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Helle Survivorman Temagami Knife 4-1/4" Stainless Steel Blade, Curly Birch Handle, Leather Sheath - HE300

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Part Number: HE300
Manufacturer: Helle Knives
Retail Price: $199.00
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HE300: Helle Survivorman Temagami
We present The Temagami – a knife you can actually use in the wilderness. Each knife is painstakingly hand crafted for the ultimate quality and outdoor durability. The Temagami has a Curly birch handle that’s oiled with linseed and designed to fit snugly in your hand to prevent slipping. The leather sheath is fit to be used for both right and left side carry. 9" overall. 4 1/4" stainless blade. Curly birch handle with lanyard hole. Brown leather belt sheath. Designed by Les Stroud, "Survivor Man". Made in Norway.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Utilizes a wide variety of alloys but all contain a minimum of 10.5% Chromium content. Stainless steels will not corrode, rust, or oxidize but are not completely stain-proof so the title is somewhat of a misnomer.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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3 out of 5
Jul 19, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Weight, None
Cons: Blade Material, Overall Quality
It's overpriced considering materials.
The Helle Temagami is the perfect example of how knife companies take advantage of a popular activity,(bushcrafting) and use a celebrity to endorse/design the knife,and charge double/triple for what the knife actually is worth.Helle's not the only one's doing it...The Temagami has an average grade of steel(Sandvik12c27) that is used in several knives that cost under $75.Mora for example,uses it,and a typical Mora runs anywhere from $15-50.The handle on the Temagami is nice,it is birch,a commonly used wood on scandanavian blades.It's nothing special..The sheath is leather.A commonly used material for scandanavian style sheaths.Nothing sets the Temagami apart from all the other bushcraft style knives with which it competes against,except the fact that a celebrity/survival expert(Les Stroud) supposedly designed it,and endorses it.The BenchMade bushcrafter for example,costs the same as the Temagami,but has FAR SUPERIOR steel(S30v),ergonomics,fit/finish,and IMO,handle and sheath..There's Plenty of bushcraft knives that costs $75-150 that are not celebrity endorsed,and doesn't come with bells and whistles,but are good no nonsense blades.Ignore the hype,and the marketing gimmicks folks.The Temagami is a good blade,it's just not worth it's price.At $75-100 it would be a Fair deal.But at it's current price,if your willing to spend $170 for a bushcraft knife,just get the BenchMade bushcraft.Alot better steel.Alot better Everything....
3 out of 5
Jorge B
Jun 25, 2014
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Finish
Good knife - Poor Handle finished for the price.
Is a good knife which I love work with. But!! TERRIBLE HANDLE FINISHED. A lot of scratches and tools signals, the lanyard hole look terrible and asymmetric with a really rustic finished. Both pins looking short in one side and large in the other, with the scratches around both pins. The finger grove is nasty as hell, somebody forgot use a sand paper over there. You can fix it (the handle) with a sand paper, sealer and other products. BUT if you can buy just the tang blade for $60 average, where are suppose to be the extra $133 dollars???? I though in a nice curly birch handle, but my surprise!! NOO!. Is a really poor handle finished. Nice Blade, work fine, I liked. But Why you have to spend 4 hours and materials fixing (re-finishing) a $195 knife handle?. (by the way, the blade is not mint condition aether but is ok) My case is a over-seas sale, I know that I overpaid, and I already assimilated, but being in USA, I was sending it back for sure. Helle is going down in quality control.
5 out of 5
Callum C.
Owings, MD
Aug 09, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Very good knife.
I really like this knife. It may seem expensive at first, but once you hold this beauty, it's love at first sight. I was looking for a bushcraft knife that had a Scandi edge and I wanted that knife to not be made in Asia, Central and South America, and most importantly CHINA. (Yes, I know China is in Asia.) After weeks of searching I found this knife. The knife comes in a little tube that says Helle on the side and it says designed by Les Stroud. The weight of the knife is surprising, very nice and light. The grip is comfortable and the wood is pretty and warm to the touch. (Note: The wood colors differ on the handle, I had the leisure of going to Knife Center and picking out my own knife.) The blade cut paper pretty easy and didn't snag. The sheath is leather with a plastic inlay to protect the sheath from the blade. On thing though is that the plastic inlay got loose on the first few times of taking the knife out and it came out. No worries, Helle is sending me a NEW leather sheath for free with no shipping cost at all. All in all, this is a great knife and that little sheath mishap shouldn't discourage you because if something like that does happen, you've got a Lifetime Guarantee and Helle will replace anything that is of manufacture error. (If slam the knife against a rock and ask for a new knife, they won't give you a new one.) So get this knife and you'll never regret any bit of it!
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