In 1960 Maserin Fervido started the production of knives after having experienced this kind of production for several years. His intention was to produce a high quality range of knives both in shape that in materials. Today, after almost 50 years experience, our family keeps on producing high quality knives reaching high standard levels of the process of production . Year after year we effort to find new solutions, new materials in order to have the best cutting tools you can find. We strength to look for perfection through research, love for beautiful shapes, well done products maintaining the tradition of the past and of the ‘made in Italy.
A/S Helle Fabrikker was established in the early 1930’s in response to hard times and the depression. The unemployed brothers Steinar and Sigmund Helle started making farming tools and other implements in the forge of their father’s farm.
In 1932 they started making small sheath-knives which quickly became popular locally. Thus, the foundations of an important business in a typically Western-Norwegian rural area were laid.
As production increased they were forced to go further afield to sell their products.
The first big sales journey was by bicycle to Oslo where knives were sold at 40 øre each. Only sheath knives were produced for the first 15 years, but in 1948 production of table knives started, closely followed by forks and spoons.