The Viking is a revision of a classic Helle has been produced in the framework of a fund-raiser for a cruise around the world a drakkar Viking. The knife is notable not only for its historical interest, but also as an excellent all-around knife.
The blade is rather thick and made of rolled carbon steel. The black finish of the heat treatment is left on the sides for rustic look. The silk of the blade is hammered on a washer in the shape of a diamond. The handle is subtly shaped for more comfort and control with a variety of handles. It comes with the sheath in the traditional hanging from a string.
Helle knives are designed to retain their sharpness as a companion outdoor living. But it is always important to take care of your knife and its sheath.
The handle. Dry the handle with a soft, damp cloth and if the wax occasionally.
The sheath. The leather needs to be impregnated occasionally with an agent-impregnation colourless (grease or wax) to keep supple. Carefully dry the sheath of the temperature it is wet.
The blade. Wipe the blade with a soft, damp cloth and if the treatment with grease from time to time.
Use a diamond tool or a wet stone for sharpening. Place the bevel of the knife flat to the sharpening tool and work the entire blade. Work one side until you can feel a slight burr on the opposite side. Set aside and repeat the procedure until you feel the burr on the first side. You have now established an edge.
Remove the burr by rubbing the blade gently on the surface of the sharpening of 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 grinding wheel and plenty of fine water and sharpen until you have a raw edge. Use as much cooling liquid and never sharpen on a dry stone. A warm front earth loses its heat treatment and ruins the blade.