Morakniv Companion Knife

Overview

While there is no perfect knife, there are near-perfect options for every situation. Some prefer larger blades more suited to chopping with brute strength. Others prefer a slender approach for more delicate tasks. Every one of these categories have options ranging from 5 to 400 dollars. I tend to align with the “mil-spec” approach: greatest quality for the best price. In other words, best value. And in terms of value, the Morakniv Companion can’t be beat.

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Anyone enthusiastic about knives knows the Swedes have a way with steel. Back in 1891 Frost-Erik Erson opened the doors to his shop in the village of Östnor. Since then the production of Mora knives has continued in the same place it started, Mora of Sweden. Explorers and tradesmen alike have carried these knives for generations, and for good reason. Today the case is little different, those looking for an effective blade at an affordable price look no further than Mora for their needs. While it may not be a beautiful heirloom, the Morakniv Companion is a functional piece of kit. Even those who may use expensive, highly capable tools need a knife every bit as functional that they’re not afraid to lose or damage. Or, the upstart woodsman may find himself looking to start exploring with something that won’t break the bank. It is the epitome of value in the knife world.


Steel

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The Morakniv Companion is available in a range of compositions. Personally, I’m a fan of their stainless model crafted with Sandvik 12C27. Why? because it performs like a modern super-steel at a bargain price. Swedish steel is known for exceptional quality, and 12C27 is the perfect example. Its fine grain structure and purity allow it to accept and hold a beautiful edge. It compares in toughness to high-carbon steel, with the corrosion resistance of stainless. 12C27 will also accept a mirror polish, further increasing corrosion resistance. That being said, their proprietary blend of carbon steel is no joke either. And if you’re not worried about corrosion resistance, you may choose to opt for a little more durability.

Blade

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The Morakniv Companion is made with a true Scandinavian, or sabre grind. The 4.1 inch blade is only 0.1 inches thick, allowing for precise, efficient cuts. That being said, it’s likely not the best tools for heavy chopping or batoning.

Handle

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Speaking of heavy duty tasks, the Companion is not a true full-tang construction. Rather, it is partial stick tang design. While not as durable as a full tang blade, it will still withstand some serious abuse. The plastic/rubber overmolded handle is ergonomically shaped and very comfortable in hand. Hand sizes ranging from large to small will find it quite pleasing to use.

Specifications

Morakniv Companion Stainless

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, Black, 4.1-Inch

  • Steel: Sandvik 12C27
  • Blade length: 4.1 inches
  • Blade thickness: 0.1 inches
  • Overall length: 8.6 inches
  • Weight (with sheath): 4.1 ounces

Morakniv Companion Carbon Steel

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, Military Green, 4.1-Inch

  • Steel: Proprietary high-carbon steel
  • Blade length: 4.1 inches
  • Blade thickness: 0.08 inches
  • Overall length: 8.6 inches
  • Weight (with sheath): 3.9 ounces

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, Military Green, 4.1-Inch

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, Black, 4.1-Inch

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