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CARRY WORTHY

THE HELIUM 1 BY R&N BLADES AND KIFARU IS LIGHT IN WEIGHT, BUT NOT A LIGHTWEIGHT HUNTER

In the backpacking and distance hiking community, there’s an expression, “Ounces equal pounds.” Any additional weight on your back feels exponentially heavier, especially when there’s a lack of oxygen in the air. It’s in settings like this when the outdoorsman needs the lightest gear to save energy and help push him farther and faster.

One item commonly accepted in a loadout, despite its weight, is a quality knife. But some knives won’t weigh you down, like the Helium 1 by Robert Herbert of R&N Blades. To test the Helium 1 as realistically as possible, we carried one above 9,000 feet into the high mountains of Colorado and used it around camp. We met up with our friends from Kifaru, the sole U.S. distributor, to see just how much knife we needed and whether it would slow us down.

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