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Helle Fjellkniven Hunting Knife 4" Blade, Curly Birch Handle, Leather Sheath - HE4

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Part Number: HE4
Manufacturer: Helle Knives
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HE4: Fjellkniven
The Fjellkniven is a traditional all-purpose belt knife.

This highly polished laminated stainless steel blade is shaped for every day chores. The comfortable grip is shaped to keep your hands off the blade. It comes with the traditional pouch style sheath that does not require a keeper strap.

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 colorless 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.
  • Name: Fjellkniven
  • Weight: 3.95 oz. (112 g)
  • Blade material: Triple laminated stainless steel
  • Blade thickness: 3.1 mm
  • Blade length: 4" (126 mm)
  • Handle material: Curly birch, leather and walnut
  • Handle length: 4.1" (105 mm)
  • Sheath material: Genuine leather
  • Sheath weight:1.76 oz. (50 g)
  • Design:Helle-design
  • Made in Norway

UPC Code: 7023890030028

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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5 out of 5
Nov 08, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Wonderful knife
Great knife for hunting, holds an edge butchering an elk! Perfect weight and length
5 out of 5
Charles D
Sep 12, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
My Second Fjellkniven
Well, I just bought my second Fjellkniven knife. I bought #1 in 1963, and have used it hard, but have taken reasonable care of it as well. The only difference is, the older one had reindeer horn rounds and leather spacers in the handle. The new one has birch and walnut rounds. Must be some new prohibition on horn or animal products I guess.I confess I didn't really need a new knife; the first one is still just fine, believe it or not, despite going through two wars (and three kids.) The deerskin sheath, although light and supple, has worn much better than cowhide would have, I think. The old sheath "stitching" was deerhide lacing, while the new one is machine sewn with heavy synthetic thread. The stainless rivet on the old sheath belt loop and safety catch has held up just fine. The laminated stainless steel blade is as good as my Randall-made or any K-Bar I ever used, just a little smaller. The laminated blade has been extremely durable and stays razor-sharp a very long time. The only negative, I suppose, is that the first one cost $16.95 in 1963. The new one was $145.00. Of course, my 57 Chevrolet was $1,900.00; while our new car was $43,000 last year; so there you have it. This is a top-quality weapon or tool that really hasn't changed in at least 53 years.A genuine 5 stars.
5 out of 5
Oct 17, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Amazingly sharp
I didn't really know about Helle knives until an article I read about good knives for reasonably money. Yes, this is more than most Buck knives but the steel is excellent. This knife arrived razor sharp and I stropped it on a leather strop. It is sharper than surgical steel, easily taken hair off my arm with minimal pressure. I skinned/cleaned an antelope with it and still razor sharp. I am impressed with this blade. I have many many good quality knives and this thing is one of my top 2 or 3. It is light, sturdy, super sharp, and keeps a great edge. I'm sure it is sturdy enough for camp chores, batoning, etc but I won't be doing that with this edge. One thing I noted about Helle knives in general is that they are all handmade and therefore have slight variances in fit/finish, handle material, etc. I handled a few with slightly "non-straight" blades which I'm sure does not affect performance at all but keep in mind these are hand-made so it is to be expected. Awesome knife. Highly recommended. I'll be acquiring more Helle blades for sure. I would like a little better sheath. It is good leather but not overly thick and the rivet which attaches the belt loop to the main body of the sheath is not as sturdy as I would like. I will wear out with time and I'll replace it with something sturdier or I'll sew it on with heavy nylon thread.
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