The truth about Fällkniven S1 Pro

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  1. Mikael W

    Mikael W Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2007
    S1 splitting Birch.jpg

    NL4 splitting firewood.jpg
    To my personal experience with FK models in the same size as the S1 Pro, they both baton and split firewood without any damage to the edge at all.
    By using wedges like Mors Kochanski has shown, the risk of damage to the knife is further reduced.

    Regards
    Mikael
     
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  2. Pr3inar

    Pr3inar

    337
    Oct 17, 2015
    what happened to that Randall?
     
  3. Twindog

    Twindog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    When I got it, it was my first Randall. The fit and finish was awful. I called Randall, but they said there is no warranty and would not talk to me because I bought it from a person on the forum.

    I didn't want the knife after that, and couldn't sell it because of the flaws. So I decided to test how good the blade was. It was as bad as the fit and finish. Cheap steel run way too soft. It almost destroyed itself. I'll never buy another Randall.

    Here's the quality of the jimping.
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    The blade couldn't stand up to any abuse.
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  4. 9.3x62

    9.3x62

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    Jun 19, 2020
    Note that Fällkniven doesnt say that their knife can not be used to split wood. Just that an axe is better, which is true.
     
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  5. herisson

    herisson Apple slicing rocking chair dweller Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    "The truth about..." is a load of crap. You got a lemon, it can happen. You have been made whole. End of story. Can these expensive knives attract some people who understand the added value of Swedish engineering plus Japanese craftmanship,.... maybe. The price is very high (in my book), too high actually, but a Volcano is still on the radar. Because it's so sexy !
     
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  6. Mikael W

    Mikael W Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2007
    Both method works! :)

    Chop&split GB mini vs NL2 001.jpg

    NL2 & GB Mini at test. If the ax is small and the knife is big, the knife is faster...

    Regards
    Mikael
     
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  7. Twindog

    Twindog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    What kind of edge did you put on your Fallkniven? It looks like you made the edge angle much more acute than stock.
     
  8. Mikael W

    Mikael W Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2007
    It's the original factory edge, just honed and stropped. That knife was bought new in 2007 and has seen a lot of hard use.
    It still has the original edge.

    Regards
    Mikael
     
  9. Twindog

    Twindog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    Must be the reflection. Both my small SK2 and my large SK6 have 12 degree per side edges. The edge is barely visible. They are really well made knives.

    Always appreciate your posts on Fallkniven knives, Mikael.
     
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  10. Lee D

    Lee D

    May 27, 2013
    I’ve seen videos of them peeling apart, but never broken like that. As someone who’s beat the crap out of a couple F1s, I’m curious, I’d like to see a pic.
     
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  11. Mikael W

    Mikael W Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2007
    Fällkniven knives aren't indestructible and it has happened that a few of them has been broken.

    Regards
    Mikael
     
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  12. Lee D

    Lee D

    May 27, 2013
    I’m sure they can be broken, but unless you got a lemon, I think you’d have to be doing something far beyond what they’re designed for.
     
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  13. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    Actually similar to DBK youtube video where they break the tip off on purpose, just he broke off less than they did lol
     
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  14. Lee D

    Lee D

    May 27, 2013
    Dutch Bushcrafters right? I think I’ve seen that video. I’m gonna have to rewatch it.
     
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  15. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    Yep, they made response video to someone and tortured the F1 on purpose, it took quite an abuse, only the tip broke tho. But rest of the knife held up well.

    The guy I know has chipped his on first use, and many people here said that fallkies often chip on first use and it takes them few sharpenings to get to the better steel underneath. And about the broken tip, IDK, he was swinging it on piece of wood, he's a gamer who usually never uses his knives, he had several Moras and few Fallknivens and decided to use some of them one day. His technique probably sucked in all honesty, but still at the price range, he was disappointed.
     
  16. Mikael W

    Mikael W Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2007
    Well, userskills are far more important than the pricetag on the knife.

    Regards
    Mikael
     
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  17. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    Damn sexy! IMG_20200621_091332.jpg

    There are plenty of people out there that are a few French fries short of a happy meal and probably shouldn't be handling sharp objects without some prior instruction! As Ron White said " You can't fix stupid "!!!!
     
  18. herisson

    herisson Apple slicing rocking chair dweller Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Ha, haaa !
     
  19. EatingSarma

    EatingSarma

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    Jun 22, 2020
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  20. Mikael W

    Mikael W Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2007
    If You want a new one You will need to get it fairly quick. They are about to be discontinued.

    Regards
    Mikael
     

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