The Fallkniven F1 is the official survival knife Swedish Air Force pilots since 1995. A new world standard was set with the F1 through attention to important details including technical design, ergonomics and economy. The Fallkniven F1 surpasses international standards for strength, personal security capabilities, and value for money.
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 you can 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 and available in a left-handed version for the same price.
Choose steel: Lam. VG10, Lam. CoS or 3G
You can read more about different kinds of steel here.
Optional: black coating
If your needs require that no reflections come from your knife blade, we offer a black CeraKote option. The CeraKote is a tough surface coating that will also protect the blade from corrosion. CeraKote is a hard coating made of Teflon and ceramics that we apply for military users and others who want to avoid shiny blades. Be aware, however, that although CeraKote is an industry standard, it is also just a finish applied to the metal blade similar to painting a car and it will gradually wear off when put to use. Please note that physical abrasions could scratch through the CeraKote coating. Over time, the black CeraKote may separate from the blade, but more durable coatings make the knife difficult to sharpen and cost up to 100 times more than CeraKote.
Attaching a black surface on a rust resistant, perfectly smooth blade so that it sticks for time and eternity is all impossible. We have tested some extremely hard coatings, but they proved to be many times more expensive and make it harder to sharpen the knife.
Read an objective review/test of the F1 – AnthonyAwaken year long test of the F1 Pilot Knife