Helle Brakar Hunting Knife 5" Blade, Curly Birch and Walnut Handle, Leather Sheath - HE90
The BraKar is with its triple laminated stainless steel blade one of the biggest knives Helle makes.
The handle is an assembly of walnut, curly birch and with leather spacers. It has a small cutout to serve as an indicator or finger guard. The knife sits deep in the sturdy leather sheath, Nordic style.
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.
- Name: BraKar
- Weight:4.77 oz. (135 g)
- Blade material: Triple laminated stainless steel
- Blade thickness: 3.1 mm
- Blade length: 5" (126 mm)
- Handle material: Curly birch, leather and walnut
- Handle length: 5.1" (128 mm)
- Sheath material: Genuine leather
- Sheath weight:1.7 oz. (48 g)
- Design:Gunnar Lothe
- Made in Norway
UPC Code: 7023890030233
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.
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.
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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