Njord was the god of fertility in the Norse sagas and belonged to the Vanir clan. He was also the god of sailors and fishermen, and the ruler of coasts and beaches. Mod. NL3 Njord is a strong, well-balance knife that is a joy to handle. It is hard to find a more attractive all-round knife, and its strength of course lies in the laminated VG10 steel.
Fallkniven can now present a world first as regards the blade - it's made from laminated VG10 steel, where the edge is made of Fallkniven's now renowned VG10 steel and the sides consist of tough, all-stainless 420J2 steel. This combination is unquestionably the best, since it brings together all conceivable and desirable properties such as resilience, resistance to torque and edge-durability in a single blade. With laminate technology one can expect an additional 25% strength in the form of resistance to bending, as compared to an ordinary VG10 blade. This ensures qualities that no other manufacturer in the world can offer.
The handle consists of specially selected ox-hide, sadly a material that is usually overlooked by manufacturers, but which gives a sure and rugged grip. It ages beautifully and as the years pass it acquires an attractive brown patina, and it is unaffected by oil and solvents and impervious to water.
With persisting with the convex edge, since to be consider this to be the ultimate combination of cutting performance and edge strength, and of course the new Northern Light knives feature this. Anyone who knows anything about knife making knows that such an edge can only be made by hand, and that's why 99.99% of all knives don't have that kind of edge. Knives in general are of course mass-produced, where CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) robots and grinders shape the blades as best they can. The machines are loaded with stacks of blades so that production can go on 24 hours a day and the result is quite often really good - good knives at affordable prices.
This knife is different. It is made like a knife should be made--by people.
- Overall length: 10.55",
- Blade length: 5.9",
- Blade Width: 1.65",
- Blade thickness: 0.24",
- Weight: 0.62 lbs,
- Steel: Laminated VG10/420J2,
- Blade hardness: 59 HRC,
- Butt cap: Alumina,
- Guard: Stainless, specially anchored,
- Handle in brown leather: 5.2",
Country of Origin: Japan