The Saga Siglar is a bit closer to the original knife designed by Arne Emile Christensen. Professor Christensen is with the University Museum of National Antiquities in Oslo. (There is an excellent introduction to the Vikings posted by the Norwegian government and written by Professor Christensen.) The knife was produced as part of a fund-raiser for an around-the-world cruse of a Viking longship. The knife is notable not only for it's historical interest, but also as an excellent all around utility knife. This one comes with the original blade length of 3 1/2". Again, the blade is laminated carbon steel. It's about .150" thick and about 3/4" wide. The black finish of the heat treatment is left on the sides for a rustic look. The tang of the blade is peened over a diamond shaped washer. The handle is a bit over 4 1/8" and is subtly shaped for comfort and control with a variety of grips. It comes with the traditional sheath that hangs from a thong. A sample of the knife and it's sheath weighed just under 5 ounces. I actually like the shorter blade length better. I think it's handier for every day tasks. There is a tradition that a personal belt knife should have a blade about as long as the width of your palm. This one is closer to my small to average hand size.
Helle Knives from Ragnar