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Morakniv Bushcraft Survival Knife

Review Last Updated: January 29, 2020

Terry Daine
Product Review by Terry Daine

Product Features

  • Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Survival Knife

Introduction

Today we'll be reviewing the Morakniv Bushcraft Survival Knife.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let's dive in!

Pros

  • Hardened Steel Blade
  • Reputable manufacturer
  • Well sharpened blade from the factory

Cons

  • Sub-par plastic handle

Morakniv Bushcraft Survival Knife Product Review

Morakniv is one of the oldest Swedish blade and knife manufacturers. They’ve been making high-quality knives since 1891, and they are one of the most regarded manufacturers in the bushcraft society.

The Morakniv Bushcraft blade is no exception from the usual Mora quality. It is made of HRC 56-58 high carbon steel, and it is designed to withstand the high stress of batoning too. The coating is a nice edition too – it is meant to protect the knife from corrosion and rust. It wears off relatively easy with hard use, so to protect the knife, it’s always better to oil the blade after use.

The handle is, however, not the best we’ve experienced so far. While the blade is superb and comes well sharpened from the factory, the handle is a bit of a letdown. It’s not terrible by any means, but it is made of plastic that is not particularly grippy when wet. Rubber would be a much better option – it just feels better in hand. A prime example are Gerber survival knives – they have superb handles that are comfortable and offer excellent grip when wet.

Otherwise, the Morakniv comes decently equipped – it comes with a useful plastic sheath that has a little mount for a fire starter. The firestarter is excellent quality, and it is good for up to 7000 strikes, and it works even when it’s wet. Just don’t forget the scrape the protective coating before use, or it just won’t work.

Overall, the Morakniv is a solid choice for bushcraft enthusiasts and survivalists alike. Despite the sub-par handle, it is a decent survival knife made of high-quality steel. Morakniv is a proven brand, so you can rest assured that the blade won’t let you down when you need it the most.

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