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Sahti

Posted 1 Day Ago at 12:23 AM by Aleksis Kivi
Traditional beer from Finland made from a variety of grains, malted and unmalted, including barley, rye, wheat, and oats.

Cloudy, mildly alcoholic beer with yeasty and phenolic flavors and distinct taste similar to banana.

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Salmiakki

Posted 1 Day Ago at 12:19 AM by Aleksis Kivi
Salty liquorice

A variety of liquorice that contains a relatively large amount of ammonium chloride in addition to the liquorice root extract, sugar, and starch or gum arabic that constitute normal liquorice.

The canonical shape for Finnish salmiakki candies is a black diamond-shaped lozenge. This shape is so popular that in Finnish, the word "salmiakki" can sometimes refer to this shape, instead of the candy.

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Puukko

Posted 1 Day Ago at 12:06 AM by Aleksis Kivi
The basic components of a puukko are a hilt and a blade along with a sheath, which can be attached to a belt.

The puukko's blade has a single curving edge and a flat back.

Traditional material for the handle is birch. (also Oak, ash, pine bark, horn, scrimshaw and bone).

Finest puukkos have blades of Damascus steel, and forging a blade using blister steel was considered the hallmark of a master smith.

Usage:
Tool for all kinds of carving
Clean the catches of anglers and hunters

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Sisu

Posted 1 Day Ago at 12:00 AM by Aleksis Kivi
Sisu is a Finnish term that could be roughly translated into English as strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity.

Sisu can be either good or bad:
Bad (paha sisu): elentless striving for mischief, persecution and vengeance.

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