Frey was the god of peace in the Norse sagas, but also the god who rules
over fertility and prosperity. He was king of trolls and elves, beings
that until recently were an everyday part of life in the farming
community. Mod. NL4 Frey is not merely a beautiful and neat knife -
since the blade is in laminated VG10 steel, the knife is relatively
strong, and not at all clumsy. The well-made leather handle darkens with
age, acquiring a beautiful patina through use.
We're full of excitement and
anticipation as we present the our new Northern Light Series (or 'Norrsken'
as the Northern Lights Series is called in Swedish) where nothing has
been spared to make the knife as strong, beautiful and comfortable as
possible. The knife is a pleasure to look at and a thrill to use.
We can now present a world first as regards the blade - it's in
laminated VG10 steel, where the edge is made of our 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 20% 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.
Our 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.
We are persisting with the convex edge, since we consider this to be the
ultimate combination of cutting performance and edge strength, and of
course our new Northern Light knives feature this. Anyone who knows
about knife making knows that such an edge can only be made by hands,
and that's why 99.99% of all (other) 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 quotes. However, if you want top-drawer
strength, corrosion-.resistance, edge durability and design, the machine
hasn't been made that can come even close to the craftsmanship of a
trained, skilled knifemaker.
Therefore, we take great pride in being able to present our new Northern
Light Series, well aware that only the most quality-conscious will
appreciate its assets. As the knives are made totally by hand in very
short series, there will sometimes be inconveniently long shipping
The sheath is made of leather of the highest quality.
Read about the Northern Light
series historical background
Total length: 244 mm (9.6")
Blade length: 130 mm (5.12")
Blade thickness: 5 mm (0.2")
Weight (knife): 190 g (0.32 lbs)
Hardness: 59 HRC
Butt cap: Alumina
Guard: Stainless, specially anchored