Gaupe

Gaupe is the Norwegian word for Lynx. This all purpose outdoor knife sits comfortable in the hand with a slight finger guard.

It’s triple laminated stainless steel blade offers extraordinary sharpness. The knife sheath is a traditional Scandinavian design with the Lynx footprint as decoration.

Maintenance

Helle knives are designed to retain their sharpness as a lifelong outdoors companion. But it is still important to take care of your knife and its sheath. 

The Handle. Dry the handle with a soft cloth if wet and wax occasionally. 

The Sheath. The leather needs to be impregnated occasionally with colourless impregnation agent (grease or wax) to keep supple. Dry the sheath carefully in room temperature if it becomes wet

The Blade. Wipe the blade with a soft cloth if wet and treat with grease occasionally.

Sharpening

Use a diamond tool or a wet stone for sharpening. Place the knife bevel flat to the sharpening tool and work the entire blade. Work one side until you can feel a slight burr on the opposite side. Switch side and repeat the procedure until you feel the burr on the first side. You have now established an edge. 

Remove the burr by stroking the blade gently over the sharpening surface on 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 fine-grained grindstone and plenty of water and sharpen until you have a raw edge. Use much cooling liquid and never sharpen on a dry stone. A hot-ground edge looses its heat treatment and ruins the blade.

Specifications
Name: Gaupe
Weight: 122 g
Blade material: Triple laminated stainless steel
Blade thickness: 3,1 mm
Blade length: 107 mm
Handle material: Curly birch
Handle length: 115 mm
Sheath material: Genuine leather
Sheath weight: 55 g
Design: Helle-design
Year: 2011
Art. no: 310
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