Fallkniven Thor

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I've got one that I took to the woods this week and is a great chopper...but it's a big blade, you've gotta have a sidekick.
 

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What you see there is a very good price.

Do you need a world-class chopper? Will this be your ultimate camp knife?

If not, you may get the Odin (NL2) or Njord (NL3). I'm not so sure that any knife that size will be well balanced - at least, if you're thinking of balance in terms of a knife, rather than a sword.

I just ordered the NL3 as a hunting and camp knife. It's a 6" blade and I don't plan to chop on things much with it. For everything else, it seem perfect.

If you want a very functional blade that size for very utilitarian purposes (i.e. gonna beat the hell out of it), try the Fallkniven A2. It's not as sexy, but it's less expensive, and made of very good steel (in fact, nearly identical steel).
 

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You cannot go wrong with any of the Fallkniven line, just look at all the testimonials about them, especially the smaller F1, and the bigger A1, a little smaller than the A2. I have the S1 forrest knife with a 5 inch blade and rubber handle.
 
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Balanced? Balanced for what? Thor is balanced for chopping, it is blade heavy. Its balance is horrible for precision work in which the knife positively sucks, but then, so do all other big knives. As a big knife, it's great - chops well, isn't too unwieldy, and it gives the "stainless steel is too brittle for a chopping knife" crew a slap in the face. ;) The price is very good on that site you linked to.

You cannot go wrong with any of the Fallkniven line, just look at all the testimonials about them, especially the smaller F1, and the bigger A1, a little smaller than the A2. I have the S1 forrest knife with a 5 inch blade and rubber handle.

Well, actually, you can go wrong with a Fällkniven. And it's not even very hard. If you're looking for a user knife with good stainless steel, Fällkniven should be on your list of manufacturers to consider. If you're looking for a pretty collector's knife with absolutely perfect fit and finish, then Fällkniven is quite likely to disappoint you, depending on how sharp an eye you have for small imperfections.
 

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Elen, big knives are unwieldy, and they probably would be betteroff with a smaller blade and an ax. I do not recall the original post as having asked if it would be a collector piece though, I only meant you cannot go wrong with Fallkniven as a "user knife"
 
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Yes, in that context we agree - Fällknivens make very good users. Usually, though, the Northern Lights series that Thor is part of appeals more to collectors than people looking for a user, obviously because the price is so high. That's where I was getting at. For a user large Fällkniven, I'd much rather have a A1 or A2, unless money just matters nothing, in which case the Thor does make a good user too. :thumbup:
 

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I was able to get a used Odin from a store in town, by trading some knives. It is in great shape and I want to use it, but you are right, I probably would use a different knife first. My Odin is slightly used and the edge needs just a touch up.
 
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If you're looking for a pretty collector's knife with absolutely perfect fit and finish, then Fällkniven is quite likely to disappoint you, depending on how sharp an eye you have for small imperfections.
All my knives get used. The problem is you have to rotate them through and you find yourself using some more than others.
Balanced? Balanced for what? Thor is balanced for chopping, it is blade heavy. Its balance is horrible for precision work in which the knife positively sucks, but then, so do all other big knives.
Ya, your probably right I think I'll have to get the Odin. The blade is around an inch longer than a KaBar and definitely thicker and wider, but should probably be a better choice. I was thinking an Odin and an Idun would be good combination. I think I'll buy the Odin and see how I like the blade steel properties and convex shape. You know before spending even more money on the Idun.
 

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There have also been alot of folks who are going for the NL3 the Njord with a blade of almost six inches. The F1 would be a good companion, nothing against the Idun.
 

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There have also been alot of folks who are going for the NL3 the Njord with a blade of almost six inches. The F1 would be a good companion, nothing against the Idun.

I'm one who went with the NL3, but it's not going to be used much for chopping. It's a big hunting knife that I can use for skinning and dressing large game. I'd recommend a heavier knife for chopping, like the NL2 or NL1.

The A2 is a less expensive alternative to the NL1.
 
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