Fallkniven Idun NL5L Hunting Knife
- Made by Fällkniven -
In Norse mythology, Idun was the goddess of fertility, and was responsible for guarding the apples that ensured the gods eternal youth. To many, she was also a symbol of love and rebirth, and in a famous poem she was referred to as the lover of the gods (ása leika). Unlike earlier knife models in the Northern Lights series, the NL5 is a little rounder and softer in form, and therefore an excellent choice as a hunting knife. The straight, fairly generous leather grip gives complete control over the powerful laminated VG10 blade. The NL5L is as attractive as it is effective especially in the hands of the experienced hunter. When it comes to the Northern Light Series nothing has been spared to make this knife as strong, beautiful and comfortable as possible. The knife is a pleasure to look at and a thrill to use.
The 5 mm thick blade itself is plenty strong enough for all reasonable tasks, but with the laminate technology one can expect an additional 20% strength in the form of resistance to bending compared to an non-laminated VG10 blade. The beautiful handle consists of specially selected oxhide that gives a sure and rugged grip. It ages with elegance and as the years pass it acquires an attractive brown patina. The handle is unaffected by oil and solvents and impervious to water. When the oxhide drys out, small cracks on the handle can appear, but they disappear when the knife is put to use again. Fallkniven believes the convex edge to be the ultimate combination of cutting performance and edge strength.
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. Each Northern Lights series knife comes with a high-quality black leather sheath.
Steel: Laminated VG10 HRC 59
Blade length: 3.94" inch / 100 mm
Total length: 8.46” inch / 215 mm
Handle length: 4.53” inch / 115 mm
Handle scales: Leather
Blade thickness: 5 mm
Knife weight 170 gr.
Sheath Included: Leather
Handle: Lanyard Hole
Finger Guard: Stainless Steel
Tang: Protruding Broad Tang