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Fallkniven F1 Swedish Pilot Survival Knife 3.8" Black VG10 Blade, Zytel Sheath - FK-F1BZ

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Part Number: SWEDF1BK
Manufacturer: Fallkniven Knives
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SWEDF1BK: F1 Pilot Survival Knife

With this knife a new world standard is being set! Important factors such as technical design, ergonomy and economy are brought together within the model F1, and represent the foremost concept available today. The knife meets and surpasses by far established international standards for strength, personal security and value for money.

Mod. F1 is the official survival knife for pilots within the Swedish Air Force since 1995.

Mod. F1 represents an entirely new philosophy with respect to knives for survival use. At the same time it combines the experience of generations of knife manufacturing with modern technology. The handy size, the well thought-out design, the incredibly tough laminated steel are only a few of many details making this knife something you can rely on.

Mod. F1 is a handy knife and is tremendously versatile. The safe, pleasant grip together with a very hard yet tough laminated steel, makes the knife very useful for all kind of daily work but also demanding tasks. You can choose from two kinds of sheaths - an all-covering pouch type, which safely houses the entire knife or an extremely tough double-safety, one hand operated zytel sheath.

F1 Black
There are moments when you wish to avoid reflects from your blade and then the black CeraCoat 8H F1 is the option for you. This extremely tough surface will also protect the blade from any corrosion agent.

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

  • Total length: 210 mm (8.3")
  • Blade length: 97 mm (3.8")
  • Blade thickness: 4.5 mm (0.18"), tapered
  • Tang: Broad, protruding
  • Weight (knife): 150 g (6oz)
  • Steel: Lam. VG10
  • Blade hardness: 59 HRC
  • Handle: Thermorun
  • Sheath: Zytel sheath
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 000000004831

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.
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.
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5 out of 5
Joel Gustavsson
Apr 27, 2011
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Great knife
Bought this on recommendation although it´s a bit too pricey for my taste. The first time I picked it up and felt the balance and overall quality, an old saying came to mind: you get what you pay for.
5 out of 5
Metro DC area
Apr 11, 2011
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Fine knife
Sheath has plastic detente, wish it were just a bit heavier, that it held the knife in more firmly. It feels like a case meant for throwing (the knife) but haven't tried. Handle provides good despite lack of anything for the thumb push against. Very sharp, very rigid blade. photo accurately portrays the small "pommel" ridge. It is no more than heel of the tang.
5 out of 5
Jul 02, 2010
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
I use the F1 for hiking and camping. I apply it to wood carving (tent pegs, spikes), meat cutting, fish gutting and the like. It has never let me down. The F1 is not a showy 'look at me' knife. It is for serious users and is appreciated by people in the know. I have the zytel sheath and loop it around my belt. Its light so I forget its there until I need it. Its relatively small hence easy to handle. The handle feels so good in your hand, as though it was moulded for you alone. There is a nice solid weight about it too so you feel its sturdiness and strength. Its sturdiness does not mean that aesthetics is sacrificed. The F1 is minimalist in look, and has beautiful curves that invite your touch, not intimidate you. My only regret is that I got the teflon coated blade which means there are lots of fine scratches on it. I'll be sending it back to Fallkniven in Sweden for grinding to get rid of the coat. The only problem is that the convex edge makes it somewhat complicated to sharpen. I'll have to read up more and watch more Youtube demos before I attempt it. All in all, if you need a knife for serious no-nonsense use, the F1 is it. If you want some big useless Rambo type knife for attention, then look somewhere else.
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