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Fallkniven F1 Review

Fallkniven F1 knife is used by Swedish air force, we all be reading about it and many of us owns it as well. YouTube is full of F1 reviews and people are testing it like crazy in their Fallkniven F1 Reviews, but here we are as well. But before, we being we must know and understand the background of this Fallkniven F1 Knife and its mandatory as well for Fallkniven F1 Review as well.

Background Fallkniven F1 & Fallkniven F1 Pro

As you may have read my review about Fallkniven S1, this is my review on Fallkniven Knives which is famous for its fixed blades knives or Survival Knives not only in Sweden but all over the Globe. And it’s the Fallkniven F1 knife which made it most famous as per my research over internet and even talking with few knife experts in my area.

Fällkniven in Swedish language means folding knives and yet it’s famous for its fixed blade knives. Isn’t it strange and happening? Anyways, as we all know Mr. Peter Hjortberger founded Fallkniven and in 1987 he received a request from FMV aka (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration) who need a new survival knife for their Swedish Airforce Pilots? Mr. Peter Hjortberger accepted FMV’s request and started his research for making a survival knife and for that profiling of user and the knife being used is a must. And he did the same, as per FMV the survival will be used by elite soldiers of Special Forces who are not only highly trained military personnel but also operating behind enemy lines. Keeping in mind the modern warfare and priorities for most above said users. Thus, he designed the first F1 Knife which has short yet broad blade, full tang, a knife well suited for the tasks required and can withstand extreme climates.

The first F1 knives were made with ATS34 which was used in turbines of Boing Jets having same qualities like of VG10. Linder Cutlery took the manufacturing of first 2000 Knives and delivered them. In August 1995 they were delivered and within the same year it became official Survival Knife of Swedish Airforce Pilots.

Fällkniven didn’t want to just cash in the success and they started developing better laminated steel to stay ahead of their competitors and then they came with VG10 lamination which not only adds more flexibility in its steel but also making it more resilient. Then they have Lam Cos and later 3G lamination.

This is the most decisive part in selecting blade material for survival knife as this new VG10 laminations allow the knife to bend and return to its actual true without breaking or staying bent. Further enhancements are done with convex grind of the blades and for that it needs skill and mechanical automation. Today, more than 100,000 Fallkniven F1 knives have been sold worldwide and as it’s a family business still ran in Boden with 7 family members.

Fallkniven F1 Knife Series

Fallkniven company success lies in continuous development based on feedback from their customers and users. This results in a complete series of Knives like Fallkniven F1 and Fallkniven F1 Pro.  All F1 models have CoS, VG10 and then Super steel called 3G. People on low budget can have CoS and who want really premium steel for their survival blade and Opt for 3G. Similarly, users asked for less expensive yet a material easy to sharpen you have Fallkniven F1 with Lam CoS steel for them. And those who look for really good performance they can have same knife in VG10 variant of Fallkniven series.

Then comes the blade finish, Satin or black adding more character to your knife. As for Fallkniven F1 Pro versions as per materials it’s been discussed for bigger blade size Fallkniven has F1 Pro it’s for people who want more beefy and more rugged knife. Thus, all versions of Fallkniven F1 Series are mentioned as under for Quick overview. This thing continues for even left and right handers and there are separate sheaths for Left handers and right handers for ease of use.

Fallkniven F1 is official knife being used by Swedish Air Force since 1995.  It’s a knife whose manufacturing areas and core manufacturers kept on shifting.

Like in start Fallkniven F1 Knives were made Linder a German Company based in Solingen then later it its manufacturing has been shifted to SEKI, Japan.

Why? Because of VG-10 steel. As Fallkniven F1 is made from 3 layers of laminate VG10 steel. The most interesting and useful property of VG10 steel is its ability against sidewise stress.

Fallkniven F1z Box

Fallkniven F1 has many variants like Fallkniven F1 Pro, Fallkniven S1X, and Fallkniven S1 (cos black finish) and so..! The product under review today is Fallkniven F1 as if previously reviewed Fallkniven S1.

Fallkniven F1 VG10 Vs Fallkniven F1 LamCos

When we talk about Fallkniven Knives, its Survival knives with high quality blade, superb grip at your disposal, similarly, this Fallkniven F1 is definitely a Scandinavian classic as it also has drop point blade, its middle sized blade and a synthetic handle and who can forget about its Zytel sheath which we discuss in detail as well.

Fallkniven F1 VG10
Fallkniven F1 Cos

As per my first impression of Fallkniven F1 Knife, I must say it’s quite balanced between its strength, functionally, cost and effectiveness which we will be doing in this review as we proceed. But first things first, let’s talk about its Technical Specifications, so we know, what to expect from it and what not? Note: F1 LamCos is slightly bigger, heavier and expensive than F1 VG10.

Technical Specifications of Fallkniven F1 VG10

  • Blade Color         Silver/Gray
  • Blade Edge          Plain
  • Blade Length      3.80
  • Blade Material   Lam.VG10
  • Handle Color      Black
  • Handle Material Thermorun
  • Knife Type          Fixed Blade
  • Knife Weight      6.00
  • Point     Drop Point
  • Sheath Included  Yes
  • Sheath Material Zytel
  • Total Length       8.30

The Design of Fallkniven F1 VG10 & Fallkniven F1 Lam.Cos

It’s a full tang knife just like Fallkniven S1, and also had beautiful convex grind with drop point blade. Beauty lies in its simplicity making it standard Swedish Air Force survival knife without a doubt.

But, do not get fooled by the dead simple plain looks of this knife. It’s a fixed blade knife and its almost 6 ounces 170 grams meaning as light as holding 3 A4 printing papers in your hand. The Zytel sheath comes by default with it.

Fallkniven f1 in hand

But if you order it from Fallkniven official website, you do have the option to have leather sheath as well. Please note that there is another variant of F1 with Lam.Cos also which is slightly higher in price as compared to F1 VG 10 stainless steel knife we have this review on.

The Blade of Fallkniven F1 Pilot Knife

As mentioned earlier it’s a drop point blade and drop point blades are mostly used in outdoor knives or in field. The drop point shape of its blade has proven itself and its most optimal shape to survival knives. That’s why you see, 90% of the survival knives have drop point blade.

Then comes the 3 layers of laminated steel which is not complete convex grind as an whole like Fallkniven F1 Black, but you will find flat grind for most the part and convex grind start to get its shape near edges. Similarly, all 3 layers of steel are visible in day light.

Fallkniven F1 spine

The knife blade has a very small choil showing a thorough thought process by Fallkniven Knives as this small choil makes sharpening it easier and makes it look better too.

The spine of F1 has material making it strong and yes, it sparks with fire steel whenever you strike. But you won’t find jimping on its spine just like Fallkniven S1

You must be wondering I have not talked about Blade material so far. As said, its blade is made from VG10 steel with convex grind given to this. VG10 Stainless Steel is proven from longer edge retentions and with great HRC ratings making the knife literally invincible or indestructible by human pressures.

Second best part of VG10 Steel is sharpening, you can get back razor sharp edge in no time. It’s much easier and quicker to make your blade razor sharp again after use.

Batoning Rating of F1

I have tried and used it and after I rate it 7 out of 10 for its Batoning ability. As 3.75 or 4” in F1 Cos Version both are quite small for batoning purposes but yet, the strength of the blade and retaining blade sharpness earns it 7/10 rating against batoning.

Fallkniven F1 Batoning

Fallkniven F1’s handle Review

F1 is a full tang knife by design and the handle is again made from Thermorun. Thermorun is a synthetic material and which is insoluble against so many soluble agents.

Fallkniven F1 Thermorun handle

The handles are thin, so they do not bulge up the grip, making the knife’s grip comfortable in hand. The Thermorun handle scales provides added friction (grip) when your hands are wet or even if you are wearing gloves.

The quillion at the end is perfect in size, not so big that it’s protruding out and not even small that your fingers or grips slips from it and in result you cut your hand. The quillion is perfect in size both in terms of its functionality as well as in aesthetic looks.

There is also a lanyard hole in the handle as well. Given I never used lanyard in my Fallkniven knives because they are always packed in their respective sheaths. But yes, during batoning having a lanyard for addition grip is a good thing.

Last, the tang of Fallkniven F1 sticks out from the end and servers as hammer or if you have to press or squeeze anything in wild, you can easily use it.

As a whole, the handle from its construction to its materials everything is great, you can use it anyway you want, all types of hands and almost all grips are fine while holding. I must say the handle ergonomics of this knife are better as compared to Fallkniven S1.

The Sheath of Fallkniven F1

Fallkniven F1 is for sale at most the websites with Zytel Sheath through injection molded system. Its light weight, durable and has large belt loop as well. A small lip locks the knife securely but when you shake it, you still feel the noise of blade hitting the sheath.

Fallkniven F1 with Zytel Sheath

I must say it’s not that quality or craftsmanship that you see in a knife as these sheaths are mass produced or the one I received wasn’t properly checked for quality. But, there is also a hole in it at the bottom of sheath which serves as drain hole for dirt and fluids.

Fallkniven F1 Leather Sheath Vs Zytel Sheath

But, there is leather sheath available as well for this knife, I don’t have my hands on it so, it’s not right to comment on something without using it. 

Esee 3 Vs Fallkniven F1

Esee 3 Vs Fallkniven F1

  • Price: Esee is 107$ range where as Fallkniven F1 is around 117$ (Almost same price)
  • Blade Length: Fallkniven F1 has little larger blade as compared to ESEE 3
  • Blade Shape: Both have drop point blades
  • Blade Grind: Esee 3 has flat grind compared to convex grind of F1 which retains longer edge
  • Blade Steel: VG10 or LamCos is much superior in strength as compared to 1095HC
  • Corrosion Resistance: Fallkniven F1 is definitely a winner in this category.
  • Handle Scales: Micarta Vs Thermorun, both are good
  • Weight: ESEE 3 is much lighter
  • Coating of Fallkniven hardly brushes off as compared to ESEE Knives.

Verdict: ESEE 3 is great for small utility field tasks because its 1095HC steel tend to bend at times as compared to F1 which is clear winner in terms of its blade material and strength. It holds longer edge retention during batoning because of its convex grind as compared with flat grind. Both are great but when compared against each other, F1 wins for being a multipurpose whereas ESEE 3 more of a side knife is when you have F! With you.

Note: ESEE 3 and Ontario Rat 3 are almost same and the only difference between them is the price. RAT 3 is a cheaper knife to have as compared with Fallkniven F1 or ESEE-3.

Where to buy Fallkniven F1?

Now you know my point of view about Fallkniven F1 Knife. The final question is where to buy Fallkniven F1 fixed blade knife with lowest price, being sure that you get the best price for your knife.

I’m linking the images down under from where you can buy them brand new Fallkniven F1 VG10 and also Fallkniven F1 LamCos one at the lowest prices with fast shipping offers and also 30 days return policy.

Buy Fallkniven F1 CoS for Sale
Buy Fallkniven F1 VG10 for Sale

 

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Fallkniven Knives Reviews

Fällkniven AB is a Sweden-based knife manufacturing business founded in 1984 in Boden by Peter Hjortberger. Fällkniven indicates ‘the folding knife’ in Swedish and pronounced as Fell-knee-ven. The company is best understood to provide the finest quality survival knives to Swedish military army and security personnel.

Here on this post, you will find Fallkniven knives reviews which are honest and are objective in nature. We try to keep our reviews as much objective as possible to give your community the right information without being influenced or being biased.

As the company’s F1 knife design is added as the official survival knife for Swedish Air Force pilot in 1995. Fallkniven offers a large variety of item range which consists of knives, sheaths, cooking area knives, knife sharpeners, and hunting knives.

Fällkniven Company – Brand Overview

  • Parent Company Name: Fällkniven AB
  • Head Office: Granatvägen, Halmstad, Sweden
  • Product Focus: Fillet, Hunting, Pocket & Survival Knives
  • Target Markets: medium budget to premium knives
  • Manufacturing Facilities: Sweden
  • Average Price Range: $ 150 to $500 plus

The company started developing and selling knives in 1987 and now it works under Eric Hjortberger, child of Peter Hjortberger. Fallkniven blades knives are manufactured by the knife-making business, Hattori.

Fallkniven Reviews

Before, adding it into our review section, it was quite interesting for us that these knives are used by many militaries including their national military forces. We Try to give review on all Fallkniven knives, and therefore dedicating this page solely for Fallkniven Knives Reviews

Fallkniven S1X and S1XB Survival Knife Review
Review Fallkniven F1z VG10 & Fallkniven F1z CosLam

Are Fallkniven Knives good?

Yes, as Fallkniven stands out in the marketplace, Fallkniven Knives are indulged in developing premium knives and other tools which cater to military forces and security workers. Fallkniven products are evaluated at the Lulea University of Technology to guarantee superior quality.

Why Fallkniven Knives are so expensive?

Fallkniven knives are made from high-grade basic materials. The blades of the majority of knives are made from VG10 steel and laminated stainless-steel. The brochure includes various material-constructed grips that uses terrific comfort and slip-proof grip to the operator. The product includes stag bone, Micarta, thermorun, grilon/ Zytel, mother of pearl (MOP), carbon fiber and leather. Most of the whetstones have diamond construction on one side and ceramic on the other which offers an advanced look to the product.

Fallkniven Knives Reviews via Products Range

Fallkniven offers a broad line of product and it successfully accommodates the requirements of hikers, campers, military forces, travelers, hobbyists, and professionals.

Fallkniven Fixed Blade Knives

The convex blade edged fixed blade knives fit to carry out fine cutting, chopping, crafting and slicing tasks easily. Many of these knife blades are made from laminated VG10 stainless steel which confers anti-rust residential or commercial properties.

Fallkniven Framelock Pocket Knives

The collection offers a traditional range of folding knives with Framelock locking mechanism. The knives come with 3G stainless steel blade building that makes sure sturdiness.

Fallkniven Linerlock Pocket Knives

Fallkniven provides a wide inventory of high-performance penknife with Linerlock mechanism. The locking mechanism enables a single-hand operation as the blade carefully presses toward the grip for a protected lock. These knives are designed to act as a self-defense tool as they offer sharp, drop point blades made from laminated cobalt unique steel.

Fallkniven Accessories & More

The series provides a special set of playing cards created in Sweden. These playing cards come printed with Fallkniven logos and are extremely valued by travelers, hikers, campers and outdoor experts. The compact and small-sized designed card set fits completely in your purse, pocket and set.

Fallkniven Sharpeners & Knife Blanks

These knife sharpeners provide excellent performance as these are utilized to hone various types of knives that consist of hunting knives, military knives, and cooking area knives. The majority of these sharpeners have diamond steel-crafted micro teeth made from ceramic steel and whetstones.

Fallkniven Tre Kronor Knife Collection

The collection includes premium laminated 3G steel blade knives for everyday use. These knives have a sturdy building with rigid sharp-edged blades.

Fallkniven F1 Military Survival Knife

Fallkniven has actually been producing survival knives and other tools for the Swedish military and Air Force since 1995. The F1 knives are used as official survival knives by Swedish pilots as they provide more strength and sharpness.

Fallkniven FH9 Folding Hunter Knives

These folding hunter knives are specially developed to cater hunters as these laminated folding knives use toughness, strength, and sharpness. The flat ground blades have 3G cobalt steel building. The lightweight knives are excellent for cutting and piercing things and works equally well as a self-defense tool in hostile scenarios.

Fallkniven CMT Chef Knife

The business makes knives for both business in addition to low-profile kitchen area knives. The chef knives provide extra sharpness and strength with convex edge blade. These knives are offered with maroon Micarta grips which use terrific convenience and slip-proof grip to the users. Many of these fixed blade knives are available with a hardwood storage box that makes sure safe storage and transportation.

Fallkniven A1 Survival Knife

Developed for professional usage, the Fallkniven Survival Knives are crafted from high-quality Cobalt Steel which offers unparalleled sturdiness with great functionality. The laminated, convex-edged knives are extremely used as survival gears by expert campers and hunters. The handle building is done utilizing various product such as Kraton, Thermorun and Carbon Fiber.

Service Warranty Policy of Fallkniven

Fallkniven items are devoid of problems in material and craftsmanship. The products are covered with a ten-year warranty. If any product is discovered to be faulty, the business will fix or change the item without any added fees. The blade tips and edges are not necessitated unless they are found with product or manufacturing flaw. It is advised by the business to acquire the items from authorized dealers. Fallkniven whetstones and sheaths are not covered under guarantee unless they are defective produced.

Conclusion – Fallkniven Knives

Fallkniven is a Sweden-based company that manufacturers knives, knife sharpeners, sheaths, and whetstones. The items are highly appreciated in the international marketplace and many of these products are used by the Swedish Air Force, military forces and security workers. As Fallkniven Knives for sale mostly, you will discover them at lowest rates on two main websites online, if you find any other do let us know as well.

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