Helle Wabakimi (prounounced Wa-bak-kim-i)
Nice to see Les Stroud get involved in another equipment collaboration with Helle Knives.
The Wabakimi (named after the Ontario Park) is very nicely designed, compact Outdoor knife, it has a good sized and practical 4.6in Curly Birch handle, with a nice palm swell and line flow, very comfortable and good for different grips.
General purpose 3.3in blade is of the laminated stainless steel, 58HRC and scandi ground to be a nice cutter. The knife has a 3mm stock, solid Brass pins and is 3/4 tang for added strength.
Very nice compact Bushcraft and Outdoor Knife.
Made in Norway. Comes with leather sheath, see pics for details.
Building on an 85-year tradition handcrafting knives designed and tested in the outdoors, Helle unveils its latest collaboration with Les Stroud, star of Survivorman. Named for the vast wilderness park in Ontario, Canada, the Wabakimi knife is designed for self-reliance in nature.
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.
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.
Wabakimi Knife Specifications:
• Blade material: triple laminated stainless steel
• Handle material: Curly birch
• Blade thickness: 3 mm
• Blade length: 3.3-inches
• Handle length: 4.6-inches
• Sheath material: genuine leather
• Weight: 135 g