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Ask any Norwegian today what his or her first knife was, and the answer will be “speiderkniv med raud tupp”: The scout knife with the red butt.
Helle can trace the origin of these knives back to 1947, when we made the first scout knife with a red butt. The current designs with the girl and boy scout and their traditional scout outfits dates back to 1971.
The knife was designed and is still today produced with two clear intentions. First, that even though the knife will be used by a child, it should be a proper tool. This means that it is sharp and has a functional handle suitable for smaller hands.
Second, that it is safe. The two-way guard prevents hands slipping onto the blade, and the snap-button sheath means that once properly stowed the knife will remain there after use.
However, one should always remember that the most important safety mechanism is proper training – children need to be taught how to use and respect the knife as a tool. Therefore, make sure the knife is used under adult supervision. Teach them the whittling rules, and make sure that they take care of their knife. And teach them not just how, but also where to use it – in nature and in company with adults. At Helle we pride ourselves in the caring for nature - and what is more important than showing the path in nature to the next generation?
|Weight incl. sheath||90 g / 3.17 oz|
|Blade material||12C27 stainless steel
|Blade thickness||2,4 mm / 0.095 inch|
|Blade length||90 mm / 3.54 inches|
|Blade construction||Stick tang|
|Handle length||95 mm / 3.74 inches|
|Sheath material||Genuine leather|
|Design by||Helle Design|