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Introducing Helle’s new premium Outdoor Chef Knife Dele – the ultimate companion for your culinary adventures. Designed and crafted with a focus on function, form and durability, this knife is built to withstand the rigors of outdoor cooking and look good while doing it.
When creating the knife, we have teamed up with professional chefs that spend as much time outdoor as they do in the kitchen, such as Norwegian chef Margit Dale. Developed over a period of 24 months, we can now proudly say that we have made a tool that bridges the confines of the kitchen and the wonders of the outdoors.
The name Dele has a double meaning in Norwegian – it means both “to split” and “to share”. This fits nicely for our vision for the first Helle chef knife made in 60 years – it’s a tool to be used when preparing a meal – either around the campfire, barbecue or in the kitchen – with those that are important to you.
The highly-polished 12C27 steel blade ensures razor-sharp performance and effortless slicing of any food you can throw at it. At the same time it has a thick enough spine to tackle chopping and harder cutting. When designing the blade shape, Helle’s inspiration was found in mixing the shape of a traditional European chef knife and a Santoku. Combing the qualities of these two kitchen knife cultures, we believe we have found a blade that is just the right size and shape, leaving you with a good balance between control for smaller cuts and size for larger, chopping tasks. As a chef knife, Dele comes with a full flat grind.
The ergonomic handle is inspired by the ample-bellied handles of Helle’s traditional outdoor knives, and provides a comfortable and secure grip, allowing you to tackle any culinary challenge with confidence. The flat bolster between the handle and blade allows a secure front grip when you are chopping onions or other vegetables. The full-bodied grip on the other hand allows for effortless slicing as well as a comfortable grip when doing heavier cutting. The handle is made in our favorite material – curly birch. Birchwood has good anti-bacterial properties, feels great in the hand – and as an added feature the individual patterning of the curly birch means that no two knives look alike.
The standard version of the Dele comes with a blade protector in leather that you can easily put on the knife if you plan on transporting the Dele, either if you are leaving it in your drawer, bringing it with you on your culinary adventures or when you are going hiking.
If you want an upgraded carry experience, we have made a new Helle Knife Cover that fits the Dele perfectly (though it will also fit many other knives). This knife cover protects the entire knife, and you can easily hang it on the wall of your kitchen, cabin or campsite.
Weight incl. blade protector
205 g / 7.23 oz
Alleima 12C27 steel, polished, 59-61 HRC
3,0 mm / 0.118 inches
160 mm / 6.299 inches
Curly birch and vulcanized fibre liners
115 mm / 4.528 inches
All Helle knives come with tube packaging, maintenance cloth and information leaflet.
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This knife has surpassed all my expectations. It has a both beautiful and functional shape. It is remarkably light for a blade of its size. The Helle Dele is the star of our kitchen. Someday I may even take it outside.
This is an incredible piece of art. While only just a bit smaller than my Japanese Santoku it feels much lighter and more nimble. Razor sharp and a joy to use.
Helle Dele is fantastic!
This wonderful knife is the most outstanding chef knif I have ever used. Helle sharp! Stunning looks. A real gem
Received as a Christmas gift. Used it to carve prime rib of beef. Cuts like butter. Blade is Helle sharp. Knife is lightweight and thin. Amazing kitchen knife
So beautiful I feel bad using it.
This knife is seriously so beautiful that I feel bad using it. I just got mine and I am so impressed with how this came out. It’s light but feels powerful. The blade is sharp and cuts like any pro chef knife I’ve used in the kitchen. I am going to order one for my dad today! Thanks Helle for making this awesome new chef knife!