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Helle Nying unpacking

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Uncle Walrus, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Uncle Walrus

    Uncle Walrus

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    Jul 26, 2010
    My new puukko of Norwegian origin arrived today: It's a Helle Nying in triple laminated stainless steel - a very popular, short, stubby knife for general hunting/fishing/forest use. What sets Nying apart from other typical scandi blades is the disctinctive handle design - a very good one, too - apparently, Nying has sold over a million units and won a prestigious design award as well.

    Sorry about the camphone pic quality - but here we go



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    Nice recycled cardboard packaging.

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    A piece of logo'ed linen included.

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    Grip feels wee bit short, yet quite secure.

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    Fairly sharp, sraight out of the box. Would not hestiate to head straight to the woods with this one.

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    Size comparason with a Dragonfly. Nice simple and secure leather sheath.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2010
  2. Uncle Walrus

    Uncle Walrus

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    Jul 26, 2010
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    Birch handle, with the distinctive brass stud.

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  3. Uncle Walrus

    Uncle Walrus

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    Jul 26, 2010
    A-ha! It snaps to the sheath, securing the knife. Nice.

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  4. DennisStrickland

    DennisStrickland Banned BANNED

    Jun 24, 2009
    nice photos one can see this knife would never slip in use. eventhough it has a short blade it is a strong design. thanks for showing
    dennis
     
  5. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    I've got one. It would be a good knife to carry, but only in pocket. I do not like that Scandinavian dangler style -- I have no confidence in a simple leather thong not wearing out at a bad time, and I don't like a knife twisting and turning at the end of it. It baffles me that the same people who use a stud and keeper strap for security have so flimsy a strap to secure the sheath to the person.
     
  6. Uncle Walrus

    Uncle Walrus

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    Jul 26, 2010
    Yeah, same thing caught my attention. Will probably try to rig something with paracord.
     
  7. Absintheur

    Absintheur Banned by Moderators

    Jan 31, 2008
    Great looking knife and one that will become a favorite woods knife I am sure. Looks like a handy size as well. The Helle knife are a departure from the standard Scandi's, a modernization of the design in some ways.

    My brother ended up with my Helle Fire but it is another of the Helle line that is outstanding, both for design as well as performance. The Fire's sheath came with a snap link dangler as well as the belt loop. Dangler now holds keys...lol. One interesting design feature of the Fire sheath is the way the retaining strap is made, when carrying on the belt the snap is on the inside...away from branches and such that could catch and unsnap it unawares. It has the same triple laminate steel, full tang, and birch handle.

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  8. neeman

    neeman Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    The Nying look a good knife

    I just got a Harmoni
    Excellent knife with a sheath with a belt loop.
    I am very please with my choice

    No pictures yet!
     
  9. HoosierQ

    HoosierQ

    Feb 9, 2010
    I have the Bessegan which has a similar handle and a much wider blade. Mine had a nasty burr but I took care of that. I also have the Folkniven which is pretty much a minimalist puukko. I like it a lot. It is one of the few they make that is not laminated. Nearly as cheap as a Mora but with a wooden handle that's nice.

    Helle is a good maker.
     
  10. neeman

    neeman Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hi,

    I looked at the Folkniven., but wanted the laminated blade and the handle on the Harmoni looked thinner
    How does the Sanvik compare to the laminated?

    Could you post a review of the Folkniven with pictures?
     
  11. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    While not a big fan of their stock sheathes, I think Helle knives are good looking, well made functional knives at a fair price. :thumbup:
     
  12. HoosierQ

    HoosierQ

    Feb 9, 2010
    Neeman

    Well the handle on the Folkniven is very thick at the butt end...the thing is almost conical in shape. The blade, which I like very much is clearly designed for a pulling stroke. The blade is wider about 3 inches up from the bolster than at the bolster. This blade absolutley would not work with any kind of stabbing motion. This is a blade for the pull stroke. I think this would be a good knife for mittens or goose down gloves...ice fishing perhaps. The wood is lightly sanded and thus has some tooth to it. I saw a thing about some Norwegian guys who built a replica Viking ship and sailed it to Iceland and the crew carried these.

    So far, I have not gotten it out in the woods yet. I have used it on some leather projects and it is scary sharp. In reality, it came sharper than the Besseggen.

    It has a very simple sheath with belt slots...leather in nice.

    I'll see if I cannot get some pics up.
     

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