The Saga Siglar is the revision of a Helle classic that was originally produced as a part of a fundraiser for an around-the-world expedition in a Viking longship named Saga Siglar. Originally designed as a replica of real Viking knives from back in the days.
The handle is barrel shaped, but with a tapered shape 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 1000 years old.
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 with black 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.
Comes with a traditional black leather sheath to hang in its leather loop on the belt.
|Blade material||Triple laminated Helle steel, stainless|
|Blade thickness||3,7 mm|
|Blade length||88 mm|
|Blade construction||Stick tang|
|Handle material||Curly birch|
|Handle length||107 mm|
|Sheath material||Genuine leather|
|Design by||Ragnar Thorseth / Arne Emil Christensen, based on true historic knives|
|Design year||Year 700 - 1100 AD|
The Saga Siglar expedition (1984-1986). The ship was a full-scale copy of a traditional Knarr from the Viking era. Saga Siglar was built by Sigurd Bjørkedal and his sons Jakob, Ottar and Dag Inge. The Saga Siglar went under in a storm in the Mediterranean sea in May 1992 on a journey to the Sevilla world exhibition.
Arne Emil Christensen, Professor emeritus in Nordic Archeology at the University of Oslo.