The Wabakimi knife is the knife you see Les carry on most of his adventures. A true outdoors knife in a perfect sized package.
The knife combine the knowledge of knife use by a true outdoorsman and the history and craftsmanship in the Helle team.
The Wabakimi comes with a half-full tang construction where the blade steel is visible all along the spine of the handle but not towards the fingers. This makes the knife better to use in the cold climates in the far north. Ti also gives the knife the extra strength thanks to the thick and solid construction from the full length tang.
The richly birch handle is hand to its final shape and given a beautiful satin finish. The smooth and rounded shape makes it a perfect tool for long had hard work. Without given any hotspots. The tang is held in place by two thick brass rivets and a pipe rivet in the back.
The knife comes in a classic leather sheath for belt carry.
Blade material: Triple laminated Helle steel, stainless
Blade thickness: 3,0 mm
Blade length: 80 mm
Blade construction: Full tang (Full length and ¾ wide)
Handle material: Curly birch
Handle length: 115 mm
Sheath material: Genuine leather
Design by: Les Stroud
Design year: 2018
The Wabakimi is the third and latest addition in the line of knives designed in collaboration with Les Stroud (AKA Survivorman). A collaboration that has developed through the years to become a close friendship. Much thanks to the shared love for the outdoors and to continued joy in creating good products.
The design always takes inspiration from the classic Helle designs and moves it forward using places and experience from Les's vast experience.
Tha Wabakimi takes its name from the area with the same name where Les and his partner spent a full year living off the land and in tune with nature.