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Fällkniven - A Knife for a Lifetime

Fällkniven - A Knife for a Lifetime

If you are one of those people who think nothing of riding a 40, 50, even 60 year old heap of iron across modern day traffic, you probably already have a working relation to much clamored for sustainability.

Regular users of Milwaukee machinery also have a well developed sense for the advantages of perfect tools. This holds true of course off the road and in the garage as well. Here’s a good example: Knives. Sure enough for only a few euros you can buy ferrous contraptions that are legally entitled to the name “knife”. And then there is Fällkniven.

Fällkniven knives have been made in Sweden ever since 1984. They are being produced in a family business, whose founders pride themselves of decades of outdoor experience as hunters and fishermen. Indeed they seem to know what knife making is all about: the steel, the materials for the grips, the sheaths – Fällkniven leaves nothing to chance.

Only exclusive special steels are being used, e.g. laminated Super Gold Powder Steel SGPS, which not only is expensive but also hard to work. It needs the experienced hand of a seasoned smith, but rewards the owner with a edge holding performance bordering on the unbelievable.

When it comes to grip materials, the ladies and gentlemen at Fällkniven aren’t sparing the horses either: Leather, bone, precious Cocobolo wood, Grilon (one of the most stable and durable polyamides), it’s all there.

The Swedes are especially proud of their high standards for their sheaths. There are beautiful and well made classic leather sheaths; government agencies prefer the sheaths injection moulded from the very tough and weather proof Zytel.

Plus, the Fällkniven knives even look good, courtesy of the Scandinavian penchant for clean, simple and timeless forms. Small wonder that the Swedish crown has elected Fällkniven as official purveyours.

W&W feels honoured to be able to offer a selection of these noble pieces of cutting art. We reasoned, why shouldn’t a knife inspire our lives as long as a heap of Milwaukee hardware?

Fällkniven Northern Light Tor Knife
Fällkniven Northern Light Tor Knife
It feels natural that this knife bears the name of the Aesirs strongest and most powerful god, the ruler of the Aesirs domicile, Asgard, the strong, red-bearded god of thunder - Thor (Swedish: Tor).
This is a chopper of world-class quality, where nothing has been spared to make the knife as strong, beautiful and comfortable as possible. A pleasure to look at and a thrill to use.
The blade is made from laminated steel, where the edge consists of VG10 steel and the sides 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 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.
The handle consists of specially selected ox-hide 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.
The blade features a convex edge, the ultimate for cutting performance and edge strength that can only be made by the hands of a trained, skilled knifesmith, and that's why 99.99% of all knives don't have that kind of edge.
The sheath is made of black leather of the highest quality.
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