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: Skåla
- Weight: 130 g
- Blade material: Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel
- Blade thickness: 2,7 mm
- Blade length: 84 mm
- Handle material: Cocobolo
- Handle length: 117 mm
- Sheath material: Genuine leather
- Sheath weight: 38 g
- Design: Helle-design
- Year: 2011
- Art. no: 210
Nice knife, and not to be a spoilsport - but I do have to say that it's not THAT nice. And it's expensive compared to a lot of other knives of equal quality. Yes, it's hand-made, yes I get that it is something special for these kinds of goods still to be made by hand these days. If it had cost $60 I would have been incredibly impressed. But it cost a lot more than that.
Having said that, I am still keeping the knife. And I'm sure my grandchildren will be passing it on to their grandchildren one day.
I am sitting in my living room with this knife in my hands and I am astonished! None of the pictures are close to accurate and the description does not do this knife justice. The wood has fine figure and is beautiful. The knife functions flawlessly and feels good in the hand. It's really sharp. The sheath is perfect.
I am73 years old and have never had a better knife. And I have had more than a few. Thanks, Halle. This was fun.