5 Best Morakniv Knives for 2021

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Wondering what Morakniv knives you should buy in 2021 and why? In this article, I discuss the 5 best Mora knives for hunting, bushcraft, and survival. I’ve also included a classic Mora knife that belongs in every knife collection.

About Morakniv

There’s a long tradition of knife making in Morakniv. They have been creating sharp knives for the rest of the world for more than 400 years. For Morakniv the journey started in 1891 when Frost-Erik Erson returned to his home village of Östnor in Mora after four years in North America. When he opened his timber sled factory the first seed was sewn to what would eventually become the company and the brand that we know today.

There is a wide variety of different Morakniv knives on the market. Mora knives with longer or shorter blades, Mora knives with larger or smaller handles, Mora knives made of different steel, and Mora knives with different features. What all Mora knives have in common is that they have been designed to fulfill their intended purpose in the best possible way. All knives that are made in this area will be marked, with ‘Mora’ and/or ‘Sweden’ on the blade.

Fun fact: every Morakniv knife comes a royal lifetime limited warrant granted by the King of Sweden!

Morakniv Garberg

Overall LengthWeightBlade MaterialBlade Shape
 9.0″9.6 oz.Sandvik 14C28N Stainless SteelDrop Point

Morakniv did a fantastic job with the Morakniv Garberg. It is the best Morakniv knife they have developed so far. The only argument against the Garberg is the high price but given the high build quality and its excellent performance, it is more than worth it.

The Morakniv Garberg has a tough, impact-resistant polyamide handle that is really comfortable to hold. The modified clip-point blade of the Morakniv Garberg is 4.3 inches long and 0.13 inches thick and it features the typical Scandi grind.

The Morakniv Garbers is available with three different carry systems you can choose from. You can go for a tough and handsome leather sheath, or the MOLLE multi-mount system that includes a polyamide sheath and accessories for fastening the Garberg to packs, clothes, walls, or vehicles. You can also go for a simple cheap polyamide sheath.

Read our full review of the Morakniv Garberg.

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Morakniv Garberg Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade and MOLLE Compatible Mounts, 4.3-inch
  • Full tang stainless steel knife with MOLLE multi-mount system is powerful enough to handle harsh tasks without the risk of breaking
  • Top grade 14C28N Sandvik stainless steel blade features razor sharpness, high hardness, and exceptional toughness and corrosion resistance
  • MOLLE compatible mount system securely fastens knife to vehicles, walls, clothing, or packs so that it’s instantly accessible in any situation
  • Square-edged ground spine blade can be used as a striker with firesteel (sold separately)
  • Total length 9.0 inches (229 mm); blade length 4.3 inches (109 mm); blade thickness 0.13 inches (3.2 mm); weight 9.6 oz. (272 g)

Pros

  • Remarkably tough
  • Strong full tang build
  • Excellent performance
  • Decent Price
  • Scandi grind is easy to re-sharpen
  • Available with a genuine leather sheath

Cons

  • Price

Morakniv Companion

Overall LengthWeightBlade MaterialBlade Shape
8.5″4.1 oz.Sandvik 14C28N Stainless SteelClip Point

The quality and price point of the Morakniv is hard to beat, the companion surely continues that tradition, for this price point, you are getting an excellent all-around knife.

The Morakniv Companion has a solid handle, it has a simple plain smooth classic design. It offers a solid grip and excellent maneuverability.

The Morakniv Companion features a 4” long blade that is 0.1″ thick. It is a simple drop point design with a smokey mirror finish. It has a remarkably thin plain cutting edge and a slim and pointed tip. The quality stainless steel blade with the historic Scandi grind is really sharp and holds and has great edge retention.

There are a wide range of colors available, I went with the orange one myself. The plastic sheath supplied is of not made of the greatest material out there but it is well designed and a decent sheath considering the price.

I am very impressed that such a quality knife comes for such a cheap price. I recommend the Morakniv Companion as a secondary knife to any outdoorsman, or hunter out there!

Click here to read our full review of the Morakniv Companion.

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Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch, Military Green
  • Versatile fixed-blade outdoor knife with a 4.1-inch hardened Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel blade is ideal for carving, food prep, and cutting tinder
  • High-quality Swedish steel is razor sharp and exceptionally tough; stainless steel blade stays sharp longer than carbon steel, and is less prone to rust
  • Patterned, high-friction grip sits comfortably in the hand, for greater control, safety, and performance, especially in wet and cold conditions
  • Blade length: 4.1 inches (104 mm), blade thickness: 0.1 inch (2.5 mm), overall length: 8.6 inches (218 mm), weight w/ sheath: 4.1 oz. (116 g)
  • Includes a color-matching plastic sheath with belt clip; manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty; made in Sweden

Pros

  • Great build quality
  • Cheap price
  • Good for some heavy-duty tasks
  • Scandi grind is easy to re-sharpen

Cons

  • Poor quality sheath

Morakniv Bushcraft

Overall LengthWeightBlade MaterialBlade Shape
9.0″9.6 oz.Sandvik 14C28N Stainless SteelDrop Point

The Morakniv Bushcraft features an ergonomically designed handle that is comfortable to hold and it has a high-friction rubber that provides extra grip. Morakniv did a fantastic job designing this handle.

The Morakniv Bushcraft features a strong 4.3”  long and 0.126″ thick clip point blade with a Scandi grind. The steel is hardened to HRC 56-58 to better withstand stress on the blade when batoning or other heavy-duty tasks.

The black plastic sheath that comes with the Morakniv Bushcraft is nice and firm and clamps the knife firmly.

This Morakniv Bushcraft offers a lot of value for a low price! It is fit for all kinds of heavy-duty outdoor tasks and easy to sharpen if needed. All in all this is a fantastic knife for a fantastic price.

Click here to read our full review of the Morakniv Bushcraft.

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Morakniv Garberg Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade and MOLLE Compatible Mounts, 4.3-inch
  • Full tang stainless steel knife with MOLLE multi-mount system is powerful enough to handle harsh tasks without the risk of breaking
  • Top grade 14C28N Sandvik stainless steel blade features razor sharpness, high hardness, and exceptional toughness and corrosion resistance
  • MOLLE compatible mount system securely fastens knife to vehicles, walls, clothing, or packs so that it’s instantly accessible in any situation
  • Square-edged ground spine blade can be used as a striker with firesteel (sold separately)
  • Total length 9.0 inches (229 mm); blade length 4.3 inches (109 mm); blade thickness 0.13 inches (3.2 mm); weight 9.6 oz. (272 g)

Pros

  • High quality for a decent price
  • Perfect bushcraft knife
  • Excellent performance
  • Scandi grind is easy to re-sharpen

Cons

  • Blade loses its edge relatively quick

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Morakniv Kansbol

Overall LengthWeightBlade MaterialBlade Shape
8.6″4.7 oz.Sandvik 12C27 Stainless SteelDrop Point

The Morakniv Kansbol is an all-around fixed blade outdoor knife with a drop point shape stainless steel blade that will appeal to many different users.

The handle is made of polymer, with a TPE rubber finish around the core. The handle offers great anti-slip performance and works extremely well in wet and cold conditions. 

The Morakniv Kansbol features a 4.4″ long blade. From the handle the blade is a 2.4 mm thick. Halfway through, however, a dilution begins, increasing to a thickness of 1.0 mm at the tip. This makes the Kansbolt a bit lighter, but because of the thicker part at the back of the blade it is still very strong.

The blade of the 58 HRC is made of Sandvik 12C27 steel that features excellent edge performance, razor sharpness, high hardness, and exceptional corrosion resistance. This stainless steel variant retains its sharpness really well.

The scandi grind is razor-sharp and easy to maintain. Specifically for woodworking such a Scandi grind is ideal.

For the Morakniv Kansbol you can choose between a plastic sheath or the Morakniv MOLLE multi mount system.

The Morakniv Kansbol is a perfect all-round outdoor knife. Whether in the woods, on a hike, hunting, or at sea, it’s a reliable partner.

Click here to read our full review of the Morakniv Kansbol.

Sale
Morakniv Kansbol Fixed Blade Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade and Plastic Sheath, 4.3-Inch
  • Versatile fixed blade outdoor knife with stainless steel blade; two versions available (sold separately): with plastic sheath or multi mount system
  • Top grade Swedish 12C27 stainless steel that features excellent edge performance, razor sharpness, high hardness, and exceptional corrosion resistance
  • 90-degree square blade spine ground especially for use with a fire starter (sold separately)
  • Tough, Polyamide plastic handle and sheath includes click-lock to prevent knife from falling out of sheath
  • Total length 8. 9-inches (226 mm); blade length 4. 3-inches (109 mm); weight 4. 7 oz. (134 g); made in Sweden

Pros

  • Versatile Bushcraft/Survival/Hunting Knife
  • Excellent performance
  • Scandi grind is easy to re-sharpen
  • Great quality/price ratio

Cons

  • The plastic sheath is fine but is crappy compared to the overall quality of the knife

Morakniv Classic No. 1

Overall LengthWeightBlade MaterialBlade Shape
7.8″2.72 oz.Carbon SteelClip Point

The Morakniv Classic No 1 has been made for over 100 years in the Swedish village of Mora. The Morakniv Classic No 1 has been proven reliable by generations of carpenters and woodcarvers.

The handle of painted birch wood is both beautiful and easy to work with. It is ergonomically-designed to be held comfortable and secure.

The Morakniv Classic No 1 features a 3.9-inch long and 0,078″ thick clippoint blade with a Scandi grind.

The Morakniv Classic No 1 comes in a simple hard plastic case.

The Classic No 1 has a very well earned reputation. It simply is s a fantastic knife. Inexpensive, functional. Good blade geometry. Adequate steel. I’ve heard Moras referred to as “the best knives you’ve never heard of.” In North America that is largely true, but across Scandinavia these knives are legendary.

Click here to read our full review of the Morakniv Classic No 1.

Morakniv Classic No 1 Wood Handle Utility Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, 3.9-Inch, M-1-0001
  • Traditional craft/utility knife with carbon steel blade
  • Red ochre birch handle
  • Plastic sheath with a belt clip
  • Limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Blade Thickness: 0.08" (2.0 mm), Blade Length: 3.9" (98 mm), Total Length: 7.8" (199 mm), Weight: 2.8 oz. (78g)

Pros

  • Historic Scandinavian knife
  • Classic look
  • Good for precision wood carving
  • Scandi grind
  • Great price

Cons

  • Cheap sheath

Final Thoughts

Which Mora knives are the best choice for you personally depends on exactly what you are looking for. In my opinion, the best Mora knife, in general, is the Morakniv Garberg.

The best Mora knife for bushcraft is the Morakniv bushcraft. The best cheap Mora knife is the Morakniv Companion.

I threw the Morakniv Classic No. 1 in there as a bonus as it is not really a bushcraft or survival knife, but it is a Mora classic so I couldn’t leave it out. I hope I helped you in your search for an ideal Mora bushcraft/survival knife.

Take good care of your knives and they will return the favor in terms of performance and durability.

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