Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Lock Type, Blade Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening
Practical, elegant quality
I have or have had just about every knife you can think of and I choose to EDC the Fallkniven Gentleman's Pocketknife (GP). This is a seriously good pocketknife with timeless looks and loads of character. Whenever and wherever I pull it out, at work, with friends or on a hunt I get loads of compliments and intriguing questions. However, don't let its looks fool you. The knife is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Its an unthreatening, yet strong and immensely practical EDC knife, and its well worth the money. When you really think about it and you know what you are talking about when it comes to pocket knives, it makes for a perfect choice. It uses cobalt steel, the sharpest there is. Blade is of legal length 3" for most restrictive counties, making it a true EDC and travel choice for me. The blade geometry, as the previous reviewer mentioned, is very useful for EDC. Moreover on this however is that it has enough belly and a steeply curved drop point to make it a descent skinning and game dressing folder and this is in addition to its ability to handle most all EDC tasks. This is rare to find in a folder. Flow through construction allows for easy cleaning, and you can disassemble the knife for maintenance (very important in an expensive, long term owner proposition folder). Pivot design is ala Hinderer, lube free, meaning it is the most durable possible and also reduces maintenance. The cocobolo wood handles are easily replaceable in the years to come if it became necessary. The design, fit and finish are excellent. Aesthetically the knife is simply beautiful with rich cocobolo handles, inlaid German silver shields and highly polished, heat treated stainless steel liner and bolster framing. This pocket knife feels as though it was made to last lifetimes. Heirloom quality, pass it onto your children. As mentioned I EDC this knife, but I also I use the knife as a backup hunter. In comparison to PXL the GP is 33% lighter, yet has a better blade shape for EDC and as mentioned hunting. No matter what I carry the GP is always with me. I simply love it. Yes I gave it a con for ease of opening to be fair because it has no thumb stud. However, if you consider this is a classic and elegant pocket knife this is not a con at all. In fact I chose the GP for this very reason.