Greg Haugh Custom F1
Wow! To say this is nice is an understatement. I received a custom handled Fallkniven F1 in today's mail just as I was headed to the woods and I had to make a quick trip back inside to re-gear before leaving so I could take along my newest piece of steel.
The handles were done by Greg Haugh of Lone Rider Custom Grips. He even supplied the blade blank. The handles are a black and green micarta and have a palm swell and a very comfortable "coke bottle" contour.
The sheath is one of JRE Industries' new Fallkniven sheaths and fits the F1 like a glove. The lower firesteel loop is a clever modification and the contours of the sheath really locked the firesteel in place.
I'm truly impressed with how much of an improvement this provides over the factory Thermorun handle--good in its own right. The sheath from the Fallkniven factory is also good but the JRE sheath is an exponential improvement. The knife is easy in and easy out. It's secure without being hard to remove and the brown leather is, in my opinion, an improvement over the black leather on the factory model. Of course the boys at JRE will do one in black if you want one.
Is this the ultimate modern bushcraft kit? Maybe. I'll have to carry it, use it, and form an opinion over many many months.
It looks to be a real pleasure.
Thanks for reading,