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Two years ago my I was in a Fjallraven, Norwegian outdoor store in Boulder, CO looking at sheath knives. My wife told me she would buy whatever I wanted for Father's Day/birthay gift.
So I chose this beautiful Helle knife, the GT model with a 4 7/8' blade and full grain leather sheath.

Helle is a long-time knife maker on Norway's south west coast in an old factory with skilled craftsmen as many of the operations are not CNC controlled - thankfully. The nice feature of most Helle blades is that they are laminated with a thin, high Rockwell hardness core for the edge and more flexible steel laminated on each side for strength. (American knifemker Morseth also did this for his knives.)
I feel I'll need to sharpen this knife a lot less when field dressing a deer or antelope due to its hard steel edge compared to my old Gerber Parabellum stainless lock blade folder.

Take a look at all the Helle knives. You may find one - or a few - that suit your needs.
BTW, the Piragis Northwoods Company catalog has a lot of Helle knives for sale. As well it has several models of the US made Council Tool axes in the catalog.

Eric B.
 

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OK Paul, I'll try my hand at posting some photos of that beauty.
Meanwhile fo to Piragus Northwooed Catalog online and have a look.
 

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Two years ago my I was in a Fjallraven, Norwegian outdoor store in Boulder, CO looking at sheath knives. My wife told me she would buy whatever I wanted for Father's Day/birthay gift.
So I chose this beautiful Helle knife, the GT model with a 4 7/8' blade and full grain leather sheath.

Helle is a long-time knife maker on Norway's south west coast in an old factory with skilled craftsmen as many of the operations are not CNC controlled - thankfully. The nice feature of most Helle blades is that they are laminated with a thin, high Rockwell hardness core for the edge and more flexible steel laminated on each side for strength. (American knifemker Morseth also did this for his knives.)
I feel I'll need to sharpen this knife a lot less when field dressing a deer or antelope due to its hard steel edge compared to my old Gerber Parabellum stainless lock blade folder.

Take a look at all the Helle knives. You may find one - or a few - that suit your needs.
BTW, the Piragis Northwoods Company catalog has a lot of Helle knives for sale. As well it has several models of the US made Council Tool axes in the catalog.

Eric B.
Those are some of the sharpest knives but our usa made knives are all made in china now even gerber now is china made.
 
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