For 80 years, Norwegian knife maker Helle has been building ornate, wood-handled knives that look every bit as good on your mantle as they do in your backpack. Interestingly, the company has lived to be an octogenarian without ever building anything but fixed blades. That all changes this spring with the Dokka folding knife.
Helle took its time to ensure that it could properly package company pillars like a strong, triple-laminated stainless steel blade and birch handle into a folding package. The Dokka gives you 3.5 inches of blade that creates a sexy wooden sculpture when folded into its 4.6-inch handle. Like other Helle knives, the Dokka is put together by hand in rural western Norway.
Your buddy’s bright red Swiss Army knife looked pretty good – up until you pulled out this handcrafted Norwegian masterpiece. Game over.
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