Product DescriptionFallkniven F1ZCoS Military Survival Knife, Zytel Sheath
The Fallkniven F1 represents a new philosophy with respect to knives for survival use. The F1 successfully combines the experience of generations of knife manufacturing with the most modern technology and forging.
The well thought-out design and incredibly tough laminated steel are only two of the many details making the handy-sized Fallkniven F1 a knife you can always rely on even with your life. The F1 is well proportioned and tremendously versatile. The safe, comfortable grip along with its hard and tough laminated steel blade makes the F1 knife incredibly useful for all types of daily work and demanding tasks.
Choose a sheath: zytel or leather
The full cover leather sheath is made from high quality black leather, and it safely contains the entire knife. The injection molded zytel sheath offers a simple, safe and strong combination of qualities that every user will appreciate. The one hand operated zytel sheath is easy to keep clean. The zytel sheath left-handed version is also available and sold separate.
Laminate steel – why?
Fallkniven is using a laminate steel because such a steel is at least 20 % stronger than a solid stainless steel. Designing a survival knife you always have to consider about the strength of the knife since you might be forced to use the knife beyond standards. Usually they go for strong low/medium carbon stainless steel for the outer layers and add VG10, Cobalt-Special or Super Gold Powder Steel as a center steel. The 420J2 is a low-carbon high chromium alloy steel and they are using that because of its strength and its almost corrosion-free properties. They're using VG2 stainless steel as well and, with a higher carbon content, the VG2 steel is less scratch sensitive than the 420J2, a little stronger but also more expensive and tougher to work.
The different Type of steel Fallkniven uses:
|Steel ||Rockwell HRC |
|3G||VG2 – SGPS – VG2||62 |
|Cowry X||120 layers damast steel with an edge in Cowry X||64 |
|Laminated CoS||420J2 – CoS – 420J2||60 |
|Laminated SGPS||420J2 – SGPS – 420J2 ||62 |
|Laminated VG10||420J2 – VG10 – 420J2 ||59 |
These steel form the edge:
Cowry X: An extreme powder steel developed by Mr. Ichiro Hattori
SGPS: Super Gold Powder steel
CoS: A newly developed high alloy cobalt-special steel
VG10: A well known high alloy molybdenum/cobalt steel
VG2: A standard semi alloy strong stainless steel
420J2: A standard low carbon durable stainless steel
Blade Steel: Lam.CoS
Hardness (HRC): 60
Tang: Protruding broad tang
Handle material: Thermorun
Weight, knife only: 5.40 oz./ 153g
Blade length: 3.82in / 97mm
Blade thickness: 0.15in / 4mm
Total length: 8.27in / 210mm