working in different companies which manufactured handmade products. He worked in Rovaniemi and later in Haparanda and Tornio until founding his own company. Paaso’s only son Kari was born in 1955 and grew up watching his parents work. Kari started to work for his parents fulltime in young age of 17. Company continued with three person till year 2008 when Tauno and Sirkka left the company to their son Kari. At that time the company’s name was also changed to Paaso-knives (Paaso-Puukot in Finnish). Today company runs officially in one man’s business but Kari’s daughter and son-in-law has been given more and more responsibility in different areas of business hoping that handicraft tradition would proceed through generations.

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