The Fällkniven A1xb is a top-quality outdoor knife, suited for many different users. Bushcraft and survival enthusiasts, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts have known for years that Fällkniven produces amazing knives This A1xb is a full-tang version of their Fällkniven A1.
The Fällkniven A1x is also called the 'Expedition Knife'. So adventurous. Because of its royal blade size we also like to call it the 'bushcraft sword'. You use it for many different tasks, but it excels during the more demanding tasks. Because of its 7 mm thick blade it is also quite heavy. As such you can also easily split wood.
The Fällkniven X collection is the first of this Swedish brand with a full-tang construction. This means that the tang of the blade runs throughout the entire handle. This is stronger dan other construction methods. The scales are mounted to both sides of the tang. These are still made from Thermorun. This is an elastic plastic that absorbs blows and offers a lot of grip. These scales even offer more grip than the handle of the normal A1.
The blade is made from laminated CoS steel.
This means that the CoS core is placed in between two layers of softer, more stainless steel. As such the blade can handle a lot more. You can easily sharpen the CoS core and it will retain its sharpness for a long time.
Fällkniven’s convex grind
Like all fixed Fällkniven knives this knife was enhanced with a convex grind. This has important advantages. A convex edge, for instance, can be sharpened razor-sharp, is relatively stong and offers less cutting resistance. The 'shoulders' that are usually attached to a regular v-edge in the transition from the edge to the side of the blade, are namely missing. As such using a convex edge is absolutely amazing. Read more about it in our topic on how to sharpen a convex edge.
The black xb version
The blade of this B-version is black. And not because a simple coating: Fällkniven added a special tungsten carbide coating. With a hardness of 83HRC it is even harder than the blade itself! A couple tests with hard blocks of wood carried out by Fällkniven demonstrated that this coating is wear and tear resistant. It also looks very cool! You cannot see it clearly in photographs, but the coating is enhanced with remarkable greyish glow. Stunning.
This Fällkniven A1xb comes with a Zytel sheath. Fällkniven upgraded this as well by adding an additional retention lever. With it you can secure the knife in the sheath. As such it won't rattle, and you won't lose it. A nice upgrade!