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Helle Knives

Temagami Carbon

Temagami Carbon
Temagami Carbon
A design collaboration with Survivorman, Les Stroud
Helle Knives - Temagami Carbon
Item: HEL198-08401N
Price: $188.95
Availability: In Stock
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Description

The first knife in Helle's collaboration with Survivorman Les Stroud, the Temagami was also Helle's first step towards leaving the stick-tang only era. 

The semi-full tang provides the extra strength associated with bushcraft knives. The triple laminated carbon steel tang is exposed on the top and pommel end but is covered by the wood of the handle on the finger side. This protects the fingers from direct contact with the steel in cold weather. The blade is made of triple laminated carbon steel that provides excellent edge holding toughness and ease for sharpening. The handle has a bit of a finger guard to help keep your hand off the edge when slippery. The handle shape on the updated version of the Temagami Carbon allows better control of the knife when holding in more positions. The Temagami Carbon comes with a Scandinavian style pouch sheath retains the knife securely without the need for snaps or straps.

Features

Weight: 155 g
Blade Length: 110 mm
Handle Length: 120 mm
Blade Material: Triple laminated carbon steel
Blade Thickness: 3.0 mm
Handle Material: Curly Birch
Sheath Material: Genuine Leather
Sheath Weight: 60 g
Design: Les Stroud
Year: 2011
Art No: 301

More Info

Maintenance

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 colourless 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.

Sharpening

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.