Like its Norse mythological namesake, Balder, this hunter is capable, and above all an abundance of user-friendliness that represents a positive addition to any outdoors enthusiast’s field kit. Seen in a popular contemporary context, it represents good recycling principles to great advantage by re-purposing materials collected from the forest floor. And like Norse mythology, it suggests longevity, productivity, and dependability from its carbon Damascus, bronze ferrule and end cap, and its comfortable and durable Scottish red deer handle complete with natural scrapes and gouges. Few knives in the class of “field quality” tools have as much going for them as this model suggests. It borrows heavily from both old and new that combine in an elegantly styled tool that is more than just another pretty face.