The Norwegians want their knives to look good, and work very well. The patterns have been refined over the last thousand years or so, and tend toward elegant and functional simplicity. Many of the styles are very traditional, and will suit the reenactor very well.
Most of the Helle knives I sell have laminated blades, and the distinctive Scandinavian grind. The laminated blade sandwiches a layer of hard higher carbon alloy between two layers of tough lower carbon alloy. This gives a blade that holds an edge without being brittle, and is easier to resharpen. It is done with both carbon and stainless steels.
We Organized the Helle Blade Blanks and parts towards the end of this section