Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
There are knifes & then there is THE knife. The SK1se (special edition) befits the latter. I collect Fallkniven & could have any model, NL5cx included. At first I shunned the SK1 thinking it old & ugly looking & opting for an F1 VG10. Some things are meant to be timeless & this is one of them. This is a limited edition with a rich, rare figured Norwegian curly birch handle with naturally producing water repelling wax properties. As I write this review only about 350 pieces have been made. The knifes uses the strongest combination of laminated super 3G steel, a convection edge for heavy duty protection & retention; yet a Scandi grind for optimum bushcraft hunting tasks. Curvature in the classical Bowie blade profile means it is also a competent skinner. It has an inlaid tri (3) crowned shield, an elegant feature dating back hundreds of years signifies it makes the elitist class within this esteemed company. It boasts nickel silver bolsters forward & aft. Build quality is prefect! The way the wood meets the bolsters Is unfathomable, not a hairs breath between gaps. This is a beautiful life time knife. Love it, highly recommend!