Knife blades from Ragnar

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I offer knife blades, and other bits and pieces, separately for those who would like to build their own knives. These are the same high quality blades used in the knives from the various companies. They are sharpened and polished, ready to mount. Adding your own handle is a fairly simple project, and a good introduction to knife making. The result is uniquely your own, and something you can use with pride. Making a sheath is not that difficult either. The handcrafted look will enhance your historical outfit, or your regular outdoor gear.

I personally prefer carbon steel over stainless steel. In equal quality blades, I feel it is easier to sharpen and holds a better edge. (There is some difference of opinion on this.) There is no denying however, that the Scandinavian stainless steel works very well. They do a lot of salt water fishing and are rather fussy about their knives, so they've learned to make a stainless knife that works. In speaking with the folks at the various factories over there, they seemed to find my interest in carbon steel rather strange. Most of their upscale knives are done in their high quality stainless.

The metric measurements given are taken from the catalogs and are nominal. The English measurements are taken from sample pieces, and may vary somewhat depending on polish, etc.

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Norwegian Blades from Helle

These are the excellent laminated steel blades from Helle. They have an outer layer of tough steel for durability, and a hard inner core (HRC 58-59) for superior edges. Except for the #1-C carbon, Helle blades have the Helle logo etched on the blade.

The thickness may vary due to polishing.

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#HB-35; laminated stainless steel with satin polish, as used on the Helle GT. The blade is about 4 7/8" long, 1 1/8" wide" and 126" thick. The wide blade would be useful in skinning, butchering, or for general camp chores. $31.00

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#HB-90; laminated stainless steel with satin polish, as used on the Brakar and Taiga. The blade is a bit over 5" long, just over an inch wide and .121" thick. The longer blade would be useful in butchering, or for general camp chores. $33.00

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#HB-180; laminated stainless steel with mirror polish, as used on the Wind, about 3 1/4" with a trailing point for skinning. (1.18" wide, .106" thick), $26.00

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#HB-88; laminated stainless steel with satin polish, as used on the both the Symfoni and the Harmoni. It's about 3 1/2" long with a slight drop point. The width is just under one inch, and it's about .106" thick. $24
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#HB-42; non laminated stainless steel with mirror polish, as used on the Jegermester, 5 1/4" (1.13"w, .125"t), $26.00
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These are traditional Norwegian Tollekniv blades. The Tollekniv was, and is, the knife used for all things, but especially woodworking. The blades are a bit larger and stouter than is usual, being 4 3/8" (11cm.) long and 7/8" (2.5cm) wide. It comes in laminated stainless or laminated carbon steel. The stainless is .125" thick, and comes with a satin polish. The carbon is .148" thick, and comes with the black of the heat treat left on the sides for a rustic look. It seems to have been made directly from the hot rolled stock, and almost looks forged. The carbon blade is used on the current version of the Viking.
#HB-1-s; the laminated stainless blade is $24.00 Out of Stock, but on order
#HB-96; the laminated carbon steel blade is $20.00


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For fishermen, I've added some Helle fillet blades. Because fillet blades should be thin, these are not laminated. Because they will be used around water, they are stainless.
The #HB-115 is the same blade used in the "Steinbit". It is just over 6", thin (just .087" at the base) and flexible, $18.00
The #HB-120, as used in the "Hellefisk". It is about 5" and a little stiffer in the Norwegian style (about .090" at the base), $20.00


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#HB-62; A non laminated stainless steel fillet blade, as used on the Fiskekniv, about 6" long and 5/8" wide. It tapers from about .058" at the base, to .045" in the center, to .030" near the tip. $17.00

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#HB-70 is the blade from the Helle Lapplander leuku. It's a big blade, 8 1/2" long, over 1 1/2" wide and .102" thick. It's done in polished Sandvik 12C27 stainless for $35.00


Norwegian Knife Blades from Brusletto

Laminated Knife Blades from Brusletto

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#21000; The Brusletto 10 cm laminated carbon steel blades are about 4" long, and 7/8" wide. The center layer is hardened to about 59 on the Rockwell scale. The semi polished blade has a satin texture. It's about .117" thick, and has a bit more flair and upsweep than the usual tolleknive style, with a strong curved clip. make would make an excellent hunting knife. $17.00 Out of Stock


Non Laminated Knife Blades from Brusletto

Both carbon and stainless are hardened to 58 - 59 on the Rockwell scale. All are etched with the Brusletto logo.


larger image #20600, The Brusletto Veskeblad is a miniature blade. It's 2 1/2" long, 7/16" wide and only .039" thick. The tang is about 1 1/4" long and the blade is stainless. $11.00 Out of Stock
larger image #22400, The Brusletto Kristinblad is a stouter, more useful blade. It's done in highly polished stainless Sandvik 12C27, and is about 2" long, 9/16" wide, and a rather solid .136" thick. $21.00
larger image #23400, The Brusletto Trollungenblad is just a bit larger still. It's also done in stainless but the sides are left unpolished and darkened from the hear treatment for a rustic look. It's just over 2" long, 5/8" wide and 080" thick. This is the blade used in the Baldor. $12.00 Out of Stock
larger image #20700, The 7 cm. Stainless is a basic puukko style blade about 2 3/4" long, 9/16" wide, and .072" thick It's done in a satin polished stainless steel for $16.00
larger image #20800, The 8 cm. Carbon is a basic puukko style blade about 3 1/4" long, 11/16" wide, and .100" thick. It's done in a satin polished carbon steel for $15.00
larger image #20900, The 9 cm. Carbon is a basic puukko style blade about 3 5/8" long, 3/4" wide, and .108" thick. It's done in a satin polished carbon steel for $16.00 Out of Stock
larger image #22900, The Brusletto Nansen is larger, but a bit thinner. It's 3 3/4" long, 9/16" wide, and .095" thick. Done in a satin polished stainless steel (not laminated) the price is $25.50
larger image #21320, The Brusletto Jerven is a stout general purpose blade with a bit if upsweep for improved skinning. The 3 1/2" stainless blade is about 7/8" wide at the base, and .142" thick. $17.00 Out of Stock
larger image #21820, The Brusletto Falken is a dedicated skinning blade with a deeply hollow ground edge and a pronounced upswept point. It's about 3 1/2"long, 1 1/8" wide, and .137" thick. Done in highly polished stainless steel (not laminated) the price is $25.00 Out of Stock
larger image #24800, The Tiur is larger and designed for butchering. It's about 4 3/4" long, 15/16" wide, and only .077" thick. This would also be an excellent slicer. Done in a nicely polished stainless steel (not laminated) the price is $26
larger image #21001, The Brusletto Hunter is larger still, and designed for butchering large game. It's about 5 1/8" long, 1" wide, and only .096" thick. The blade tapers down from the back to about .068" near the edge, where there is a secondary bevel. This is a blade for slicing. Done in a polished stainless steel (not laminated) the price is $25.00.
larger image #21510, The Brusletto Hallingen is a stouter all-around blade. It's about 4 7/8" long, 1" wide, and .150" thick. Done in a nicely polished stainless steel (not laminated) the price is $25.00
larger image #26100, The Brusletto Storbukken ("big buck") is a big blade by Norwegian standards. It's about 6" long, 1" wide, and .148" thick. The stout clip point blade would be suitable for general camp use as well as dismembering large game. Done in a satin polished stainless steel (not laminated) the price is $29.00


Swedish Knife Blades from Karesuando

Karesuando is well into the Sami (Lapplander) portion of Sweden, and these blades resemble the Finnish style more than the usual Swedish style. Both carbon steel and stainless steel blades are hardened to 57 HRC. They do not have any markings. These blades are very nicely ground and have stouter than average tangs for hard usage. The tangs are quite long, at about 4 1/4", but it's easy to shorten them if necessary.

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Stainless steel blades:

Carbon steel blades (may have stains or spotting)

I've added two more stainless Karesuando blades. These are wider and stouter than the others. The tangs are shorter however, at about 2 3/8".

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enlarged JPEG image. #3561; about 3 7/8" long, 15/16" wide, and .130" thick. $22


Swedish Knife Blades from Frosts (Mora)

High carbon laminated steel blades; These are the famous laminated Mora blades. There are three layers, the centers are hardened to 60 - 61 on the Rockwell scale, and the sides are soft. They will hold an edge like a straight razor, but are not brittle. In fact they bend fairly easily and should not be chosen for uses where this will be a problem. The blades vary a bit due to the polishing process, but are about .106" thick. The measurements given are taken from a sample blade and may vary a little. Most are marked with the new Mora logo, but some have the old Frosts stamping.

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