Fallkniven TK3ic Tre Kronor, 2.75" 3G Steel Plain Blade, Desert Ironwood Handle
The folding knives in the Tre Kronor series are lightweight, safe and beautiful. The new edge steel, 3G, is a revolutionary laminated anticorrosive steel, with a core comprising the well-proven powder steel Super Gold Powder Steel (SGPS) and sides of VG2.
Blade Steel: 3G
Hardness (HRC): 62
Edge: Flat ground
Handle material: Desert Ironwood
Weight, knife only: 3.5oz 100g
Blade length: 2.75in 70mm
Blade thickness: 0.12in 3mm
Total length: 6.5in 165mm
Closed Length: 3.75in 95mm
Locking System: Lock-Back
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:
|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
|Laminated VG10||420J2 – VG10 – 420J2