In the world of handmade Helle knives the Viking stands out. Instead of the normal triple laminated stainless steel blade the Viking boasts a full carbon steel blade. This gives the Viking a blade that sharpens easily and stays sharper longer. Originally designed to pay homage to the nordic raiders the Viking is an extremely versatile blade. Team the Viking with a smaller skinning knife like the Besseggen or a Havalon blade for the ultimate combination of strength and versatility.