Fallkniven K Series Chef Knife

We own this one ourselves and it's one of our every day favourites. We call it "Susan" after Susan Boyle, not the most glamorous knife but boy does it have talent! Fallkniven have focused solely on the blade with this series of knives, that is where all the money is on this one.

Not the prettiest but boy does this knife perform? A good all rounder due to its size. Built to last and to high standards. Super sharp and its amazingly durable edge means it stays sharper for longer so you can just concentrate on the joy of cooking.

At a glance

We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates.

5 / 5 Performance

One of the finest western manufacturers' knives if you are just looking for sheer performance. All your money has gone into the blade on this one. This knife lives up to Fallkniven's standards by using the awesome VG-10 steel to keep a wickedly sharp edge which is laminated in stain resistant steel to make it lighter in weight yet stronger. Sharp as a razor and a joy to use.

2 / 5 Beauty

Let's be honest, it will never win any beauty contests. But it was never meant to. This is an exceptional work horse and not a prancing pony. It is named after a whale and if you squint it sort of looks like one. This knife is all about the function over form so let us consider it an ugly duckling. But what a performer. This is an Olympic athlete of a knife, no room for fancy garnish here, it's all about doing the job it was built for and excelling at it.

4 / 5 Comfort

The handle, although plain in looks fits really well in the hand thanks to it's clever smooth molding. The rubber used is a special one (the same used on Fallkniven's combat knives used by various special forces) which ensures no slippage when your hands are wet which is important for safety and confidence. It is also light which gives you more control and as a result is a pleasure to use.

5 / 5 Durability

Built to last. Fallkniven make knives for NATO and various special forces who, as you might expect, have high standard for performance and durability. The laminated blade gives you the best of both worlds of super sharp/durable edge and stain resistance from the outer stainless steel. Should last you many, many years.

5 / 5 Ease of Care

Totally sealed synthetic handle means it is easy to clean and dry. No hidden dirt or germ traps here. The super hard cutting edge means sharpening is a rare event but when you do need to sharpen it you will need suitable sharpening equipment which can handle the harder steel (we recommend a diamond steel for all our knives anyway).

4 / 5 Value for money

Built to last. You are investing in top performing quality and durability. If, however, you are after some knife art to look great on your kitchen wall look elsewhere.

The technical bits

  • Blade length 200 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total length 330 mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade height 46 mm Heel to spine
  • Blade Material VG10 cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
  • Hardness 59 HRC
  • Style Western
  • Handle Style Western
  • Tang Style Half
  • Left or right handed Both
  • Type Gyuto

Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.

What You Get

Like the knife, the packaging will win no beauty competitions but you get a sturdy white box with a HUGE Fallkniven logo all over it. Inside your knife blade is teasingly hidden/covered by a card board sleeve.

What is a Gyuto knife?

Ranging from 180mm to 270mm the Gyuto (translates as "beef-sword") is a general purpose chef's knife that are typically quite tall at the heel and pointed towards the tip for precision work. Ideal choice for all round use.

Fallkniven K Series Chef Knife £175.00