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Morakniv
Model:
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MSRP ($):
39.99

Knives have been made in Mora since the 17th century and their knives have been ending up into the hands of people all over the world. Mora knives are manufactured in Mora, Sweden, giving Mora of Sweden total control of production and quality. A Morakniv® is extremely sharp and has a sharpness that lasts. Our knives always utilize high-quality knife steel that is optimally adapted to the tasks for which the knife is intended at prices that make sense.

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Great knives for your dollar

I have the Mora Companion HD in 1095 high carbon steel, which isn't something that many would recommend for using in a marine environment due to rust forming after a few short hours. I must say though, for the $15 I paid for this knife, it can't be beaten. Plain, but high quality carbon steel is tough enough for any job you can throw at it and the handle of the knife is much better than some of my $100+ knives. A decent plastic sheathe comes with the knife that holds it secure and keeps it readily available. The scandinavian ground blade is extremely easy to sharpen, just lay the knife on the bevel, and your angle is set to make a razor-sharp blade in minutes. The only complaint I have with Mora knives is the lack of a full tang, which is almost mandatory in a rough use knife. Mora has recently made a full tang knife, so hopefully that will trickle down to the more affordable knives in the future. Great blade for the money, would recommend the stainless variety for marine use though. Tight Lines!

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Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Affordability, Value, ease of maintenance
Cons:
Not full tang, 1095 rusts quickly in a marine setting
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Moras - excellent bang for the buck

I’ve always been fascinated with knives, particularly those that accompany me on an outdoor adventure. Every day I carry a Victorinox Tinker (have since I was 16). I’ve got some nice belt knives that I carry when fly fishing in the back woods. But kayak fishing, particularly salt water kayak fishing, can be hard on gear. The continual load and unload causes gear to get lost. The environment and continual splashing can corrode a good knife quickly, potentially taking out a significant investment.

While I suggest everyone carry a safety knife (like the NRS Pilot) on their vest just in case, I also think folks should carry a good fixed blade or folding knife in their “aw crap” dry bag. You know the one - some toilet paper, waterproof matches, food, first aid kit, rope… and a good knife. And if you want one that will be there for you and won’t break the bank, here’s my contender:

Mora is a Swedish knife company that has been in business since 1891. They make tons of different models, from traditional Swedish belt knives through modern kitchen knives. But the ones of most interest to outdoorsmen are the Companion and HighQ Allaround series. I currently have three of them. Two are Companions: a carbon steel Companion HD (heavy duty) and a stainless Companion. The Heavy Duty models have a slightly thicker blade steel. I also have a stainless Clipper, which is the predecessor to the Companion series. The Clipper goes with me on every kayak trip in a dry bag. I’ve used it for food prep, cutting ropes for temporary rigging, and other assorted tasks.

All Moras come very sharp from the factory. They’re not a full-tang knife, but a very durable partial tang with the handle molded around it. Most of them are right around 4" long. Blades can be carbon or stainless steel, serrated or plain, and there's even a "safety" knife for kayakers with a blunt tip. Best of all, the knives are available from many sources for under $20. Yes, I said $20 for a quality, stainless steel knife that comes exceptionally sharp from the factory.

Do yourself a favor, check out the Moras and throw one in your “aw crap” bag. And another in your truck. And another in your backpack….

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Good steel, low price, good quality
Cons:
Sheath attachment
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