The Helle Nying is maybe our most classic Helle knife. Short and stubby, and with a distinct design like no other. Some consider it to be ugly, but for the many who use it is a loved tool for long carving sessions by the campfire.
The Helle Nying has been awarded for its unique and classic design, just as much as it has been rejected by many. Still it is one of our true, long term friends to bring on the belt. Proudly in production at Helle since 1977 and made in more than 1 million copies, which is a lot for a small factory like Helle.
The handle is generously proportioned to give a good grip and control over the blade. A slight fingerguard to guide your hand to a safe handle position, even if held close to the blade. This is a knife used for quality time and carving.
The attractive leather sheath has a distinctive cut out. It is fitted with a keeper strap, which engages a stud on the pommel, and a suspension thong. The Helle Nying won an award for classic Nordic design from the Norwegian Design Council.
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.
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.
- Weight: 81 grams (2.86 oz)
- Blade material: Triple laminated stainless steel
- Blade thickness: 2.7 mm (0.12″)
- Blade length: 7 cm (2.76″)
- Blade shape: Drop Point
- Handle material: Birch wood
- Handle length: 9 cm (3.54″)
- Sheath material: Genuine leather
- Sheath weight: 40 grams (1.4oz)
- Designer: Tor Indergaard
- Released: 1998
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