Helle Mandra, the Survivorman Neck knife
New from Helle of Norway and designed by Les Stroud, the Mandra Neck knife.
Mândra Knife Specifications:
• Weight: 70g • Blade material: Triple laminated stainless steel • Blade thickness: 2.6mm
• Blade length: 69mm • Handle material: Curly Birch • Handle length: 80mm
• Sheath material: Genuine Leather •
In order to perfect the design of this newest Helle knife, Helle travelled to the raw, remote and
overwhelmingly beautiful country of Romania working alongside Les Stroud on his latest
The location of the expedition was situated in the Carpathian, a 1.450 kilometre mountain
range ex- tending through Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania and
Serbia. An area of great dynamic contrast with both picturesque valleys and striking mountain
peaks of over 2.500 metres.
An area of untouched nature, the Carpathian Mountains have impressive flora and fauna in
addition to presenting the largest populations of brown bears, wolves, chamois and lynxes in
Europe. From a cultural perspective this area is the border between Europe and Asia with the
famous Transylvanian Dracula legend based on the Ottoman controversy between the
Romanians and the Turks.
During Les’ time in Romania, early prototypes of The Mândra were utilized in the Survivorman
Romania episode. Adjustments and refinements were then integrated into the final design with
Helle working directly on location with Les when he returned from his film excursion.
”We are extremely proud to present a brand new Les Stroud knife” notes Anders Haglund,
head of international marketing with Helle. “In fact; the word Mândra literally means proud,
and the new knife is named for the hilly peak where Les was found by the Salvamont rescue
party during filming Survivorman in Romania”.
Les Stroud continues: “Put to the test during my intense filming of Survivorman and inspired by
the raw and breathtaking nature of Romania, I now have the pleasure of unveiling my latest
knife collaboration with Anders Haglund and Helle knives; The Mândra.” !!
No warranty on the sheath