Model NL1. It's a strong chopper of world-class quality, 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. A 7 mm (0.28") thick blade
in itself would be strong enough for most tasks - 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.
Everyone who has used a chopper knows that it is designed for heavy use,
which makes great demands on the blade and handle. 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.
Dryness might cause glimps on the handle but they disappear when the
knife is put to use again.
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 NL1 Thor knife features 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 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,
Therefore, we take great pride in being able to present the first model
in our new Northern Lights Series - the NL1 Thor. Well aware that only
the most quality-conscious will appreciate its assets. It felt natural
to give this chopper the name of the Aesir's strongest and most powerful
god, the ruler of the Aesir's domicile, Asgard, the strong, red-bearded
god of thunder - Thor.
The sheath is made of black leather of the highest quality.
Read about the Northern Light series historical background HERE!
Total length: 385 mm (15.15")
Blade length: 254 mm (10")
Blade width: 42 mm (1.65")
Blade thickness: 7 mm (0.28")
Weight (knife): 520 g (1.15 lbs)
Blade hardness: 59 HRC
Butt cap: Alumina
Guard: Stainless, specially anchored
Handle in brown leather: 132 mm (5.2")
Sheath: Black leather