Product DescriptionFallkniven GPdi Gentleman Pocket Knife Desert Ironwood
Other benefits include the reliable blade lock. A properly built liner-lock system is, in our opinion, the world’s strongest blade lock while still being easy to deal with. This technical solution also means that the knife is easy to clean. Rinse it under running warm water and let it dry for achieving best hygiene and function. As the strong blade bolt is threaded, you can adjust the blade inertia to suit your personal taste. The blade joint does not require lubrication. Oil and grease rather attract dust and dirt and this will increase rather than reduce wear. The shackle at the end of the handle allows you to tie the knife – you wouldn’t like to lose this beauty!
The GPdi is made of Lam. CoS steel and with a handle of desert ironwood. Desert ironwood is a very durable, heavy and hard wood that, due to its high density, can be a little difficult to process and it also sinks in water.
Blade Steel: Lam. CoS
Hardness (HRC): 60
Edge: Flat ground
Handle material: Desert Ironwood
Blade length: 3.07in/78mm
Blade thickness: 0.11in/3mm
Total length: 7.08in/180mm
Closed Length: 3.93in/100mm
LOcking System: Liner-lock
Weight, knife only: 3.38oz/96g
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