Scandinavia is a cold, wet, and dark place compared to most other inhabited places on earth. Survival was a genuine challenge to the early Scandinavians, who had to rely entirely on their outdoor skills to thrive in the unforgiving Nordic environment. Over the millennia, we developed our own knife culture adapted to the harsh climate. We prefer functionality over flashy design. Quality, strength, and durability are highly appreciated. Less is more.
The Swedish knifemaking company Fällkniven has its roots in Scandinavian hunting and fishing traditions. It was founded in Boden in Norrbotten – the northernmost province of Sweden – by Peter Hjortberger, a hunter, fisherman, and knife enthusiast. Today the family business is lead by Peter’s son, Eric Hjortberger.