A teaser from their site . . .
“There is a long tradition of knife making in Mora. We have been creating sharp knives for the rest of the world for more than 400 years. The seed of what would become one of the world’s most popular knife manufacturers was sown as early as 1891 when Frost-Erik Erson returned to the village of Östnor in Mora after four years of work as a lumberjack in North America. In the same year, he founded a timber sledge factory that manufactured sledges, trolleys, and knives for the workshop’s internal use. At that time, it was important to manage resources and to utilize the remaining material from the production was more or less taken for granted. It would later prove to be a successful business concept.”
The company has quite a history – their knives are quite well thought of world wide – this particular one is an Amazon pick up – what can I say?? It caught my eye – and most of you folks know I can resist anything but temptation – LOL!
This one comes in a blister pack . . .
A couple of pics of the back of the package . . .
One interesting thing about the packaging – just peel the cardboard back around the edges and it comes apart – sometimes blister packs are a real “challenge” ( see – I can be nice – I didn’t say blister packs are a rotten son of a bitch! ) to get the product out of!
One really cool feature – the holes on the the sheath and belt clips will clip on the “buttons” on coveralls so you can hang it directly on your clothing – cool stuff . . .
The sheath holds the firestarter so you don’t lose track of it . . .
And the diamond grit sharpening stone is glued to the sheath so you can hold the sheath not the stone while sharpening . . .
The firestarter has a hole for a lanyard . . .
The spine of the blade is a sharp 90 degree corner made to work with the firestarter – so you can throw sparks into tinder easily . . .
The blade is Sandvik stainless steel – the ergonomics of it? – good texture and grip – the blade is not so long that it is cumbersome – overall easy to handle knife . . .
Bottom Line – Are they any good??
Yes they are – the Swedish Armed Forces use them – that information is here . . . – Morakniv is an incredible value – I paid $52.00 and change for this one. They are not flashy tree chopping “Rambo” style knives – they are just what you need and nothing more – gonna clear brush? / get a machete – chop a tree down? / get an ax – clear land? / get a bulldozer . . .
Folks – I am not going into a 5000 word essay on “survival” gear here – let me just say YOUR survival kit is YOUR business – everything YOU pack into it takes up space and adds weight – choose your equipment wisely – for me? – this knife is in my GO BAG . . .
I usually end knife reviews with “What’s in your pocket?” – this time? – What’s in YOUR GO BAG?
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!