Reviews and Ratings for Helle Les Stroud Mandra Fixed 2.5" Triple Laminated Blade, Curly Birch Wood Handles, Leather Sheath - 620

Helle Les Stroud Mandra Fixed 2.5" Triple Laminated Blade, Curly Birch Wood Handles, Leather Sheathrated 2.750 stars out of 5 (4 reviews)
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Helle Les Stroud Mandra Fixed 2.5 inch Triple Laminated Blade, Curly Birch Wood Handles, Leather Sheath

 

Price: $199.00

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Helle Les Stroud Mandra Fixed 2.5" Triple Laminated Blade, Curly Birch Wood Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Kevin C
KENTUCKY
Apr 19, 2017
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, None
Great knife, small package
After a long search for a neck dangler I came across this knife. Helle has a great reputation for quality knives. This knife did not disappoint me. Great fit in my medium-large hand. I hardly know when it is hanging around my neck due to low weight. While the handle finish is different than larger Helle knives, it is well made, has great curvature so it fits your grip. Don't be fooled because it appears less fancy than most Helle products. The two hollow rivets thru the handle allow it to be attached to a staff to create a long reach cutting tool. The laminated blade exterior stainless protects the higher carbon cutting steel core blade from corrosion and is easy to clean. The full tang construction adds to the handle strength and helps provide good balance to the knife. The sheath can also be used via the belt loop, although the knife's overall low weight makes it easy to forget you are wearing it so I prefer the neck leather straps. Hope I never lose this knife, but if I do, I will buy another. Best quality neck knife I've owned.
Helle Les Stroud Mandra Fixed 2.5" Triple Laminated Blade, Curly Birch Wood Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 2 stars out of 5
Rge
Hendersonville, NC
May 09, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Weight, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Handle Material, Overall Quality
Helle Mandra
Of the 8 Helle knives I have purchased, most of which were given as gifts, I believe the Mandra (the most expensive of the group), has the worst wood to blade finish. The corners are rough and should have been sanded like my previous purchases. It is the first time I have been disappointed with a Helle product. rge
Helle Les Stroud Mandra Fixed 2.5" Triple Laminated Blade, Curly Birch Wood Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 2 stars out of 5
Rudy Eidam
Hendersonville, NC
May 10, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Materials, Handle Material
Helle Mandra
I feel the product in no way lives up to the Helle knives I have purchased in the past. My prior Helle knives were of the highest quality, but the Mandra wood to metal fits are less than good.
Helle Les Stroud Mandra Fixed 2.5" Triple Laminated Blade, Curly Birch Wood Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 2 stars out of 5
Hewmon
Alaska
Jun 08, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality
Not Good
extremely uncomfortable strangely shaped handle. Very pretty purposefully picked wood but pokey angles on handle needed to be reshaped and sanded - dunno if that was intentional or not. 3-3.5 finger grip shaped for a full 4 fingered babies hand? blade grind came uneven(but very sharp!). sheath is comfy, button clasp is sturdy but stitching is falling apart and belt loop is about sliced in half after a week of carry. came with dried gobs of shellac or something inside the brass rings. bought this on sale for 147.00 and i feel i still overpaid - shes a fixer upper! out of the "tube" it honestly felt like a 50-70 dollar knife. don't buy this one