R2 Scout is Fallkniven’s most advanced fixed blade to date for active outdoor use. It is an allround knife of the highest quality, a knife you can really trust if a demanding situation should arise. It is strong without being heavy and bulky and you get a good, secure grip thanks to Fallkniven’s classic anatomically well designed Thermorun handle. The Zytel sheath has a two way locking system – partly a spring assisted key lock that generally holds the knife in the sheath, and partly a shackle lock that you fold down to 100% securely lock the knife in place. It is impossible to drop this knife if it locked in the sheath. The blade steel is a world-class Swedish powder steel (Elmax) that is carefully hardened, cooled to minus 190 ° C and then tempered for two hours to a hardness of HRC 61/62. It gives a tough and at the same time hard steel that stays sharp for a long time without being brittle.
With a blade length of 80mm and an overall length of 181mm, the R2 is designed for those who have slightly smaller hands, i.e. women, young people or for those who prefer a knife that is a little more compact in size – without sacrificing quality.
The convex ground edge is wood sharp and keeps its sharpness very well. When the edge has lost its sharpness or if you have received a dent in the edge, use a fine, flat diamond whetstone like DC4 to restore the edge to its original appearance.
A few words about the dimensions of the knife: The reason why we have chosen to have a really strong blade spine is to give the knife the strength to withstand stress. The blade tang is wide and strong and is visible at the handle end. The tip of the blade is reinforced in order to prevent it from breaking. In the event of the tip or the edge breaking in some way, it is possible to grind out a new tip or new edge. The knife is heavily dimensioned to withstand much strain, so if you use this knife with some thought, it will last a lifetime. In this way it is not only climate-smart, it is also designed to care about the earth’s limited resources.
Overall Length: 181 mm
Blade Length: 80 mm
Blade Thickness: 4.8 mm
Style: Convex Edge Satin Blade, Full Tang, Exposed Pommel
Hardness: 61-62 HRC
Handle Material: Thermorun
Weight: 132 Grams
Made in: Japan – Designed in Sweden
Sheath: Moulded Zytel
Product Code: FK-R2z