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Fallkniven A1 Swedish Survival Knife 6.3" Black VG10 Blade, Zytel Sheath - FK-A1BZ

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Part Number: SWEDA1BK
Manufacturer: Fallkniven Knives
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SWEDA1BK: A1 Swedish Survival Knife

With this knife a new world standard is being set! Technical design, ergonomics, and economy are brought together within the model A1, representing the leading concept available today. The knife meets and exceeds established international standards for strength, personal security and value.

Model A1 is a semi-large all-purpose knife for heavy duty use. The powerful blade is made of extremely hard yet tough laminated VG10 steel and will withstand the stress of hard use. The knife is superb to chop with, but also works very well with daily tasks, thanks to the ergonomic grip. The full tang goes entirely through the handle, so you can strike the end of it without breaking the grip. The sturdy black zytel sheath allows you to fasten the knife on your belt or your pack - even upside down. Model A1 is a water repelling concept which works just as well in extreme cold as in stifling heat.

A1 Black
If there are moments when you wish to avoid reflections from your blade, then the black CeraCoat 8H A1 is the option for you. This extremely tough surface will also protect the blade from corrosion.

Zytel sheath
The injection molded zytel sheath offers a neat safe and strong combination of qualities which should be very attractive to any user.

  • Total length: 280 mm (11")
  • Blade length: 160 mm (6.3")
  • Blade thickness: 6 mm (0.24")
  • Tang: Almost full tang, tang visible at handle end
  • Weight (knife): 305 g (12 oz)
  • Steel: Lam. VG10
  • Blade hardness: 59 HRC
  • Handle: Kraton
  • Sheath: Zytel
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 7340101500034

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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5 out of 5
Robert R
Nov 02, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Materials, Blade Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Weight, None
This knife is the offical knife of the Swedish army. (Scandinavia)
This knife is made of Japanese steel, but the design is Swedish. It´s the offical survival knife of the Swedish Army, all soldiers are issued one. There is a smaller, lighter one for pilots, the F1. If Swedes get impressed by a Japanese steel, then you know this is a hell of a knife! (Sweden makes some of the worlds finests steel.) Things you might want to know: This is a big heavy knife. 310 grams, close to 28cm long, all in all. Blade thickness 6mm (0,6cm) It can be used as a digging tool, pry bar, paddle, as an ax, hammer and for chopping. Do NOT try to cut metal such as nails, with this knife, it will damage the blade. No knife blade will like that kind of abuse. If you have very small hands and weight is important to you, I can recommend the S1. If you are a giant of a man you might want the A2. It´s great for fire starting, camp building and as a machete. If you only had one knife, this is the one you would want. It will take down a Grizzly bear. Easy to sharpen, comes with a concave, axe edge, rare in knives. Do not over sharpen, it will then loose it´s splitting capabilities. I bought this knife with my first paycheck when I was 19, and it´s still as good as new, and I´m 37 now. I like the lether sheat best, but plastic is better for watery enviroments. Keep in mind that a black blade can´t be used for signaling in a survival situation. You will not regret this buy. Cons: Weight, no serated blade, some what small finger guard. But you do get one of the best survival knifes on the planet, strong, well balanced and in materials that ages very slowly. Serated blades are complicated to sharpen any way. But superior at cutting rope.
5 out of 5
Oct 07, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Gets the job done
If I could only have one knife, this would be the one. I do have a 3" fixed blade knife for the small chores, but the A1 can do everything the 3" can do. The heft and balance is superb, so if you have previous experience handling knives you will immediately appreciate the quality of the A1. The blade thickness and taper is the real deal along with the shape of the edge. I have not yet had the opportunity to put the knife through a full test in the field, but I have full confidence it can stand up to anything.
5 out of 5
Aug 09, 2013
Pros: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material
Cons: None
Holds up after many years
This is the best knife of its type, hands down. I originally bought one as a fathers day gift but couldn't resist picking up one for myself. That was maybe 7 or 8 years ago. I've used it to cut wood, hammered nails with the exposed tang, had it soaked with water, used it with gloves in the middle of the winter (I'm from Vermont). This thing is a beast. I have other similar knives by Ka-Bar and CRKT but this thing is the real deal. All function.
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