tisdag 12 maj 2015

Fallkniven WM1

Number five in the family is the WM1.
It is said that it was made for women and other people with smaller hands. It ended up as a great knife for small game like hare, ptarmigan or as a great "survival knife" in the mushroom basket together with a firesteel and a whistle.

There are six known variations of this knife.

WM1 VG10
It started off with the pure VG10 as usual.


In the early days there were a coated version, that surfaces from time to time on internet auctions.

.. and 200 numbered with micarta handles.

WM1 Lam VG10
Eventually the WM1 too got laminated.


WM1 3G
You can now also buy it in 3G.


In the beginning you could choose from three different sheaths.
The leather sheath that looked really cute.

See above.

The neck kydex sheath.


The belt kydex sheath.


Nowadays they are all extinct and there is only the Zytel sheath.


Like all the "early" knifes there was a bare blade, but it is also extinct.


So far in the series

Fallkniven H1

The H1 (hunting) knife was the fourth knife to be introduced by Fallkniven.
It has influences from the sami knives in that it has no finger guard, and yes, i have cut my index finger on it.

H1 VG10

The first 500 was numbered "opposite" the logo. The handle was also "softer" than the F1.

There was also a small series of it with curly birch / reindeer antler handles.

H1 Special picture wanted :)

H1 Laminated VG10.
The early ones had the "softer" handle and the current ones has the same as the F1.
You can see the difference since the older looks less "reflective" (see above picture).

H1 3G

The first knives came with a leather sheath that looks the same today.
The early ones had two plastic blocks to cover the blade.
Current versions has a plastic insert similar to the KK sheath.

There was also a kydex sheath available. I have only seen it once and it is now extinct.

kydex picture wanted :)

Today you can also get a zytel sheath like all the other knives.

You could also get a "bare" blade for the Lam VG10, but they are more or less extinct.

So far in the series:

Fallkniven F1
Fallkniven A1
Fallkniven S1