Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sheath, Black
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- Fixed blade knife with 1/8-inch (3.2 mm) thick carbon steel blade with anti-corrosive black coating
- Blade Thickness: 0.126" (3.2 mm), Blade Length: 4.3" (109 mm), Total Length: 9.1" (232mm), Net Weight: 5.4 oz. (154g)
- Black plastic sheath with integrated diamond sharpener and Fire Starter; ergonomic handle with high-friction rubber grip
- Morakniv Fire Starter yields 7,000 strikes and produces 3,000 Degree sparks; works when wet
- Limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty.
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Morakniv Bushcraft Survival Knife Features
The high carbon steel 1/8-inch (3.2 mm) thick blade is extremely sharp, durable, and is hardened to HRC 56-58 to better withstand stress on the blade when batoning. The black coating helps protects against corrosion. For further corrosion resistance, oil carbon blades after each use.
The Bushcraft Survival has a Scandi grind which prevents the knife from slipping off easily, bites into the surface without getting stuck, are razor sharp and stay sharp for a long time. The blade is relatively thin making it easier to carve yet robust enough for batoning and other demanding outdoor activities.
The Bushcraft Survival sheath has an integrated diamond sharpener and holds an included Morakniv Fire Starter. It also comes with a removable belt loop and belt clip that safely and securely hold your knife in place.
Integrated Fire Starter
The included Morakniv Fire Starter locks securely into the durable plastic clamps on the Survival Sheath and is conveniently accessible when you need it.
Morakniv Bushcraft Survival Knife Functions
Batoning is essential for obtaining dry wood inside of logs, or for splitting wood into smaller pieces used for kindling. With its razor sharp edge and robust 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) thick blade, the Bushcraft Survival is robust and sharp enough to tackle the toughest of your batoning chores.
The Bushcraft Survival is the ultimate carving tool with its razor sharp edge and balanced handling characteristics. It will allow you to precisely prep tinder, create feather sticks, carve shelter stakes, and process wood for various uses like collecting water or creating camp tools.
A feather stick will help the Bushcrafter with fire starting and is essential when starting a fire with damp wood or without tinder. To create the best performing feather stick you need a knife like the Bushcraft Survival that has a razor sharp edge, is lightweight, balanced, and easy to use.
By pulling the specially ground spine of the knife slowly and forcefully down against the included fire starter, you can easily light dry grass, leaves, paper, bark and even your favorite gas grill or stove.
|Item Dimensions||1.4 x 5.6 x 11.8 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.65 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.6 pounds|
The Morakniv Bushcraft Survival Black is an indispensable tool for a variety of outdoor, hunting, emergency, or tactical applications. High carbon steels are preferred in applications that demand durability and frequent regrinding and at the core is the Bushcraft Black knife with its razor-sharp, burly 1/8-inch (3.2 mm) thick carbon steel blade treated with a tungsten DLC anti-corrosive black coating. The scandi grind makes it a perfect Bushcraft knife as it prevents the knife from slipping off easily, bites into the surface without getting stuck, is sharp, and stays sharp longer. The 4.3-inch (109 mm) long blade is relatively thin making it easier to carve with. The Bushcraft Survival Black comes with a black plastic sheath that holds a Morakniv Fire Starter (included) and features an integrated diamond sharpener, making it easy to sharpen the blade. The plastic sheath with belt loop will keep the Bushcraft Survival Black securely at your side and has a net weight of 8.1 oz. (229 g). The spine of the blade is ridge ground so that it can be used with the Morakniv fire starter that lasts approximately 7,000 strikes and produces a 3,000 degree spark, even when wet. The ergonomic handle with high-friction rubber grip gives the feeling of control, making work easier and more enjoyable, as if the knife were an extension of your hand. To further avoid corrosion, clean and wipe knife dry plus oil the blade after each use. Limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. Made in Sweden.
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Top Customer Reviews
I'm a knife collector, user and reviewer and I put the knives I get through some heavier paces to see how they will hold up if the demand is every put on them. No sense carrying a knife deep into the wilderness if it's not going to do what you need it to. I'm a big fan of Bark River, Blind Horse, ESEE and Fallkniven knives. Typically, I'm hesitant to recommend Moras to friends who are really heavy users because they lack the toughness and lifespan of full tang knives. In my experience the Sandvik steal has also be a tad soft, esp. toward the tip of the blade. This knife has changed my view of what a Mora can do.
For general camping - esp. car camping where everything is close by, etc. - any Mora is a great option and most other blades are a bit of overkill. The Mora I've most commonly recommended for general use in camp - opening packages, food prep, fish cleaning, rope cutting, etc. - is the Mora Bushcraft Force. The handle is comfortable and the knife is inexpensive and sharp. For those looking for a bit more strength, I've recommended other brands. [NOTE: Cody Lundin, a well-respective minimalist and survival expert has long used the Mora 1 and 2 as his knives of choice and has put them through some moderate tasks without little complaint.] I am certainly NOT saying a $15 Mora can't handle tougher tasks, but it's likelihood of failing in heavier use is higher than more robust and therefore, more expensive knives.
Enter the Mora Black.
This knife is what we all knew a Mora could be. It's basically the good ole Bushcraft Force, but with a thicker blade, tougher edge and in carbon steel. The knife is light enough to carry without noticing it, but heavy enough to usher in confidence. I put this knife through the ringer and it held its own very well. I happened to be testing it alongside a $160 and $225 knife and thought it wasn't a comparison, I couldn't help but admire how well the Mora did, esp. given the affordable price point. The short scandi grind makes for a tougher blade, but the zero edge allows it to be a wicked slicer.
It doesn't baton wood quite as well as $200 BRKT or even a $100 ESEE, but then again, it's not in the same price or build class and for around $50 with the fire steel, it's superb at this chore. For me, it's a little easier to make feathersticks with a convex or asymmetrical edge (like those that come on many Barkies or those I add to my other knives), but this certainly does a marvelous job and the scandi grind is actually the grind of choice for many bushcrafters, survivalists and traditionalists - it's simply preference.
The blade DOES, however, slice and notch as well or better than almost any knife I've used and that's saying something. It is a very strong blade for the price and it eats through all but the toughest tasks. It easily baton-chopped through a 4" tree for shelter prep, made kindling and tender with ease and threw sparks to get our warm fire going in about 20 seconds.
The handle is great for even long use and it's comfortable in most holds - though the protrusion behind the index finger, while being great for slip prevention and general comfort, can become annoying in chest-lever style grips. The material becomes only slightly slippery compared to many other materials when wet or bloody and I've never been fearful of it slipping - thanks in large part to that locking style finger protrusion.
The only complaints I really have with this knife are:
1.) I'm not a fan of plastic sheaths. Yes, they dry out quickly and are really no-nonsense, but I've always preferred free-hanging leather danglers myself.
2.) Full tang would be awesome.
There's not much to dislike about this knife. It's a cheap, fairly robust, sharp, convenient, simplistic workhorse. It's an admirable batoning blade, an incredible slicer, a remarkable feathersticker, a superb spark-thrower, holds an edge pretty darn well and restores relatively easily on strops for all but the deepest chips (which aren't really common in my experience) and is surprisingly rust resistant thanks to the coating - which is nice. The entire package weights less than many "survival" blades alone and with a far more comfortable handle than many of those.
Bottom line: Buy it. It's the best bang-for-dollar knife under $100 I've tested yet and in my Top 5 favorite knives overall. It does everything admirably and most things superbly. I wouldn't use it as a pry bar, but other than that, it's at home with virtually any task. If you want a sharpened pry bar and have $100+ to spend, look at the ESEE 4 and work your way up from there. If you're a Mora fan and have been curious, give it a go. It's not your traditional 1 or 2 design, but that superb Mora blade will bring a smile to your face and when you see what all it can do for the money, you might just laugh out load. I did.
Is this my FIRST knife of choice for wilderness use? No. But can I make it work for me if it's the knife I have? Absolutely.
I love this knife. There's simply no good reason not to.
I created a feather stick from some very willing wood and after 20 minutes I had fire first.
The knife is solid with a good weight and balance. It cut every piece of wood I put before it and crafted a feather stick with ease. I have yet to do any batoning with this blade but based on my initial trial run don't doubt that's it's up for the task. It fits nicely on my belt with one of the two included clips and fits well in my gear bag. At a blade length of 4.3" and a total length of 9.1" it's the perfect size for 90% of the work anyone will do in the brush. Everyone has specialty blades for gutting, rendering, etc. The blade edge it extremely sharp out of the box and can be further refined with the included sharpener or your favorite wet stone.
Let's face it, most of us buying this knife and reading this review have many knives already. This is my new go-to for nearly everything I need. And at this price, it's a bargain.
As Morakniv goes, this is a high-dollar knife. You can purchase about four of the basic Morakniv for the price of this one. Is what you're getting here worth the extra cost? Yes and no. More simply put, "it depends." Many manufacturers slap "tactical" in the name, coat it black and then charge more. To some extent, perhaps Morakniv did a little of that here. A little. Overall, it's a little longer (232mm vs 218mm in the other). It's also a little thicker (3.2mm vs. 2.0mm in the other) and the blade itself a little longer (109mm vs. 104mm in the other). Other than that really, the sheath material is the same (plastic) as is the grip material (rubberized).
Morakniv has included a sharpener with this, built into the plastic sheath itself. Ok, but nothing amazing and I find it somewhat awkward. You can get yourself an excellent sharpener - either Lansky PS-MED01 BladeMedic or Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener, Grey - for around $10. If you get the standard Morakniv linked to above, adding in the cost of one these sharpeners, you'll be at around $20, and will have a sharpener that can be used on any knife and is easier to handle.
But what about that firestarter also included? It's nice, but here too, nothing to write home about. It's a firestarter. Get yourself something like Ultimate Survival Technologies SparkForce Flint Bar or Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter [31-000699] and you'll have one just as good, if not better, also for no more than $10. So, if you pick up that basic Morakniv, the sharpener and one of these firestarters, you'll be at around $30 or so. Give or take. And you'll have three pieces of gear that you can truly depend on, anywhere.
So, again, is this worth nearly double the cost of picking all those items separately? Maybe. You do get a slightly thicker, slightly longer knife. But, all Morakniv products are incredibly tough, incredibly well built and are backed by limited lifetime warranties. My other Moraknives are still going strong, after taking far more abuse than they deserve.
This is truly probably a 3.5 star product. However, half stars are not allowed here and, frankly, the quality in this knife is just incredible. But I simply removed stars for this just being not worth the cost, in my book. If it dropped to a price point somewhere between $30-$35, maybe $40, it would have garnered more stars. In the interests of full disclosure, there is a version of this knife which does not feature the firestarter and sharpener - Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Black Tactical Knife with 0.125/4.3-Inch Carbon Steel Blade and Plastic Sheath - but, at near $50, it too suffers from the problem that the most basic Morakniv is so darn good, for such little money, that you're better off going with the basic Morakniv.
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