Fallkniven Krut Fixed Blade Limited FNSK6SE

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Fallkniven Krut Fixed Blade Limited FNSK6SE
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Blade Steel: Lam.CoS
Hardness (HRC): 62
Edge: Convex
Tang: Protruding broad tang
Handle material: Curly birch
Sheath: Leather
Weight, knife only: 9.59oz 272g
Blade length: 6.22in 158mm
Blade thickness: 0.23in 6mm
Total length: 10.90in 277mm
Finger guard: Nickel Silver
Origin: Sweden

Laminate steel – why?

Fallkniven is using a laminate steel because such a steel is at least 20 % stronger than a solid stainless steel. Designing a survival knife you always have to consider about the strength of the knife since you might be forced to use the knife beyond standards. Usually they go for strong low/medium carbon stainless steel for the outer layers and add VG10, Cobalt-Special or Super Gold Powder Steel as a center steel. The 420J2 is a low-carbon high chromium alloy steel and they are using that because of its strength and its almost corrosion-free properties. They're using VG2 stainless steel as well and, with a higher carbon content, the VG2 steel is less scratch sensitive than the 420J2, a little stronger but also more expensive and tougher to work.