I choose my knifes from reputable knifes craftsmen with a prestigious history in knife making, the Swedish company Fallkniven being one of these.
There is allot of controvery as to what makes the best survival knife, or if you will survival tool. I discovered that to make this easier I relied on the following two principles I once learnt from someone that holds true;
1.) When choosing the ultimate belt/ sheath knife think of 'purpose' and 'practicality' as being priorities.
2.) Even more so conceptualise you're thinking with this critical statement, 'the best knife to have is the one you have with you.'
So why not choose the F1 as you're ultimate survival knife/tool ...most everyone else does right? Consider the following.
- F2's blade at 2.5mm thick gives uncanny control, shaming even the world best compact survival knife the F1 Swedish Airforce Pilots Survival Knife.
- F2 is very light, at less than a third of the weight of the highly acclaimed F1;
- F2 has a perfect blade length of 4.3 inches for a field belt/ sheath knife. It is longer than F1. E.g. F2 will just cut a loaf of bread without turing the loaf, whereas F1 will not;
- F2 has excellent penetration ability, that puts F1 to shame, more than satisfying feelings of personal security and field dressing needs
- Added to this, the F2 is also unique and rare in that it is the only LEGAL knife I know that is really a serious trench knife camoflaged as a fishing knife!
- It was my second cheapest Fallkniven, falling in just above my U4 Folder and just under my U2 Folder!
- F2 will not chop, nor pry and it is not 'recommended' for battoning. F1 due to its short blade length it makes its tip vulnerable in battoning. F1's weight limits its chopping ability. Consider that while F1's drop point blade design enables it to pry, it severly limits its penetration arguably and essential requirement of any knife and and essential one for survival and security purposes.
With the F2 I keep coming back how 'effortless' it is to use. 'It cuts anything easily and precisely' (Fallkniven), and quickly. I love the Fallkniven F2z!
Reviewed by: Markus from Sydney.