Fallkniven NL1 Northern Light Thor Bowie 10" VG10 Satin Blade, Stacked Leather Handle, Black Leather Sheath - NL1L

$529.95

MSRP* : $909.95 | You Save* : $380.00 (42%)
Description
SWEDNL1L: Northern Light Model Thor
Fallkniven

Model NL1. It's a strong chopper of world-class quality, where nothing has been spared to make the knife as strong, beautiful and comfortable as possible. The knife is a pleasure to look at and a thrill to use.

We can now present a world first as regards the blade - it's in laminated VG10 steel, where the edge is made of renowned VG10 steel and the sides consist of tough, all-stainless 420J2 steel. This combination is unquestionably the best, since it brings together all conceivable and desirable properties such as resilience, resistance to torque and edge-durability in a single blade. A 7 mm (0.28") thick blade in itself would be strong enough for most tasks - with laminate technology one can expect an additional 20% strength in the form of resistance to bending, as compared to an ordinary VG10 blade. This ensures qualities that no other manufacturer in the world can offer.

Everyone who has used a chopper knows that it is designed for heavy use, which makes great demands on the blade and handle. The handle consists of specially selected ox-hide: sadly a material that is usually overlooked by manufacturers, but which gives a sure and rugged grip. It ages beautifully and as the years pass it acquires an attractive brown patina, and it is unaffected by oil and solvents and impervious to water. Dryness might cause glimps on the handle but they disappear when the knife is put to use again.

We are persisting with the convex edge, since we consider this to be the ultimate combination of cutting performance and edge strength, and of course the NL1 Thor knife features this. Anyone who knows anything about knife making knows that such an edge can only be made by hand, and that's why 99.99% of all knives don't have that kind of edge. Knives in general are of course mass-produced, where CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) robots and grinders shape the blades as best they can. The machines are loaded with stacks of blades so that production can go on 24 hours a day and the result is quite often really good - good knives at affordable quotes. However, if you want top-drawer strength, corrosion-.resistance, edge durability and design, the machine hasn't been made that can come even close to the craftsmanship of a trained, skilled knifesmith.

Therefore, we take great pride in being able to present the first model in the Northern Lights Series - the NL1 Thor. Well aware that only the most quality-conscious will appreciate its assets. It felt natural to give this chopper the name of the Aesir's strongest and most powerful god, the ruler of the Aesir's domicile, Asgard, the strong, red-bearded god of thunder - Thor.

The sheath is made of black leather of the highest quality.
Specifications
  • Total length: 385 mm (15.15")
  • Blade length: 254 mm (10")
  • Blade width: 42 mm (1.65")
  • Blade thickness: 7 mm (0.28")
  • Weight (knife): 520 g (1.15 lbs)
  • Steel: Lam.VG10
  • Blade hardness: 59HRC
  • Butt cap: Alumina
  • Guard: Stainless, specially anchored
  • Handle in brown leather: 132 mm (5.2")
  • Sheath: Black leather
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 000000034920

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 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.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Fallkniven NL1 Northern Light Thor Bowie 10" VG10 Satin Blade, Stacked Leather Handle, Black Leather Sheathrated 4.556 stars out of 5 (9 reviews)
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Fallkniven NL1 Northern Light Thor Bowie 10" VG10 Satin Blade, Stacked Leather Handle, Black Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
San Porco
Tokyo, Japan
Feb 03, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
The Scandinavian Beauty!
Oops, I've snapped at another Fällkniven knife and this is my third one (I also own V1L and MB)! As always, I've had mine ordered, engraved on the blade and shipped from Boden, Sweden, so this is the authentic product and not a Chinese knockoff. What has really drawn me into this big knife is its look and the design is very typical of the Scandinavian blade, yet the birth place of this beauty is Seki City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, approx. 3~4 hour drive from Tokyo where I live.I've always believed that the knife of this size should be made of carbon steel and for sometime despised this blade because of that, but as I've done some serious research on the blade material, I've learned that it is as good and tough as carbon steel blade and what's more, it's corrosion resistant and thus requires less maintenance after use.Quite reminiscent of the sword of antiquity (the Roman Gladius or Viking/Crusader sword), it's almost like a miniature sword with substantial blade and spine thickness of 7mm (!) and on top of that, insanely razor-sharp edge that it slices the papers like butter! Out of vast knowledge and experience living outdoor, they've wisely chosen the ox hide leather for handle material, a material more ductile than wood, bone or even Micarta, and it acquires a nice brownish patina after years of use.The craftsmanship is absolutely amazing since this is a Japanese-made cutlery designed in Sweden, and it definitely has the quality of well-crafted custom knives. Although designed and built to be treated rough in the woods, I'm a little reluctant to do so because of its beauty and it's a sheer pleasure to look at.I will indulge in this Scandinavian Beauty for a little while and see how it will serve me.
Fallkniven NL1 Northern Light Thor Bowie 10" VG10 Satin Blade, Stacked Leather Handle, Black Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
San Porco
Tokyo, Japan
Feb 01, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
The beauty, the beast and.....
NL1 Thor has always been the pinnacle of my heart's desire and finally, I've got it today!Since I wanted to engrave my favorite verse from the Holy Bible, I've had the knife ordered and shipped from Boden, Sweden, and it took only 4 days (!) to get here unmolested by customs. The "Beauty" was the first impression as I unboxed the knife and as I played with it a little, the "beast" was the second impression. Don't let her beautiful appearance fool you! Although the spine of the blade is thick (7mm!) and the knife is blade-heavy that it has all the dispositions of hatchet or machete, it's insanely sharp and it cuts papers like butter. I've never had a knife this beautiful, this well-built, this big and this sharp (In terms of sharp edge, my Volcano Knife may be better)!Quite reminiscent of the Roman Gladius or Viking/Crusader sword, the look of this blade is appealing to me and perhaps, that's what had drawn me into this beauty.My knife came with a thick black, heavy-duty leather sheath with a Viking helmet logo, instead of "Fällkniven" logo, and the smell of leather is just irresistible.I will treat this beauty with respect and care and make sure that it will outlive me to see my children's children as an heirloom.
Fallkniven NL1 Northern Light Thor Bowie 10" VG10 Satin Blade, Stacked Leather Handle, Black Leather Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
The Lamb
BC
May 22, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Materials, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Finish, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard
Ok
Bought this around a year ago, been in the safe pretty much since new. Somehow threads came loose on the sheath. Plunge lines on the blade don't match either. Overall very nice, some quality issues for the price though. Came extremely sharp.
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