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Helle knife ID help?

us Offline Joe58

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Helle knife ID help?
on: March 29, 2017, 07:35:29 PM

Hey guys - I'm wondering if I can get a bit more info about this knife I recently acquired from a seller in Poland. Carbon steel blade. Brass guard. I like the look of the knife and I'm sure it'll sharpen up quite well. Birch handle? Dunno. Not sure what the spacer material is either. I'm not very familiar with the Scandinavian type blades and makers.

The seller told me it was made by Helle and was a model from several years ago now. I've no reason to doubt him.

The H stamp on the blade is the only marking I see anywhere.

The sheath with it isn't the original and doesn't fit quite right, so if somebody know the name of this model, it could help me in tracking down a proper sheath. Otherwise, I may just have a kydex one made for it.

Thanks!!  :salute:






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Re: Helle knife ID help?
Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 08:08:42 PM
No clue Joe, sorry, but that's a great looking knife!!!! :cheers:
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gb Offline Sparky415

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Re: Helle knife ID help?
Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 08:59:43 PM
Looks nice  :tu:

It might have been made from a blade blank?  :think:
http://www.dryadbows.com/helleknives/BLADES/blades.htm
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us Offline Joe58

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Re: Helle knife ID help?
Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 11:42:27 PM
Yeah I like the knife. The flats left unpolished does make it seem like a blank perhaps, looking at the link pictures. Nice look though I think.

The seller says it's many years old and a Helle. He seems knowledgeable and says the newer Helle knives aren't made by the original company as those from back in the day. Either way I think it'll make a decent piece.

I have a Scout model knife coming from him as well. It has the standard looking Helle stamp on it though, but it isn't styled the same as the current Scout knife offered by Helle.

Do any of our members here do kydex sheaths?
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Re: Helle knife ID help?
Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 12:22:28 AM
Helle is very much made in Holmestrand, Norway (except for the folders which are only assembled there, IIRC (or was it the parts are made there, and assembled elsewhere...  :think: (anyway, I have bad experience with those folders (bad F&F)))).

As for that knife, sorry, I have no idea. If it is a Helle, it is from quite a while ago.

Btw, Brusletto, another Norwegian knife manufacturer, are doing themselves a disservice by dilluting their brand with knives made by OEMs. Helle has not succumbed to that.


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Re: Helle knife ID help?
Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017, 12:23:51 AM
The blade stamp and style would make me guess it's a custom, but I really have no idea...


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Re: Helle knife ID help?
Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 01:47:38 AM
Nice knife you have there, I can't help you with an identification and it could easily be made from a blank I guess. I would like to say though that I think that you should consider a leather sheath rather than Kydex. I think you'll find that it will look much more in line with the knife, both in style and in heritage. Just my 2 cents.


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Re: Helle knife ID help?
Reply #7 on: March 30, 2017, 09:48:12 PM
No clue Joe, sorry, but that's a great looking knife!!!! :cheers:

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