Helle Bleja Folding Knife

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Triple laminated stainless steel blade.

The Bleja has been in development for more than 3-years, perfecting a new locking mechanism with full liners for a strong and reliable utility folder.

All the standard features of a Helle fixed blade are tucked into this compact yet robust mid-sized utility knife for everyday carry. Featuring a drop point blade made of Helle’s renowned triple laminated stainless steel with a Scandinavian grind which means it has a single bevel grind. This grind has an extremely thin and incredibly sharp edge. The handle is made of natural curly birch wood.  The countered, slim handle yields positive control for carving and it just feels good in your hand.

Maintenance:

  • Helle knives are designed to retain their sharpness as a lifelong outdoors companion. But it is still important to take care of your knife.

  • The Handle. Dry the handle with a soft cloth if wet and wax occasionally.

  • The Blade. Wipe the blade with a soft cloth if wet and treat with grease occasionally.

Materials:

  • Blade material: Triple Laminated Stainless Steel with Helle's proprietary hardened steel edge
  • Blade Thickness: 2.7mm
  • Blade Length: 85mm
  • Handle Material: Curly Birch wood
  • Handle Length: 117mm

Sharpening:

Use a diamond tool or a wet stone for sharpening. Place the knife bevel flat to the sharpening tool and work the entire blade. Work one side until you can feel a slight burr on the opposite side. Switch side and repeat the procedure until you feel the burr on the first side. You have now established an edge.

Remove the burr by stroking the blade gently over the sharpening surface on both sides, as if cutting very thin slices. Keep the bevel flat towards the sharpener and move from side to side until the burr is gone.

If the blade is very dull or damaged, use a fine-grained grindstone and plenty of water and sharpen until you have a raw edge. Use much cooling liquid and never sharpen on a dry stone. A hot-ground edge looses its heat treatment and ruins the blade.

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