The Viking is the revision of a Helle classic that was originally produced as a part of a fund-raiser for an around-the-world expedition in a Viking longship.
The handle is barrel shaped, but tapered to give the knife a distinct grip even if it is not contoured. It offers beauty in its simplicity and has become a modern classic, even if the design is more than a 1000 years old.
The knife works really well with all size hands, but should only be used by those of you that have more experience. No finger guard here, so think before use.
The knife is equipped with a rather thick blade, made of laminated carbon steel. Black to its finish, straight from heat treatment. Its narrow tang reaches all the way through the handle and is pinned old style with a diamond shaped washer.
Viking comes with a traditional back sewn leather sheath to hang in its leather loop on the belt.
This knife will rust if not maintained.
|Weight incl. sheath||150 g / 5.29 oz|
|Blade material||Triple laminated Helle steel, Carbon|
|Blade thickness||3,7 mm / 0.146 inch|
|Blade length||110 mm / 4.33 inches|
|Blade construction||Stick tang|
|Handle material||Curly birch|
|Handle length||105 mm / 4.13 inches|
|Sheath material||Genuine leather|
|Design by||Helle design based on true historic knives|
|Design year||2009 / Viking Age|