Here we go again, I have some knives to talk about. I cannot believe it I must be out of my mind. It must be a dream. I have always been very drawn towards factory knives, this you know from before
and what you see on my topics. Anyhow it is worth mentioning that I also like handmade knives. It just turned out to be that I somehow always venture into the factory realm. Some factory knives are semi-custom because it requires extra steps in a production
and hand-steps. Helle is such a Company and you can clearly see this if you are acquainted with this Brand. Wood is a material that is a living material that can over time or during hard use change or gets small damages. I never had any problem with any Helle
Masur Birch, curly birch or parts of the birch materials used from a tree gives a very comfortable grip and it is beautiful
to look at. The advantage with such wood is that if it cracks or somehow obtain damages then only small parts of it will fall off while you have in reality full use of it still. On one picture today you can see the Wabakimi knife and it is a wonderful comfortable
grip. Razor sharp blade that is very useful in my opinion. It is a stout cutting tool in deed. Many times on knives of the world you see that the handle suffer and is so small that it is not comfortable to use while here you can clearly see a rich handle.
I am not going to use this because I only have this for my collection and to keep up with the development there.
I do not
think Helle like any batoning with knives. The Temagami and the Wabakimi are designed to be stout knives with a solid tang. Anyhow if you are unsure about batoning then my advice is not to use it splitting wood. It is not necessary to use force when batoning
either, just use simple taps on wood you can read. I have no doubts that the Temagami and Wabakimi can take serious force cutting. In reality the Helle knives are great cutting tools and in the real life to split wood it is best to use an axe. One of the wonderful factors with Helle knives is the thickness and edge that express or screams out an all-use design. I would and also many prefer like I do some length on the blade
to call it all-use one. The Temagami is really a wonderful complete design. Too thick blades can be uncomfortable on wood and the precision suffer very much and this kind
of draws the points down while the Helle knives are perfect there.
When talking about precision you understand where I am going with this article today. One of the really advantages
with SAKs is not only that it is very versatile and got a package of functions. They also have a blade that is slim and can be used for precision cutting. In my experience for EDC almost all types of cutting is somehow related to precision cuts. Therefore
the brutal cutting really almost never happens. So this also explains just how important it is to have a sharp blade because without the ready edge the simple, easy precision cutting can turn out to be nasty. This in the sense you will not be able to get the
nice result. This is so with all knives!
Swiza is a Company in Switzerland with a very long history with watches while the knife part is young. We know the story very well so
I am not going into this besides mentioning it. It is a knife Brand that somehow ignited rapidly to be known quickly. Swiza made Swiss knives got all the versatile and precision factors present. It then is an alternative to Swiss Army Knives. I like the many handle colors and decorations, it appeals to me.
Also on one picture today you see an Opinel from France number 7 with stainless steel blade.
Super lightweight and perfect for EDC cutting. Cool color!
To make sure I would like to mention that I can make my own knife handle and sheath. Not decorated or art-knives. I like to read
about such knives too. What I would to say is that I am not official to talk about the knife Brands shown here. I know rather much about it anyway, all are my impressions and my view here.
111mm category by Victorinox really talks to me with extra force. Interesting to mention is that during the last years Victorinox transformed 111mm slide-lock knives into the more sturdy and professional liner-locking category. The Services Range construction
liner-locking category is impressive and there you have something extra in deed.