Fallkniven F1 Pilot Survival Knifeis one of the best knives on the market. It is a not only a “jack of all trades” it’s a masters those trades as well. The Fallkniven is a great looking knife, looking at it would make you think its something out of a James Bond movie. The Fallkniven F1 Pilot Survival Knife, at the time of this article, is the standard issue survival knife used by the Swedish Air Force. It’s the perfect size and easily carried on the hip, boot, chest pocket, or bag. This ultimate survival knife is ideal for hunting, hiking, camping, and is a dream when slicing cheese and sausage.
The Fallkniven F1 Pilot Survival Knife is perfectly weighted behind the first finger and has a very nice thickness. The knife’s balance in is one of the best we’ve seen in the survival knife market. The Thermorun handle performs wonderfully when wet with rain or blood and when it comes to the Zytel sheath it secures the knife well and has great drainage.
The blade is laminated VG-10 steel, with full tang, which makes it really tough. It is rust and corrosion resistant with awesome edge retention, and comes surgically sharp. Trust me the sharpness of this knife will not disappoint you and makes quick work of any task put before it.
When it comes to the knife’s negatives we only see a two, and they are very minor. The knife’s warrant isn’t the best and should be improved but we can’t see it ever being used. Also the lanyard hold is pretty far down on the grip in comparison to other survival knives, but if you don’t use it then there is nothing to worry about. We believe if Fallkniven fixes these two issues this knife will be unbeatable.
In conclusion the Fallkniven F1 Pilot Survival Knife is a workhorse of a knife and looks great to boot. It definitely qualifies as an “Ultimate Survival Knife” because of its price and performance. It’s a no frills knife with Swedish simplicity. It’s a definite must for any knife collection and should be highly consider for your every day outdoor needs. But don’t just take our word for it see some of the excellent quotes and reviews on Amazon.
“The Fallkniven F1 is hands down the best outdoors/survival knife I’ve used”
“it’s not just “razor sharp”, it’s surgical sharp”
“Incredibly easy to sharpen and it holds it’s edge for a long time”
“One of the highest quality blades I have ever used“