Northern Light Series



In Norse mythology, Idun was the goddess of fertility, and 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 poem she was referred to as the lover of the gods (ása leika).

Unlike earlier models in the Northern Lights series, NL5 is a little rounder and softer in form, and therefore an excellent choice as a hunting knife. The straight, fairly generous grip in leather gives complete control over the powerful blade in laminate VG10 steel, and makes the knife a tool as attractive as it is effective in the hands of the experienced hunter.

We can now present a world first as regards the blade - it's in laminated VG10 steel, where the edge is made of our now renowned VG10 steel and the sides consist of tough, all-stainless 420J2 steel. This combination is unquestionably the best, since it brings together all conceivable and desirable properties such as resilience, resistance to torque and edge-durability in a single blade. With laminate technology one can expect an additional 20% strength in the form of resistance to bending, as compared to an ordinary VG10 blade. This ensures qualities that no other manufacturer in the world can offer.


It is our pleasure to present to one of the world's most advanced hunting knives – Mod. NL5cx Idun, with a blade in Cowry X Damascus steel. This is probably the world's best edge steel, all categories, and definitely one of the most exclusive blades ever made. The edge comprises a powder steel with the following extreme content: C 3%, Cr 20%, Mo 1%, V 0.3% and iron to 100%. Its hardness is no less than 64 HRC! The sides consist of stainless, 120-layer Damascus steel, and with the edge of powdered steel, we have formed a blade which in its beauty and strength is world class, no less. The fittings are of solid nickel silver, while the rest of the handle is in stacked leather and fiber washers. The knife is manufactured in strictly limited numbers, but we hope it will be available for at least a few more years. The knife is an excellent utility to all, but in all probability in most customers will acquire it for its exclusive collectability. Whichever, demand will probably outstrip supply. 

MOD NL5 Mod NL5cx



Totall length:

215 mm

215 mm

Blade length:

100 mm

100 mm

Blade thickness:

5 mm

5 mm

Weight (kniv):

180 g

180 g


Laminated VG10/420J2

Damascus Cowry X

Edge hardness:

59 HRC

64 HRC
Butt cap: Aluminium Nickel silver
Guard: Stainless steel Nickel silver
Sheath: Brown leather Brown leather, handmade

Steel analysis (edge) NL5 / NL5cx:


C - 1.00

Si - 0.60

Mn - 0.50

P - 0.030

Cr - 15.00

Mo - 1.05

Co - 1.40

V - 0.20


Cowry X

C - 3.00


CR - 20.00

Mo - 1.00


V - 0.30