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Fallkniven NL4 Northern Light Frej 5.12" VG10 Steel Blade, Leather Sheath - NL4EL

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Part Number: SWEDNL4EL
Manufacturer: Fallkniven Knives
Retail Price: $465.00
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Description
SWEDNL4EL: Northern Light Model Frej
Fallkniven

Frey was the god of peace in the Norse sagas, but also the god who rules over fertility and prosperity. He was king of trolls and elves, beings that until recently were an everyday part of life in the farming community. Mod. NL4 Frey is not merely a beautiful and neat knife - since the blade is in laminated VG10 steel, the knife is relatively strong, and not at all clumsy. The well-made leather handle darkens with age, acquiring a beautiful patina through use.

We're full of excitement and anticipation as we present the Northern Light Series (or 'Norrsken' as the Northern Lights Series is called in Swedish) where nothing has been spared to make the knife as strong, beautiful and comfortable as possible. The knife is a pleasure to look at and a thrill to use.

We can now present a world first as regards the blade - it's in laminated VG10 steel, where the edge is made of our now renowned VG10 steel and the sides consist of tough, all-stainless 420J2 steel. This combination is unquestionably the best, since it brings together all conceivable and desirable properties such as resilience, resistance to torque and edge-durability in a single blade. With laminate technology one can expect an additional 20% strength in the form of resistance to bending, as compared to an ordinary VG10 blade. This ensures qualities that no other manufacturer in the world can offer.

Our handle consists of specially selected ox-hide, sadly a material that is usually overlooked by manufacturers, but which gives a sure and rugged grip. It ages beautifully and as the years pass it acquires an attractive brown patina, and it is unaffected by oil and solvents and impervious to water.

We are persisting with the convex edge, since we consider this to be the ultimate combination of cutting performance and edge strength, and of course our Northern Light knives feature this. Anyone who knows about knife making knows that such an edge can only be made by hands, and that's why 99.99% of all (other) knives don't have that kind of edge. Knives in general are of course mass-produced, where CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) robots and grinders shape the blades as best they can. The machines are loaded with stacks of blades so that production can go on 24 hours a day and the result is quite often really good - good knives at affordable quotes. However, if you want top-drawer strength, corrosion-.resistance, edge durability and design, the machine hasn't been made that can come even close to the craftsmanship of a trained, skilled knifemaker.

Therefore, we take great pride in being able to present our Northern Light Series, well aware that only the most quality-conscious will appreciate its assets. As the knives are made totally by hand in very short series, there will sometimes be inconveniently long shipping times.

The sheath is made of leather of the highest quality.

Specifications
  • Total length: 244 mm (9.6")
  • Blade length: 130 mm (5.12")
  • Blade thickness: 5 mm (0.2")
  • Weight (knife): 190 g (0.32 lbs)
  • Steel: Lam.VG10
  • Hardness: 59 HRC
  • Butt cap: Alumina
  • Guard: Stainless, specially anchored
  • Sheath: Leather

UPC Code: 000000005159

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.
4.333 (3 reviews)
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4 out of 5
Rcp
USA
Jul 09, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Finish, None
Overall a very good knife. Comes from the factory razor sharp and holds an edge well. However, finish could be better for a knife this expensive. Edge grind is near perfect, but top of blade is ground uneven on each side which is quite noticeable. Thus, only four stars.
5 out of 5
Richard C
Uppsala, Sweden
Jun 09, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Excellent!
This is the most expensive knife I own, but also the best! This knife can be used for everything and the knife will be handed down to my future children, and grandchildren. It is THAT good!
4 out of 5
Armorer
Afghanistan
May 11, 2010
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Great knife, but...
If you are looking for a robust knife that has wonderful balance, and holds an edge, THIS IS IT! I dressed out two deer, and never felt the need to resharpen the blade. It handled beautifully, and even looks good. But wait, you say, if the knife is that good, why did you only rate it a 4, and not a 5? GOOD QUESTION! That's because the sheath is an awful pink color, fits the knife poorly, and you need two hands to use it. I threw it away within days, used an old K-Bar sheath, and have now ordered a custom sheath. Let me say it again, wonderful knife, worst sheath I have ever seen outside of a five and dime!
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