Since 1932, Helle Knives represented the very highest traditions of quality in Norwegian craftsmanship. This knife production started in an old forge near the home of the founding brothers, Steinar and Sigmund Helle. The knife soon became extremely popular among the locals and their fame spread to other towns, so the two brothers packed their bags full of knives and set off on bicycle towards the east to set up the foundations of this modern day knife manufacturing company. Today, Helle knives are still made manually in order to stick to Helle’s core philosophy of quality craftsmanship. As they always say, “No machine can replace the hands of a skilled craftsman.” Despite its aesthetic qualities, a Helle knife is not made to be an ornament. It is made to be used. Out of the many different knives Helle makes, today we are going to be taking a look at the Helle Temagami. Designed by Les Stroud (famous for his Discovery TV show “Survivorman”), the Temagami is a medium length, fixed blade bushcraft knife made at the Helle knife factory in Holmedal, Norway.

Unlike other popular knives with 4mm+ thick blades, the Helle Temagami has a 3mm thick 11 cm long blade. This does not compromise the strength or quality of the blade at all, in fact it gives the Temagami an advantage over other thicker knives because thinner blades can be used for fine bushcraft tasks like what the Temagami was designed for. Helle knives are not survival tools, they are cutting tools, and the Temagami is no exception. The semi-full tang of the Helle Temagami provides the extra strength associated with bushcraft knives, and with the drop point style tip this makes for a stronger tip and overall, […]