Spire Knife by Helle Knives
The Spire knife is small and has a blunt tip, yet it still has a point to make. The Spire knife embodies all the classic features of a full-grown knife in a small package. Designed with the intention to be used by a new generation of outdoorsmen and women. This knife quickly became a favorite in the Helle design team for it functionality and EDC size.
The shape and well-proportioned handle is shaped to fit smaller hands as a full grip, and at the same time it works really well as a three-finger grip for grown-ups. So, in the end it became a small and sturdy knife suitable for beginners, (and kids – when accompanied by grown-ups) and at the same time real knife that you can enjoy and grow with.
The Spire has 12C27 Sandvik steel scandi grind blade with a blunt tip for safety reasons, suitable for a beginner. It has become a favorite in the test team as a tool to have around all day.
When Helle started the development of the Spire and Gro knives, our focus was to make a group of knives for a younger generation of knife users. A knife we use when passing the knowledge on how to use a knife to our children as they're first tools, and none of our kids wanted a “kid’s knife” so it had to be the real thing.
As the old sign goes, "To learn to use a tool, you need a proper tool to work with". Knives are no exception. And learning to know something is best done through interaction. Our two new knives – Gro and Spire – take these simple realizations seriously.
We believe that teaching and learning about nature and life in tune with it is extremely important. To the extent that letting kids use a knife is for some controversial and may feel scary. Learning to use knives for what they are intended to be used for is part of our tradition and will remain so. Learning to use a tool should always be done with supervision.
The two sibling knives are similar in material, quality and straight forward design. They differ in size and quickly became a favorite project in the design team for its small package and usability. Functional for all size hands, small or big, young or old, and the bigger knife for bigger tasks. Both equally useful and a great set of knives for anyone – Beginner or not! Anyone wo wants to be introduced to the joy of using a proper tool in the outdoors.
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