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Helle Utvaer Knife

June 3, 2015

Hello and welcome to The Canadian Outdoor Equipment Co’s vlog. I’m Tim, and today we’ll be checking out Helle of Norway’s new Utvaer knife.

The Helle Utvaer is a new full tang knife that features a blade of 12C27 stainless steel, and handle construction of curly birch with a red vulcanized fibre liner. The knife is named after a chain of islands off the coast of Norway that open to the North Sea, that Norwegian sagas tell was a meeting place for Viking war parties, who would sharpen their knives and swords on the rocks. They say that the grooves are still visible along the islands to this day.

The Utvaer has a mid-sized handle, placing it with similarly sized models like the Eggen, Sigmund, Fjellkniven, and Dokka which fit medium sized adult hands. 

The blade is 100mm or 4 inches long, has a drop point, and is quite wide with a swept belly, making it ideal for skinning or butchering. 

Meant as a general purpose outdoor knife, the Utvaer can be used for utility purposes, carving, whittling, processing kindling, and other outdoor tasks. While the blade of the knife is polished, leaving the spine of the knife rounded, the pommel of the knife has been left “sharp”, so to speak, and was designed to aid in breaking up tinder for fires, and can also be used to strike a firesteel.

I really love how balanced and comfortable the Utvaer is - it makes any job quick and easy, and holds an edge extremely well. 

Helle’s knives are also well known for their full grain leather sheaths, and you can see that the Utvaer’s sheath sports clean and sleek lines, and keeps the knife secure when on your person.

So if you’re looking for a mid sized, full tang, all purpose outdoor or bushcraft knife, check out the Helle Utvaer - it’s sure to become a trusty companion.

Thanks for watching.

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