Fällkniven, is a Swedish-based manufacturer of knives and knife-related gear and apparel. Fällkniven was founded in 1984 by company president Peter Hjortberger. The company started by importing knives and, in 1987, began designing their own knives.
Fällkniven is most well known as a supplier of military and outdoor knives. Throughout the years they have supplied the Swedish military with products. The Fällkniven model F1 is the official survival knife for all pilots in the Swedish Air Force since 1995.
While Fällkniven is a Swedish company, most if not all of its production is done by subcontractors. Early F1 knives made of ATS34 steel were manufactured in Germany by Linder-Solingen. Production has been moved to Japan since Fallkniven replaced ATS34 steel with VG-10 steel in its products.