Fallkniven SK1 Jarl Swedish Knife 3.8" 3G Blade, Curly Birch Handles, Leather Sheath - FK-SK1L


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Part #: SWEDSK1 | Fallkniven Knives
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SWEDSK1: SK1 Jari Swedish Knife 3G

What distinguishes a Swedish knife? Perhaps the apparently simple design or maybe providing a good and safe function, all without frills. The classic clean lines discern a philosophy that honours the skill and experience of the mind, where the tool is allowed to play its part but to outshine the one that holds the handle - the perfect combination. Handles of rich curly birch, solid nickel silver fittings and sharp blades of laminate powder steel. The world's best, in our opinion. Open, low hanging black leather sheath, for easy access.
  • Total length: 210 mm (8.3")
  • Blade length: 97 mm (3.8")
  • Blade thickness: 4.5 mm (0.18")
  • Tang: Hidden
  • Weight (knife): 135 g
  • Steel: 3G
  • Blade hardness: 62 HRC
  • Handle: Curly birch
  • Sheath: Open top leather
  • Made in Sweden

UPC Code: 000000173179

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.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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Yorkshire Moors
Apr 25, 2017
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Breathtaking knife. Literally unbelievable!
I have collected and yes actually USED knives for 40 years. I initially considered the SK1 Jarl, then I saw the more expensive SK1se (Special Edition) version and went for that. Hype aside, when I opened the box I can quite literally say I had a breathtaking experience! This knife is the perfect rare matting of beauty, high technology and sheer strength! With that said its the perfect knife. No knife maker alive that I could find, could make a knife like this. This is because the knife's blade is laminated super stainless steel; and this and its handle are CNC shaped, and then ground, shaped and finished by hand. If that wasn't enough, the tang while of the cut down, stick design and not of the full-tang design is BROADER than any other knife I could find, including Randall and even military K-BAR Knives USA included. Unlike Randall Knives you also get nickel silver bolster(s) standard, yes 2 of them and the knifes a third of the price of an upspec Randall! Moving onto function the knife excels like few others. You have no hot spots like gimping and unlike even the F1 or many other high end knives, your thumb transitions naturally and comfortable to rest onto the blade. The handle is sufficiently palm filling for bush craft tasks, yet square enough to perform at dressing game and removing muscle. The clip point or Bowie style blade is classic, looks formidable and excels at hunting, piercing and utility tasks. Its also a descent skinner too. The Scandi grind begins half way, finishing in a somewhat subtle convex edge, making the knife very, very strong at camp and bush craft tasks. And don't expect a fragile tip either, its reinforced to be as strong as possible for a performing clip point blade such as this. The knife weighs in at a mere 138grams, which is amazing for what it is. That's lighter than an F1 at 150grams and what's more it uses natural materials and two (2) semi-precious metal bolsters! However, don't expect a great deal of support from Fallkniven. I found them dismissive of every detail "It wasn't like that when it left us", etc, etc... There are imperfections in any manufacturing process, so insist and get the seller to check BEFORE parting with your money and ordering. Treated respectfully this knife should last the user a lifetime and it can be re-handled if necessary. I'm not convinced it will ever need to be though, at least not in my lifetime. Cons: I am bewildered as the why a knife this beautiful, with Swedish tradition aside, comes in an unprotected leather dangler style sheath. Buy the F1 leather sheath it will fit it perfectly. Secondly the lower guard could be increased 3mm. BUT these cons are splitting already split hairs. The knife is quite simply a bargain and I feel we will not see knives like this at this price point for much longer. If you love knives and you only ever have one sheath knife to pass onto your Son, make it this one you wont regret it. EVER!
5 out of 5
Outback Australia
Dec 11, 2014
Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Fallkniven SK1se
There are knifes & then there is THE knife. The SK1se (special edition) befits the latter. I collect Fallkniven & could have any model, NL5cx included. At first I shunned the SK1 thinking it old & ugly looking & opting for an F1 VG10. Some things are meant to be timeless & this is one of them. This is a limited edition with a rich, rare figured Norwegian curly birch handle with naturally producing water repelling wax properties. As I write this review only about 350 pieces have been made. The knifes uses the strongest combination of laminated super 3G steel, a convection edge for heavy duty protection & retention; yet a Scandi grind for optimum bushcraft hunting tasks. Curvature in the classical Bowie blade profile means it is also a competent skinner. It has an inlaid tri (3) crowned shield, an elegant feature dating back hundreds of years signifies it makes the elitist class within this esteemed company. It boasts nickel silver bolsters forward & aft. Build quality is prefect! The way the wood meets the bolsters Is unfathomable, not a hairs breath between gaps. This is a beautiful life time knife. Love it, highly recommend!
5 out of 5
Butte, MT
Jan 31, 2011
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
fine knife
I have paid more for knives that do not have the same quality as this one. You get what you pay for with this knife. It has an exceptional feel to it. Beautiful birch, 3g is sharp as needed, sheath takes a little break-in and the black of the sheath comes off on the wood until broken in. That is the only gripe i have though. Just a great knife overall.
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