Home > Brand > Helle Knives

Helle Knives



How are Helle Knives made.
__

There have been changes (well, at least a few) – since Steinar Helle cycled over the mountains.

Surrounded by a wild and beautiful landscape lies Holmedal, a small village in Sogn & Fjordane county. Here, amongst mountains and fjords there is ample opportunity to enjoy outdoor life activities such as hunting and fishing, or collecting mushrooms and berries.

Outdoor life was probably not foremost in the minds of brothers Steinar and Sigmund Helle when they started knife production in the old forge at home on their farm in Holmeland in 1932 . Locally, their sheath knives quickly became extremely popular, and the foundations were soon laid for a small piece of Norwegian craftmanship history.

The local market soon became too small, and new markets needed to be conquered. Steinar Helle packed his rucksack full of knives and set off on the long trip over the mountains towards the east. On a bicycle!

In Oslo, he sold the knives for 40 øre apiece.
As there was no electricity in the village, the whetstones had to be spun manually during the initial period. When electricity arrived towards the end of the 1940’s it became possible to move production to larger and more suited premises. This did not mean that production became automated, however.

Then, as today, much of the production is done manually.
The Philosophy remains the same: Quality craftmanship is best preserved by skilled craftsmen. Craftsmen with extensive experience and knowledge still take pride in making each and every Helle knife unique.

Today, Helle knives are sold all aound the world, and customers receive the same quality whether professional hunter, scout or outdoorsman. A knife that is designed to meet the demands of the outdoors, and one that will last for generations.


Sort By:
Page of 2
Helle Didi Galgalu - Fixed Blade Knife | CutleryMania.com Helle Didi Galgalu - Fixed Blade Knife

Product Code: 610Helle

list price: $249.00
Our Price: 224.00
Helle Utvaer | CutleryMania.com Helle Utvaer

Product Code: 600Helle

list price: $239.00
Our Price: 214.00
Helle Temagami Carbon | CutleryMania.com Helle Temagami Carbon

Product Code: 301Helle

list price: $199.00
Our Price: 179.00
Helle Temagami | CutleryMania.com Helle Temagami Stainless Steel Knife [Sports] Les Stroud

Product Code: 300Helle

list price: $199.00
Our Price: 179.00
Helle Sigmund | CutleryMania.com Helle Sigmund

Product Code: 77Helle

list price: $169.00
Our Price: 154.00
Helle Arv - Fixed Blade Knife Bone/Wood | CutleryMania.com Helle Arv - Fixed Blade Knife Bone/Wood

Product Code: 14Helle

list price: $169.00
Our Price: 149.00
Helle Brakar | CutleryMania.com Helle Brakar

Product Code: 90Helle

list price: $164.00
Our Price: 149.00
Helle Algonquin | CutleryMania.com Helle Algonquin

Product Code: 78Helle

list price: $169.00
Our Price: 149.00
Helle Dokka Helle Dokka

Product Code: 200Helle

list price: $164.00
Our Price: 149.00
Helle Tor | CutleryMania.com Helle Tor

Product Code: 130Helle

list price: $169.00
Our Price: 149.00
Helle Harding Helle Harding

Product Code: 99Helle

list price: $149.00
Our Price: 134.00
Helle Jegermester Helle Jegermester

Product Code: 42Helle

list price: $149.00
Our Price: 134.00
Helle Skala | CutleryMania.com Helle Skala

Product Code: 210Helle

list price: $149.00
Our Price: 134.00
Helle Futura | CutleryMania.com Helle Futura

Product Code: 155Helle

list price: $149.00
Our Price: 134.00
Helle Odel - Birch, Staghorn and Leather Handle | CutleryMania.com Helle Odel - Birch, Staghorn and Leather Handle

Product Code: 15Helle

list price: $149.00
Our Price: 134.00
Helle Taiga | CutleryMania.com Helle Taiga

Product Code: 92Helle

list price: $139.00
Our Price: 124.00
Helle Ulven Helle Ulven

Product Code: 131Helle

list price: $139.00
Our Price: 124.00
Helle Alden | CutleryMania.com Helle Alden

Product Code: 76Helle

list price: $129.00
Our Price: 114.00
Helle Besseggen | CutleryMania.com Helle Knives Besseggen Knife [Sports] Espen Thorup

Product Code: 46Helle

list price: $129.00
Our Price: 114.00
Helle Symfoni | CutleryMania.com Helle Symfoni

Product Code: 88Helle

list price: $124.00
Our Price: 109.00
Helle Eggen Helle Eggen

Product Code: 75Helle

list price: $119.00
Our Price: 109.00
Helle Fossekallen | CutleryMania.com Helle Fossekallen

Product Code: 49Helle

list price: $124.00
Our Price: 109.00
Helle Saga Siglar - Fixed Blade Knife Curly Birch | CutleryMania.com Helle Saga Siglar - Fixed Blade Knife Curly Birch

Product Code: 102Helle

list price: $114.00
Our Price: 104.00
Helle Hellefisk Helle Hellefisk

Product Code: 120Helle

list price: $114.00
Our Price: 104.00
Helle Nying Helle Nying

Product Code: 55Helle

list price: $104.00
Our Price: 94.00
Helle Nying | CutleryMania.com Helle Nying

Product Code: 55-Helle

list price: $104.00
Our Price: 94.00
Helle Fiskekniv | CutleryMania.com Helle Fiskekniv

Product Code: 62Helle

list price: $94.00
Our Price: 84.00
Helle Folkekniven | CutleryMania.com Helle Folkekniven

Product Code: 80Helle

list price: $94.00
Our Price: 84.00
Helle Tollekniv | CutleryMania.com Helle Tollekniv Knife One Size [Misc.]

Product Code: 61Helle

list price: $89.00
Our Price: 79.00
   
 

Knives made to be used

The wild mountains, fjords and open seas combined with generations of outdoorsmen are the inspiration for our design.

Each knife is designed with a specific task in mind. The purpose of a specific knife may be that it should replace a couple of other tools and be a versatile and multifunctional tool. Or its mission can be to be the best fishing knife around.

This does not mean that the Helle knives are plain and not aesthetic. Our knives should feel as good in your hand as they are beautiful to the eye.

We make honest knives.

In a way you could argue that everybody who works at Helle is also a member of our R&D department. We are all leading lives in the rugged Norwegian mountains and fjords and we actually use the knives that we make. None of us would accept a knife that does not work as intended or a knife with some useless gimmick.

To design a Helle knife the designer needs to understand and appreciate how a knife should work in real life.

And for the same reason you should also argue that everybody at Helle is a member of the Helle quality team.