HELLE: Steinbit

  • $189.80
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Description

Steinbit is a fantastic tool to bring on any fishing trip. It is as beautiful as it is functional, and a true go-to when you are looking for that present to a fisherman/woman who has got everything. 

Living the coastal life with the North Sea on your doorstep, we know our fishing. The Steinbit is one of the products that has become one of our classics, staying in production for over 30 years. Designed to meet the needs as a functional knife to bring on any fishing expedition, whether it is on the river, out on the fjord or all the way out on the big sea.

Wherever you are heading on your fishing trip, we will never wish you good fortune. That would mean bad luck to any fisherman in Norway.

The curly birch handle has been hand sanded to a satin finish to bring out the patterns in the wood. The blade is long and thin − sharpened and polished to a razor-sharp edge right out of the box.

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

  • Weight:                    90 grams (3.18 oz)
  • Blade material:         Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel
  • Blade thickness:        1.6 mm (1/16″)
  • Blade length:            15.3 cm (6.02″)
  • Handle material:        Curly Birch
  • Handle length:          12.0 cm (4.72″)
  • Sheath material:        Genuine leather
  • Sheath weight:          44 grams (1.55oz)
  • Designer:                  EspenThorup
  • Released:                  1990

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).

Under Australian law no knife can be sold to persons under the age of 18 years. In making a purchase from this website you acknowledge that you are 18 years of age or older.