The Fallkniven R2 Scout is a new fixed-blade knife from the Swedish knife company. Small fixed blades are becoming increasingly popular for everyday carry and this particular model might be a good one to put on your list.

Fallkniven R2 Scout: Versatile for its Size

The R2 Scout measures 7.12 inches in overall length, with a 3.14-inch drop-point, plain-edge blade of Elmax steel with a satin finish and a convex grind. It’s sized for convenient carry, but it’s big enough to handle most knife tasks with ease. The knife is a good choice for those seeking a knife with a smaller profile, but it would also be a good choice for anyone with smaller hands.

The black handle is a synthetic material called Thermorun. The knife is a full-tang design, with the tang extending from the end of the handle to provide for light pounding capability. According to Fallkniven, the knife is heavily dimensioned (.188-inch thick steel) to withstand a lot of strain.

R2 Scout with Sheath

The R2 Scout comes with a Zytel sheath with unique two-way locking system.

Innovative, Sure-Locking Zytel Sheath

The Fallkniven R2 Scout comes with a black Zytel sheath that features a two-way locking system that incorporates both spring-assisted retention as well as a latch on one side of the sheath for positive, secure carry. While the knife has a suggested retail price of $273.95, a quick search on some of the knife retailers’ websites reveals it can be had for less than $200. For more information on the Fallkniven R2 Scout, go to And be sure to check back with for more of the latest news from the knife industry.

The R2 Scout fits even smaller hands well.

The R2 Scout is a good choice for those who like smaller knives or those with smaller hands.

The Specs

Model: R2 Scout

Maker: Falkniven

Steel: Elmax

Hardness (HRC): 62

Edge: Convex

Tang: Protruding full tang

Handle material: Thermorun

Sheath: Zytel with two-way locking system

Weight: 4.65 ounces

Blade length: 3.14 inches

Blade thickness: 4.8 mm

Total length: 7.12 inches

MSRP: $273.95