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2/27/05 9:07 PM
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Edited: 27-Feb-05 09:14 PM
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When I did my military service I bought this knife. I found it a few days ago when I was looking though some old stuff. Here is some info from the makers homepage: (http://www.fallkniven.com/a1f1/a1_en.html) "Mod A1, Swedish survival knife. With this knife a new world standard is being set! Important factors such as technical design, ergonomy and economy are brought together within the model A1, and represent the foremost concept available today. The knife meets and surpasses by far established international standards for strength, personal security and value for money. Mod. A1 represents an entirely new philosophy with respect to knives for survival use. At the same time it combines the experience of generations of knife manufacturing with modern technology. The handy size, the well thought-out design, the incredibly tough steel are only a few of many details making this knife something you can rely on. Mod. A1 is a semi-large all-purpose knife for heavy duty. The powerful blade is made of an extremely hard and tough laminated steel which withstands considerable stress. The knife is superb to chop with but works very well with daily tasks as well, thanks to the ergonomically shaped grip. Since the full tang goes entirely through the handle, you can strike the end of it without breaking the grip. The sturdy black kydex sheath allows you to fasten the knife on the belt, on your pack or even upside down. Mod. A1 is a water repelling concept which works just as well in extreme cold as in stifling heat." MOD A1 Total length: 280 mm (11") Blade length: 160 mm (6.3") Blade thickness: 6 mm (0.24") Tang: Almost full tang, tang visible at handle end Weight (knife): 305 g (12 oz) Steel: Lam. VG10 Blade hardness: 59 HRC Handle: Kraton® Steel analysis: VG10 C - 1.00 Si - 0.60 Mn - 0.50 P - 0.030 Cr - 15.00 Mo - 1.05 Co - 1.40 V - 0.20 Here's a pic of the same model but with a different mark on it. I believe the company changed name. --------------- So what's teh verdict? Is that any good?
2/27/05 9:18 PM
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Edited: 27-Feb-05
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I suggest a look at some of the knives they make. http://www.fallkniven.com/next-index.htm
2/27/05 11:23 PM
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Looks very nice
2/28/05 11:54 AM
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Edited: 28-Feb-05
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The Fallkniven line had a loyal following, but I read somewhere that they're going out of business.
2/28/05 9:47 PM
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Yeah. The owner explains it on the homepage. He had 2 heartattacks in one month in fall 2004 so he decided to sell. Too bad. I hope I can get enough money to buy a few knives before the stock runs out.

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