The Swedish company EKA-knivar AB was founded in 1882 and for the entire time of its more than a century of existence, the knives produced by it have always been famous for their quality of performance and reliability. At the end of 2014, EKA expanded its range of folding knives with the new EKA Swede 9..
EKA Swede 9 folding knife, general impressions and overview, working qualities of the EKA Swede 9 folding knife.
flint, which allows you to keep intact and not blunt the cutting edge of the blade.
cooking chakhokhbili. Overall very good. Onions, tomatoes, garlic and herbs are generally no problems. When slicing one of the largest bulbs a couple of times, the length of the blade was not enough, plus the puppies were very disturbed. Small difficulties arose with carrots, due to the peculiarity of the structure of their blade, EKA Swede 9 normally cut it only to the level of the beginning of the descents, and then with all his might tried not to cut the carrots, but to chop. With chicken meat it turned out as expected. The bones did not cause any damage to the cutting edge, although they met with it very often. In some cases, the meat was not cut, but was squeezed with a blade, here is his structure, it was only a plus. Oily, constantly chicken skin slipping off somewhere, was perfectly cut by the tip of the blade.
As a result, it is unlikely that the EKA Swede 9 knife can be called a universal kitchen man, but he can cope with products in the field. To carry out additional tests with it and plan some branch, it makes no sense, in terms of working with wood, EKA knives with Swedish steel Sandvik 12C27, everything has already been proved to everyone for a long time. The only big gripe is not with the knife itself, but with the flint sharpener that comes with the EKA Swede 9. It’s not clear why it wasn’t made more functional, and instead of these two iron plates there are no ceramic plates, because they would be more logical for editing a knife in the field.
the sharpener is set to an angle that does not match the angle of sharpening of the cutting edge of the knife. On the sharpener 45, and on the knife 40 degrees.
P.S. After six months of operation, the EKA Swede 9 folding knife.
The general impression is the most positive, the EKA Swede 9 knife proved to be a good working folding knife. Works great both on hard and soft materials, it is especially nice to cut or plan wood. Steel Sandvik 12C27 showed its best side, moderately wear-resistant, does not rust, forgives some careless attitude. There are no complaints about the knife for ease of maintenance.
A fly in the ointment, it turned out to be the location of the puppy on the EKA Swede 9 blade. It is not clear what the creators of the knife were guided by, it is possible they primarily cared for the convenience of opening the blade, but the fact that the placed peg reduces the useful length of the blade by more than a centimeter is a fact. Cutting in depth, especially products, in some cases is very inconvenient. For comparison, in the photo above, the EKA Swede 9 knife with its blade length of 90 mm lies next to the ESEE Zancudo folding knife with a blade length of only 75 mm. These folding knives are in different categories, but the length of the working functional part of the blade is almost the same.