My interest in knives are primarily the technical aspect with focus on functionality and mechanical properties as toughness and wear resistance. To achieve excellence in my knives I use the optimum materials for knives available today, and I have access to heat treatment practices unavailable for most knifemakers.

My background as a metallurgist gives me an understanding of materials beyond that of most. This is a great resource in most parts of knife making, especially in material selection and heat treatment. There is a vast number of steels on the marked, and those considered the best are in most cases not. To evaluate and choose materials you have to understand how the steel is affected by the composition and heat treatment.


This knife was originally designed and made by Kaj Embretsen as a collaboration with Lars Fält for Svenska Överlevnadsenheten (The Swedish military survival unit), and the knives have mainly been available for this unit. It’s often referred to as a “Lars Fält knife” in the bushcraft community.
I wanted to make this knife more readily available and also add it to my line up due to its mild appearance, but still being a very rugged construction and functional design. I have gotten both Kaj Embretsen and Lars Fälts approval to make and sell this knife.
The original knives were made in SS1778, but to increase the toughness even more and still keep similar properties I selected AISI L6 for my version. The OA length is 22 cm, the blade length is 10,5 cm and the thickness is 5 mm. It comes with Turbax handle and a kydex sheath.