Fallkniven K1 Blue Whale Chef's Knife 8" VG10 Blade, Thermorun Handle


MSRP* : $240.95 | You Save* : $86.00 (36%)


SWEDK1: K1 Blue Whale


With this knife a new world standard was set. For the very first time an expensive high-end steel is used in serial production of advanced chefs knives. The benefit of using a special steel is that the blade can be made thinner, lighter and more rigid and this makes your kitchen work easier and more fun. The laminate VG10 special steel will make the edge last much longer and this is of course a particular advantage for professionals.

We have paid extra attention to the shape of the handle - the grip must fill the hand without being clumsy while offering a shape that you ensures a safety when working with the knife. We achieve this by making the handle of tacky Thermorun rubber - the better the grip is, the less fatiguing for your hands. On top of that, the handle is easy to keep clean as it has no grooves or dents. The hygienic aspect is an important detail for those who work with food in restaurants and eateries - not the least for their guests.

The tang runs through the handle at almost full width, which gives both stability and rigidity for the knife.

We regard the K1 knife as one of the most advanced chef´s knives in the world and we invite you to treat yourself to this everyday luxury. However, please note that none of these knives are adapted for cutting frozen food, nor chopping bones, this will inevitably result in a broken or bent edge. For such heavy tasks we advise you to use a saw or a cleaver. And finally, the best working base is a cutting board made of wood - they are also more hygienic than plastic.

The K1 is a modern, ergonomically designed kitchen knife for the professional chef. The broad blade offers a stiffness and rigidity which make the knife perfect for delicate tasks. Also, the shape of the edge allows it to cut in both directions.

Steel Analysis
  • C - 1.00
  • Si - 0.60
  • Mn - 0.50
  • P - 0.030
  • Cr - 15.00
  • Mo - 1.05
  • Co - 1.40
  • V - 0.20


  • Blade Length: 8" (200 mm)
  • Total Length: 13" (330 mm)
  • Blade Width: 1.8" (46 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.1" (2.5 mm)
  • Steel: Laminate VG10
  • Hardness: 59 HRC
  • Handle: Black Thermorun
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 000000004770

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.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel This Japanese excellent quality 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.
Fallkniven K1 Blue Whale Chef's Knife 8" VG10 Blade, Thermorun Handlerated 4.833 stars out of 5 (6 reviews)
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Fallkniven K1 Blue Whale Chef's Knife 8" VG10 Blade, Thermorun Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Cape Cod
Jan 30, 2018
Pros: Material Quality, Durability, Sharpenability, Design
Cons: None
8" chef's Fallkniven
Very nice knife. In line with all my Fallkniven knives.
Fallkniven K1 Blue Whale Chef's Knife 8" VG10 Blade, Thermorun Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
South Carolina
Jan 26, 2016
Pros: Design, Construction, Material Quality, Sharpness, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Veggies fall apart
I have had the Blue Whale for three weeks and it makes preparing veggies and slicing meat a breeze. It arrived with a razor edge and has retained that edge. I chos the Fallknven for its edge retention and have not been disappointed with the VG10 steel. My other chef's knife from a well known manufacturer barely stays sharp for a week. I take care not to cut bones or frozen meat with it, in deference to the high Rockwell hardness. Wish I had bought this a long time ago!
Fallkniven K1 Blue Whale Chef's Knife 8" VG10 Blade, Thermorun Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jan 26, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Cons: None
best chef knife in my kitchen!
well designed blade makes almost all chores easy.
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