Njord was the god of fertility in the Norse sagas and belonged to the Vanir clan. He was also the god of sailors and fishermen, and the ruler of coasts and beaches. NL3 Njord is a strong, well-balance knife that is a joy to handle. It is hard to find a more attractive all-round knife and its strength of course lies in the laminated VG10 steel. When it comes to the Northern Light Series nothing has been spared to make the knife as strong. The knife is a pleasure to look at and a thrill to use. The blade is made of 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 good since it brings together all conceivable and desirable properties such as resilience, resistance to torque and edge-durability in a single blade. A 6-mm thick blade would be strong enough for most tasks – with laminate technology one can expect an additional 20% strength in the form of resistance to bending, as compared to an ordinary VG10 blade. The handle consists of specially selected oxhide: sadly, a material that is usually overlooked by manufacturers, but which gives a sure and rugged grip. It ages beautifully and as the years pass it acquires an attractive brown patina, and it is unaffected by oil and solvents and impervious to water. Dryness might cause small cracks on the handle but they disappear when the knife is used again. The sheath is made of black high quality leather.