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Helle Harding Knife Test
13th August 2008

Helle Harding Knife Test

Helle Harding Bushcraft Knife

Over the next couple of months I will be field testing my new toy, the Helle Harding Bushcraft Knife. I have heard some good things about this knife, and, my initial impressions are that its goodlooking, handles VERY well with good balance, has a super edge and a lovely leather sheath. But most of all, it’s about three times cheaper than most other ‘similar’ knives on the market.

I do like traditional looking knives and this one doesn’t disappoint! It just feels ‘right’.  The real test will come in the following months, and I will add to the site when I have some more info.  I feel this will be a hard working tool and loyal friend.

For more info please click here

  • Blade Length: 4"
  • Overall Length: 8.25"
  • Blade: Triple Laminated Stainless Steel Blade
  • Handle: Rosewood, Leather and Curly Birch
  • Genuine Leather Sheath

Catch you on the trail



Kris on 02/11/11

Hello Bede,

Thank you for the message. Yes, i'd say this will be a fantastic choice. I use one lots, and i've never had any problems. Perfect for carving, and general bushcraft work. If you have any more questions, just let me know.


bede on 29/10/11

im a teenage bushcraft enthusiast looking for the ideal knife, i already own a Wilderness Puukko with 2.5 inch blade wich i bought from greenman bushcraft a year ago now but i am looking for larger knife is this a good knife for me or not and if so please avise a suitable knife!!!

Kris on 19/05/10

Tim, First of all the last part of your question didn't work as it had been replaced with symbols, so please re-send if you wish.

I will leave this to other readers to answer in more depth, but for me I like the traditional look of the Helle knives. The F1 in my opinion is stronger and has a much more modern feel to it. I'm not a fan of non-wood handles as they make my hand sore are a while, so again, the Helle wins that test for me. Blades are both great, so it all hangs on what you need it for. Day to day and bushcraft use I would opt for Helle, if it was for a real survival situation I would go for the F1 as its a tougher knife.

Tim on 04/05/10

Question - how does it and other Helle knives stand up against Fallkniven F1
Cheers. Tim

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