One of my wonderful repeat customers asked me to make him a Viking style every day sort of knife that he could use for small game hunting, eating, and camping. I decided not to follow a strict historical pattern, rather I was influenced by many different archeological finds and my own imagination. I wanted a relatively simple design with little adornment, and a traditional look.
Here is the result.
The blade is made of 1084 high carbon steel. The spine is a little over 3/16″, and the length is about 5″
The handle is made of Red Oak that I darkened with a vinegar and iron mixture. It’s about 5″ as well
This type of sheath holds the knife very tightly. To make it easier to draw out, a copper ring is added onto the back of the knife.
Finally a sheath is made of thick vegetable tanned leather. It is coated in beeswax and has a leather hanger.