A Helle knife is made to withstand the stresses and strains an outdoors knife meets every day. Helle upholds its traditions of craftsmanship and quality, rather than large product lines and automated production. We believe that quality is best preserved through skilful craftsmanship. Skilled knife specialists take pride in making the Helle brand synonymous with quality. We use time, care, high-quality steel, and high-quality materials to prepare each Helle knife to meet top demands for quality, durability, and finish.
Helle knives are designed to retain their sharpness as a lifelong outdoors companion. But it is still important to take care of your knife and its sheath.
- The Handle. Dry the handle with a soft cloth if wet and wax occasionally.
- The Sheath. The leather needs to be impregnated occasionally with colourless impregnation agent (grease or wax) to keep supple. Dry the sheath carefully in room temperature if it becomes wet.
- The Blade. Wipe the blade with a soft cloth if wet and treat with grease occasionally.
Use a diamond tool or a wet stone for sharpening. Place the knife bevel flat to the sharpening tool and work the entire blade. Work one side until you can feel a slight burr on the opposite side. Switch side and repeat the procedure until you feel the burr on the first side. You have now established an edge.
Remove the burr by stroking the blade gently over the sharpening surface on both sides, as if cutting very thin slices. Keep the bevel flat towards the sharpener and move from side to side until the burr is gone.