The Helle Temagami is a new bushcraft knife designed in collaboration with Les Stroud (aka Survivorman). The semi-full tang provides the extra strength associated with bushcraft knives. The 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 in cold weather. It costs more to produce than an ordinary full tang, but the result is worth it when working in very cold conditions.
The laminated drop point blade has a layer of hardened steel in the center, and softer sides for toughness. Laminated blades provide excellent edge holding combined with toughness and ease of sharpening. I have both laminated carbon steel blades, and laminated stainless steel blades. The substantial curly birch handle has a bit of a finger guard to help keep your hand off the edge when slippery.
The Scandinavian style pouch sheath retains the knife securely without the need for snaps or straps. This keeps the knife instantly available without fumbling and helps prevent loss. The symmetrical sheath works equally well for right or left handed carry. If you need the very best in a stout wilderness knife, this is a good choice.
- Triple Laminated Helle Stainless Steel Blade
- Blade Length: 4.25"
- Blade Width: 1.06"
- Blade Length: .120"
- Handle Length: 4.75"
- Weight In Sheath: 7.25 oz.