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#212583 - 12/07/10 05:35 PM Les Stroud and Helle team up to design a new knife
Roarmeister Offline
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Sorry no pictures just yet, just a press announcement from Les Stroud. Helle knives are a higher end Scandinavian (Norway) knife made of laminated steel, wood/bone/leather handles and leather sheaths. They have several dealers in the US and one in Canada. For those of you who like Frost/Mora knives, you might consider this as well. It will be interesting to see Les's take on what constitutes a survival knife when it comes out.

Press Release http://www.helle.no/Default.aspx?tabid=8457&language=nb-NO

Examples of products http://www.helle.no/Default.aspx?tabid=4937&language=nb-NO

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#212584 - 12/07/10 05:52 PM Re: Les Stroud and Helle team up to design a new knife [Re: Roarmeister]
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I've had a Fjellkniven (http://www.helle.no/Default.aspx?tabid=4954&language=en-US) for a number of years. It's a nice comfortable knife that has served me well. Although I have never been in a sitation where I would beat on it, such as splitting wood with a baton. The laminated blade stays sharp and the scandinavian grind makes it easy to sharen the edge by hand.
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#212626 - 12/08/10 03:55 AM Re: Les Stroud and Helle team up to design a new knife [Re: Roarmeister]
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Thanks for the info Rory. I am a fan of Les Stroud and since the knife is going to be call "The Temagami" a place where I spend months each year, I look forward to its release.

Helle makes a very good knife now, this could be an excellent bushcraft version.

Mike

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#212644 - 12/08/10 06:33 AM Re: Les Stroud and Helle team up to design a new knife [Re: Roarmeister]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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months in Temagami!!your ether a forest ranger or very -very lucky!
i get a month in the BW or Quetico,two weeks at a time.i'm not much on knives made for bushcraft/survival but if Helle is involved it could be more than just a play thing for wana-be's.

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#212686 - 12/08/10 05:16 PM Re: Les Stroud and Helle team up to design a new knife [Re: Roarmeister]
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I too have a Helle Fjellniven model. Very well made, sharp and the handle is the most comfortable of any knife I own. It would be very easy on the hand if being used for hours.

Helle makes a variety of nice Bushcraft knives, I like the Harding and the Fjellniven. I can't say I have used mine much, I have a nice Ray Mears clone that I use which is rock solid and will take anything thrown at it. So, the Helle stays in the safe mostly.

I am interested to see what they come up with. Les is highly regarded by most other real survival experts and his take on a knife may be something to own.

I am sure with Les and Helle involvement the knife will be great. Pretty sure it will not be a mall ninja commando knife which seems to be popular lately!!
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#212727 - 12/09/10 12:29 AM Re: Les Stroud and Helle team up to design a new knife [Re: SwampDonkey]
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Originally Posted By: SwampDonkey
Thanks for the info Rory. I am a fan of Les Stroud and since the knife is going to be call "The Temagami" a place where I spend months each year,
Mike


I drove through North Bay a couple of times, is that close enough?

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#212745 - 12/09/10 04:09 AM Re: Les Stroud and Helle team up to design a new knife [Re: Roarmeister]
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Hey Roarmeister,

It depends if you were driving East/West on Hwy 17 or North/South on Hwy 11, Temagami is 100km north of North Bay, Ontario. It is a small tourist town of 934 full time residents that swells greatly in number during the summer months. Neat place due to the nearby remote canoe routes/hiking trails, youth camps, large many armed deep lake, fire tower overlooking town, Grey Owl Museum/Train Station and float plane base on the main street.

Temagami, Ontario

Good Guess Canoedogs.

Mike

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#215255 - 01/19/11 01:23 AM Re: Les Stroud and Helle team up to design a new knife [Re: Roarmeister]
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Pictures have started to arrive. The knife was announced at the Shot Show and will be available shortly.
http://lesstroud.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/helle-1.jpg
http://lesstroud.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/helle-2.jpg

Les Stroud (aka SURVIVORMAN) to launch new signature knife The Temagami made by Norwegian knife company Helle at Outdoor Adventure Show Saturday, February 26th, 2011 from 1-3PM EST.
http://lesstroud.ca/news/les-stroud-launchs-new-signature-knife

Musician, filmmaker and outdoor survivalist Les Stroud will be at the Outdoor Adventure Show (Toronto International Centre, Hall 5) on Saturday, February 26th, 2011 for the world wide premiere of his new signature knife, The Temagami – a knife you can actually use in the wilderness. At 1:15PM EST, Les will host a Q&A at the Great Ontario Outdoor Adventure Theatre.

Designed in collaboration with Helle, an 80 year old knife producing factory in Holmedal, Norway, each knife is painstakingly hand crafted for the ultimate in quality and outdoor durability.

Only 500 limited edition carbon steel laminate knives will be available for sale at the Outdoor Adventure Show in Toronto. Buy yours at booth #501 Canada Outdoor Equipment or purchase online at www.lesstroud.ca after the show. Helle will release a second version with a laminated stainless steel blade in late February. Thereafter, both versions will be available for purchase world-wide.

The Temagami has a Curly birch handle that’s oiled with linseed and designed to fit snugly in your hand to prevent slipping. The leather sheath is fit to be used for both right and left side carry. Custom grooves on the back of the blade are fit to strike a better spark when using a fire steel.

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#215261 - 01/19/11 02:36 AM Re: Les Stroud and Helle team up to design a new knife [Re: Roarmeister]
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Thanks Roarmeister, Nice knife, I did not see any mention of price? Mike

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#215264 - 01/19/11 02:54 AM Re: Les Stroud and Helle team up to design a new knife [Re: SwampDonkey]
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Originally Posted By: SwampDonkey
Thanks Roarmeister, Nice knife, I did not see any mention of price? Mike


MIke:

The limited edition is available for pre-order ($179.00 CA) on Stroud's website here.

No mention yet on the price of the SS knife.
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