MemberMay 14, 2022 at 10:21 pm
made by Helle. A college friend of mine uses this one and has for a couple years now, it’s a good knife. Less Stroud and the Helle company made this one together.
*Triple laminated Helle stainless steel
made by Marttiin. My brother bought this knife to use last hunting season. It’s a really good knife, there’s two models of it but their identical except for the color of the leather and handle. It’s kind of built to be a do everything knife for a hunter or outdoorsman.
***Cael AR v1 & Artemis v2*** –
made by Emberleaf. This is actually a knife set; Carl it’s a slender slightly current played meant to be a do everything that particularly lends toward slicing, and the Artemis is basically just a really good gut hook.
by Marttiini I’ve used this knife for a bit, I actually use a limited edition version of the knife, but that only affects the aesthetics and not the function of the knife; (for cultural reasons I carry a certain color handle). I can’t say enough good things about this knife, it’s not too big and not too small. It’s incredibly durable, the perfect do everything.
*Carbon steel 80CrV2, HRC 59.5
by Helle. I used this knife for years, no longer in production but it’s very easily attainable used. The handle is curly Birch, leather, and reindeer antler. I can’t stress what a good night this is. There is a slightly updated version of this called the “Arv”, less antler is used in the handle and with a slightly different and thin shape to the handle but the blade is basically the same blade but with a slightly better laminate. It’s my understanding that the Arv is cheaper for them to make, because less antler.
*Laminate carbon steel
By Helle. This knife has been in continual production since 1997, with the exception of the covid lockdown. It’s heavy duty and strong and sharp. It basically has a steel hilt, it’s long been Helle heavy duty knife. Helle is one of the Scandinavian knife makers that I’m sure you know but this knife has strong German influences.
*Triple Laminated Helle Steel, stainless
By Marttiini. This is the second classic made by that company. It’s been made for years, it’s super reliable, a lot of people like it over the Lynx because it’s a little more heavy duty.
*carbon steel 1.2003 / X75Cr1
By Helle you don’t need a knife this size this is too big, but some of you are still going to do it anyway. And if you’re going to back around some massive giant knife you might as well pack around something decent instead of this cheap garbage. It’s more nice than you need, but it’s damn good and unlike a lot of the big knives you see on Amazon, it won’t break on you.
*Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel
***Wild reindeer 11***
By Marttiini. This is just a decent knife with some really beautiful aesthetics. It will get the job done and it doesn’t cost that much money for the quality and the look. I’ve never used this knife, but it’s basically an adapted version of the long used lumberjack.
*stainless steel X46Cr13 / 1.4034
By Marttiini. This is a beautifully shaped knife that was just an attempt to make a more modern outdoors knife with classic elements. You’ll have to see it to understand how it can be both classic and modern looking. They borrowed from there more industrial knives for this one. It’s not the best knife on the list but if you’re rough on your knife blade, but still want a knife that looks good this might be a good option. I have no personal experience with this knife, but it’s very similar to some of their work knives, and I do have experience with those.
By mora. If you’re looking for a knife just to beat around and use for a hunting knife. Basically an all-purpose everything knife. More I certainly makes a lot of good knives for this but I have first-hand experience with the companion. It was my backpacking knife for years and now it’s my garden knife. And yes you can keep it pretty Sharp, with some time and energy. And it will hold up to a lot of things. Plus you can get them for a song.
Aksium__84GuestMay 14, 2022 at 10:21 pm
Good recommendations, but Lapland by Helle is not a hunting knife, it’s based on the traditional knives you by the Sami, and is based particularly on the Leuku knife and has been made by Helle since 1979. It’s a allround knife designed to use as a tool, but it works well as a hunting knife, even if it’s not intended for use, I have one. And I use to have it on my belt, the weight is not an issue for me at least. If you want a knife intended for hunting use, I would recommend the Helle Jegermester Jakt kniv.
hidingfrmmywifeGuestMay 14, 2022 at 10:21 pm
Probably blasphemy on here but havalon with replaceable blades is far superior to any knife on this list or any list for cleaning any animal. Giant bull elk to a trout. It’s all you need. I carry a mora for basic camp stuff as well, but the carbon instead of stainless since it’s so dry where I live.
Red_BushmanGuestMay 14, 2022 at 10:21 pm
I don’t hear much about Helle knives but they are a personal favourite of mine. I happen to own an Arv and I absolutely love it. I used it to clean and skin a deer last season and it was nothing short of the perfect tool. I’ve also had my eye on the Lapland for sometime as well. Highly functional tool for being in the bush. Traditionally carried with a smaller knife so a person can perform a variety of tasks.
ruralnorthernmisfitGuestMay 14, 2022 at 10:21 pm
I like my Western L52 and L66 (not stainless, but they are old and affordable knives), and my Buck 113 (also not stainless). Morakniv makes a fantastic entry level stainless blade for super cheap. I bought a few of those a while back for I think $13 each brand new. They hold an edge surprisingly well, and are sort of a good “one knife fits all” for hunting.
Jeremy041978GuestMay 14, 2022 at 10:21 pm
I feel knives are like guns. Just a tool. No need to spend a bunch of money on them. Just make sure they work.
IhideinbushGuestMay 14, 2022 at 10:21 pm