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Fallkniven F1 Swedish Pilot Survival Knife 3.8" Satin VG10 Blade, Leather Sheath - FN1

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Part Number: SWEDF1L
Manufacturer: Fallkniven Knives
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Description
SWEDF1L: F1 Pilot Survival Knife
Fallkniven

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.

Specifications
  • 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: All-covering leather
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 7340101500102

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
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
Ken
Switzerland
Jun 30, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
Great sheath
Lots of knife reviews because it's a classic. So I'll review the sheath. Very stiff but it's leather: give it time and it will be like a trusty pair of shoes. No, I don't go swimming with the sheath. But once it has been broken in you can use it with one hand, no issues. When I decided to buy a knife of this quality I didn't want that Mora feeling.
5 out of 5
Kevin M
Missoula Montana
Nov 11, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material
Cons: None
An excellent choice for field dressing large game
I bought this knife 3 years ago, and have now dressed out 3 elk and can reasonably report on its performance at this task. By dressed out I mean skinned and boned in the field, a task that takes me about 3 hours without breaks and involves a lot of bone scraping etc, Blade shape-generally a good design with enough width and curve for skinning. A bit pointy--I put a very slight bevel on the tip so that it would not snag and now consider it to be excellent, Handle. Rubber material does not get slippery and completely encloses the steel, a feature that is valuable when temperatures are below 10 degrees F. It has sharp checkering that improves grip and the design coupled with the handle material really precludes the possibility of having your hand slip onto the blade, regardless of how gory the knife gets. The tang extends entirely through the handle so I can't see any way that this blade/handle combination would fail. Need to use a brush to get the gore out of the checkering, All in all a near perfect handle. Blade steel. I like VG10--I have a several Shun kitchen knives and was specifically looking for a VG10 hunting knife. VG10 readily takes an edge and holds it pretty well. I have used a 440C knife (Rigid brand) for many years to do this same task and I can state that VG10 holds an edge better: not quite twice as long, but close, I also have 2 S30V knives and consider VG10 to be slightly better. Specifically I like the edge it takes, The blade is really thick--probably much thicker than it needs to be. Sheath. The same design that Buck uses for Specials etc. A good, safe, secure design, if a bit bulky. I would rate the sheath as excellent. All in all, a nearly perfect knife for field butchering an elk.
5 out of 5
Zecht
Singapore
Mar 13, 2013
Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Excellent edge holding ability, wood is like butter with the convex edge + vg10, get the zytel version..
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