Anyone who has read this blog knows just how big a fan I am of Fallkniven.
There’s so much to love about the company. The craftsmanship is nearly unparalleled, the designs eschew all the unnecessary bells and whistles of modern knives, and the company is still a family-owned business.
One of the major downsides of Fallkniven products is the price, but that hasn’t stopped countless people from taking the plunge. However, the company says the longevity of their knives are more cost effective and better for the environment than cheap knives you may have to buy a dozen times over a lifetime.
If you’ve never owned a Fallkniven, here’s a look at some of the top-selling models at Knife Depot over the past few years. As always, these can change over time.
7. Fallkniven F1
Number 7 on the list is the first and one of the most iconic knives from Fallkniven: the F1. I can’t describe it more succinctly than Fallkniven itself:
A new world standard was set with the F1 through attention to important details including technical design, ergonomics and economy. The Fallkniven F1 surpasses international standards for strength, personal security capabilities, and value for money.
Development started in 1987 when founder Peter Hjortberger received a request from the Swedish defense department to make a survival knife for the Swedish Air force. Since 1995, the Fallkniven F1 has been the official survival knife of Swedish Air Force pilots.
The knife wasn’t specifically designed for combat but more for survival or use in the wet climates of Scandinavia. It has a reasonable blade length of 3.81 inches made from laminated VG-10 steel, which has some of the edge qualities of carbon steel with excellent corrosion resistance. A reader over at The Truth About Knives gushed over the steel, if you’re interested.
The Thermorun handle is exceptionally durable and grippy in all types of weather conditions.
You can even pick this up in different coatings and blade materials if you choose. You can also get it with a leather or Zytel sheath.
6. Fallkniven A1
Thanks to the success of the Fallkniven F1, the company decided to make a line of the knives in different sizes. The A1 is on the larger end of a survival knife with a 6.3-inch blade and 11-inch overall design. The blade is made from VG-10 without the option for other steels.