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Fallkniven Knives | Survival & Wilderness Blade

Fallkniven knivesFallkniven is a small Swedish firm that has been making top-quality knives for nearly twenty-five years. Their knives are so well-regarded that they have been purchased and used by the King of Sweden himself.

The company is family-owned and you get he feeling that’s very much part of their corporate identity. The founders are hunters and fishermen themselves, applying that knowledge of knife performance in the field to their own knife making process. You can go to Fallkniven’s website and check out pictures of the family who runs the operation. You’re not going to find that at a bigger, corporate-run knife maker!

Fallkniven claims to make some of the strongest serial manufactured stainless steel knives in the world. It seems like a fair claim. They use only high-end stainless steels such as 3G, SGPS, and VG-10. This allows them to produce knives that are hardened well north of 60 on the Rockwell Hardness scale.

Fallkniven Knife Models

Fallkniven offers a few dozen models that roughly break down into seven categories. Like with many knife-makers, there is some overlap in the categories.

  • The Tre Kroner knives are made of 3G powdered, laminated steel hardened to 62 HRC. Their primary use is a as a hunting knife. They come in in several variations. The TK1, TK2, TK5 and TK6 are fixed-blade knives that feature contoured Cocobolo Thermorun handles with a finger guard. The TK3 and TK4 are folding knives and are available with a variety of exotic handle materials, such as mother-of-pearl, quince and jigged bone.
  • Fallkniven folding knives such as the U1, U2, and P are smaller knives with drop points that are intended as lightweight utility hunting and fishing knives. Steels used include VG10, SGPS and 3G, while handles are micarta, Cocobolo, bone or Zytel. Locking mechanisms vary as well among the various knives.
  • Their Hunting and Fishing Knives include the WM, the H1, the F1 and F2. The WM is a small-game knife that is also popular among hikers and campers. The H1, their flagship hunting knife, is a full-sized large-game hunting knife that features no finger guard. Blades are made of VG10 or 3G steel, while handles are Thermorun or Zytel. The F1 was Fallkniven’s first knife and is intended as a “survival” knife, while the F2, with it’s long narrow blade, is intended as more of a fisherman’s knife.
  • Survival and Bushcraft Knives include the S1, the A1 and the A2. These are wilderness knives that feature longer, chunkier blades. Those blades are typically 1-2mm thicker than the knives listed above, at least 30mm longer and a few points “softer” on the Rockwell Hardness scale. That makes these knives ideal for heavy-duty bushwhacking. Steel is VG-10. The handle on the S1 is Thermorun while the A1/A2 is Zytel.
  • Fallkniven Military Knives include the G1 and the MC1. The G1 is a compact, covert knife with a non-reflective blade, while the MC1 is a huge mine-clearance knife. Both feature VG-10 steel hardened to 59HRC. The G1 features a Thermorun handle while the MC1 has a Kraton one.
  • Fallkniven’s Chef’s Knives are a bit of a sideline for the company. But most of the knowledge gained in making high-quality hunting and fishing knives can be applied to the kitchen as well. The K1 is a standard 8 inch Chef’s knife, while the K2 is a large Santoku knife. Both are made from laminated VG-10 steel hardened to 59 HRC and sport Thermorun non-slip handles.
  • The Fallkniven Northern Light knives are intended for heavy-duty outdoor use. Blades are laminated VG-10 steel at 59HRC, ranging in dimension from 100mm long x 5mm thick all the way up to 250mm long x 7mm thick . Handles are stacked leather and aluminum and feature a full bolster / finger guard. The special-edition NL5cx is similar in dimension to the smallest of these knives, but features a Damascus-pattern Cowry X steel blade at a hardness of 64HRC.

Where to Buy Fallkniven Knives

Fallkniven knives are readily available online, though obviously not every model will be in stock at every vendor.

Fallkniven Idun Hunting Knife

Leather Sheath

Fallkniven Idun Hunting Knife | Leather Sheath

From one of the world's front runners in knife technology comes the Idun blade, a hunting knife that's both artistic and advanced.

Fallkniven is one of our favorite hunting knife makers. It's a family-owned firm, many of whom are hunters themselves. They use that knowledge to continually refine their blade designs. They've always ...

Fallkniven S1 Forest Knife

Hunting Knife Review

Fallkniven S1 Forest Knife | Hunting Knife Review

The S1 is another great knife from Fallkniven. Fallkniven is a small family-run operation known for producing a short list of exceptional knives.

The S1 is a "forest" knife, though it might be better known as part of the bushcraft, survival, or wilderness categories.

What differentiates a wilderness knife like this one from a ...

Fallkniven A1 Army Survival Knife

Kraton Handle | Fixed Blade Bushcraft

Fallkniven A1 Army Survival Knife | Kraton Handle | Fixed Blade Bushcraft

Gotta hand it to the Swedes - they sure do know how to make a great survival knife. Fallkniven is a supplier of knives to the king of Sweden, so they're probably doing something right.

Along with the H1 Hunting Knife and F1 Pilot Survival Knife, this A1 is another ...

Fallkniven H1 Hunting Knife Review

Fixed Blade Bushcraft Knife | 3G Steel, Kraton Handle

Fallkniven H1 Hunting Knife Review | Fixed Blade Bushcraft Knife | 3G Steel, Kraton Handle

The H1 from Fallkniven is one of the most frequently-recommended bushcraft knives, despite the fact that it's technically a "hunting" knife and not a bushcraft knife at all.

The blade is 4 inches of powdered 3G steel. Fallkniven feels so confident that this is one of the best steels available that they abandoned ...

Fallkniven F1 Pilot Survival Knife Review

Thermorun Handle, Black VG-10 Steel Blade

Fallkniven F1 Pilot Survival Knife Review | Thermorun Handle, Black VG-10 Steel Blade

Looks can be deceiving. At first glance, looks like there's nothing special about this knife.

What sets it apart from the rest?

For one thing, it's got a textured Thermorun handle that's lightweight, rock-hard, protective, and weatherproof.

It's got an extremely sharp convex blade with a small top swage that scarcely dips to the tip, constructed ...

Fallkniven Tre Kronor Folder Knife

Black Quince Handle | Cordura Sheath

Fallkniven Tre Kronor Folder Knife | Black Quince Handle | Cordura Sheath

Fallkniven's Tre Kronor line is extensive, with many different blade types, materials, and colors to choose from.

This particular Tre Kronor blade is an elegant retractable folder, and features a plain flat-ground blade 2.75 inches in length.

The edge is made from impressive 3G powder steel, a revolutionary laminated anti-corrosive material with a Super ...

Fallkniven U2 Review

Scandinavian Pocket Folding Knife

Fallkniven U2 Review | Scandinavian Pocket Folding Knife

Fallkniven has been making knives for a relatively short time -- only twenty years or so. How far they've come in such a short period of time. They are now known as one of the foremost makers of specialty knives and, as their marketing literature states, supply knives to the King of ...

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