Knife Collectors Org. Review:
One would recognize the Fallkniven A1 as the larger version of the Fallkniven S1. It is made of the same materials and has the same design as the S1, except that it is slightly larger. The increased blade length to >6″ is a welcome to some, who would find such a length better suited and manageable when used for chopping branches.
However, just like the S1, the A1 is designed primarily as an all-rounded outdoors knife, which explains its rather hefty and thick blade. Note that at a quarter of an inch thick, the A1 will probably do poorly at slicing those apples (a thin knife would do better), but would excel at chopping those branches or batoning, aided by its convex-edged blade. It also uses the same laminated VG-10 blade, which means that it offers a good edge while handling most tasks, and has a little flex so it will not chip/break easily while batoning wood.
Editor’s Rating: 9.5/10
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Blade Length: 6.3″ x .240″
Length Closed: -NA-
Overall length: 11″
Blade Steel: Laminated VG-10 Stainless Steel
Blade hardness: Rc. 59
Blade Finish: Satin or CeraCoat 8H
Weight: 12 oz.
Lock Type: -NA-
Carry System: Leather or Zytel sheath
Handle Material: Kraton rubber
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Country of origin: Sweden
Part #: A1 (Leather Sheath), A1z (Zytel Sheath), A1b (black coated, leather sheath), A1bz (Black coated, zytel sheath)
Production Status: In Production
Last Known MSRP: Premium Member Content (see FAQs)
Current Estimated Price: Premium Member Content
Production dates: Premium Member Content
Production numbers: -unknown-
Limited run?: No
Other things of interest: –
Rarity Index: 2.5/10 (10 being the most rare)
Rarity index scale (1 to 10, 10 being the most rare):
1 – Very common; easily available on ebay, google product search and almost every knife selling website. Spammed with at least 10+ listings on ebay.
3 – Has been around for at least 2 years and are selling reasonably well, with retailers favouring other newer models over this knife.
5 – Knives that are on the borderline of being discontinued or have been discontinued for less than 6 months
6 – Products from 6 onwards are either discontinued or limited edition.
7 – Discontinued knives that pop up once every few months on the “For Sale” part of forums or on ebay. Still can be found at a few online shops though.
8 – Knives that need lots of researching to find. Not available anymore in online knife shops and pop up (if you’re lucky) >4 months for one at a time.
9 – Knives holding this rarity are the shadowy kind. You can’t find any information on them at all (not even from online knife shops that have not taken down that knife’s product page). If you see one for sale grab at all cost.
10 – The rarest of all knives. If you hadn’t been here you wouldn’t even have known that it existed. Should you have one of these you better lock it up in a triple-combination safe and treat it like a family heirloom…
With this knife a new world standard is being set! Technical design, ergonomics, and economy are brought together within the model A1, representing the leading concept available today. The knife meets and exceeds established international standards for strength, personal security and value.
Model A1 is a semi-large all-purpose knife for heavy duty use. The powerful blade is made of extremely hard yet tough laminated VG10 steel and will withstand the stress of hard use. he knife is superb to chop with, but also works very well with daily tasks, thanks to the ergonomic grip. The full tang goes entirely through the handle, so you can strike the end of it without breaking the grip. The sturdy black zytel sheath allows you to fasten the knife on your belt or your pack – even upside down. Model A1 is a water repelling concept which works just as well in extreme cold as in stifling heat.