Fällkniven K2 - very good kitchen knife

Mar 25, 1999
This is a very good kitchen knife with a thin blade and a very comfortably shaped handle making it a good choice for all kinds of vegetables.<a href="http://www.canit.se/%7Egriffon/knives/kitchen/fallkniven_k2.jpg"><img src="http://www.canit.se/%7Egriffon/knives/kitchen/_fallkniven_k2.jpg" align=right></a>

The shape of the handle provides a good grip for both pushing and pulling motions, as well as chopping.
<a href="http://www.canit.se/%7Egriffon/knives/kitchen/fallkniven_k1k2-handle.jpg"><img src="http://www.canit.se/%7Egriffon/knives/kitchen/_fallkniven_k1k2-handle.jpg" align=left></a>It's easy to slice using all of the edge or just part of it for chopping. The balance point is just where the handle meets the blade and it's not heavy, so using it for extended time is no problem. I like it much, so I'll in many cases use it instead of a smaller knife.
This knife is clearly better in most ways than all other kitchen knives I've tried, and since I've got long term experience with VG10 edges at this hardness I don't think I'll get any surprises with this one. It's certainly not expensive for what you get.
The only thing about it which isn't ideal, is that the very nice wooden display/transport box it comes in is a bit larger than it needs to be.
Hi Griffon!
How much was it? Where did you buy it?
Only thing I don't like about it... (without knowing much at all about it)... is the black (teflon?) coating.
It resembles too much of those knives sold on the shopping channel... "not once, not twice, but three times coated with teflon... buy the set now and receive these fabulous... 18 knives for peanuts"
If that knife would be available with no coatings, I mean does VG-10 need any coatings for kitchen use? But interesting knife anyways. Must surf to Fällkniven to see more...

Originally posted by Hugo:
How much was it? Where did you buy it?
I got it here in Sweden, how much it'll cost in other places I don't know, but here it's about 10% less than an S1.
I mean does VG-10 need any coatings for kitchen use?
Most likely not for amateurs like me, but I've asked and they say that for some professional uses it does make a difference. (Although "need" is perhaps a strong word.) My guess is that if it came in two variants, both would cost more than the present single variant.

Urban Fredriksson www.canit.se/%7Egriffon/
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I cant wait to get both kitchen knives that Fallkniven will be offering. I havent seen any for sale here in the US.

Did you see the K1?

Dennis Bible
Originally posted by shootist16:
Did you see the K1?
Yes. But I don't use that kind of knife as often, so even the initial impressions have to wait a week or so.
The handle is the same. One thing I have noticed is that the edge curves up near the handle. Not very noticable on the images, but if you compare it to most other similiar knives it's apparent.

The blade thickness is 2.5 mm, it's a "misprint".

I called LagaNet Ltd last week to find a new place to get Fallkniven knives. I got all of my Falkniven from James at Chai.

I was told that they would be available "in December".

But, as James used to say, knife devivery dates are written in sand.


It's a fine line between "a hobby" and "mental illness".

Fixed typo's

[This message has been edited by pyrguy (edited 10-25-2000).]
James was my source for Fallkniven also. He will be sorely missed.

Dennis Bible
Originally posted by Griffon:
I got it here in Sweden, how much it'll cost in other places I don't know, but here it's about 10% less than an S1.

I thought you bought it in Sweden
The recommended retail is 930 SEK... what was the street price?

I don't know/remember from which part of Sweden you are from, but do you happen to know good cutlery shops in Stockholm?