Reviews and Ratings for Helle Fjellkniven Hunting Knife 4" Blade, Curly Birch Handle, Leather Sheath

Helle Fjellkniven Hunting Knife 4" Blade, Curly Birch Handle, Leather Sheathrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (6 reviews)
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Helle Fjellkniven Hunting Knife 4 inch Blade, Curly Birch Handle, Leather Sheath

 

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Helle Fjellkniven Hunting Knife 4" Blade, Curly Birch Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Charles D
Texas
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.
Helle Fjellkniven Hunting Knife 4" Blade, Curly Birch Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
David
Maryland
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
Helle Fjellkniven Hunting Knife 4" Blade, Curly Birch Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Michael S
Singapore
Oct 18, 2011
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Review of Helle Fjellkniven
I will use this knife mainly for camping duties. It is of good weight and the handle fills the hand very well. The scandi grind comes really sharp out of the box - I like it that it is also a laminated stainless steel. Overall quality is excellent. I have yet to sharpen the knife, but have applied some danish oil to the curly birch handle. The sheath is great as there is a liner within - to prevent accidental extrusion of the blade. However the leather feels a little soft and I am a little concerned that the leather will not take the strain of abuse, so I'm going to apply beeswax to harden it. But overall, a great knife.
Helle Fjellkniven Hunting Knife 4" Blade, Curly Birch Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Gus Clark
Idaho
Jul 06, 2011
Pros: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish
Cons: None
Sharp as can be right out of the box.
I have wanted to get a Scandinavian ground knife for bushcrafting and as a camp chore knife. This knife was better than I imagined. It is the sharpest knife I own in my collection. In fact I cut myself the first day. It Slices so well. Shipped really fast and am very happy with the service.
Helle Fjellkniven Hunting Knife 4" Blade, Curly Birch Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Dehusker
Colorado
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.
Helle Fjellkniven Hunting Knife 4" Blade, Curly Birch Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Mike
Binghamton
Aug 19, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Work of Art
A very well made incredibly beautiful knife. With so many synthetic handles out there it's so nice to see a classic wood handle. The most comfortable fixed blade ever. Perfect size for backpacking or just about anything.. I wasn't sure what a Scandinavian grind was but now I get it. Very sharp and holds an edge well. Just love this knife. Triple laminated Steel is carbon steel with 2 layers of Stainless on top. Seems to work for sharpness and corresion resistance.