Helle Knives Alden 12C27 Stainless Curly Birch Fixed Blade Knife
Taking its name from the stunning historic Alden island, the Helle Alden is a classic, all around design that handles a variety of outdoor tasks with ease. A brushed stainless steel bolster complements the dark curly birch handle that gives the Alden warmth and comfort in the hand while the full 12C27 Sandvik blade delivers a low maintenance, high performance cutting tool.
Brand new, direct from Helle Knives.
Blade: Equipped with a razor sharp modified Scandinavian grind the broad drop point blade is strong enough for heavy use while delivering versatile performance. Solid Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel construction gives the blade has less flex compared to a laminated steel and allows the spine to be sharpened spine for ferro rod striking. A small micro bevel edge makes the Scandi grind more robust and easier to sharpen and maintain.
Handle: Through tang construction is lightweight and reliable with a handsome, hand finished solid curly birchwood handle topped by a contrasting stainless steel bolster. The hand shaped handle feels like a functional tool, comfortable in almost any grip you can use, with an ample guard for added safety. As with all Helle knives, the exceptional quality makes this an heirloom piece you can pass down for generations.
Carries via a hand stitched Nordic style leather belt sheath.
Sandvik 12C27: A modified AISI 420, Sandvik 12C27 has around 4 times the carbon for higher hardness. Thanks to a high purity and fine carbide microstructure, this steel delivers good corrosion resistance, high hardness and exceptional toughness, allowing for razor sharpness.
As with all natural materials these handles are unique. Appearance varies from piece to piece.
|Blade Rockwell||58-59 HRC|
|Sheath Weight||1.75 oz.|
|Country of Manufacture||Norway|