Birth of the Viking
Viking Blade designed by dbad and made by The khukuri House, KHHI nepal
In the early middle ages we saw the greatest times for travel and discovery. But with discovery, often came violence. Not many were as effectively violent as the Vikings. The word Viking is a common term for, attacking Norsemen. It even easier translates to, "pirate". One of the most common tools used among these aggressive Norsemen was a knife called the Seax. Linear in design, it came with a flat edge. This knife was used for everything from Beheading an enemy to fileting a fish and it did both equally well.
What's so special about the blade?
First is the steel. Using an 8MM hunk of 52100 was a must. I didn't want an underwhelming three line linear blade that comes with zero personality. I wanted a double radius knife while still maintaining perfect balance. The steel mixed with the radius cuts make for better flex and takes away the harsh vibrations from impacts. The blade itself is a full 12" long and features a working finger choil and decorative grove always point to its enemy.
What makes the grip special?
At 5.5" long, this grip is substantial. The beauty of the rosewood scales pinned onto the full tang handle offers strength, comfort and style. There are sweat channel all the way through the grip and finger grooves for a firm hold. For those who have tried the dbad Camp Master, this grip will be very familiar.