Any puukko (scandanavian) knife will do very well, even the partial tang ones. They also do not look scary.
The drawback I've run into is that they are basically a wood carving knife with a single grind to the blade from edge to the flat of the blade. The alloys are selected for this. But people will try to give them a two step grind, or, worse, an appleseed grind, then say the knife is nothing outstanding.
Ragnar's Forge is a good starting point:
Those are definitely in the wheelhouse, and appeal to my Finnish heritage too ... lol. I'll take a look at them.
Originally Posted by Phillep Harding