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Helle handmade knives

Helle: Handmade Knives

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Nearly one hundred years before the “maker” subculture, two brothers began crafting handmade knives in a small village set upon a glacier-carved fjord in rural Norway.  They took pride in their craft and the idea that the subtle differences among their hand forged knives made each one a unique masterpiece.

Helle has endured since their humble beginnings and today thrives as a family-run operation known worldwide for crafting handmade knives of the highest quality and durability. Still operating from their original location, they continue to do everything with human hands – it's their prideful heritage – and this commitment to craftsmanship is what creates the rich experience people have come to love about Helle knives.

Handles are crafted from beautiful woods like curly grained birch and natural materials like leather and stag horn, then shaped to maximize blade function while fitting comfortably in your hand.  Triple laminated stainless steel (18/8) adds to the superb quality of Helle’s handcrafted blades, protecting against breakage and corrosion while providing a high performance cutting edge.  Sheaths are made from tanned leather then treated with saddle grease to maximize fit and increase durability.   

Whether it’s a hunting knife, multi-use field knife, fillet knife or the most beautiful survival pocket knife in the world – modern day adventurers and bushcraft enthusiasts can count on Helle for handmade knives of the highest quality.

  • The Steinbit handmade fillet knife in its custom leather sheath @ Tredless.com
    The Steinbit handmade fillet knife @ Tredless.com

    The Steinbit [Handmade Fillet Knife]

    $114.00

    ** BACK-ORDER: Available December 2020 ** The Steinbit is a handmade fillet knife with a thin flexible blade of made non-laminated stainless steel....

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  • The Skog [Handmade Wood Carving Knife]
    The Skog [Handmade Wood Carving Knife]

    The Skog [Handmade Wood Carving Knife]

    $99.00

    The Skog by Helle is a handmade wood carving knife named after the Scandinavian word for forest.  It was developed for evenings by the campfire, w...

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  • The Nying handmade nordic utility knife by Helle @ Tredless.com
    Helle Nying handmade nordic utility knife by Helle @ Tredless.com

    The Nying [Handmade Nordic Utility Knife]

    $99.00

    The Nying is a short, stubby handmade knife of classic Nordic design.  Its razor-sharp 2.75-inch triple laminated stainless steel blade and genero...

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  • The Kletten - handmade everyday carry folding knife by Helle @ Tredless.com
    The Kletten - handmade everyday carry folding knife by Helle @ Tredless.com

    The Kletten [Everyday Carry Folding Knife]

    $199.00

    ** BACK-ORDER: Available December 2020 ** Kletten is a handmade everyday carry knife - a pocket-sized companion for simple, everyday tasks.  Its lo...

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  • The Algonquin handmade field knife and custom leather sheath @ Tredless.com
    The Algonquin handmade field knife @ Tredless.com

    The Algonquin [Handmade Field Knife]

    $159.00

    The Algonquin is a beautiful handmade field knife with traditional design elements. The slightly pommel-shaped handle features darkened oak, curly...

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  • The Mândra multi-use neck knife by "Survivorman" Les Stroud and Helle knives @ Tredless.com
    The Mândra multi-use neck knife by "Survivorman" Les Stroud and Helle knives @ Tredless.com

    The Mândra [Handmade Neck Knife]

    $199.00

    ** BACK-ORDER: Available December 2020 ** The Helle team traveled to Romania to work alongside "Survivorman" Les Stroud to develop the Mândra - a m...

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  • The Sigmund all-purpose handmade knife and custome leather sheath
    The Sigmund all-purpose handmade knife

    The Sigmund [All-Purpose Handmade Knife]

    $154.00

    The Sigmund is a classic all-purpose knife designed by two generations of the Helle family.  Its razor-sharp 4.2-inch triple laminated stainless s...

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  • Genuine leather sheath with the Lappland all purpose camp knife and mini machete from Helle @ Tredless.com
    The Lappland all purpose camp knife and mini machete from Helle @ Tredless.com

    The Lappland [Camp Knife & Mini-Machete]

    $174.00

    ** BACK-ORDER: Available December 2020 ** Nicknamed baby machete, the Lappland is Helle's take on the all-purpose knife used by the Sami - the peo...

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  • The Eggen handmade field and hunting knife by Helle @ Tredless.com
    The Eggen handmade field and hunting knife by Helle @ Tredless.com

    The Eggen [Handmade Field Knife]

    $119.00

    The Eggen is one of Helle's most popular handmade field knives and also makes for a stout hunting knife.  The 3.9-inch triple laminated stainless s...

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  • Helle Viking Handmade Utility Knife @ Tredless.com
    Helle Viking Handmade Utility Knife @ Tredless.com

    The Viking [Handmade Utility Knife]

    $119.00

    The Viking is an excellent all-around handmade utility knife.  Its laminated carbon steel blade is thick with a black finish from the heat treatme...

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  • The Wabakimi handmade field knife and leather sheathby Helle, custom knives @ Tredless.com
    The Wabakimi handmade field knife by Helle, custom knives @ Tredless.com

    The Wabakimi [Handmade Field Knife]

    $184.00

    ** BACK-ORDER: Available December 2020 ** The Wabakimi is a medium-sized, handmade field knife designed by Les Stroud in 2018. It features a three-...

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  • The Harding handmade hunting knife and custom leather sheath by Helle @ Tredless.com
    The Harding handmade hunting knife by Helle @ Tredless.com

    The Harding [Handmade Hunting Knife]

    $149.00

    The Harding is a handmade hunting knife featuring a beautiful, warm barrel handle made of curly birch and American walnut separated by layers of le...

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  • The Bleja handmade Utility Knife @ Tredless.com
    The Bleja handmade Utility Knife @ Tredless.com

    The Bleja [Folding Utility Knife]

    $224.00

    Named for the largest mountain along the fjord where its made, The Bleja is a mid-sized handmade utility knife that folds making it easy for everyd...

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