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Fallkniven F1 Swedish Military Knife Review

My new favorite outdoor/survival knife in the mid size category.

Total length: 210 mm (8.3″)
Blade length: 97 mm (3.8″)
Blade thickness: 4.5 mm (0.18″), tapered
Tang: Broad, protruding tang
Weight (knife): 150 g (6oz)
Steel: Lam. VG10
Blade hardness: 59 HRC
Handle: Thermorun

19 replies on “Fallkniven F1 Swedish Military Knife Review”

hi, I have tried to find information about what is the kind of knife that the swedish army uses nowadays but I haven't be able to find a concrete answer. Is there a website that is all about knives or  where I can find that information about my first question? 

I bought the Micarta handled version with silver guard some years ago still perfect edge & what's more important with the F1 being convex ground it holds its edge between sharpening better than any straight bevel edge. I have the leather sheath with snap down flap so stays put if even swimming although its not as hygienic as the plastic sheaths. IMHO the F1 is still the best bush craft knife bar none

Sweden has a worldwide reputation of building hi quality steel excellent crafted knives.
US does not wave this reputation, at list not outside the US

I have an issue with the sheath as well being left handed. Right hand carry just doesn't work for me because of that.

This is the kind of video I like, some of your pimped out knives are one of a kind and hard to get, this type of video is better for me because its informative on a product I can buy. Please continue with these kind of videos.

Thanks for the info, Mike. Unfortunately, there are Chinese copies of the F1, and they're actually labeled "Fallkniven." Sad…

Thanks for a great video and insightful comments, as usual. Glad you made it home safely, btw.

@dreem1walker It funny how little you know about knife world, but you will talk down to me like im the little kid who has just got his first knife. So im guessing with your logic, all the european cars here in america have to be fakes too because they are half the price of what you pay for them in europe…

3g is limited special run, not the "real" model as you refer to it. the real regular f1 is 125$ laminated vg10. and btw, if you buy wholesale, F1 is actually $98, S1 is $118, H1 is $118 and A1 is $144
i bought mine F1 used for like 70 bucks if i remember right. i still dont understand whats your point. first off, they arent as expensive as you say they are(here in states) and second, i have never seen or even heard of fake falkniven so i doubt there are any…

The small one yes, not the "real" model that we call the F1 over here ..–Fallkniven-Knives-F1-Knife-3G-Blade–8627

At bladehq the F1 cost around $250 .. so my point is still valid. Or maybe you didn't buy the F1 3G but a more simple one instead .. like the little F1, but it's also at least $125 so not under 100 bucks.

those are custom fancy handles. all the basic kraton handle models up to sizes of a1 are under 175 bucks. F1 is actually around 120 bucks brand new

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