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Mândra - Les Stroud

Mândra - Les Stroud

The Mândra knife is a staff favorite and often brought along on daily adventures. It's small and versatile, making it a perfect companion on any expedition.

The Mândra is the third knife developed in collaboration with Les Stroud and also the smallest in the collection. Being a small knife, it is surprising how good the handle fits even if you have larger hands. For medium to large hands, it is often used as a three finger grip.

A small knife is often considered to be more versatile. When it comes to the Mandra, this theory proves this to be very true. The well-proportioned triple laminated stainless steel blade comes razor sharp right out of the box. Ready to be used on your next adventure.

Comes with a secure leather sheath for belt carry and accompanied with a leather lanyard.

The name Mândra means 'Proud' in Romanian.


Specifications Mândra
Weight incl. sheath 110 g / 3.88 oz
Blade material Triple laminated Helle steel, stainless
Blade thickness 2,6 mm / 0.102 inch
Blade length 69 mm / 2.72 inches
Blade construction Full tang
Handle material Curly birch
Handle length 80 mm / 3.15 inches
Sheath material Genuine leather
Design by Les Stroud
Design year 2015



The collaboration between Les Stroud and Helle goes back more than 10 years and is based on true friendship, respect for other  people’s deep knowledge and love for nature. 

Mândra was developed during the spring of 2014 to accompany Les during his adventures in Romania. Tested and used during this time living off the land in the Romanian alps, during the filming of Survivorman. Anders from Helle joined the Survivorman team in Romania, and made adjustments according to Les' personal requests after testing.

Special thanks to the Salvamont Mountain Rescue for an epic adventure and true hospitality.

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