Fällkniven AB, is a Sweden-based manufacturer of knives founded by Peter Hjortberger in 1984. The company originally started as a knife importer, and in 1987 Fällkniven began designing their own knives. Over the years Fällkniven has earned a reputation for high performance outdoor and survival knives.
Fallkniven Knives Reviews:
- Fallkniven U2 Review
They say less is more. That is, until, less becomes less. That is the question with the U2, an ultra minimalist blade from Fallkniven. The U2 is about as simple of a knife as you could ask for. A slim, refined folding ... continue reading
- Fallkniven F1 Review
I am not sure if I have the patience for a compact survival knife. I tend to favor a brute force approach when working in the outdoors. Maybe I am lazy, or stupid... or lazy and stupid... but when in doubt I often fin ... continue reading
- Fallkniven A1 Review
Last Updated: February 13, 2016 When I was a child I had the experience of packing up and shipping off half way around the world. The destination was Sweden, and I couldn't have been more than 5 years old. My family ... continue reading
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Headquartered in Boden, Sweden, Fällkniven is perhaps best known as a supplier of military and outdoor knives for the Swedish military. Their F1 model has been the official survival knife of the Swedish Air Force since 1995. All of their knives are currently manufactured in Seki, City Japan. Hattori manufactures all of their fixed blade knives while Moki manufactures their folding knives.
Fällkniven is known for their simple and functional designs. The company is located in a remote part of Northern Sweden, which has proven to be a fertile proving ground for cold weather testing. These are no frills products, but are very practical. Personally, I have really enjoyed their fixed blade offerings. The knives are on the expensive side, due in part to the currency exchange rates between the Swedish Krona, the Japanese Yen, and the U.S. Dollar, but you can’t argue with the end result.
Most of their offerings feature laminated steel, a “sandwich” of steel with a core of either VG-10 or Super Gold Powder Steel. This is unusual, especially for fixed blade survival knives – a market dominated by high carbon steels like 1095. However, Fallkniven uses convex edges to squeeze extra strength out of these stainless steel offerings, while preserving the corrosion resistance and convenience of a stainless steel. It is tough to explain the cutting performance of a Fallkniven fixed blade. The knives need to be experienced to be fully understood.