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Morakniv Wood Carving 122 Fixed Blade Knife

They have merged into « Mora of Sweden », now known as « Morakniv ». But some stock may be marked with the previous names. I suppose the length convenient fits the project I have in mind. Longer bladed bench knives are better for general shaping and long whittling cuts, but the smaller ones are best for spoon carving and detail carving. Possibly the best whittling knife for beginners that I could recommend. It is comfortable, easy to use, the blade is sharp and multifunctional, and the best part is that it’s not a big investment at all.

It’s been a mainstay of hikers, campers, bushcrafters and hunters for decades. The handles are solid plastic with a rubber overlay for improved grip. They are comfortable and secure under hard usage and severe conditions. The sheaths come with a belt clip that snaps easily over a belt belt.

I’ve sorted them into groups, and added an index, to help make sense of it. Mora knives are an excelent choice and are relatively cheap also. Products with EAN were listed on the following websites. Product prices are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change.

Mora Ft02269 Hook Knife 163 Double Edge

This will improve the sparking qualities when used with natural flint. For use with a ferro rod you may wish to square a portion of the back to produce sharp corners. The handle is sized for average or slightly smaller hands.

The tip of this knife is very fine and intended for detail work. I was able to make very precise cuts with very little unintended drift. Morakniv knives are more expensive than BeaverCraft, but this one is around $20. For example, if I’m working on something small, like caricatures or spoons, that I can hold in my hand, palm tools are better to work with.

It’s easy enough to open up the belt loop if you prefer. The sheaths are thermoplastic, which means they get soft when warmed. If you warm the belt hanger, and insert a piece of wood or even a ruler, it will keep the new shape when it cools. There are also better carving knifes but for the price Mora is excellent. The steel in their tools holds a fine edge longer than any other wood tools I have.

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These tools are short in length which enables me more control over the razor since the cutting edge is controlled by my fingers directly. There are many small size knives, for men with large hands, but also ones that are good for women and children. On the other side, when carving a large project, such as furniture pieces, I would use mallet tools. These tools can go through thick hardwood and are much stronger than the small knives. This steel is hot rolled which results in a strong material but one that has a rougher surface finish. You may see a natural roughness and some variation in color of the blade surface.

6 5/8″ overall. 2 1/4″ thin, tapered, laminated steel blade. 7 1/2″ overall. 3″ thin, tapered, laminated steel blade. The Morakniv 122 is specifically designed for chip carving. Superior toughness and edge resiliency from the laminated steel. The full tang running the full length of the handle gives it strength and stability.

mora 122 wood carving knife

It will be a TIGHT for the Pro line with the insert like the Robust. As always, some kind of liner or stop is advisable to prevent too deep a penetration. mora 122 wood carving knife #FSSC; Swedish FireSteel by Light My Fire; Scout Model; The Scout Model is a bit lighter to carry, and has a red handle to help prevent loss.

Mora Wood Carving 106 Camping Hunting Laminated Steel Knife Morakniv

If you are new to woodcarving, you made a great choice choosing to express your creativity and create something with your bare hands. I hope my experience was of help to you, and good luck in finding the best whittling knife. This is the knife with really nice shape of the blade. The shape of the tip and mostly the triangular cross-section of the blade keeps the blade from wandering and following the grain when it shouldn’t.

It has a molded in pattern with a pebbled surface for excellent control with a variety of grips. The neutral orientation of the grip works equally well when cutting with the edge up or down. The sheath has the usual button slot, but can be opened up take a narrow belt as indicated above. The knife weighs only 2 ¼ ounces, or 3 ¼ ounces in the sheath.

  • 7 1/2″ overall. 3″ thin, tapered, laminated steel blade.
  • The handles of each style are color coded for easy identification.
  • This is very tradtional in Scandinavia and modern coveralls as well as the folk costumes usually have a button for the purpose.
  • Please know that your Morakniv will stay sharp and last a lifetime.
  • For use around water, especially salt water, stainless may be the better choice.
  • I tried using a Case seahorse whittler for a while.

This was one of the top selling Mora knives in North America. Apparently it didn’t do as well in Sweden, because it was discontinued in favor of the #511 a few years ago. Now I’m very happy to see it back in production. The carbon steel blade is 3 ¾” long and .078” thick. The two millimeter thickness is easily strong enough to be useful, and thin enough to slice well. The back of the blade is left rough from the stamping.

It has a solid plastic handle with a checkered black rubber coating in the center for improved grip. The handle is a bit smaller than the 731 shown above, and would work better for someone with smaller hands. It’s supplied with a good quality plastic sheath with a belt hook that can be snapped over the belt. The knife and sheath weigh a bit over 3 1/2 ounces. Carbon steel blades are hardened to on the Rockwell scale, stainless blades to .

I like to work on complex projects and enjoy the process. Sometimes I like to carve for hours, which is why it is very important to me that the handle fits nicely in my hand and that my palms don’t get tired after an hour. I adopted the “thumb rule” to check if the size of the handle will be good for me. That extended thumb length is the most comfortable for me.