Helle Nying Knife
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: Nying
- Weight: 74 g
- Blade material: Triple laminated stainless steel
- Blade thickness: 2,7 mm
- Blade length: 70 mm
- Handle material: Curly birch
- Handle length: 90 mm
- Sheath material: Genuine leather
- Sheath weight: 40 g
- Design: Tor Indergaard
- Year: 1977
- Art. no: 55
This is a great little no frills work knife. The small size makes it very easy to use and the large handle is comfortable to hold in every position that I tried, even with gloves. Mine came sharp and it took only a few minutes with a strop to make it literally razor sharp. While I was expecting it to be a work knife and not a display piece, there were visible grinding striations in the edge grind on one side that I wasn't pleased with, but since it's very sharp and intended for work, and those lines will disappear with several sharpenings, I'll keep the knife as it is. The sheath isn't rigged for secure belt carrying and the knife swings around on the included thong, but by punching two more thong holes in it directly in line 1-2" below the existing holes and running the thong through them also, it's modified to include adequate belt loops that raise the knife and limit the flopping as you move about. One star off for the imperfect grinding - otherwise it's a five star knife that I really like.