Win a Helle Harding Knife & Pay it Forward…

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Would you like to win a free Helle Harding knife and help out another backpacker in the process? Well here is your chance. The next piece of gear from my closet that I’m going to give away is this gorgeous Norweigen Helle Harding (5oz) knife worth over $100. All you have to do to win it is to pay it forward by agreeing to send someone else a piece of your gear in return. You get this knife and someone else gets a free piece of your gear – two winners.

My normal giveaway rules apply (see below) but in addition to your multiple entries you must leave a comment stating what piece of new or lightly used backpacking gear you are willing to send to someone if you are chosen as the lucky winner. You will be responsible for the shipping cost of passing your donation on, but you will be getting a pretty awesome knife in return.

The ‘someone’ in this case will be the person with the number directly after you in the final drawing, so you won’t know who to sent your gear to until the winner is announced.

About the Helle Harding Knife
The Helle Knife company has been hand crafting knives since 1932 and enjoy a reputation for being one of Norway’s finest knife makers.

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Helle blades are created using a triple laminate stainless steel which, according to Helle, makes them almost impossible to break. The center portion of the laminated blade is made of a high carbon stainless steel, hardened to 58-59 HRC. This is the harder part of the blade that holds the razor sharp edge. The outside layers are described as a tough 18/8 stainless.

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Nicknamed “The Helle Beauty“, the Harding was designed by Erling Opstad in 1986 and has been in production ever since. The overall knife measures 8.5 inches not including the tang stopper on the end of the handle and has a 4-inch drop point blade. That sounds like a lot of knife but it feels oddly much smaller in my hand than I thought it would going by posted measurements alone. Here are the full specifications:

  • Blade Length: 3 7/8 inches
  • Steel: Helle triple laminated
  • Grind: Scandi
  • Overall Length: 8.5 inches
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13 inches
  • Handle Material: American Walnut, leather, curly birch
  • Weight: 5.125oz (knife 3.375oz, sheath 1.75oz)

I wanted to specifically mention the weight of this knife because it feels and actually is very light weight for its size, which may be a surprise to a lot of people, it was to me.

Giveaway Rules – Pay Attention!
As always, there are no restrictions on where I will send the winning item – so no matter where in the world you are, I’ll send it to you.  This will be a completely random drawing using Random.org, except that you have the ability to earn multiple ‘entries’.  Here are the basic rules of this giveaway:

  • One Entry: Submit a comment below on this blog post stating what piece of your gear you are going to send to someone else if you win (remember you will be paying for the shipping) – that’s it!  No lengthy gear lists to provide, or reasons why you deserve to win. Only comments on this post count (in other words, comments that you left on my blog a few years back don’t count)
  • Two Entries: There are three different opportunities to double on entries.  In addition to posting a comment below, you can post a comment on the Facebook page that I created for this giveaway stating which piece of gear you are going to donate and ship.  Or the second option is adding your Twitter account as a follower of Brian’s Backpacking Blog and re-tweeting my original contest giveaway Tweet.  By simply spreading the word, you get an extra entry.  (If you’re already a follower of my tweets, simply re-tweet and you’ll get credit).
  • Three Entries: This is easy – just do all three of the above! Leave a comment on this blog post below, comment on my Facebook page entry, and follow/retweet the original Tweet on Twitter.  The maximum I’ll allow is three entries per person.
    Note: If you’re active duty military and deployed and are unable to complete the entry methods above, simply shoot me an e-mail and I’ll get ya entered in.

That’s all there is to it. The deadline for this giveaway will be February 28th. Good luck to everyone!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15508650 Josh Rubin

    I would love to get that knife… and in return I will pass on a coleman whitegass backpacking stove

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15508650 Josh Rubin

    I would love to get that knife… and in return I will pass on a coleman whitegass backpacking stove

  • Kuma1080

    Kumeshan Pather

    Thats a pretty sweet knife, with lots of solid reviews…in return I can give a GSI Pinnacle Soloist pot set.

  • Kuma1080

    Kumeshan Pather

    Thats a pretty sweet knife, with lots of solid reviews…in return I can give a GSI Pinnacle Soloist pot set.

  • Tim cardinal

    A $150 tent plus a $50 foot print is an aswome pay it forward, for a $100 Knife

  • Tim cardinal

    A $150 tent plus a $50 foot print is an aswome pay it forward, for a $100 Knife

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10936781281983477249 peter

    A SteriPen Adventurer UV water purifier.

  • Joe

    I have a Suunto Lumi (Altimeter, Barometer, Compass Pendant) that I’m willing to Pay Forward.

  • Joe

    I have a Suunto Lumi (Altimeter, Barometer, Compass Pendant) that I’m willing to Pay Forward.

  • jag

    I’ll pay forward a Steripen UV sterilizer (lightly used) with case.

  • jag

    I’ll pay forward a Steripen UV sterilizer (lightly used) with case.

  • http://twitter.com/vortex33 Vortex33

    I’ll pass along a
    brand-spankin’ new Brunton Bantam Liquid Fuel Stove (that unfortunately
    is not lighter than our current stove as I had thought when I bought
    it)!

  • http://twitter.com/vortex33 Vortex33

    I’ll pass along a
    brand-spankin’ new Brunton Bantam Liquid Fuel Stove (that unfortunately
    is not lighter than our current stove as I had thought when I bought
    it)!

  • Mike

    Coleman feather 442

  • Mike

    Coleman feather 442

  • http://www.facebook.com/wdavis111 Walter Davis

    I have an Adventure Medical heatsheet that I’ll chip in

  • http://www.facebook.com/wdavis111 Walter Davis

    I have an Adventure Medical heatsheet that I’ll chip in

  • Cphobes

    I have a near new GSI Hard anodized double boiler pot setup.

  • Cphobes

    I have a near new GSI Hard anodized double boiler pot setup.

  • snctool

    I have a new SNCTOOL OUTDOOR PRODUCTS Universal Alcohol stove kit.

  • snctool

    I have a new SNCTOOL OUTDOOR PRODUCTS Universal Alcohol stove kit.

  • Charles

    I’ve got a once used Coleman Pup Tent, great for kids or shorties, I can pay forward…

  • Charles

    I’ve got a once used Coleman Pup Tent, great for kids or shorties, I can pay forward…

  • LNTCamper

    Sea to Summit has a great collapsible Kitchen Sink. I’ll chip that in for a new knife!

  • LNTCamper

    Sea to Summit has a great collapsible Kitchen Sink. I’ll chip that in for a new knife!

  • Filsinger

    I have a Quest Starlight Tent I would pass forward for this knife.

    • Bhawk

      Dear Filsinger, do you still have the Quest Starlight tent?

  • Filsinger

    I have a Quest Starlight Tent I would pass forward for this knife.

  • Dipink1

    That’s a pretty knife indeed, my boyfriend would love that for his birthday!  I’ve got a Women’s REI Flash 65 pack I’d give away.  I think it’s a 2008, barely used.

    • Dipink1

      My boyfriends says he’ll throw in a few Clif bars in the belt pouches.

  • Dipink1

    That’s a pretty knife indeed, my boyfriend would love that for his birthday!  I’ve got a Women’s REI Flash 65 pack I’d give away.  I think it’s a 2008, barely used.

  • Dipink1

    My boyfriends says he’ll throw in a few Clif bars in the belt pouches.

  • Matt Dewitt

    I have a mini camping shovel with compass and storage in the handle.

  • Matt Dewitt

    I have a mini camping shovel with compass and storage in the handle.

  • Backfire

    That knife is a beauty.  I’ll pay forward a MSR one person tent, used but in good condition.

  • Backfire

    That knife is a beauty.  I’ll pay forward a MSR one person tent, used but in good condition.

  • Halebuds

    I have a lightly used ultralight two man backpack tent from White Stag that I would like to pay forward to someone for a chance to get the knife. It’s a complete, older style tent that has been gently maintained. It has a great rain fly that can be used separately, all the tent stakes and tie lines.

  • Halebuds

    I have a lightly used ultralight two man backpack tent from White Stag that I would like to pay forward to someone for a chance to get the knife. It’s a complete, older style tent that has been gently maintained. It has a great rain fly that can be used separately, all the tent stakes and tie lines.

  • Gtosam

    I have 2 minibulldesign Bio alcohol stoves.

  • Gtosam

    I have 2 minibulldesign Bio alcohol stoves.

  • Michael

    I’d pass forward an assortment of camping trinkets that I have.

  • http://twitter.com/MikeIngmanson Michael

    I’d pass forward an assortment of camping trinkets that I have.

  • Jacob

    I’m in and I’ll pay forward a mora spoon knife.

  • Jacob

    I’m in and I’ll pay forward a mora spoon knife.

  • Jake Heide

    I’ll pay forward a caldera cone with the anti gravity gear 3 cup pot.

  • Jake Heide

    I’ll pay forward a caldera cone with the anti gravity gear 3 cup pot.

  • Steven Stone

    I’ll pay forward a Sierra Designs Light Year one man tent – used only twice.

  • Steven Stone

    I’ll pay forward a Sierra Designs Light Year one man tent – used only twice.

  • Adam

    i’d pass on an EMS 2000 cubic inch internal frame backpack.

  • Adam

    i’d pass on an EMS 2000 cubic inch internal frame backpack.

  • Kirk

    I’ll pay forward a SOL Scout survival kit

  • Kirk

    I’ll pay forward a SOL Scout survival kit

  • http://www.facebook.com/eslammers Eric Lammers

    Fantastic knife… I’ll be happy to pay it forward with a GSI Dualist cookset.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eslammers Eric Lammers

    Fantastic knife… I’ll be happy to pay it forward with a GSI Dualist cookset.

  • ronda

    A still-looks-shiny-new Caldera Cone System including the cup/pot.

  • Pinoakroad

    A still-looks-shiny-new Caldera Cone System including the cup/pot.

  • Ahmad

    That is the most beautiful knife I’ve ever seen. Beautiful sheath too.

  • Ahmad

    That is the most beautiful knife I’ve ever seen. Beautiful sheath too.

  • Ahmad

    That knife is beautiful. I would love to pay forward a UST SaberCut Pocket Saw.

  • Ahmad

    That knife is beautiful. I would love to pay forward a UST SaberCut Pocket Saw.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03375861081579216358 Dillon

    I’d pay it forward with a new pair of lightmyfire spork/knife eating utensils

  • Jin

    New Princeton Tec Eos Headlamp (orange) and a New Leatherman Freestyle CX

    • http://www.briangreen.net Brian Green

      Wow, some great stuff.

  • Jin

    New Princeton Tec Eos Headlamp (orange) and a New Leatherman Freestyle CX

  • Pat

    I’ll pay it forward with a box full of assorted backpacking items, many new, others used once or twice.

    • http://www.briangreen.net Brian Green

      A box of goodies could be a lot of fun and surprises!

  • Pat

    I’ll pay it forward with a box full of assorted backpacking items, many new, others used once or twice.

  • http://www.briangreen.net/ Brian Green

    A box of goodies could be a lot of fun and surprises!

  • http://www.briangreen.net/ Brian Green

    Wow, some great stuff.

  • Peter

     A SteriPen Adventurer UV water purifier.

  • Peter

     A SteriPen Adventurer UV water purifier.

  • http://twitter.com/AdamDavechick Dave

    Varga titanium alcohol stove and a Fenix E15 Flashlight

  • http://twitter.com/AdamDavechick Dave

    Varga titanium alcohol stove and a Fenix E15 Flashlight

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=532965193 Paul Buikema

    New Mora knife, red plastic handle with black plastic sheath. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=532965193 Paul Buikema

    New Mora knife, red plastic handle with black plastic sheath. 

  • stormkinghiker

    I would give my REI NiteLite tent to my hiking buddy, who has been eyeing it for some time.  Free.  Yep.  I would give it to him and not have to listen to him try to shake me down from my $75 asking price!

  • stormkinghiker

    I would give my REI NiteLite tent to my hiking buddy, who has been eyeing it for some time.  Free.  Yep.  I would give it to him and not have to listen to him try to shake me down from my $75 asking price!

  • http://www.facebook.com/derek.gagne Derek Gagne

    beautiful knife… I just sold most of my extra gear but I have a surefire E1L outdoorsman that I would pay forward for it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/derek.gagne Derek Gagne

    beautiful knife… I just sold most of my extra gear but I have a surefire E1L outdoorsman that I would pay forward for it.

  • Devin

    I would pay forward a lifestraw and some other items. 

  • Devin

    I would pay forward a lifestraw and some other items. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/markbyounger Mark Younger

    I’ve got a multi-fuel Primus stove (like http://goo.gl/5cfvw but older) that I’d love to go to a new home. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/markbyounger Mark Younger

    I’ve got a multi-fuel Primus stove (like http://goo.gl/5cfvw but older) that I’d love to go to a new home. 

  • PaulOsborn

    I’m happy to pay forward an AMK Ultralight Medical Kit 

  • PaulOsborn

    I’m happy to pay forward an AMK Ultralight Medical Kit 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Hutchinson/38418666 Mike Hutchinson

    I would pay forward my ontario RTAKII its not lightweight or small but it will make short work of a pile of wood. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Hutchinson/38418666 Mike Hutchinson

    I would pay forward my ontario RTAKII its not lightweight or small but it will make short work of a pile of wood. 

  • Mike Lewis

    I would have to pay forward my headlamp which I seem have to have for free hands nighttime

  • Mike Lewis

    I would have to pay forward my headlamp which I seem have to have for free hands nighttime

  • Joshuajharkins

    Awesome knife. I’d love it. If I win this, I’ll pay it forward with a TOPS Tom Brown Tracker Knife. It’s heavy but it’s a multiuse bulldozer and well maintained, used on only one trip 2 years ago.

  • Joshuajharkins

    Awesome knife. I’d love it. If I win this, I’ll pay it forward with a TOPS Tom Brown Tracker Knife. It’s heavy but it’s a multiuse bulldozer and well maintained, used on only one trip 2 years ago.

  • Thermopolis

    sure water aquastraw. clean water is a must.
     

  • Thermopolis

    sure water aquastraw. clean water is a must.
     

  • Kris

    Great knife,got a survival guide love to give it,without knowledge and skills even the best knife can’t save you. Be smart stay alive in sureness with cool tool :) … oo yes im from country with low standarts,low payments…have couple cheap chines knives i can’t wait to replace all of them with this treasure… :)

  • Kris

    Great knife,got a survival guide love to give it,without knowledge and skills even the best knife can’t save you. Be smart stay alive in sureness with cool tool :) … oo yes im from country with low standarts,low payments…have couple cheap chines knives i can’t wait to replace all of them with this treasure… :)

  • Mysonisascout

    I would pay forward my new Solo Stove

  • Mysonisascout

    I would pay forward my new Solo Stove

  • Bass88

    Nice knife, I love it! i THINK IT WILL BE IRREPLACEBLE ON CAMPING! Me and my family are going to go to the countryside this weekend so I wish I had such a tool :)
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  • Bass88

    Nice knife, I love it! i THINK IT WILL BE IRREPLACEBLE ON CAMPING! Me and my family are going to go to the countryside this weekend so I wish I had such a tool :)
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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7ZSOZZUTMXYRTSHGDHGLCXG7WY michel

    What awesome blade you featured here!
    I like them all and wish to get one for me soon.

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  • don

    I have a Kabar Next Generation I would gladly pay forward for a Helle:)

    • http://www.briangreen.net Brian Green

      Thanks. This giveaway ended a very long time ago. If I do one again I’ll reach back out to you.