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Old 12-31-2012, 11:33 AM
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Helle Hellefisk

Picked up 2 Helle Hardings for my dad and brother for christmas and thought this would be a good fillet knife to carry when im fishing. The blade is super light so the cork handle means it will float if I dropped it in the water.

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nice looking knife you have there.....
i'm really digging the cork handle on it
just curious what the length of the blade is?


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Great looking knife, but blade seems short. Duluth Trading website lists the blade length at 4 7/8 inches and overall length of 10 inches.
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I really like the looks of that knife. How stiff is the blade?
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Default Re: new fishing knife

the website says the blade is "rather stiff" but haven't really used it yet to know one way or the other.

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I think you made a smart choice. Helle knives have some real nice steel recipes and tradition. The cork handle is a neat touch. I bet that shape and design has been used by Norway fishermen for years.
I like the idea of a stiffer fishing blade.
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I'll bet the cork grip will work out well, and the stiffer blade can be a big plus when it comes sharpening time.
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the stiffer blade can be a big plus when it comes sharpening time.
Good point, Mike.

I finally bit the bullet and bought an electric knife sharpener about 4 years ago which changes the cutting edge from the American 30 degree standard to the Japanese 20 degrees. With scaled fish, like snappers, I either use a pocket knife or the top of the blade (not the cutting edge) on the fileting knife to remove the scales in the area I will be cutting through the skin when filleting.

Since then, I have bought two more identical ones to give to fishing buddies out of self-defense - since I spend too much time working already and don't want to start a knife sharpening business besides.
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