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Thoughts on Fallkniven knife

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by andrewdl007, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. andrewdl007

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    Excellent fixed blades. I have no experience with the folders.
     
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    The fixed blade version is my go to back pack carry, much better at the odd jobs they my standard carry blade
     
  4. Old Dog

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    Perhaps if the website had prices in USD rather than Swedish krona, it'd be easier to ascertain if they're overpriced

    I do have an older F1 (admittedly, not one of their top-shelf knives, I think the steel is VG-10) and it's a nice knife with a good convex grind, strong with scales that seem a bit slippery when wet, but frankly, I don't see that they're any better than any of the better-know American knives you can get at a better price point.
     
  5. SharpDog

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    Best price I could find (with very little searching):

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    https://www.ebay.com/i/163607201989

    I would say it was fair, maybe a little high in price.

    I personally like the ESEE better but there are many competitors Made in the U.S.A.

    ESEE Makes all sizes from the 3" ESEE 3 great for EDC to the giant Junglas chopper. Perhaps the most useful is the ESEE 6 for general purpose. Great for all types of cutting, batoning and fire starting.

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    https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=esee+6&crid=KIKOH8VLNPL3&sprefix=esee,aps,188&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-do-p_2_4

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    https://smile.amazon.com/Esee-6HM-B-Esee-6-Modified-Handle-Leather/dp/B079NBN27Y/ref=sr_1_3?crid=KIKOH8VLNPL3&dchild=1&keywords=esee+6&qid=1604120760&sprefix=esee,aps,188&sr=8-3




    https://www.knifecenter.com/series/esee-knives/esee-6-series
     
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  6. stevek

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    Well, I am a Buck fan. Their warranty is exceptional, and I have never had a problem with any of their blades. I found a 110 and 112 in the local pawn shop, beat to heck. Sent them in for their SPA service, ($6.90 per knife) and they came back looking like new. Their fixed blades can be found in some different steels, and many different sizes. Go to their site and have a look around. Here are a pair of my fixed blade model 119 Bucks...
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  7. Boattale

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    I like my 119 a lot too. Yours are very nice. Mine is of the age it has the Idaho tang stamp.
     
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    An earlier observation.
     
  9. David Hoback

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    Fallkniven are excellent knives. They were among my picks MANY years ago.... Then I became a Knifemaker. And, well... I make better knives than anything I can buy. :D So it’s pretty convenient.

    I liked Buck when I was a kid. I’ve learned to stay away from them now. Those 119’s have been popular, but unfortunately, they are junk. I mean, I are ok...but if a Buck 119 is your standard, than you’ve never felt a truly sharp blade. Even before becoming a Knifemaker, I studied steel...Metallurgy. Buck uses 420HG stainless, which is incapable of getting truly sharp. It’ll get sharp “enough”, I guess if it works for you. Besides that, it’s a very weak steel. Fallkniven use a couple different steels, although VG10 is their most basic(and affordable). It’s good steel. Again, I was very fond of it. Until I became a steel snob:rofl: (Ah, it happens.) But VG10 is good. It will take & hold a very good edge. It’s fairly tough, given its edge holding ability.

    And then the Esee knives. They started as “Rat” knives made by Adventure Sworn. I was around them to, before I made my own. Decent knives also. Made using 1095 high carbon steel, which is good...but has some limitations. Like rust. Don’t even let the blade look out a window at rain....or it will rust! Esee does good heat treating, but they use very thick spines steel. So they are heavy considering. Although subjective, I don’t care for the new styling. They looked better when they were Rat.
     
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