Fallkniven’s VG-10 laminated steel is awesome. We put their 0.2″ tang’d S1 through some tests to see how it performed with some basic tasks as well as frank abuse. The knife feels as good as it looks and we are in love with Fallkniven’s thermorun handles. The through-tang is beautiful to look at and adds functionality. Is it razor sharp out of the box? Ours was not but it is a large fixed blade knife with a thick tang and we did not expect as much. A razor edge can be readily be applied by the user. The leather sheath was simple and elegant. Overall the knives are a true value in our estimation.
We were not too surprised by its late failure in the strength test but were hoping it would progress to the the cinder blocks to be honest. It’s still one of our all around favorite knives!