Viking Petrified Fish

14 December 2023 Author : 

After the Beluga model, Petrified Fish collaborates again with Nashorn Design for the creation of the Viking, a folding knife that combines simplicity to effectiveness.

The Petrified Fish company was founded in 2017, but like many Chinese manufacturers, the team of this young brand has long experience in the knife industry as an OEM manufacturer.
Petrified Fish's target is to create knives with high quality standards, always placing consumers' needs and feedback at the first place, and projecting the company towards a constant innovation.
Regarding distribution and future plans, Petrified Fish states: “We are working hard to establish a more extensive sales and distribution network to ensure rapid delivery and provide high-quality service.
In the future, we will continue to uphold the principle of 'quality first, customer foremost', constantly innovate, exceed ourselves, and bring more exceptional products and services to knife enthusiasts. We are all explorers in life.”

In effects, the quality of Petrified Fish products is surprising in relation to the price range in which their knives are placed.
Among these, we find the Viking model designed by Nashorn design, who previously collaborated with Petrified Fish on the Beluga knife.
The satin blade of the Viking, made of K110 steel, has a rather classic style exept for the presence of the oblique fuller, which gives it a more aggressive character.

The dimensions are rather generous for an EDC knife: the length of the blade is 92 mm (for a thickness of 3.5 mm); the overall length when opened is of 211 mm; its weight is 110 g.
The blade smoothly rotates on ceramic ball bearings and the opening takes place via the front-flipper, which is rather simple to operate thanks also to the presence of generous jimping.

The handle, in our case, is made of green micarta but the brown and blue colors are also available; there's also an all-black version with G10 scales.
From an ergonomic point of view, the shape of the handle is well thought, and it fills the hand very well, offering a comfortable and safe grip on the knife.
The backspacer is made of micarta (the same color as the scales) and has been shaped to house a pin for attaching the lanyard.
The nested steel liners feature millings to make the instrument lighter. The liner-lock mechanism is very well made, and the blade - once opened - is free of play in any direction and firmly held in position.

The knife is equipped with a right handed deep carry pocket clip, configured in tip-up position, on which the designer's logo is shown (the designer name is also written in full on the pivot screw).

The Viking, like all Petrified Fish knives, comes with some spare screws (which is much appreciated by users), with the blade cleaning cloth and a sticker.
Qualitative cutting tests have demonstrated efficient factory sharpening and the grip on the tool is very comfortable during use.

Overall, the Viking is a pleasant and practical knife, with simple but functional lines; considering the general build quality, this Petrified Fish branded product is a real bargain given the retail price of only $49.


Manufacturer: Petrified Fish -
Type: folding knife, EDC
Locking mechanism: Liner Lock
Opening: manual, front flipper
Blade Material: K110 (59-61 HRC)
Blade Length: 3.62”(92mm)
Blade Thickness: 0.138”(3.5mm)
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Satin / Balck Stonewashed
Handle Material: Micarta/G10
Weight:Micarta Handle-112g

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