Wabakimi outdoor Knife developed by Helle and Les Stroud – “Survivorman”
The third in a series of Helle knives designed with Les Stroud, the Wabakimi combines Helle’s 85 years crafting traditional Scandinavian knives with Stroud’s mastery of primitive skills. The latest addition is a medium sized, well-balanced knife small enough for hip carry, yet amply sized to make precise cutting and long carving sessions comfortable and efficient.
The new knife fits between the larger, best selling Temagami (2010), a practical wilderness knife, and the light and compact Mândra (2017) neck knife. The Wabakimi combines the advantages of the Temagami’s ergonomic handle and long, pointed blade with the Mândra’s rounded shape. Featuring a three-quarter, partial tang reinforced with two robust pins, the handle is made from curly birch wood with a lanyard hole and a 3.3-inch drop point blade using Helle’s renowned triple laminated steel.
- Name: Wabakimi
- Weight: 135 g
- Blade material: Triple laminated stainless steel
- Blade thickness: 3 mm
- Blade length: 84 mm
- Handle material: Curly birch
- Handle length: 117 mm
- Sheath material: Genuine leather
- Sheath weight: 60 g
- Design: Les Stroud
- Year: 2018
- Art. no: 630
Skilled hands play a major role in Helle's knife production, and each knife takes up to 45 manual processes to complete. By finishing each knife individually, craftsmen bring out the best qualities of Helle's past, place, people, and production.
The result is a one-of-a-kind knife, worthy of passing down through generations.