RoughOut Store

About Us

Ken Helvie created the Helvie Knife in 1986. For a few years it was only locally known in central Indiana. With the help of the Eastern Woodland Carving Club in Converse Indiana, the knife became known throughout the Central States. Rich worked for Ken until 2004 when he and his wife, Holli, had the opportunity to buy the business.

The Business

The business was moved from Gas City, Indiana to Tipton, Indiana in July of 2004 and that is where our journey began. We enjoy all the great people we have met since taking over the business. We have worked with some really great carvers and business owners who have helped develop some of our new knives. Our first really big idea was coming up with the personalized knife after finding that Cherry wood was easy to burn. We then began offering knives with custom wood burning on the handle. This led to our Signature Series Knives where the carvers designed the handles. We then burn their signature on the handles of the knives (a treasure for life). We have enjoyed having the business and would like to thank all of you for some really great ideas and suggestions on how to better Helvie Knives. We want to make all of your carving experiences unforgettable!







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