Fällkniven GP Gentleman’s Pocket Knife Micarta Review 2020/02/09
Here we examine the GP from Fällkniven, a delightful pocket knife
with a pleasing finish. GP is short for Gentleman’s Pocket Knife. Let
us assume then that you are in the market for a new pocket knife.
Something rather special and unlike anything else. A pocket knife that
combines subtlety, a classic timeless design in addition to utilising
modern materials to make it extremely useful. Please enjoy our
Fällkniven GP review.
The GP really stands out in a crowd. A crowd that's full of serrated
tactical monstrosities. Yes there are indeed uses for those other
knives but what if you want to cut a ribbon at an opening ceremony? I
would not feel comfortable using a serrated tanto tip to part the fine
red silk ribbon, it would not look right. Whereas the GP from Fällkniven
fits in to any situation with a refined, polished and sophisticated
Basic stats about the GP are listed below in the table. The
Fällkniven GP is a neat and tidy pocket knife that fits well into the
pocket without any embarrassing protrusion! It can also cut well and
with a 3mm blade stock it is not a flimsy penknife. High end laminated
steel and a solid blade geometry secures a spot for the GP in a very
exclusive club. Only the most refined knives can enter this league.
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GP Green Micarta
A subtle texture on the scales is present but this is without any
tangible roughness when held or touched. Micarta is resistant to
chemicals, extremes of temperature and abrasion which I why I selected
this version. Other versions are available and you can select from
desert ironwood, jigged bone, redwood or antler scales.
With a body of stainless steel and an
easily cleaned liner lock mechanism the GP can be maintained to keep its
fine looks. Easy cleaning will please anyone doing game
preparation with this pocket knife. Cleanliness of one's tool is
especially important on the trail, so it is comforting knowing the GP
can be quickly and thoroughly cleaned. The GP is so useful you may want
to use it to help make your lunch every day therefore regular cleaning
will be taking place.
The GP has a powerful blend of elements in its construction. Laminated
with a low-carbon-containing chromium alloy steel known as 420J2, which
resists abrasion and corrosion. Forming the edge is a cobalt-Special
steel which is a more exotic. Through my own personal use I find the
edge holds well even when processing cardboard all day. I have sharpened
once and strop now and again and the GP keeps on cutting with a bite. I
sharpened mine with a Tri-Angle Sharpmaker and have been very satisfied
with the GP's edge.
Undeniably the Fällkniven GP is extremely pleasant in the hand but also
to the eye and ear. Surprisingly even the locking sound is gentle and
reassuring whereas the vision can feast upon that vintage style. All
these add together to produce an extremely well finished tool. A 3mm
blade thickness coupled with a multifunctional blade shape make for a
great all rounder too. An ideal shape for a pocket knife blade to be.
The GP is somewhat challenging to open
one handed however in keeping with a gentleman's image opening with two
hands just feels right. Less intimidating and more professional,
significantly aided by the thumb groove that lets you get the blade out
with no effort at all. The GP is not a carving or wood processing knife,
the handle is on the slim side and will result in cramped hands if using
for prolonged periods of time to produce feather sticks for example. The
GP is not designed to do this so it is not an issue for me. If you are
venturing out into the woods wanting to make fire then take a sheath
knife alongside the GP.
In Use - Liner Lock
The liner lock is solid and has a robustness to it. The user is reminded
of such good build quality each time it’s locked. Both the sound and the
wiggle free connection that is achieved when locked are each spot on.
Overall blade shape is drop point with a useful belly section. Very
thick stock is used and at 3mm it is certainly beefy whilst still being
delicate enough to give you good feel of what your working on.
Essentially a multi purpose blade which can tackle drilling, cutting,
opening and slicing. It is not a master at any of these tasks but
performs them all with a more than satisfactory result. A true gentleman
is of course an all rounder, able to cope with any task thrown at them.
There is one activity where the GP does excel and that is game
preparation. The substantial drop point and thick stock make the blade
feel at home when being held directly and you get a good 'feel' to what
you are preparing. This makes the GP incredibly precise.
Above all the GP feels great, looks great and consequently generates a
positive fan fair around itself every time you get it out to use. People
cannot help but admire it both with their eyes and with words of
affection which are often bordering on jealousy. For anyone who
appreciates fine knives the GP should be part of your collection. Anyone
who is looking for a functional yet stylish edc pocket knife should look
no further than the GP. It works very well at accomplishing tasks both
at work and in the outdoors.
Nothing really prepares you for holding
the GP, it just feels so good in the hand each time you use it. Over the
course of a year I have used the GP most days. In the last few months I
have been using it more often and have really fallen in love with this
pocket knife. Part of me must admit that one of the reasons I enjoy
using the GP so much is the positive attention it garners with every
reveal. It gets people talking and excited about such a wonderfully
created tool. Passing it over to let friends have a closer look, an
action met with warm exclamations such as “oooooh this is nice” and “oh
it has a lovely weight to it” and “now that is a pocketknife”. The GP is
certainly a crowd pleaser however it still stands alone with its
I would recommend the Fällkniven GP to
anyone looking for an strong edc knife that will seamlessly fit in with
a professional lifestyle. This is certainly a knife built on performance
but with the looks to match. A truly rare occurrence. Highly recommended
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