The stout balde has the typical working shape of farm and shipboard knives. The sheath has a snap style retaining strap and comes with a belt loop.
Helle knives are designed to retain their sharpness as a lifelong outdoors companion. But it is still important to take care of your knife and its sheath.
- The Handle. Dry the handle with a soft cloth if wet and wax occasionally.
- The Sheath. The leather needs to be impregnated occasionally with colourless impregnation agent (grease or wax) to keep supple. Dry the sheath carefully in room temperature if it becomes wet.
- The Blade. Wipe the blade with a soft cloth if wet and treat with grease occasionally.
Use a diamond tool or a wet stone for sharpening. Place the knife bevel flat to the sharpening tool and work the entire blade. Work one side until you can feel a slight burr on the opposite side. Switch side and repeat the procedure until you feel the burr on the first side. You have now established an edge.
Remove the burr by stroking the blade gently over the sharpening surface on both sides, as if cutting very thin slices. Keep the bevel flat towards the sharpener and move from side to side until the burr is gone.
- Name: Fire
- Weight: 122 g
- Blade material: Triple laminated stainless steel
- Blade thickness: 3,1 mm
- Blade length: 68 mm
- Handle material: Curly birch
- Handle length: 127 mm
- Sheath material: Genuine leather
- Sheath weight: 40 g
- Design: Hareide Des.Mill
- Year: 2004
- Art. no: 190
just came today and I must say it is a nice knife, razor sharp, well balanced , and hansome. kinda wondering about the handle since it doesn't seem to have and pins or screws attaching it (glued ?) its not loose nothing appears wrong but ....... only time will tell on durabitity of the handle, the blade looks tough as they come little dout the steel will out last me. The sheath is as seen, well suited. I'd buy it again in a heart beat.