Helena Duel
Another personal favorite that has been a long time coming. Lots of uniqueness to this one. Where does the name come from?...
“Helena is a ghost town in Texas, approximately 70 mi (110 km) southeast of San Antonio in Karnes County. The seat of Karnes County from 1854 to 1894, Helena was once known as the self-proclaimed "toughest town on earth" in the mid-19th century. It was named for the second wife of Dr. Lewis S. Owings, Helen M. Owings née Swisher.

The town was the birthplace of the so-called "Helena Duel", in which the left hands of two opponents are tied together with buckskin and each fighter is given a knife with a three-inch blade — too short to reach a vital organ or cause a single fatal stab. After the combatants are whirled around a few times, they slash away at each other until one bleeds to death from the accumulation of cuts and stabs. Crowds of spectators would view this gory, gruesome spectacle and place bets on the outcome.”-Wikipedia 

This is my Riff on the Helena Duel Knife...I figure if I’m getting a hand tied up and I’m going to be cut then I want a bigger knife. Haha. All kidding aside this knife makes for an awesome camp knife, edc, or field knife. A knife that will be on my hip when a Hog hunting and alike. The single finger guard is perfect for choking up on the blade for intimate or precise work. The blade is long enough to make for an awesome skinning Knife and or a break-down Knife. Perfect for a gift, collect or even a Helena Duel!


Steel~ Precision ground o1 tool steel.

Hardness~ 59-60rwh.

Overall length~ Approximately 10 1/2”.

Blade~ Approximately 5 1/4”.

Thickness~ 3/16”.

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Helena Duel


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