Helle knives are perfect to be used in combination with any SAKs. I trust their quality to be just side by side with Victorinox or Wenger. I just had to show you this Fjellkniven and this handle. It is absolutely just unbelievable nice. The advantages with Masur-birch are many and it will never split like normal wood does because it is grown in all directions and it can only be small fractions of the wood that may come off. I have never seen a Helle knife with Masur-birch that got damages on the wood from use. I have worked myself in my hobby with this type of wood and without a doubt it is the best material for a Scandi. Helle use high quality Masur-birch and I would believe it to be from Finland that has some of the best Masur in the world. This wood is very expensive! On this handle it looks to be an area with a knot from the tree and this means you will get small cavities in the surface. This you will find on most masur more or less and may be the bark that grown in the wood. The wood is treated with linseed-oil (boiled) and it is most likely almost completely through the handle.

There are many hand operations still at the factory. The small cavities can be sealed with wax if you would protect it further. I have never had any problems with cavities, it is for me a quality signal that the wood is so.

The Helle Laminated stainless steel is very good and you can find much information on the internet about it. It is expensive for a reason. Mirror polished surface is the best and the leather sheath is very nicely made with perfect fit. I love to study handles and why they are so and here Helle has many different designs that would fit most demands. It is normal to see the lamination line above the cutting edge and this may have some wave lines and one side may be a bit different from the other. It is from the production of the steel and the rolling pressure and steel factory factors. It got 0% influence on the functionality. The small cross lines on the edge may be more or less visible and this has also no influence on the functionality. It is a very easy to sharpen steel and it holds an edge very well. It is flexible steel. Helle aim for 59HRC on this steel and they land at 59HRC most of the times.


The new Fjellkniven handle you see on the picture above is a bit shorter than the pre one. It is still a handle with almost completely the same grip area. It is shortened a bit in front and back leaving the same grip area still. It is a protected grip and it is one of the safest handles on the marked. It is a hand bliss one.

It is one of the sharpest steels in the world and i have never seen anything sharper out of the box than this Brand.

30.10.2016 My philosophy

The Helle Scandi knives are world class cutters for all kinds of tasks. The perfect knife does not exist and therefor it is about finding the perfect combinations. I am not a survivalist in the outdoors like many today perfects. I am not a believer in one tool for survival and I am very confident that an axe, a nice scandi and SAKs/Multi-tools are the ultimate survival tools for the cutting tasks.

“Even thousands of years ago men had more than one tool with them”

There are several things in the nature that can be used for sharpening an edge. If you bring a sharpening stone then you have a great extra help. Something to make fire with and then you have already taken the first steps learning to survive in the outdoors.

 I know about Bronze-Age tools and Iron-Age tools and the development of the scandi knife. It is a wonderful invention. The Helle Brand is a knife that carries this heritage. It is about the abilities to cut and to have a safe, reliable handle with a safe carry. A tool that can be used for everything and that is the “Scandi heritage”. The heritage is a cutting tool and most of these tasks involves precision cutting. Not to forget the beautiful looks they have…

It is about the edge when cutting food, dressing animals or carving. When you make things you do not need to use much force. The danger with modern philosophies of survival seems to involve using a knife for hard batoning, bending with much strength and abusing it. Why? For me it is more about making sure that the edge is razor sharp and use it like tools shall be used. The philosophy of a Swiss Army Knife is absolutely not about abuse as well. It is about using it correct. So my advice for professionals is to show perfect combinations instead. This can be an axe, fixed blade and SAK for example.



"A scandi represents a huge symbol as well for what it was made for. Modern survival involves more risks than rewards. I would not challenge the nature because at one point it would go wrong. Somehow today the philosphy is that one knife shall take everything nature may bring. It is a completely wrong way to go for sure, only a very few would manage if any.


Bushcraft does not have to involve batoning. A scandi is a great bushcraft tool, perhaps one of the absolute best because of its abilities to carve and cut so well"




I do not mean to step on anybody’s toes when i say batoning is wrong. It is important that people learn to read the wood and how it grows. If you try to baton a twisted birch for example you will most likely damage any knife. It will not split straight and therefor you will disrupt the edge and get far more pressure at different parts of the edge and you may most likely fold it. Remember that even a 5mm blade is slim when it is locked inside the wood and you have to use much strength to free it.  You may bend the entire blade and that is not smart. Inside the wood there may be different areas that may be far harder and it can be like a rock there. The edge will get severe damaged. Batoning may involve using a big amount of sharpening and correcting the edge in the field and that is demanding.  Helle knives can take some extra and the Temagami is one example of a great Helle knife.  If you want to baton I would recommend using easy to split wood that you can read and to do it without attacking the wood part.



If a blade gets stuck then there are things you can do to free your blade.  It is the same with an axe, you do bend on it until the handle breaks and then to go through the demanding process of making a new handle. One do not save time by abusing any tool in the outdoors. It is the other way around you will lose time instead.



I have seen many Helle knives from different time windows. If you find a “never used” Helle knife with a slight slant to one side then this is nothing to worry about.  Helle knives are some of the most durable knives I have every used and I have used a Helle Fjellman much for carving. Not the traditional carver in many eyes perhaps. That said it got such a sturdy feel when I carve and the edge lasts a long time. If you try to carve Masur-birch then you understand just how tough that wood is and why one need a good edge.  This wood can be sanded and polished to get a superb surface and the best surface is the one you find by the mentioned Company in Norway. They have found the absolute best surface that works the best when oiled and the design of it locks in the hand. It is like a switch that automatically extends the human arm with cutting abilities.



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28.04 | 20:00

Hi, maybe you can find one on online actions or ask big sellers on ebay and so on BR

28.04 | 06:25


You still have Wenger Ranger 51, I am looking for one.

Bye, Janez

19.04 | 08:35

Hi, thank you very much for message and info. Sounds like an interesting one you have there. Please send pictures will try to date it. BR

19.04 | 04:24

I have a victoria officer suisse.. But dont know what date.. Also the white tabs that are on the side of every knife almost like a toothpick..

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