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Saga Siglar

The Saga Siglar is the revision of a Helle classic that wat originally produced as a part of a fund-raiser 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 shape but with a tapered shaped to give the knife a distinct grip even it 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.

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 ints 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 back sewn leather sheath to hang in its leather loop on the belt.

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Specifications                     Saga Siglar

Weight:                              97g
Blade material:                   Triple laminated Helle steel, stainless
Blade thickness:                 3,7 mm
Blade construction:            Stick tang
Handle material:                Curly Birch
Handle length:                    107 mm
Sheath material:                 Genuine leather
Design by:                           Arne Emil Christensen, based on true historic knives  
Design year:                        Year 700 - 1100

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The Saga Siglar expedition (1984-1986). The ship was a full-scale copy of a traditional Knarr from the Viking area. Saga Siglar was built by Sigurd Bjørkedal and his sones 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.

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