Helle Jegermester Fixed 5.25" Sandvik 12C27 Blade, Curly Birch Handles, Leather Sheath - 42
The Jegermester is intended for the butchering of big game. The blade is made of 12C27 stainless steel, which offers excellent edge holding and sharpness. The handle is made from curly birch with an attractive brass guard. The knife comes with a black leather pouch sheath.
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: Jegermester
- Manufacturer Part Number: 42
- Blade Length: 5.25"
- Cutting Edge: 5"
- Overall Length: 9.875"
- Blade Material: Sandvik 12C27 Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.11"
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Scandi
- Blade Finish: Polished
- Handle Material: Curly Birch
- Handle Thickness: 0.96"
- Sheath Material: Leather
- Weight: 4.9 oz.
- Weight with Sheath: 6.6 oz.
- Made in Norway
UPC Code: 7023890030400
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.
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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