The Viking is a revision of a Helle classic that was produced as part of a fundraiser for an around-the-world cruise of a Viking longship. The knife is notable not only for it's historical interest, but also as an excellent all around utility knife.
The blade is rather thick and made of laminated carbon steel. The black finish of the heat treatment is left on the side, which gives the blade a rustic look. The tang of the blade is peened over a diamond-shaped washer. The handle is subtly shaped for comfort and control with a variety of grips. The Viking comes with a traditional sheath that hangs from a thong.
Every Helle knife is made in their factory at Holmedal in western Norway. All knives are created by highly skilled craftsmen who care deeply about their work. The process includes up to 45 different manual operations before the knife is finally inspected and approved.
Each knife is unique! Due to the nature of organic material, variation in color and pattern will occur.