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Fallkniven A1 Swedish Survival Knife 6.3" Satin VG10 Blade, Kraton Handles, Zytel Sheath - A1z


MSRP* : $321.95 | You Save* : $122.00 (38%)
Part #: SWEDA1K | Fallkniven Knives
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SWEDA1K: A1 Swedish Survival Knife

With this knife a new world standard is being set! Technical design, ergonomics, and economy are brought together within the model A1, representing the leading concept available today. The knife meets and exceeds established international standards for strength, personal security and value.

Model A1 is a semi-large all-purpose knife for heavy duty use. The powerful blade is made of extremely hard yet tough laminated VG10 steel and will withstand the stress of hard use. The knife is superb to chop with, but also works very well with daily tasks, thanks to the ergonomic grip. The full tang goes entirely through the handle, so you can strike the end of it without breaking the grip. The sturdy black zytel sheath allows you to fasten the knife on your belt or your pack - even upside down. Model A1 is a water repelling concept which works just as well in extreme cold as in stifling heat.

Zytel sheath
The injection molded zytel sheath offers a neat safe and strong combination of qualities which should be very attractive to any user.
  • Overall Length: 11"
  • Blade Length: 6.3"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.24"
  • Tang: Almost full tang, tang visible at handle end
  • Steel: Laminated VG10 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 59 HRC
  • Handle: Kraton
  • Sheath: Zytel
  • Weight: 12 oz.
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 7340101500058

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.
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.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Fallkniven A1 Swedish Survival Knife 6.3" Satin VG10 Blade, Kraton Handles, Zytel Sheath4.846 (26 reviews)
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Fallkniven A1 Swedish Survival Knife 6.3" Satin VG10 Blade, Kraton Handles, Zytel Sheath
5 out of 5
Tom Horn
Feb 25, 2019
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
The Last Knife You’ll Ever Buy
I have resisted buying the A1 for many years. It is a big investment. I have reasoned that many cheaper knives could perform just as well. Perhaps, I was wrong. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Missing from Description Above: VG 10 is a laminated sandwich of VG 10 @ 59 HRC, sandwiched between two slices of tougher, softer, more stain resistant 420J2 (probably common knowledge). I have seen complaints of an uneven transition lines in the lamination on the A1; and, have seen a reply by Fallkniven’s president, Eric Hjortberger, that these are ground by hand, so, they will be slightly uneven. The consensus by all is that it won’t affect the performance. Mine came with beautifully symmetrical lamination transition lines. Obviously ground by a true master. This is a convex saber grind/convex edge (preferred by professional guides, hunters, bushcrafters, survivalist, and outdoorsmen, the world over, for cutting/slicing performance, and strength of edge). >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I’m not going to fully review this knife. You can scroll down and read 25 other reviews that pretty well explain it. I’ll just say excellent fit/finish/grind/steel sandwich/handle/design. Kraton is my favorite knife handle material (e.g. OKC, Spec Plus Line). Read problem with sheath, next paragraph. Check it out: has such great customer service, that two folks came all the way from Sweden to to get their Fallkniven, A1 Knives. That’s saying something. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This is an, “A1” knife, but it comes with a, “C3” sheath. The A1 ARMY Survival Knife rattles in the sheath. No one wants a rattlin’ sheath in a survival knife when they’re stalking game, escaping/evading, or, trying to sneak out of the house pass the ole lady to go hunting/fishing. When a $50 Ontario, Spec Plus knife rattles in the sheath, some folks are deducting half a galaxy of stars. But, no one even mentions it here? Probably, can’t use Kydex/Boltron, as Kydex retention abrades against Kraton (see where Kraton is abraiding against the retention point at bottom of guard in this Zytel sheath, as an example). You may want to shell out extra bucks for the leather sheathed version. I wrote to Fallkniven about the problem, and received a reply back from Fallkniven’s Founder, Peter Hjortberger (Impressive! w/Purveyor to the King of Sweden Seal, that’s how you do customer service, much like Peter told me (we’re on a first name basis, now : ) to try carrying it first. If I wasn’t satisfied, the boiling water technique would have no effect on sheath, as the Zytel has a plastic (pliable) temp around 200-220C, (392-428 F). He said I could use the heat gun method, but it would void the 10 yr. warranty. I may make my own leather sheath (theirs is double stitched, no rivets) but if, I retired tomorrow, and work 40 hrs/wk on my back-log of sheath making, I would not finish in this lifetime. Still undecided. Fallkniven should look to, Cold Steel for a practical solution to the problem. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Just kidding about the, “Last Knife You’ll Ever Buy.” Now, you’ll want the Fallkniven, A2 Wilderness; S1 Forest Knife; F1 Pilot Knife; V1 Volcano; and of course, the ultimate: NL2 Northern Lights Odin Bowie. So, many knives, so, little funds.
Fallkniven A1 Swedish Survival Knife 6.3" Satin VG10 Blade, Kraton Handles, Zytel Sheath
5 out of 5
Dave F
Invercargill, Other
Feb 11, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
The perfect Investment! Worth every dollar and more.
Professional Outdoor Instructor in New Zealand - A good knife is crucial in my work. I have abused a fair few knives, been disappointed by some, and broken others from big name makers. I have beaten the life out of this knife for the last three years, and with a quick polish it looks good as new! The A1 has proven to be an elegant monster! The edge is incredible, and the grind just perfect for everything. I can baton my way through gnarly old wood, chop kindling,then shave tinder, start a fire with my ferro rod, and after all that; am still able to slice tomato for dinner.Sheath is good, but I made a better Kydex one - Just personal preference.If you are trying to decide on this or a cheaper knife in the same field, learn from others experience: You can't afford to buy cheap gear, buy once and get the good stuff - and the A1 is just that!
Fallkniven A1 Swedish Survival Knife 6.3" Satin VG10 Blade, Kraton Handles, Zytel Sheath
5 out of 5
Justin K
Reading , Pa
Dec 12, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Extremely well built knife, sharp as a razor. Sheath could be snugger but that is the only gripe. Definitely my favorite of my fixed blades.
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