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Fallkniven NL1 Thor


The Fallkniven NL1 Thor is the largest model in Fällknivens Northern Lights Series. The combination of a super modern stainless steel laminate steel (VG10/420J2) does not only offer superior performance with its hand ground convex edge profile, it is also uncommonly beautiful. 

The inspiration for this Fallkniven knife comes from thousand year old remains discovered in Viking excavations. It has been known for generations that the laminate blade offers exceptional strength and keenness. With today's technology, Fällkniven have been able to add a resilient layer of 420J2 stainless steel to a VG10 high carbon stainless steel base. They have combined the properties of two different steels that together form a blade that keeps an incredibleedge whilst withstanding heavy use.

Everyone who has used a knife of "chopper" proportions knows that it is designed for heavy use, which makes great demands on the blade and handle. The handle on Thor is made from stacked sections of specially selected oxhide which gives a sure and rugged grip. It ages beautifully and as the years pass it acquires an attractive brown patina, and it is unaffected by oil and solvents and impervious to water.

Fallkniven have persisted with the convex edge profile given that this is the ultimate combination of cutting performance and edge strength. A convex edge profile can only be achieved by hand, which is why such a small number of knives feature it.

This is an incredible knife of uncompromising quality which is why It felt natural to give this chopper the name of the Aesir’s strongest and most powerful god, the ruler of the Aesir’s domicile, Asgard, the strong, red-bearded god of thunder – Thor.

The knife comes with a black high quality leather sheath.

Designed in Sweden - Handmade in Japan.


  • Steel: Laminated VG10
  • Hardness: HRC 59
  • Edge: Convex
  • Tang: Protruding broad tang
  • Handle: Stacked leather
  • Weight (knife): 502g
  • Blade length: 250mm
  • Blade thickness: 7mm
  • Total length: 385mm
  • Finger guard: Stainless