I accumulated the standard outdoor fixed blades a quite a few years ago.
My general slacking means no reviews for most of these (yet), but when it comes to a dependable fixed blade, I tend to be a lot stricter when reviewing as opposed to folders, where toughness is secondary insofar as performance is concerned.
I default to it despite having newer knives, but ultimately, I trust the F1.
It doesn’t have the best steel, doesn’t have the best ergonomics, and the cutting geometry – whilst pretty good – is not optimal for my outdoor use case. A scandi would be better for me.
But when all is said and done, my Fallkniven inspires a degree of trust and reliability that no other knife I own has yet to match.
So here we are, many, many years later and I still have the same “old faithful” outdoor carry, which I still haven’t reviewed. Go figure.