HELLE Myra No. 632 – Limited Edition 2019

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Description

Helle Knives in 2019 proudly introduced their first annual Helle limited edition (LE) - the 632 Myra.

The shape of the 632 Myra is a classic Helle design. With a 10cm handle and a 7,2cm blade, it is not a big knife, but the ergonomic shape of the handle and sturdiness and sharpness of the traditional three-layer Helle laminated steel means that it performs the basic functions of a Nordic knife particularly well: carving, slicing and cutting comes naturally for Myra. 

The composite handle and sheath brings a modern flair to the design. The handle combines Helle’s signature curly birch with a layer of red leather and darkened oak. The leather is matched by the red stitching which makes the brown leather sheath stand out among its Helle peers.

Homage to past in year of transition

The story behind the knife is all about the timing. 2019 is a year of change at Helle. Former Director Torodd Helle is stepping down, and a new generation Helle is taking over. It is therefore a time to look back as well as forward. This year´s limited edition knife has been developed under the close supervision of Torodd as well as the new leadership team. “632 Myra brings together much of what Helle has developed into during my 40 years with the company – the traditional Nordic design emboldened by modern details from the new generation,” Torodd comments.

The name 632 Myra is also not a coincidence. The 2019 limited edition knife is the only current Helle knife that has the model number inscribed on the blade. 32 is an important number for Helle, given that it was the year Steinar and Sigmund started their work. And “Myra” is the local nickname for the farm where Steinar and Sigmund grew up – and where outgoing director Torodd lives today. “Myra was where it all started,” Torodd explains. “At the time there was no electricity in Holmedal, so Steinar and Sigmund would work when it rained, powering their grinding wheel with water from the local stream.” Though electrification and new markets made it possible for Helle to move to a larger factory in the 1940s, many of the principles of production that Helle work after today can be found in Myra. It is therefore fitting to honor the location with a knife.

The knife is the first in an annual series of limited edition knives; the second in 2020 was the Torodd and the 2021 model was the Morgan.

Helle has only produced 1000 copies of the Myra. These 1000 copies have been taken up by our distributors and retailers in Norway, USA, Canada, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Finland, Holland, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Australia and South Africa. Please contact the Helle distributor in your country for more information on how you can acquire these rare items.

Producing a limited edition Helle knife is something that Helle will do annually from this year onwards. These Helle LE knives will be remakes Helle models, twists on current designs or particular models made for particular occasions. 632 Myra is a bit of both the first and last.

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.

If the blade is very dull or damaged, use a fine-grained grindstone and plenty of water and sharpen until you have a raw edge. Use much cooling liquid and never sharpen on a dry stone. A hot-ground edge looses its heat treatment and ruins the blade.

Specifications

  • Blade material:          Triple laminated Helle steel, stainless
  • Blade thickness:         2 mm
  • Blade length:             7.2 cm (2.84")
  • Handle material:        Curly birch, red leather, darkened oak
  • Handle length:          9.6 cm (3.78)
  • Sheath material:        Genuine leather
  • Weight:                     55 Grams
  • Design year:              2019
  • Designer:                  Helle
  • Released:                  2019 Limited Edition
  • Country of Origin:     Norway

We have more products in this range that we will be gradually adding to the website. If you are looking for a particular Helle knife and do not see it here, please send us an enquiry email to enquiries@warebroscutlery.com.au.

Ware Bros Cutlery – The Knife Shop is an Authorised Australian Retailer of Helle knives.

For your information all Helle products purchased from Ware Bros Cutlery – The Knife Shop come with an Australian backed warranty (some conditions do apply).

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