The Gaupe (Norwegian for Lynx) is a recent addition to the Helle line. It’s an excellent all-around choice for hunting, as well as general bushcraft. The laminated stainless blade is 4 ¼” long, 1” wide and .125” thick. The handle is a bit less than 4 ½” long, and nicely rounded for comfort when using the knife for heavy cuts. It’s shaped with a bit of a finger guard to provide good control when the hands are slippery or wet. The diameter of the handle is proportioned for average to slightly larger hands. The tang runs the full length of the handle and is peened over a washer at the pommel end. No guard or pommel plate is used, making for a simple but elegant assembly. It also saves a bit of weight, which makes the knife less tiring to use. For long time Helle fans, it’s a lot like the old Fjelkniv shown below, but has more blade for butchering and tougher camp chores. It comes with the traditional pouch style sheath that holds the knife securely, yet provides instant access without fumbling with straps or snaps. The sheath is decorated with a cut out in the shape of Lynx foot print. Despite the full sized blade it’s not heavy on your belt. The knife and sheath weigh about 6 ounces.