Helle Morgon Limited edition
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- Last updated: 21/01/2023
In addition to their range of production models, Helle also offers some fantastic limited edition knives that really showcase the workmanship and quality that they are able to achieve. All of their knives are built to an outstanding standard but the limited editions go even further. Also, while they look great in a collection or display, they are also a joy to use if you want to put them to work.
The Morgon is a fine example of one of the limited edition Helle knives and production of this particular model has been limited to 1000 worldwide. It features a 4.1”, triple laminated, stainless-steel drop-point blade and, like all Helle knives, the Morgon is supplied with a razor-sharp edge which is ready to go and also very easy to maintain. The spine of the blade is 3.25mm thick, making it very rigid and strong, and the hidden tang is secured with a small pommel at the back of the handle.
In use, the Morgon sliced through just about anything and, even when tested on tough carpet, it cut cleanly and smoothly with very little felt resistance. Edge retention is very good and after working through piles of thick cardboard, it still sliced meat perfectly. The blade is polished to a mirror finish and very neatly etched with the make, model and ‘Ltd 2021’.
The medium-sized stacked handle is made up of dark oak and yellow-dyed leather, plus it’s shaped with a nice, thick centre section. This type of handle, with layers of more than one material, always provides a good grip and the stainless steel bolster allows you to keep your fingers clear of the cutting edge. The bolster is no bigger than the front of the handle itself, so does not act as a finger guard, but you can feel where it is when holding the knife, so you can work safely. The shape of the handle holds really comfortably and it will not allow your hand to slip either forward or backwards when you hold it securely. The whole knife is very well finished and the different parts are tightly matched, with no gaps for dirt to get trapped, making it very easy to keep clean.
The high-quality leather sheath is nicely stitched, with an embossed forest image on the front, and the knife is securely held by a tight friction fit. Helle always seems to use thicker leather than most other companies and, as well as looking great, this makes for a very durable sheath.
The limited edition knives from Helle are well worth keeping an eye out for, as they really do showcase what the company can make and, for both the collector and the user, they offer the very best in terms of quality and practicality.