ERIC O.
BERGLAND
My knives are interpretations of the traditional forms created by my Northern ancestors. Knives, of course, are ancient tools, and the forms, materials, shapes and sizes can be recombined in many ways to create objects of functional beauty. I draw primarily from the designs of my Finnish, Sami and Norwegian ancestors, add my own sense of proportion and balance, and indulge my love of Pacific Northwest and Arctic handle and sheath materials. I hand-forge and heat treat many of the blades. Sometimes I use beautiful pattern-welded steel “bar stock” made by other artisans, and then shape it and heat treat it. And always, I feel the presence of my ancestors, challenging me to keep their art alive. Contact Info.

North by Northwest
8" overall
D-2 blade
Stabilized maple handle
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Eric's best "utility" knife - stain resistant D-2 blade, stabilized maple handle, hand made, wooden lined leather sheath.

Arctic Vision
8" overall
L-6 blade
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eindeer antler and maple handle
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Evoking the style and grace of his Sami ancestor's "functional art", this is Eric's homage to those who lead the way. L-6 blade, reindeer antler and maple handle, leather and reindeer antler sheath.

Ancestor's Direction
8" overall
L-6 blade
Reindeer antler handle
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A combination of new and old world materials, this Sami-style knife has contemporary lines. L-6 blade, reindeer antler handle, maple burl and leather sheath.

Postal
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Eric O. Bergland
PO Box 186
Blue River, OR 97413

Phone
541.822.3459

e-mail
eobknives@aol.com

All images copyright by Hawkinson Photography
Last Update: 10/28/2002