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Helle GT Knife

by HELLE
$159.00

The Helle GT Knife will be a welcome companion whenever you're outdoor bound. This Norwegian made blade is designed to retain its sharpness, and it's composed of a durable triple laminated stainless steel. At just over nine inches long, the Helle GT is a long knife, but thanks to an aluminum guard and lack of pommel it's still relatively light. The handle is made of curly birch. included is a genuine leather sheath with snap-buttoned closure.

  • A handmade handle using Curly Birch, black leather and aluminum finger guard
  • Triple layered laminated stainless steel blade
  • Each knife includes a custom full grain leather sheath
  • Dimensions: Drop point blade 123 mm / 4.8 inches Handle 115 mm / 4.5 inches
  • Weight: 7.5 oz total / 5.5 oz knife only

 

Maintenance
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.

Sharpening
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.


Specifications

  • Name: Helle GT
  • Weight: 150 g
  • Blade material: Triple laminated stainless steel
  • Blade thickness: 3,2 mm
  • Blade length: 123 mm
  • Handle material: Curly birch
  • Handle length: 124 mm
  • Sheath material: Genuine leather
  • Sheath weight: 48 g
  • Design: Gunnar Lothe
  • Year: 1997
  • Art. no: 36

Customer Reviews

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Superb blade for all but the toughest uses

PROS:

- Wicked sharp and it keeps its edge after all but the worst abuse - think batoning, which I don't recommend with this kind of knife unless it's a genuine survival situation (see comments on tang below)
- Scandi grind - the edge is ideal for wood work, camp chores and slicing, especially cleaning game, etc. It's not a beater's edge so I wouldn't chop heavily or, again, baton with it.
- Hand made - no doubt about it this is lovingly assembled by the Helle family in Norway. The wood handle near the finger guard and the cap on the tang at the pommel al show sings of hammering and individual fine tuning
- Hefty for a Helle. This is a nice, semi-thick blade with a deep belly swoop which I particularly admire
- High shine finish. It's like a mirror
- Super light weight in carry and in hand
- Great and simple leather dangler sheath which I love for woods use

CONS:

- Blade edge can take micro rolls and chips when used hard on harder woods like oak and hickory - or harder - especially when the wood is dry. Edge is easily fixed on water stones and followed with black and white compound on wood backed leather strop
- Blade is very forward heavy. All of the weight is in the blade. This isn't necessarily back, but the balance is not on the index finger. Depending on use this can be good or bad. For hunting, maybe this is good. For wood work, many, myself included, prefer more balance in the handle.
- Semi full tang. The tang DOES run the length of the blade, but is a slender rod through the handle making it less durable under high impact use than say an ESSE, Bark River, Becker, etc. This knife is designed for cutting, not chopping. Just keep that in mind.
- Handle is a natural material which is excellent, but it's not incredibly comfortable for long use. Bark River has the most ergonomic grips I've tried. This is ok and isn't necessarily uncomfortable, but I personally prefer other grips

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Great Gift!!

Gave this to my husband and it was a great gift! It is very well-made and durable. It has a beautiful handle and blade. Love that it comes with the leather sheath!!

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Very Sharp!!

Very Sharp!! This knife has a great edge to the blade and cuts wonderfully when I'm out hunting. Love this knife!!

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Great quality soaps at an good price

We've been using North River Soaps for the last three years. They are great for the skin and smell good. I like the owners only use the highest quality oils and would recommend to all my friends

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Great Soap for face and body

WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN INVIGORATING OR RELAXING SCENT, TO EXFOLIATE OR MOISTURIZE, OR JUST AN ALL NATURAL PRODUCT FOR DELICATE SKIN, YOU CAN'T FIND A BETTER SOAP.