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Fällkniven A1Z Survival Knife (VG-10/Kraton/Zytel)

Fällkniven A1Z Survival Knife (VG-10/Kraton/Zytel)

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**SIGNIFICANT** Massdrop informed me (in Sept 2018) my Fallkniven A1 purchased on MD (Sept 2018) IS NOT warranted because it was purchased here on MD, and not an established knife store. : ( Although I know mine bought off MD is genuine, I'd like it warrantied should something happen. Something to think about...
I just can't resist, I'm in... Feed the addiction.
Randomsmack
I'll just check the mail before the wifey.
Randomsmack
Smart move! : )
Massdrop isn't seeing my question apparently. Anybody on here know who to approach with warranty issues with a Fallkniven purchased from Massdrop?
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Please elaboerate on how that is "well known". I have never seen it posted anywhere or read where anyone else stated that. To me, as long as it is a genuine article arriving in the Fallkiven box with the hidden hologram mark, it will be able to be warrantied, yes? Can no one answer that? I do believe Massdrop purchases them from an authorized american distributor, so it SHOULD be able to be warrantied, my friend. So, I am not agreeing with your statement that items would not be warranteed. So please, ...someone else,..... if you can tell me, I just need someone to tell me which company to approach in the U.S. (oe maybe Fallkniven themselves) for an issue
RHPICAYUNE
For starters, it says so right here. https://helpdesk.massdrop.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003723748-Do-products-purchased-on-Massdrop-have-a-warranty-
But of course it's genuine, Massdrop is pretty big, they don't sell fakes.
This is on my want list, but too bad it didn't drop on payday, oh well....baby come back.
Randomsmack
Get it the American way; put it on the credit card, just pay off the card on payday! : ) No interest either on most cards if you pay off balance before 30 days.
Massdrop, can you please allay my fears of having an unwarrantied knife? Who would I interact with in the U.S. should I need warranty or product assistance?
Thank you.
Massdrop, can you please allay my fears of having an unwarrantied knife? I was worried about the warranty situation, so I reached out to FallKniven themselves to enquire about the warranty... Who would I interact with in the U.S. should I need warranty or product assistance? The following is my email to them...
Sept. 18, 2018 "Hello (FallKniven), I am purchasing what is advertised as a genuine FallKniven A1z from a website called Massdrop. I do not want to support counterfeiters or fakes from stealing your design and money. I also appreciate and want a genuine FallKniven product. Is Massdrop an authorized distributor or purchaser from you? Here is a link to the product: **(I inserted Massdrop's A1z knife URL here for Fallkniven to see) ** "Please let me know if this is legitimate and would carry warranty from you. Thank you very much for your time."
*Following is FallKniven's reply to me Sept. 18, 2018 @ 10 am CST*
Hello, Since we aren’t members of this community we haven’t got access to the asking price level. We don’t sell to them and they are not authorized by us. I believe they buy our products from any of our three US distributors. We doubt that they will assist you if you happened to get any problems with your knife. We suggest that you buy our products from a regular dealer close to you or from a large, reliable internet dealer. Best regards Peter Hjortberger Fällkniven AB - Est. 1984 www.fallkniven.cominfo@fallkniven.sePhone: +46 (0) 921 544 22Granatvägen 8S-961 43  BodenSwedenVAT # SE556494-8684-01
I decided to give the A1 a try with this drop. My go-to knife is usually a Fiddleback Recluse or Mora Companion, which have been great all-arounders for me. I'm curious to see what I think of something larger. Couple of questions for those who carry the A1: 1) how do you like it as a "one knife" vs smaller blades. 2) it's not made for processing game, but has anyone used for processing elk/moose/bous?
This is a great knife. I don't trust Amazon, too many counterfeits. "Buy once, Cry once"
This seems like a good price at $139 with free US shipping.
I just recently purchased one from Amazon at $137, which was the lowest price according to camelcamelcamel.com. There was also a $4.40 clippable coupon available at the time of purchase. So that’s $132.60.
Now, I had to pay sales tax, so that brought the price up to $145 or so.
Of course, I’ll get it much sooner. But if the price isn’t that low when you look for it on Amazon, and you don’t mind the wait, this seems like a good deal.
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K.T.N
Here it is again, but 4 months later, and a WHOPPING $20 more ($159)on Massdrop! Wonder why the huge increase in only 4 months? Because Massdrop thinks they can get away with that much more profit for them???
RHPICAYUNE
$199 on BladeHQ. I don't even bother with Amazon. Too many counterfeits
Hi Zawaka,
This particular model of the A1z, The “z” is used to designate the Zytel (polymer) sheath that the knife shipped with. Fallkniven also offers the A1 with leather (A1L) and lefty sheath configurations.
I feel the polymer sheath has several advantages: easy to clean, and won’t react adversely to water or freezing temperatures. The sheath holds the knife securely, has drain hole, and allows, for easy one hand insertion and removal. It's simple belt loop hangs easily and freely. It’s simple, but it gets the job done.
Cheers, Seb
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unfortunately not. But you can order in Fallkniven website for a left sheath!
https://www.fallkniven.com/en/kniv-kategori/extra-sheaths/
frequency.lim
Thanks!
Is there any difference between the A1z and A1?
Zawaka
Figured it out the "z" stands for Zytel. Which is the sheath. This model is for sale from fallkniven in both a Zytel and leather sheath, but this drop has the Zytel sheath.
Will this knife be covered by Fallknivens warranty?
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I actually contacted Fallkniven. As long as the knife comes in their package and with their hologram emblem its covered; but just in case I suggest using your phone to scan the emblem (using directions provided in link below) to register the knife directly with Fallkniven.
https://www.fallkniven.com/en/product-information/counterfeit/
here is a link.
This product also ships DIRECTLY from fallkniven. On their website they cover direct sales through themselves rather than through the retailer. Customer support got back to me in a timely fashion, about 8 hours which considering we are on opposite sides of the world is pretty good.
Zawaka
Thank you! That is very good news as I didn't order previously on another drop due to worrying about this. Massdrop really needs to post this as it is very pertinent having a valid warranty. Sometimes it seems Massdrops information is kind of incomplete...
Hi Cracktower,
You can see expensive fix blade like Rockstead UN-ZDP uses ZDP-189/VG10 . Spyderco FB01 Bill Moran , Al Mar MSRO-V Mini SERE Operator and SOG fix blade using VG10 no issues.
I normally use small axe to split wood. Knife to cut rope, making a feather stick for fire starting , cut can, chop veg, cut meat or craft camp pin.
I know VG10 is awesome in the kitchen but isn't it a little brittle for doing really hard camp work?
Fällkniven has instructed us to lay a piece of wood below during batoning wood. They box written it clearly! Just in case the knife slip and hit rock below. If there is no wood supported, the knife cutting edge might chip. I believed this is a genuine answer. Even the strongest metal will chip when great force hit hard surfaces. I enjoy watching the destruction video!. If ones uses the knife like the destruction test video. LOL, I think his or her life is in danger therefore I rather carry a gun!
Massdrop; second request to know if you receive these directly from Fallkniven ?
RHPICAYUNE
These come direct from Fallkniven. Thanks for the post!
kyleemj
Bad news KyleemJ. I inquired to Fallkniven about buying from Massdrop and the warranty situation and was told by Fallkniven themselves that they DON'T sell to Massdrop. pasted from their reply to me from Sept 18-2018
" Hello, Since we aren’t members of this community (Massdrop)we haven’t got access to the asking price level. We don’t sell to them and they are not authorized by us. I believe they buy our products from any of our three US distributors. We doubt that they will assist you if you happened to get any problems with your knife. We suggest that you buy our products from a regular dealer close to you or from a large, reliable internet dealer. Best regards Peter Hjortberger Fällkniven AB - Est. 1984 www.fallkniven.cominfo@fallkniven.sePhone: +46 (0) 921 544 22Granatvägen 8S-961 43  BodenSwedenVAT # SE556494-8684-01
I bought an A1 model from amazon last year. I had a problem with the blade on my 3rd day of a 40+ day wilderness survival course. Contacted the company by email. They all but accused me of trying to pull a fast one over on them. Then accused me of abusing the knife (the "survival" knife). Then they asked for proof of purchase and said if the vendor was not on their tiny list of authorized dealers that they probably wouldnt honor the warranty. At which point I sent 1 final and unpleasant email to the company telling them what they can do with the remainder of their day and logged into amazon to purchase a Tops BoB knife for the rest of my course. The A1 felt much better in hand, but I could baton wood with my BoB without the edge bending. I could have just gotten a miserable employee cooresponding with me and my A1 couldve been an oddity defect (general consensus in camp was it was genuine vg10 since it didnt rust, but the heat treatment was off), regardless I wont spend another dollar on the company.
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T222T222
Similar thing happened to me but with an S1 on the first day using it. Genuine blade. Stuck the tip into a block of wood and the point shattered off. Clear dark line in the steel at the break. Their answer was to grind a new point millimeters shorter and hand it back. Didn’t even try to match the belly profile. My take, these blades are not worth the price with service like that.
ModestProposal
Im glad I didnt bother sending them my blade then. I was so aggravated as their response I just got a new one and tossed it in storage. Well its a lesson learned. My TOPs and Esee blades are ugly compared to the A1, but I hear the customer service is outstanding. Fact is, after years, I still havent had a reason to contact them.
Hi Massdrop, I read an article from Fallkniven that there are counterfeits floating around.
https://www.fallkniven.com/en/product-information/counterfeit/
Yours are delivered directly from Fallkniven, yes? ...or from which distributor? Want to ease my worried mind...
RHPICAYUNE
Thanks again for bringing this to our attention.
Is this VG-10 that Fallkneven uses a tough or brittle steel? I know every manufacturer can have different heat treat methods & levels of hardness, so I guess what I'm asking is, how fragile is it to striking or shocks, like if I were to accidentally hit metal objects or drop it on my tile floor...
RHPICAYUNE
59 hrc with a laminate for extra durability. Attached is a link to part 3 of a true abuse video of the A1. The video is horrifying to watch but also makes you love the knife so much more.
RHPICAYUNE
This is a tough knife. This is my buddies go to survival knife and he has literally used it to chop down trees. I have never seen this knife at this price. It's a good buy.
This is probably the wrong place for this, so I apologize, but would anyone else like to see an A1 Pro drop?
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That's strange because I'm viewing the video above which has several parts. The 2nd part has the man driving his tip into metal with force and there was no damage. Was part of your camping duties holding the knife in the campre fire embers, i.e. using it to cover a fire. This may ruin the heat treat which would make the knife more brittle.
There are quite a few fake versions out there. This would be my guess as to what happen.
Have the S1 model, slightly shorter version, for quite a few years now. The Zytel sheath does get loose over time, as in the stopper loosens up and the blade can fall out if I shake it enough which is very dangerous. BUT there is an easy fix, I wrap a ranger band over it and it is tighter than new! The ranger band can double as a good survival accessory as well.
I also use add another ranger band on top of that and slot a mini SOG sharperner/firesteel in between. So not so bad for a zytel sheath afterall.
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Yes. Strong rubber bands. I've also used bicycle tubes on my other knives.. strong stuff and last much longer through seasonal changes (i.e. cold and dryness) than regular rubber bands which tends to snap.
arislan
I've experienced similar... I ended up just moving to a leather sheath for mine.
$186 at Amazon and delivered to my box in 2 day shipping with my prime account--no waiting weeks and weeks for the mass drop...$182 here at massdrop with the S&H; why only a $4 savings if a bunch of us will
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be buying it here???
RHPICAYUNE
Thanks for letting us know, we do check pricing but sometimes we don't spot every single competitor's best price.
Based on member comments, we've been able to make the lowest drop price even better - member research FTW!
RHPICAYUNE
162 on jet.com
This knife is $190 on Amazon. Might be worth getting it there for the faster shipping.
I have been eyeing this knife for a while, but the price converted to CAD is the same as regular price
Why are you not shipping knifes to Europe anymore ?
To anyone who actually owns this knife: is it worth the hefty price tag? Or would I be better off buying 5 or 6 $30-40 knives?
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BaccaBossMC
It's an excellent knife that will serve well in survival and bushcraft applications. It's generally regarded as one of the best survival knives you can get in stainless steel and in general. Fallknivens prices have steadily been increasing over the years. I would consider its current cost avg of about $200 for the A1 approaching the limit of its value, as Bark River makes a similar design and function with better steels and unconditional lifetime warranty at a slightly higher cost.
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