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Didi Galgalu 14C28N

Didi Galgalu 14C28N

We proudly introduce the upgrade to our most sold bushcraft knife. The new Didi Galgalu comes in 14C28N steel with a 90 degree sharp spine, and features a beautiful, contoured curly birch handle. Not too big, not too small – it is the perfect knife for your small and large bushcrafting adventures. 

The original Didi Galgalu was designed in collaboration between Helle and South African Overlander "Voetspore team". Released in 2015, it was one of the first Helle knives with a full tang construction. In the past few years it has become a very popular model in bushcrafting circles, due to its combination of utility and beauty. 

The knife itself is fairly big, suitable for medium to large hands. The shape of the handle offers a sturdy and safe grip even if held close to the blade, thanks to the double contoured handle. The handle is held in place by two sturdy brass rivets and a pipe rivet, where you can tie a cord or lanyard of leather.

The 3 mm blade is thin enough to perform well as a knife should when cutting or carving, yet strong enough for heavier tasks. The scandi grind means that it excels at most tasks you need a knife for when outside.

The Didi 14C28N comes with a high-quality black leather sheath with white stiching, designed for secure carry.


Specifications Didi Galgalu 14C28N
Weight incl. sheath 254 g / 8.96 oz
Blade material Alleima 14C28N stainless steel, polished, 59-61 HRC
Blade thickness 3,0 mm / 0.118 inch
Blade length 132 mm / 5.17 inches
Blade construction Full tang
Handle material Curly birch
Handle length 115 mm / 4.53 inches
Sheath material Genuine black leather
Design by Helle in collaboration with Voetspore
Design year 2015 / 2023



The Didi Galgalu was developed in collaboration with the Voetspore of South Africa.

The Voetspore team has for the last 20 years explored the wilderness of Africa during yearly transcontinental journeys, documented in the TV series with the same name. Many of their adventures carried on for months.

 In 2015, Anders Haglund from the Helle team participated in one of their adventures, traveling from South Africa to northern Kenya to experience the wild Africa firsthand. During this journey, prototypes of the Didi Galgalu were tested and in the evening adjusted by the campfire, using simple tools. This is a knife that has been inspired by the wilderness of Africa in a Scandinavian way.

The name Didi Galgalu is borrowed from the desert with the same name in northern Kenya, seen as many as the last frontier of Africa.

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