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Fallkniven NL1 Northern Light Thor Bowie 10" VG10 Blade, Leather Sheath - FK-NL1L

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Part Number: SWEDNL1L
Manufacturer: Fallkniven Knives
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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 our now 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. Our 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 our new 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 our new 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 brown 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: 59 HRC
  • Butt cap: Alumina
  • Guard: Stainless, specially anchored
  • Handle in brown leather: 132 mm (5.2")
  • Sheath: Brown leather

UPC Code: 000000034920

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.
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 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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5 out of 5
Chris
Idaho
Mar 25, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Indescribably awesome
It frustrates me when I find a knife made of the highest quality materials, made by a company renown for great and functional blades, and find very little information or reviews about it, especially one with such a high price tag! But being a knife enthusiast I simply couldn't resist the allure of this beautiful and mighty blade. Out of all the knives I've purchased this one gets the award for knocking my socks off. It is big, beautiful, and razor sharp out of the box. During the honeymoon phase and initial testing of this knife I knew that my measure for greatness in knives had a new benchmark. Even though it looks and feels like some elven made hobbit sword from the lord of the rings, I am an outdoorsman and I had no plans of putting this knife in a display and admiring it from afar. Taking it into the woods I forced myself to put it to work, and work it did. I'm familiar with any assortment of blades from small knives to machetes to hatchets and axes, but what I was really looking for (and found) was a knife that I could do everything with. It simply does it all from cutting down and limbing a tree to batoning to feathersticking. Although I'm sure it could, I refuse to strike a firesteel with it because how hard is it to keep a small striker that weighs nothing attached to you steel with paracord? On top of all the practical things it does, its strength and fortitude supply no small amount of confidence that you can tackle any challenge. While defending yourself against wild animals with a knife is probably never a good idea, holding this knife in my hand gives me a sense of a fighting chance. Fallkniven has a good reputation which they more than live up to with this blade. As long as this review is already I don't want to get into more details, suffice it to say if you are a knife person like me, and on the fence about getting this knife, I highly doubt you'll be anything but happy with it.
5 out of 5
Barbara
New York State
Mar 25, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
WOW!
If you are looking for excellent workmanship, quality and beauty I highly recommend Thor.
5 out of 5
Michele
napoli(Italy)
Mar 05, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
the best of the best
best quality ALL OVER THE WORLD considering even custom makers. Very similar to Cold Steel Trailmaster in form and function but better in overall quality, fit and finish, handle, steel and the sheat is fantastic. Scary sharp is an understatement for this knife
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