The Morakniv Classics are made of carbon steel, which makes the knives easy to sharpen but requires more maintenance when exposed to moisture or corrosive environment. Make sure to keep the blade clean and dry. The characteristic barrel-shaped red stained birch handle was first introduced around one hundred years ago with the ambition to portray an exclusive mahogany knife. The polymer sheath with a polished look is covered with the Dalecarlian shield. This is complemented with a belt strap of Swedish vegetable-tanned leather, designed to stand the test of time for generations to come. In the decades since, it has grown into one of the most beloved lifestyle knives in the world – a timeless Morakniv in its purest form.
New Morakniv Classic knives vs previous
The previous Morakniv Classic No. 1 and No. 2 had a glued tang, something that was due to that we used the same blade for the Morakniv 510, old Morakniv 511, and the HighQ collection (same blade as Classic No 1) as well as for the Morakniv 521, Morakniv 711, Morakniv 911, Morakniv Companion and more that had the same edge as the Morakniv Classic No. 2. The new collection of Morakniv Classic knives have a full rat-tail tang that runs through the handle completely entirely and is riveted at the back-end. You can also see some traces from the woodturning machine making the handles, as its previous version had a cross pressed into the wood to get the torque when milling the handle. It has been replaced with a diamond-like shape called our rhomb, a design pattern on our knives.
The edge angles and blade shapes are the same; only the new Morakniv Classic No 3 has a slightly shorter blade than the previous one.
Also, remember that the sizes and shapes have always varied between the different knife manufacturers and over time. As we are the only ones left, we made our new Morakniv Classic knives to honour all the knife manufacturers in Mora.
|Steel Type||Carbon Steel|
|Blade Length||105 mm|
|Blade Thickness||2,5 mm|
|Fire Steel Compatible||No|
|Edge Protection||Polymer Sheath|
|Sheath Orientation||Left, Right|
|Knife Length||214 mm|
|Handedness||Left Handed, Right Handed|
|Fit for Children||No|
|Total Length||250 mm|
|Net Weight||94,6 g|