The Double Sheath Horse Head Knife and the Helavyö belt in brass
As an alternative to the traditional Helahoito set there is the beautiful Double Sheath Kauhava Horse Head Knife and the light coloured Helavyö belt with brass ornaments. The handles of the Horse Head Knives are built up from stacked birch bark layers, and the ferrules are made of brass. The blades are polished carbon steel. The smaller knife has a 6cm long blade and the bigger one is 10cm. On the light coloured sheath there are traditional decorations and a brass fitting at the tip. The belt's length is 115 cm, and it's easy to shorten by removing ornaments. Longer belts are available to order.
The villagers and boys were amazed and in awe when a huge oddity rolled down the road in September, 1922. Alfred Kosola’s horses had to tax their strength when drawing a sleigh with an indenting hammer of 5.000 kilograms, along the snowless road to the Järvenpää’s factory. The cubs’ imagination really took over, when they began to hear a constant pounding from the factory. It was like an iron giant’s sledgehammer banging.