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Fallkniven F1 Swedish Pilot Survival Knife 3.8" Satin VG10 Blade, Zytel Sheath - FK-F1Z

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Part Number: SWEDF1EK
Manufacturer: Fallkniven Knives
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Description
SWEDF1EK: F1 Pilot Survival Knife
Fallkniven

With this knife a new world standard is being set! Important factors such as technical design, ergonomy 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.

Zytel sheath
The injection molded zytel sheath offers a neat safe and strong combination of qualities which should be very attractive to any user.

Specifications
  • 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. VG10
  • Blade hardness: 59 HRC
  • Handle: Thermorun
  • Sheath: Zytel sheath
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 7340101500157

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 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.
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4 out of 5
Ldt435
usa
Dec 21, 2015
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
good knife with OK sheath.
this is a really good knife as far as the blade shape. Convex edge is really good . the handle could be slightly thicker with more palm swell to it. the biggest disappointment is the zytel sheath. Not the zytel itself but the nylon backing which is flimsy and the strap that snaps around the handle is too loose. Poor quality control on the sheaths. The knife is made in Japan. Sheaths are made elsewhere where workers screw up measurements. Fallkniven can do better than this.
5 out of 5
Greg V
Newark, De
Sep 23, 2015
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material
Cons: None
Ideal for Deer Sized Game
This knife is just about perfect for field dressing deer and other similar size game such as antelope and wild hogs. The handle is a tough polymer material which gives a good grip even when wet. The stainless steel blade is just the right size and very sharp out of the box. The knife is also easy to clean once the job is done. For skinning, I would like to have a little more curve to the blade, but this knife will do. The F1 is a good choice to take along on your next hunt.
5 out of 5
Rob
WA State
Oct 11, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
One of the Best
Check out any knife or survival forum with experienced people & ask them to recommend a good wilderness survival knife. You can just about bet that the Fallkniven F1 will be one of the knives on the top of the list. Its size is perfect for doing a number of tasks. The convex edge comes sharp from the factory and is easy to maintain in the field. The handle is easy & comfortable to grip under all kinds of conditions. Even the zytel sheath has been thoughtfully designed. Ever use a knife outdoors in wet condtions that later turn to freezing ? Ever try to get a knife out of a tight fitting leather or kydex sheath when that moisture freezes to solid ice ? What would you do if your life depended on your knife & it was stuck in its sheath ? The owner of Fallkniven designed the zytel sheath to use under even the toughest winter conditions. I own several F1s. It is my favorite fixed blade outdoor knife.
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