The Helle Utvaer is another impressive, built-to-last knife that comes from a company that stays true to tradition without sacrificing quality. If you’re wondering what Utvaer means, well this knife gets its name from a group of islands where Norway meets the North Sea. It was designed by Jesper Voxnaes. You’ve probably seen one or two of his designs already from CRKT. If you’re an avid hunter, camper, or spend any considerable amount of time in the great outdoors, you definitely want to give this one a look.
From the stitched leather sheath to the impeccable fit and finish, this knife is all about quality and craftsmanship. The full tang Utvaer features a 4” Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel drop point blade with a Scandinavian grind and a mirror polish. The blade is long and wide enough to come in handy for a variety of tasks and bushcraft work.
A great thing about this fixed blade is the curly birch handles. Not only do they look fantastic, but they’re also designed for strength and comfort. They’re secured with double hollow rivets and have red liners between them and the tang for a bit of color. At 0.75″ thick, the handles are a bit thinner than others, but they flare out slightly on both ends to provide a stable, non-slip grip. It just feels great in hand.
- Sandvik 12C27 Stainless Steel, Mirror Polish
- 4” Drop Point Blade
- 1/8” Blade Thickness
- Full Tang
- Curly Birch Vulcan Fiber Handles
- 0.75″ Handle Thickness
- Leather Sheath
- 5.64 oz.
- 8.62” Overall
- Made in Norway
The impressive fit and finish combined with an outstanding knife makes the Helle Utvaer totally worth the $224 price tag. To get one for yourself, just click any link in the article or the button below.
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