HELKO WERK

The Helko enterprise was started by a member of the Helsper family in 1844 in Cronenberg, now a district of Wuppertal. For many years, it was referred to as the Helsper Werkzeugfabrik, or Helsper Tool Factory. The Helsper Werkzeugfabrik quickly earned a reputation throughout Europe as a manufacturer of high quality woodworking tools, and by the early 20th Century had already begun exporting axes to Africa, Asia, and the Americas. In the early thirties, a partner named Kotthaus joined the enterprise, and the company became known as Helko (helsper / kotthaus). When Helko took over the Carl Helsper Werkzeugfabrik in the early sixties, the complete company name in the German Register of Commerce became Carl & Aug. Helsper GmbH & Co., KG, Helko–Werk.

In the decades since, the company has continued to improve the quality of its products, and Helko axes are now recognized worldwide as some of the finest woodworking tools available.
Helko Leather Handle Guard / Collar - NORTH RIVER OUTDOORS
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Helko Leather Handle Guard / Collar

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Beautiful Helko Leather Handle Guard / Collar. Use one of the premium leather collars to protect your handle. The majority of handle damage often s...

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Helko Werk Germany Traditional Rheinland Pack Axe - NORTH RIVER OUTDOORS
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Helko Werk Germany Traditional Rheinland Pack Axe

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Helko Werk Traditional Rheinland Pack Axe ​Handmade in Wuppertal, Germany, these axes are named after the region’s famous Rhein River Valley. The R...

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Helko Germany Bavarian Woodworker Axe - NORTH RIVER OUTDOORS
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Helko Germany Bavarian Woodworker Axe

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Helko Germany Bavarian Woodworker Axe 3.5lb The Bavarian Woodworker is a highly capable, full-size traditional German cutting axe. The 3.5 lb. Hel...

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Helko Werk Rheinland Hatchet Deluxe Sheath - NORTH RIVER OUTDOORS
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Helko Werk Rheinland Hatchet Deluxe Sheath

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Helko Werk Rheinland Hatchet Handmade in Wuppertal, Germany German C50 high grade carbon steel, 53-56 HRC Switzerland made handle, Grade A America...

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Helko Black Forest Woodworker Axe - NORTH RIVER OUTDOORS
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Helko Black Forest Woodworker Axe

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Helko Werk Traditional Black Forest Woodworker The Black Forest Woodworker is Helko’s flagship piece. This axe is the quintessential tool for the e...

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