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roibica
13-04-2009, 11:06
I want to buy a new knife ... my budget is around 50 pounds

in my country (Romania) I can buy a Roselli Hunting knife, Helle Eggen or a Helle Fjellbekk

What do you think ?

I am sorry for my pour english

Wilderbeast
13-04-2009, 11:17
Hi there!
Why not go to the introductions and welcomes and tell us abit about yourself??

I don't know about the others but I know that the Helle Eggen is a very likable knife that alot of people get along with, it's a pretty safe best!

Don't worry about your English, it's better than most :D

John Fenna
13-04-2009, 11:30
Hello and welcome!
All those knives are good choices...it depends on which feels best in your hand!

roibica
13-04-2009, 11:39
Thanks for a warm welcome :) I think that I will go with a Helle Eggen.... I am still waiting for youre opinions

Toddy
13-04-2009, 11:42
Excellent customer service from Helle :approve: and I like and get a lot of use out of my Helle knife,

Roselli get a good rep too though.
Can you actually get to handle the knives ? See which one 'feels' the better fit ?

cheers,
Toddy

p.s. Your English is fine :)

roibica
13-04-2009, 11:48
I hope so, it's an online shop, but I thing that I will speak with the dealer We are from the same city so I think that we could meet, so I could handel the knife first

Jared
13-04-2009, 11:53
Helle have a lifetime warranty, and from what I've read here and elsewhere they take it seriously.

http://helle.dnn2.gasta.no/Default.aspx?tabid=4934&language=en-US

NatG
13-04-2009, 12:15
i've never had a helle knife, but i've had very nice knives from roselli, i find their carpenter knife to be particularly good

roibica
13-04-2009, 15:19
What do you think of Marttiini knifes ?

John Fenna
13-04-2009, 15:29
I prefer Helle over Martiini...but that is just personal reference, the knives seem pretty good in themselves.

Bmatt
13-04-2009, 15:31
What do you think of Marttiini knifes ?

A lot of Marttiini knives could be called "budget" knives, because many are inexpensive and/or somewhat roughly finished. Then again, some of their knives also seem to be top notch (and expensive). I bought a "Kaamosjätkä", a.k.a. Black Lumberjack, for 15 Euros and reshaped and stained the handle to make it more to my liking. The carbon steel blade is absolutely razor sharp and I have not needed to sharpen it yet (I've used it on three trips so far). It is now my main small fixed-blade. So there are definitely some diamonds in the rough from Marttiini.

Is there any specific model you're looking at?

roibica
13-04-2009, 15:42
no, there is no specific model from marttiini. I was just asking about them because I've seen one in a store. I think I will go with a helle eggen.

any other ideas at the max price of 60 Euros ?

Native Justice
13-04-2009, 18:22
For near custom quality, you'd be hard pressed to do better than Roselli. I have the Hunter and Carpenter in their HC steel. It holds an edge like there's no tomorrow. When it needs a touch up, comes back with a strop in no time flat.

Sorry, but I have not experienced any Helle or Martini that even comes close to the forged steel quality you get with the Roselli in either of their steel blades. Don't waste your Euros on anything else.

My thoughts and first hand experience of course. Hell, you don't like it send it to me and I'll buy it from you, lol, yea, they're that good.

Best of luck with your choice whatever it may be. Happy cutting!

Bmatt
13-04-2009, 19:54
no, there is no specific model from marttiini. I was just asking about them because I've seen one in a store. I think I will go with a helle eggen.

any other ideas at the max price of 60 Euros ?

I'm with NJ re: the Roselli. I have his large leuku and it is fantastic. Chops and batons all day and holds a great edge.

roibica
14-04-2009, 06:48
It's hard to make a choice specially when I can buy just one of them. I must meet with the dealer, to see the knifes a fell the in my hand.

Bmatt
14-04-2009, 08:01
I must meet with the dealer, to see the knifes a fell the in my hand.

Best way to do it. :)

Chris the Cat
14-04-2009, 08:10
Vote for the Helle Egan,it took a real beating on a wilderness canoe trip in Sweden and came back for more! Great laminate blades that take a good edge and hold it,and easy to sharpen in the field with a DC4, Good ,comfortable handles too!
Let us know how you get on!
C da C.

MartiniDave
14-04-2009, 08:12
I really like the Helle Eggen, but if you get it be prepared to hot wax the sheath for extra strength ans safety.

Dave

Chris the Cat
14-04-2009, 08:20
Ditto that!!

sandsnakes
14-04-2009, 09:07
I had to skin a deer a few weeks ago and played with all my knives at one go... bushcraft heaven! Out of the 5 knives I tried the best was a Dave Budd skinner, made to my design, the best comercial knife was the Roselli by far. So I would go for the Roselli, it out performed all the others, held its edge, was responsive in the hand and generally just felt 'right'.

Sandsnakes

Shinken
15-04-2009, 21:26
My vote is for roselli:D

sandsnakes
16-04-2009, 09:03
I should add that the Roselli sheath is imho awful! I made a new one which was far more robust. Very soft leather and 'flopy'.


Sandsnakes

Bmatt
16-04-2009, 09:16
I should add that the Roselli sheath is imho awful! I made a new one which was far more robust. Very soft leather and 'flopy'.

The sheath style is pretty bad, but the leather is thick, the stitching is good and they are quite rugged.

sandsnakes
16-04-2009, 09:38
This was my solution, more pics in edged tools


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I made it to hang on a lanyard around the neck


Sandsnakes

roibica
16-04-2009, 11:25
I am the proud owner of a brand new razor sharp :P helle eggen

The Rosseli Hunting Knive it's a verry good knife . but in the end it waz a matter of feeling

The Helle egger fells like it was made for me :)

Thank you!