Skraeling is the name the Norse Greenlanders used for the indigenous people they encountered in North America/Greenland. Biter, well you guessed it.
Based on a Viking theme, the carved raven's head holds in its wing a mystical sunstone (Icelandic Spar, Iceland crystal). The sunstone was believed to be used as the navigational aid to find the sun during any of the Viking's voyages. When looked through the stone, double-refraction are seen on the object that one looks at.
The ravens head was meticulously carved from Gabon ebony and selectively textured to add depth and dimensions to the piece. Iolite stones, sometimes considered gems of the Vikings, have been inset to represent the eyes of the raven. The bolsters have a sculpted and textured stylized sun within and where dual salt bath heat colored, archiving the dark blue sky and golden sun effect.
The business end is a forged carbon Damascus blade of 1080 and 15N20 with a center layer of O1 tool steel, a combination which is also known as Kernmantel construction. Kernmantle (laminate), with a solid core of O1 tool steel with a layer of Damascus on each side.The blade also features an integrated choil forged to act as a hand guard. The leather sheath accompanying the Skraeling Biter is made by well known German sheath maker Viktor Baerwald. It is designed to hang from a shoulder strap for ease of carry and quick deployment. Knife sheath photos courtesy of © Hans-Joachim Wieland.
- Overall Length: 16.5"; BL: 11"
- Rockwell C 59
- HCK Damascus 1084 & 15N20 Kernmantel with O1 core
- African Gabon Ebony Handle, carved
- Hot blued guard
- Sunstone inlay
- Iolite inlay
- Leather sheath by Viktor Baerwald
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Little know facts about shipping: FOB (ownership transfer point) is when the product is given to the shipping agent (carrier). Delivery to a carrier will constitute delivery to the Customer, and risk of loss or damage to the Products will pass to Customer at this point. Products paid for and held by Haslinger Knives at Customer’s request will be held at Customer’s risk and expense. All loss and damage issues must be settled with the shipper. If so required I will provide assistance to you to resolve any shipper disputes. This process can be at time lengthy, so your patience is appreciated.
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