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Helle Knives Harding Barrel Handle Hunting Knife
Helle Knives Harding Barrel Handle Hunting Knife
Helle Knives Harding Barrel Handle Hunting Knife
Helle Knives Harding Barrel Handle Hunting Knife

Harding Barrel Handle Hunting Knife in Curly Birch Handle / Silver Stainless Steel

$149

Color: Curly Birch Handle / Silver Stainless Steel

Size: 
8.3 in
8.3 in
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The Harding Knife by Helle Knives.

The Harding is a traditional barrel handle hunting knife. The beautiful, warm handle is made from curly birch and darkened oak separated by layers of leather.

The differences between a Helle knife and other knives are many, but the biggest difference lies in their triple laminated stainless steel blade. Starting with a high carbon core for superior cutting edge, Helle adds two layers of tough stainless steel (18/8) to protect the blade against corrosion and breakage.


  • Barrel handle hunting knife
  • Curly birch, leather and darkened oak handle
  • Full length tang
  • Triple laminated stainless steel
  • Embossed leather sheath
  • Handle butt retainer
  • Stainless steel
  • Birch wood
  • Darkened oak
  • Genuine leather

The steel in Helle knives is unique: The differences between a Helle knife and other knives are many. The biggest difference lies in our triple laminated stainless steel blade. The core is made of high alloy steel which gives it a lasting, razor-sharp edge. This harder layer cannot however exclude the threat of rust or breakage.

To exploit the superb qualities of the high alloy steel we added two layers of tough stainless steel(18/8) to protect the blade against breakage and corrosion, while the high carbon core still provides a superb cutting edge. This triple laminated stainless steel is unique to our knife blades.

The steel Helle uses is more expensive than in most other knife brands, but that is all a part of Helle's philosophy of never compromising on quality.

Sheaths- the Nordic Way: Helle sheaths are made of specially tanned leather, and treated with saddle grease for increased lustre and durability. The particular shape of the Norwegian sheath bears evidence of long-time functional development and at the same time, it enhances the quality of the knife.

  • Weight: 104g
  • Blade Thickness: 3.1mm
  • Blade Length: 100mm
  • Handle Length: 110mm

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.

Started by brothers Steinar and Sigmund Helle in 1932, the popularity of the Helle sheath knives quickly grew from the limits of their small hometown throughout all of Norway — a popularity that continues today. These days, Helle is one of the only remaining traditionally handcrafted knife brands in Scandinavia — as proven in each and every one of the 45 steps it takes to make a knife from start to finish in their Holmedal headquarters. Heritage is alive and well, fellas.

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