Fallkniven F1Z Survival Knife VG-10 w/ Zytel Sheathsearch

Fallkniven F1Z Survival Knife VG-10 w/ Zytel Sheath

Fallkniven F1Z Survival Knife VG-10 w/ Zytel Sheath

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It's a beauty. But the box was trashed when it arrived in a bubble wrap envelope. Disappointing to find that since I like to save the box and its a mess.
The shiping and handling is to high on this one at 21.5$, the Esse 4 is only 7.0$. Why the difference?
I would love to bitch about the prices fallkniven charges for vg-10 and plastic, but then I remember that I have purchased spyderco fixed blades before. Still though.
Good deal. Must resist
PaLee
Ah fudge me!
Could not resist no 'mo and folded like a cheap chair. Well at least now I've completed my trifecta of the F1 👍🏼
Not to be a Negative Nancy... But I don't really understand the choice of steel. VG-10 on something that is marketed as a survival knife seems strange. I understand that VG-10 has great corrosion resistance, but I would personally want a tougher, less chippy steel on a survival knife.
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Fixall
Apparently the combination of VG-10, laminated construction and convex grind in this blade make it much more robust than just the steel would suggest. Can't confirm this firsthand though, as I went straight for the Laminated Cobalt Steel F1dz.
Fixall
I know what you're saying, but I accept the tradeoffs and really like VG10. What's great about it, for me, is how easy it is to strop back to sharpness in the field. So for tasks like game processing and food prep, it's awesome and can be kept scary sharp with very little upkeep. While I own some knives in supersteels, I tend to like VG10 for this reason.
I never had a chipping problem with VG10, even with some hard use. That said, I tend to carry an axe and so don't do much batoning with my knives.
At about $20 shipping, this is not a good deal. You can buy these all day long on Amazon for about $120 shipped.
I'm happy with mine, but the box got beaten up pretty badly after being shipped loose in a bubble wrap envelope.
Shipping is $21+. That seems extortionate. It's shipping within the EU. And is quite light and small. What is this exorbitant fee for?
$112.27 with leather sheath at Walmart.com
A week too late for this drop. I ordered one from an online vendor for $35 more! But, I purchased one with a leather sheath. This is a great deal for anyone on the fence.
If you can only have 'one' knife this is the one. Google/youtube "Fallkniven A1 Destruction Test" grab a beer or cup of Joe and you'll be very entertained. The F1 shares the same laminated VG10 design as the A1.
EDCALEX
Except it’s 25% thicker blade stock, so is a whole different monster.
If you have the extra cash, save a bit more and spring for the F1dz with Lam. CoS. It's amazing.
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Or maybe just try the Mora Companion and find out that's all the knife you really need. 😁
bookworm13
So true
Do these come with the fallkniven hard case with foam inserts?
sdhaliwal
No. That's only on the Pro model. And the Pro is a very different knife in steel and blade shape.
I’ll look for the next drop or maybe the leather sheath version. My wallet needs a chance to recover from other Massdrop purchases.
One of my all time favorite knives, I have two of them plus the S1. If I could only have one knife, this would probably be it. That or my new MSK-1, which is AMAZING. This is a way better price then I ever paid for the two I have. I'd jump on this if I didn't have two already.
Does anyone know if the sheath is MOLLE-compatible? Or if there's a MOLLE sheath for this knife?
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We use a rubber knife with a kydex holster that's provided for by the group for hand to hand practice, but for actual operations we need to have a knife.
ARikozuM
Sheath is nylon belt loop only. At least the one that comes with it. It's a basic nylon sheath... it's actually pretty decent but nothing special or tactical. I also bought leather sheath for mine. I'm sure you could find one or make one. I would not pass on this knife just because of the sheath. I love mine. I have 2 of these and the S1 which is bigger, super nice too. This is a killer price:-)
So is there a reason VG-10 knives seem to be so expensive? I ask because I bought my Spyderco Centofante III from amazon for $50 back in '09, which uses VG-10 steel. Edit: By the way I know that sometimes sheath and handle materials come into play, but I can't imagine $50+ worth of play.
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I felt others may have been skeptical. Too often, some makers use a thin welded on rat's tail to connect the pummel. Also, other flight rescue knives I have seen have an enclosed partial tang to minimize the odds of electrocution and those with pummels did conduct electricity from the blade.
ScottieG
the reason I said it is full tang is because that guy is asking why the price is high...full tang need more steel...so it may bring up the price. full tang is not better than partial tang or hide tang if they done by good knife maker. Fällkniven is very well established knife company, full tang and full convex grind blade are almost signature feature for them. I adore skeptic people, and I am a skeptic myself...but waste time on some company already being known to be truthful and quality driven is not something I can personally understand... I don't mean that good company won't do something like that, I am simply saying they have less chance to do it and people should not spend time to worrying about every company may fake things. or the whole 'building your reputation' is pointless...
Ok so my knife came. And I finally get it. I finally get massdrop. This knife is amazing I know it is but what I got ...what I got was a bent tip. And dulled blade...oh nevermind the fact I asked for an update Also the surprise of a 20$ delivery fee was just delightful.... I'll reprofile it myself. I have a flashlight coming then I'm done MD your a scam
Frankie79
Credibility is easily increased with proper literacy.
allemander
Old and very regrettable review I wrote! An amazing knife.! As far as my grammar yup. It,s shit!
Update please
Does this sheath have a clip or is it strictly belt loop attached?
If you are looking for a give aftermarket sheath, check out Apocalypse gear. I picked up one for my a1. There was some lead time, but the sheath is nice. http://apocalypse-gear.theshoppad.com/#/product/fallkniven-f1-survival-sheath-1
Any chance of getting a drop on the S1?...I don't know about everyone else, but if I'm carrying a relatively heavy fixed blade (instead of the typical lightweight folder) I want a little more blade than this.
M.a.v
S1 dropped couple weeks ago. I'm guessing that it will return at some point.
I am in Canada and got my knife today. Around 3 weeks shipping, smooth transaction and everything arrived in perfect condition. Thanks massdrop.
These are $106 on ebay minus all the massdrop shananigans. I guess I'm not understanding the benefits of purchasing from this kind of business model. Seems good on paper but not in practice or execution unless you prefer delayed shipments and non-existent customer service.
Jttk
FALLKNIVEN Black FN1K .... I think it's a different knife you're looking at on ebay. I could be wrong. FN1K on ebay and this is F1Z.
Jttk
Just got mine and finally this was there last chance Dropping massdrop
Since the shipping info was vague I figured I would ask. Does this ship to Canada? There's nothing about the knife that would make it illegal here but it would be good to know before I commit.
My first join with Massdrop amazing knife but by experience I can tell you that both sheaths leather and Zytel are a POS. Better get the cheaper model (zytel) and get a custom made leather sheath for this amazing knife.
Massdrop, can you please post some pictures of the leather sheath? Thanks.
jbtran
Thanks for noting this, the leather sheath hasn't been available for the past few runs of this drop but we'll try to get it made available as an option and add the photos to the page. Stay tuned...
jbtran
Sorry, we're not able to add Leather Sheath (F1L) as an option for this drop. We might have it available again soon, but probably not within the next 4-6 weeks. I've corrected the note on the page to reflect this, apologies for any disappointment :(
Joined this last drop on the Fallkniven F1. Was limited to 75 units. I made the drop, paid my money just like everyone else who joined, and Massdrop's took my $$$ gladly. Now I'm told that some of the knives have been shipped, but not all, with Massdrop now saying the rest of us will have to wait due to a "backorder". WTF? If the drop was limited to 75 units then they should have had 75 knives - and no backorders. No word on when the knife I paid for will ship. Just that there "may" be more info in a week. That's total BS. I want my money back.
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These are all valid points. I'm sorry that you had to ask, I thought we had reached out proactively. You're correct there is not as much coordination between online and offline communications and the people responsible for them I appreciate your candid reply; it helps to improve the areas in which we are weak. Because of comments like this, we do now have better visibility into the help tickets related to each drop. Again, this doesn't fix anything that already happened, but it does improve the community experience as a whole and I thank you for that, as well as for being quite calm and constructive about this considering your experience.
JonasHeineman
Sadly, though, I've become rather gunshy over the past year with Massdrop, as this is not the first instance of this kind of thing I have experienced. Likewise the support has been equally disjointed and disconnected in those drops, too. I was even told this last time by one of your staff that issues like this would no longer be addressed in the drop discussions, so I was rather surprised to see any sort of reply about the fumbling with the last Fallkniven drop. The impression given was that Massdrop didnt want to burden drop discussions with individual customer issues. Glad to see that policy has changed. Folks thinking about joining a drop need to know if there have been issues in the past with given items, vendors, etc. Transparency is always better that workings "behind the curtain." I appreciate that you're addressing these issues publicly. That said, I think it will be some time before I chance another drop, if ever.
Where is the option to order the leather sheath at checkout??
I can't make this drop. I will jump in next drop.