Got this bad boy from my father-in-law who lives in Mora, Sweden where these knives are being manufactured. It’s a Morakniv Bushcraft Survival Black.
The knives from Morakniv has been locally manufactured since 1891. Their process of hardening the steel is a well-kept trade secret.
I got my first plain Morakniv with a wooden handle when I was nine years old and I proudly brought it with me to the boyscouts. I got my second Morakniv in 1999 during my 15 months of service in the Swedish military — it was the versatile hunting knife Mora 2000; a classic knife that was introduced already in the beginning of the 90s.
Two decades later, I still have my Mora 2000 around, sharp as ever, in my toolbox.
The Bushcraft Survival is a little different, though. The blade is carbon steel hardened to HRC 58-60 with a black DLC coating. The coating does protect the knife from rust, but as it is a bit more sensitive, so it will require some love and affection. The blade’s spine has sharp edges to work better with the fire starter.
In short: It’s cool as f***.
I’m looking forward to many years of outdoor experiences with this knife. Or the zombie apocalypse — whatever comes first!
Photos by Jerry Silfwer.