Helle Mândra Neck Knife

Helle Mândra Neck Knife


Michelle D. Alderson


A neck knife for backcountry adventures


Small knives make big cuts

$209 Buy

Tiny Yet Mighty

The Mândra is the latest offering from Helle knives, handcrafted in its Norway facilities. Field-tested in the Carpathian Mountains, a mountain range that spans from Central to Eastern Europe, the Mândra is a small, but mighty tool, with a blade and handle length of just less than six inches. In fact, it is the smallest full-tang knife ever produced by Helle. Resting in a tanned leather sheath with straps, the compact and lightweight (weighing only 2.46 ounces) knife can be comfortably worn around your neck, offering a hands-free tool in a handsome casing. The handle of the Mândra is made with a curly grained birch that is ground, oiled, and polished to bring out the natural beauty and color of the material. The handle houses a Swedish triple-laminated stainless-steel blade, engineered by hand for strength and flexibility.

Helle has been making knives since 1932 in the village of Holmedal, Norway. The Mândra was designed and tested by Les Stroud, who is known for his Survivorman television series.

Made in Norway

Helle Mândra Neck Knife


Weight: 2.46 ounces

Blade material: triple-laminated stainless steel

Blade thickness: 2.6 millimeters 

Blade length: 2.71 inches

Handle material: Curly birch

Handle length: 3.14 inches

Sheath material: Genuine leather

Helle Mândra Neck Knife
Helle Mândra Neck Knife
Helle Mândra Neck Knife
Helle Mândra Neck Knife