Fallkniven F1 Swedish Pilot Survival Knife 3.8" 3G Satin Blade, Black Thermorun Handle and Zytel Sheath - F1z3G
SWEDF1BK3G: F1 Pilot Survival Knife
With this knife a new world standard is being set! Important factors such as technical design, ergonomics and economy are brought together within the model F1, and represent the foremost concept available today. The knife meets and surpasses by far established international standards for strength, personal security and value for money.
Mod. F1 is the official survival knife for pilots within the Swedish Air Force since 1995.
Mod. F1 represents an entirely new philosophy with respect to knives for survival use. At the same time it combines the experience of generations of knife manufacturing with modern technology. The handy size, the well thought-out design, the incredibly tough laminated steel are only a few of many details making this knife something you can rely on.
Mod. F1 is a handy knife and is tremendously versatile. The safe, pleasant grip together with a very hard yet tough laminated steel, makes the knife very useful for all kind of daily work but also demanding tasks. You can choose from two kinds of sheaths - an all-covering pouch type, which safely houses the entire knife or an extremely tough double-safety, one hand operated zytel sheath.
Many years ago, when we began the development of our now famous knife series Tre Kronor, we wanted to test something new: A completely unknown laminate powder steel. Our own tests went well, but we also wanted to test the steel on the open market in order, so to speak, to be on the safe side. So, we manufactured 110 F1-knives using this 3G steel, knives which were then sold all over the world. The reactions were, to say the least, positive. And so we could start manufacturing our most exclusive knife series.
What we hadn’t counted on however was that the market was never going to forget our bestselling F1 with this super steel - ever since this test series appeared we have received inquiries from all over the world whether it is possible to buy the F1/3G. Evidently, the combination of pleasant design and true super steel was something people could not get over! Therefore, to mark our 25th anniversary, we are now launching a limited series of 1,000 F1/3G knives. They are due to go on sale in summer 2009. The knife will only be manufactured with a shiny blade, and one characteristic is the special logotype with two crowns on either side of the oval which marks the unique edition.
The injection molded zytel sheath offers a neat safe and strong combination of qualities which should be very attractive to any user.
- Total length: 210 mm (8.3")
- Blade length: 97 mm (3.8")
- Blade thickness: 4.5 mm (0.18"), tapered
- Tang: Broad, protruding
- Weight (knife): 150 g (6oz)
- Steel: Lam. 3G
- Blade hardness: 62 HRC
- Handle: Thermorun
- Sheath: Zytel sheath
- Made in Japan