Morakniv Bushcraft Review

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Updated June 27, 2022

As with most Mora knives, this survival knife has a high quality build that you can feel from the first grip of the handle to the first cut. That’s why it made our list of best survival knives as the best overall bushcraft knife you can buy. Having a quality survival knife in your list of best survival gear would be a great investment and would improve your outings.

Why We Like It – Morakniv Bushcraft Review

The Morakniv Bushcraft Survival Knife is a great do-it-all knife that succeeds when put to use on many different applications. Most importantly, it’s sharp as can be.

Pros
  • Super sharp carbon steel blade
  • Handy fire starter included that works in wetness
  • Well designed blade for longevity
Cons
  • Not full tang
  • Sheath and belt loop are plastic and awkward

Performance

Bushcraft knives are supposed to perform all kinds of wilderness tasks, and the Morakniv Bushcraft will awe you with what it can do. It performs great for taking care of all the needed tasks to build a fire on the fly, like batoning, carving, creating feather sticks, and fire starting (the knife comes with a handy fire starter). It’s a time tested survival knife that you can count on to help you survive or just simply have a great wilderness camping experience.

Related: If you like this knife, you might be interested in our OKC Air Force Survival Knife review.

Design

The first thing that survival knife purists may notice is that the Mora Bushcraft Survival isn’t a full tang knife (this is the case with most Morakniv knives).. Even though that’s the case, given the high quality design of this knife it definitely won’t be an issue unless you’re planning to really hammer away at some wood.

It is a fixed blade knife with a carbon steel blade. The carbon steel not only looks fantastic, it’s also an anti-corrosive and stainless steel. The Bushcraft carbon steel blade has a 1/8-inch blade thickness and 4.3-inch blade length. The blade’s sharpness is definitely what stands out the most, and the scandi grind of the edge helps keep it that way and make cutting and carving much easier.

The handle is made of a rubber material, but is good quality and has a comfortable feel with great grip. It comes with a black plastic sheath with a belt loop and a handy fire starter that supposedly gets up to 7,000 strikes.

Value

For a heavy duty Mora knife, you can’t beat the price. It’s less money than other top fixed blade options like the Ka Bar Full Size U S Marine Corps Fighting Knife and Gerber LMF II without compromising much on quality. And, while it may be a little more money than the BlizeTec Survival Knife, the fact that the Mora is a fixed blade means it will probably last much longer.

Morakniv Bushcraft Review Wrap Up

This is a great little survival knife that’s convenient to store in a pack while still reliable to get the necessary jobs done to survive in the woods. An added bonus is the sleek design of the Mora Bushcraft black. Even if you’re on a casual camping trip, you’ll look and feel like you’re on a tactical operation in the woods with this knife.

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