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Helle - Norwegian Fjording Knife with olive wood handle

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Bladetech123, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Bladetech123

    Bladetech123

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    May 1, 2011
    Hey what do you guys think about this knife I made. It's a Helle Fjording Knife. It is carbon laminate steel with an olive wood handle.

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  2. M.TEX

    M.TEX

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    Apr 21, 2007
    Ummmm no pics....please try again...
    M.TEX
     
  3. pinnah

    pinnah

    Jul 28, 2011
    I'm not seeing any pictures.

    Would love to learn more about Fjording knives.

    Am somewhat concerned about the implications of "pining for the fjords" but I digress.
     
  4. Bladetech123

    Bladetech123

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    May 1, 2011
    Here is the picture. What do you mean by "pining"

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  5. Humppa

    Humppa Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    Nice knife - i like the look of the handle :)

    But the blade shape seems to be tanto (maybe it´s just because of the pic) ;) I´m looking forward seeing it with a nice patina...

    Kind regards
    Andi
     
  6. pinnah

    pinnah

    Jul 28, 2011
    Now that is a stunning looking knife!!! I love the curve of the spine of the blade. Just perfect looking.

    Now, for a bit of cultural exchange....

    Could you say more about what makes a knife a Fjording knife? That's not a category or use I'm familiar with. Does this mean fishing or boat use?

    In terms of my reference to "pining for the Fjords", "pining" means a deep, sad longing for something, typically from the past. If I travel away from my lover, I may "pine" for her. The phrase "pining for the Fjords" is from what is arguably the single most important sketch done by Monty Python's Flying circus. It is in reference to a "Norwegian Parrot" that is is dead. I'll post the transcript, but if you can listen to spoken English with a decidedly British accent, you should just view the original sketch. Short version, "pining for Fjords" means "dead", in a joking way.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Parrot_sketch
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vuW6tQ0218
    http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~ebarnes/python/dead-parrot.htm
     
  7. Bladetech123

    Bladetech123

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    May 1, 2011
    Thanks for the kind words. I'm stuck in the hot Atlanta traffic but I'll post more pics when I get home. Fjording is the model of helle knife blades from Norway. It's just a good general use knife.
     
  8. Bladetech123

    Bladetech123

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    May 1, 2011
    The blade isn't a tanto. Here is a pic of the blank blade.
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  9. utah_fish

    utah_fish Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 21, 2011
    Dude! That is a beautiful knife. I like everything about it.
     
  10. Humppa

    Humppa Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    @bladetech123: That´s really a nice knife. It was just because of the pic... somehow tanto. I didn´t want to mess around or something. The wood handles are looking really great.

    Enjoy that beauty!

    Kind regards
    Andi
     
  11. Bladetech123

    Bladetech123

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    May 1, 2011
    Hey this is another one of my dad's handmade knives. The other knife I posted was my
    dad's creation.
    This is an Enzo elver with d2 steel. The handle is either ironwood or king's wood. The leather sheath is also hand made.
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  12. Bladetech123

    Bladetech123

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    May 1, 2011
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  13. Bladetech123

    Bladetech123

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    May 1, 2011
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  14. zippofan

    zippofan

    Nov 12, 2011
    I only have one Helle, a "Spiederkniven" (sp?), aka Scout knife. My Troop gets a kick out of it when I wear it to meetings or campouts, with the Scout stamped on the sheath. It's a nice little knife and was quite inexpensive.
     

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