Fällkniven S1 - impression after 6 months

Mar 25, 1999
<a href="http://www.canit.se/%7Egriffon/knives/fallkniven/fallkniven_s1.html"><img align=right src="http://www.canit.se/%7Egriffon/knives/fallkniven/_fallkniven_s1-b.jpg"></a>Initially I was very favourably impressed by this knife, and the impression stands after six months, although I haven't been using it quite as much as I thought I'd be doing.

It cuts well and can be used for chopping. The handle is comfortable and seems to fit a wide range of hand sizes and gives you a good grip for control while cutting and a good grip for chopping.

The reason it's been used less than I planned on is that unless chopping is likely, a smaller knife (in my case F1) is as useful, but noticably smaller and lighter. If you may need to do some chopping, but not quite to the extent an axe is indicated, then it's a good knife to bring.

The edge holds up well and needs sharpening infrequently and when it does it's easy to get it sharp. I haven't been mistreating it, perhaps just used it a bit roughly from time to time, and there's no sign of damage to the edge.

When it comes to stainlessness, I haven't been able to get it to rust at all, even though I've been "careless" and haven't always kept it dry even in cold weather, but I should point out that I haven't used it in or near salt water or the like. It's never been coated or oiled.

Urban Fredriksson
Latest update: A Russian hand made hunting knife

"I've always been fascinated by Scandinavian knives [...] they're simple, in an advanced way".
- Bob Loveless
This matches my experience with S-1 completely. Very versatile knife, just right for me in size and balance. Amazingly strong and holds the edge nicely.
But I'm extremely lazy guy, so I'm going with F-1 (BTW, also one of my very favorite fixed blades) much more frequently

Sergiusz Mitin
Lodz, Poland