Fallkniven TF1z Taiga Forester Fixed Blade Knife 4.69" Laminated CoS Satin Blade, Desert Ironwood Handle, Plastic Sheath
SWEDTF1Z: TF1z Taiga Forester Fixed Blade, Desert Ironwood
The Taiga knives are distinctive hunting and all-around knives for the demanding user. A strong blade in laminated cobalt steel does not only mean a stable function, but you also notice quite quickly that the edge holds the sharpness really well without being brittle. The reason is fine, well heat treated and tempered steel but also the convex-shaped edge that is not only strong but also wood-sharp. The ergonomic shape of the handle provides a secure grip regardless of weather and wind.
As shown in the design, TF1 is a handmade knife with a handle in the very exclusive desert ironwood (lat. Olneya tesota). This species is not listed in CITES Annexes or the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species and is therefore legal to use. Like all natural materials, it varies in texture and color, making each knife an individual creation. A beautifully veined pattern may look attractive but a straight, patterned handle is actually stronger. Desert ironwood, which grows in the southwestern United States, has a somewhat peculiar quality – it is heavier than water, its density is 1.2 kg/dm³ which means it will sink. If you want to maintain or even increase the luster in the wood, treat it with log oil, furniture oil, bench oil, or other types of wood oil containing linseed oil. The fact that the blade goes full width through the handle (so-called full tang blade) results in a very strong and reliable construction and gives a comfortable weight to the knife.
What is a bit special about these knives is the very secure plastic sheath where a specially designed locking system ensures that the knife is properly locked when it is placed in the sheath. It works regardless of weather and wind, sand, or snow.
- Blade Length: 4.69"
- Cutting Edge: 4.37"
- Handle Length: 4.56"
- Overall Length: 9.25"
- Blade Material: Laminated Cobalt Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.20"
- Blade Hardness: 60 HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Convex
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: Desert Ironwood
- Handle Thickness: 0.74"
- Sheath Material: Plastic
- Weight: 7.9 oz.
- Made in Sweden