Knife Review: Morakniv Bushcraft Black

Morakniv Bushcraft Black

The Morakniv Bushcraft has become my go-to guiding knife.

When I first started writing for TTAK,  I hadn’t even heard of Morakniv. In fact, I first heard of them when Dan and Chris started writing about them. I can’t say I was completely skeptical since I have come to trust their advice over the years at TTAG. However, when claims are made like “Morakniv makes every other knife look like a rip off”, the bar gets set pretty high.

I have been auditioning a new “go-to” knife for guiding.  So for a modest investment (Technically, the Morakniv Bushcraft lists for $70, but I have never seen it on Amazon for more than $38), I figured I didn’t have anything to lose- even if it turned out that Dan and Chris were exaggerating.

Blade:

The Bushcraft has a 109mm (4.3″) blade and is a hefty 3.2mm thick, remaining so until the last 1/4″ of the blade where it the bevel brings it to a point. It is available in both stainless and tungsten coated carbon steel. I chose the carbon steel blade, mostly to be different since we have already reviewed a couple of stainless Moras including Chris’s long clip. They have been put it through the wringer and have easily handled anything that has been thrown at them.  So it was time to give a carbon steel one a try.

The blade has a Scandinavian grind which means that the primary bevel begins quite close to the edge (about 3/8″),  running parallel for the length of the blade. The beveled section of blade is very short, especially when compared to popular hollow ground styles where the primary bevel begins closer to the knife’s spine. The back edge has a slight clip point, beginning about 1.5″ from the tip.  All of this combines to form an almost spike-like tip, reminiscent of an ice-axe.

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The Morakniv Bushcraft’s blade tapers down to a wicked, spike point, suitable for driving through plywood or the occasional can of beans.

The tip will easily pierce a can of beans, and by placing it along the lip of the can, makes quick if not pretty work of opening the can when the handle is tapped with the palm of one’s opposite hand.  The knife took this metal cutting abuse in stride.  It wasn’t the lightsaber it was before when zipping through newsprint, but a couple of swipes on my Spyderco Sharpmaker took care of that.

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Cleanup on Aisle 2.

Unlike some other Moras, the back edge is well finished. This is done so that it can be used to scrape a magnesium fire block.  If you want to spend $75, you can get a Bushcraft with a Mora fire-steel attached to the sheath. Something to consider, though we are getting out of the “most ridiculous knife value on earth” range at that price. There are cheaper fire starting alternatives that can be attached to the sheath with homemade “Ranger Bands”.

The tungsten coating on the blade is very effective. It discolors easily, almost mimicing corrosion in appearance, but this rubs off easily with use or a quick wipe with a paper towel and some Froglube.  I would not recommend using anything more abrasive, since you don’t want to scratch off the coating.  That being said, the coating on mine is not showing any wear despite months of use.

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It doesn’t take long for the carbon steel edge of the Morakniv Bushcraft to start to corrode when wet, but with minimal care corrosion has been easily managed.

The untreated edge will show the beginnings of corrosion fairly quickly, in fact if I throw it in the truck wet and drive home in 90 degree temperatures, this can show up in a matter of hours (gotta love the South – mud and rust). This is visible in the photograph, but comes right off with a couple of passes through a piece of cardboard scrap and a swipe or two down the Spyderco Sharpmaker. I also found that treating the knife with Froglube helped in the corrosion battle.

My blade came extremely sharp from the factory, and held this edge nicely. I have never needed to truly “resharpen” this knife. After a few initial passes on the coarse rods of the Sharpmaker to tweak the microbevel, all that has been required is the occasional touch up on the fine ceramic rods. I am continually amazed at the edge I can put on this blade.

Construction:

The handle is textured rubber, and is incredibly grippy. I did not experience the slightest problem with my grip throughout any of my testing, even when the handle was wet with fish slime or hacking my way through brush. It has an ergonomic shape that fit my medium-sized hand well, and a front quillon that provides a reassuring contact point at the front of the grip. There is jimping on the top of the handle to provide even greater thumb control.

The sheath is included and comes with both a full loop and a belt clip. They are all made of a tough, semi-hard plastic, and the sheath has a drain hole at the bottom. The sheath pivots freely in a full 360 degree arc from the loop or clip.

One of the only knocks that I have on Mora is that they do not offer a full tang knife. Instead their knives employ a modified rat tail that runs almost to the pommel. I imagine that the reduction in steel required is one of the primary reasons that Moras hit the price points they do.

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One of the only knocks on the Mora is the modified rat-tail instead of full tang construction.

This cut corner does not seem to affect the strength of the finished knife.  I have put this knife through some pretty serious batonning- including on the handle when I needed to re-position the cut,  and I used it to chop through brush up to 3″ thick.  There are no signs that I have stressed the knife in the slightest.

Ergonomics:

In a word, wonderful.  The contour of the grip is extremely pleasing to the hand. Combined with the grippiness of the rubber, this handle has one of the most solid feels I have ever experienced.  If Mora made aftermarket rubber grips for a Glock, I would buy a set in a heartbeat.  I really like the textured rubber.

Using the knife is a pleasure.  It is hard to describe.  The blade length seems just right to me. You can put some serious leverage into the blade when cutting wood or heavy rope. However, surprisingly delicate slicing is also possible.

Carry and Deployment:

This isn’t a small knife, and unless you do so on a regular basis, carrying a fixed blade knife takes a bit of getting used to. I guess the best way to describe it is I am much more aware of the knife than I am of an EDC folder.

I keep the Morakniv Bushcraft on its own belt – in this case a 2.5″ nylon wading belt that I wear with waders or just shorts when I am wet wading.  After experimenting with where to carry the knife, I settled on a 9 o’clock position.  In this position, the knife and sheath are facing backwards/edge forward.

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After experimenting with carry position, I settled on 9 o’clock with the edge facing forward.

The “button” arrangement for attaching the clip or loop to the sheath allows the sheath to pivot in a full circle.  This allows the knife to pivot away from the direction of a drawing force to the knife, essentially always aligning the sheath for a straight line draw no matter what the orientation of the drawing hand.

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The sheath pivots so that no matter from what angle you draw the knife, it pulls straight out. It also can swing inverted if you need to sit in a vehicle.

It also allows me to simply flip the sheath inverted on my belt when entering a vehicle. The knife holds firmly enough to the inside of the sheath that I have never once had my knife fall out while driving or upon exiting the vehicle. It is only a matter of taking a few steps before the sheath tips back around to its proper orientation.

I chose this position for the primary reason that I could carry a firearm in a traditional 4 o’clock position. While a pistol is not a usual part of my fishing kit in the Smoky Mountain National Park, it was an incident on Paint Creek in the Cherokee Nat’l Forest that convinced me to get my carry permit.  I will not fish in meth country again without an openly carried sidearm.

I am somewhat ambidextrous, and from the 9 o’clock carry position I have several options. I can draw the knife with my right hand across my body and have it in a traditional point-up grip position. I can draw it with my left and I have the edge-out, tip-down.  With practice I can shift the knife in my left hand to a traditional orientation or pass it to my right and the blade is ready to use.

I am not an expert in knife-fu,  but an actual expert – Michael Janich explained to our own Robert Farago, that having a plan is important. There are defensive advantages to the left hand draw position. It deploys the Mora in a way in which it could be used to immediately forearm block a downward stab. By raising your arm across your face, your attacker’s downward stabbing arm or hand would be met with the razor-sharp edge while you can protect your head and neck.  Your right hand can draw a firearm if available, or be free for striking or grasping.  This is also a good position from which to make right leg kicks as well.

The Bushcraft's size and grippiness lends itself well to defensive use. The Mora company has a long history of supplying blades to the Swedish military

The Bushcraft’s size and grippiness lends itself well to defensive use. The Mora company has a long history of supplying blades to the Swedish military.

So…I have a plan that would allow me to deploy my Mora in a way that allows me to defend an initial attack and look for an opening for my next move (hopefully run-fu). I hope that it is better than nothing. I pray that I never need to put the plan into practice.

TTAK Knife Testing Protocol:

I started with the standard battery of TTAK tests: Newsprint, Cardboard, and Rope. Then I got creative.

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Unsupported Newsprint:  Unreal.  By far the most impressive results of any knife I own.

Cardboard Strips:  I stopped slicing at 100 linear feet of corrugated cardboard. There was no discernible fall off in performance until after the 50′ mark and it was still doing a more than passable job when I stopped – though the occasional tear was beginning to appear.

Rope:  The Bushcraft is a rope slicing dream. The firm grip, the leverage from the blade, and the knife’s razor sharpness, combined for impressive results.  It positively owned 3/8″ polyethylene, 1/2″ nylon (drift boat anchor rope), and 1/2″ sissal (not shown).  The 1/2″ static climbing rope required bench sawing, but left behind an exceptionally clean edge.

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The climbing rope required bench sawing, but the Bushcraft left a crisp cut.

Culinary Tasks and Butchery:

I have already tested this knife in a head to head challenge with a Cold Steel Mackinac. The Mackinac won, due in large part to its long, hollow-ground taper versus the peculiarities inherent to a Scandinavian ground blade (they are hard to keep from wandering in thick vegetables). The Bushcraft is also, as I have mentioned, thicker than most Moras such as the Companion.

It isn’t a Wustoff, but the Bushcraft is perfectly comfortable for most kitchen tasks. For game and meat processing, it is excellent.  For the purposes of testing I cut up a slab of ribs, and I processed a wild rainbow trout from the Smoky Mountains.

I chose the ribs because they are obviously a reasonable analog for wild game.   Unfortunately, I am in a bit of a mid-life pause with regards to my large game hunting until my kids are older and I cultivate hunting access here in TN.  I may cut up the woodchuck that keeps raiding my garden if I ever get pissed off enough to shoot it. Stay tuned.

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I can’t imagine a cleaner cut with any knife…at any price.

With respect to the actual separating of the pork ribs, I was able to slice them apart almost effortlessly. The Bushcraft zipped through raw, unfrozen meat as cleanly as my Wustoff Classic Chefs knife.

I have processed enough animals in my life, and I have tested this knife extensively enough to say with confidence that the Bushcraft would have no problem disarticulating any joint on any large game I have encountered. The tip is strong, thin, and sharp.  It could slip into any joint and sever the connecting ligaments.

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Slimy hands were no problem for the Mora’s rubber grip.

As for the trout.  The blade is heavy enough that I was able to use the back side as a “Priest” to administer Last Rights (a sharp blow to top of the skull). I experienced a sense of  “knife-vana” as the blade made the initial belly slit through the fish. The skin parted effortlessly.  Chopping the head cleanly off required minimal force, and left behind an edge as clean as that on the pork ribs.

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Note how cleanly the Bushcraft made the spinal cut.

With the entrails removed and the cavity scraped and rinsed clean, the fish was ready to take home and throw on the grill.

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The end of the rainbow

Batoning:

Some manufacturers do not like the practice, but batoning a blade through a piece of firewood to split it is a job requirement for any true bushcraft knife.  I have no idea what Mora’s specific warranty policy is, but it really doesn’t matter.  I have never met a better knife with which to split wood.

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The knife bit into the walnut with only light taps.

The extremely sharp edge bit quickly into the wood, and the burly, wedge-shaped blade split the grain apart cleanly. The wood frequently splintered before the knife was halfway through.

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This should burn nicely in the stove this winter.

Not being satisfied with splitting dried firewood, I decided to try something that really challenged the knife.  I had a scrap of 3/8″ plywood lying around that wasn’t spoken for. Unlike a nice, straight-grained piece of walnut, the plywood’s alternating layers will not split neatly apart.  Half of the layers are oriented perpendicular to to blade.  These will need to be actually sliced, not split.

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It took a while, but I was able to baton through 3/8″ plywood. The knife was unharmed.

It wasn’t a quick process, but with persistence I was able to baton my way through a 10″ long piece of 3/8″ plywood.  I could still slice newsprint when I was finished.  Unreal.

“Stab” Test:

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The Bushcraft fully pierced the 1/4″ luan plywood when the thrust was parallel to the grain, and did penetrate with the perpendicular thrust.

The purpose of this test was to try and document the penetration power of the blade.  A secondary demonstration is the confidence I had in my secure grip on the handle. If the sudden jarring stop dislodged my grip, I risked slicing my fingers to the bone.  I wouldn’t recommend trying this at home, but suffice it to say, I am not changing my name to “Stumpy”.

The Bushcraft fully pierced the 1/4″ luan plywood when the thrust was parallel to the grain, and the point did penetrate with the perpendicular thrust.  My grip never shifted a bit -not even with the abrupt stop in a failed attempt to replicate this test with 3/8″ ply.

Brush Clearing:

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With a little effort, the Bushcraft can slice and hack its way through branches up to 3″ thick or more.

One of the most frequent uses I have for this knife when I am out guiding is cutting down branches when my clients get their flies caught in a tree. Fishing in tight quarters on Smoky Mountain trout streams makes such an occurrence an inevitability – even for guides :).  With one hand pulling down on a branch, I can use my knife to shear off a section of branch allowing me to untangle the mess more safely and comfortably than when standing on a rock reaching over my head.  Using the Bushcraft, I can frequently slice through branches up to a 1/2″ thick in a single pass.

Campcraft also requires a blade that can process wood, and in an emergency or simply out of convenience some lighter “axe” tasks.  I have already covered batoning firewood. I want my campcraft knife to be able to cut sapling staves to lash together a shelter or a cooking tripod in a pinch as well.

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It is also possible to cut through larger saplings which can be lashed into a shelter or other campcraft project.

I decided to use the knife to attack a section of overgrown kudzu, saplings, and overhanging locust branches on the edge of my property.  I would normally use a machete or a brush blade or chainsaw attachment on my string trimmer to perform this work.

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This is the end result of about 15 minutes of work that would better be performed with a machete. The Mora proved adequate, if not maximally efficient for the task.

The Bushcraft is not the ideal tool for brush clearing, but I feel that the results I achieved prove that it can answer the call if necessary for any wood processing task you are likely to throw at it.  You could construct some pretty impressive camp projects with nothing but a forest, a spool of sisal rope, and the Mora Bushcraft.

Conclusion:

Things I like:

  • This thing takes a frighteningly sharp edge.   It took a month for my arms to regrow hair after my Bushcraft arrived…I couldn’t stop testing the edge.
  • Insanely low price.  This knife positively lived up to the hype.  Mora knives really do “make all other knives seem like a rip off”.
  • Rubber, non-slip grip.

Things I don’t like (and this is getting nitpicky):

  • No full tang.  Not that I had a problem with the knife’s strength.
  • Corrosion issues…Manageable.  I could have bought stainless if I were worried.
  • Scandi-grind blade wanders a bit through long cuts.

Ratings (out of five stars)

Styling ***
This thing isn’t going to win any beauty contests, but the blade looks pretty wicked, especially in black.

Blade **** .95*
In terms of performance, I have never owned a more versatile knife.  The .05 off is not due to the fact that the edge would rust.  Again, it is carbon steel, it is expected.  My disappointment is the rapidity with which this can occur in Tennessee summer heat and humidity.

Ergonomics ****
Fit my medium-sized hand well.  The rubber grip on the handle is remarkable in and of itself.  The pivoting sheath was useful in ensuring a clean draw of the knife, as well as allowing it to be flipped out of the way when sitting in a chair or in a car.

Ruggedness/Durability ****1/2

I  feel like a plastic handled rat-tail tanged knife ought to have an attainable failure point.  I just haven’t found that point yet.

Overall Rating: *****

I have auditioned several knives along the way, trying to find that “one” guide knife. I found it in the Mora Bushcraft.  It is a versatile tool that I can’t imagine getting knocked from its position on my 9 o’clock hip anytime in the foreseeable future.  I have tested it every way that I can imagine short of disemboweling a moose, and it has passed with flying colors.

The superlative nature of this knife is independent of the price. Especially considering that I spent twice as much on my EDC Spyderco Native, and it isn’t 1/4 the knife as the $35 Mora. From a bang for your buck point of view, I probably agree with Chris that a Companion might very well hit that sweet spot. If I had it to do over again I might consider the stainless version of this same knife. But I have carried this knife for almost an entire fishing season now and caring for the carbon steel is really not a hassle.

Bottom line is if you are looking for a darn near indestructible knife that can take and hold an unbelievably sharp edge through any manner of use, I am yet to find a better one than the Morakniv Bushcraft – at any price.

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And by the way…the trout was delicious.

 

comments

  1. Chris Dumm says:

    I think you’ve definitely had the last word about Moras here. Other than splitting a flying .22 bullet with a Mora (on super-high speed video) I can’t think of any more tests we could really throw at them.

    But I think it’s time for some Reader Appreciation Days prizes, and I think I know what to give away…

    1. Gabe says:

      How’s about watching the legendary Mors Kochanski, (or Cody Lundin, for that matter,) literally cut down a 4″ thick sapling with one? If i hadn’t seen it, i wouldn’t believe it. Look at Ragweed Forge for more great Scandinavian blades. Moras are the most famous, and least pricey, but there are others that equal the cutting performance, sometimes in gorgeous, handmade handles & sheaths, for good prices. Wood Jewel, Rosselli, Helle, just to name a few.

      1. I had a chance to look at Helle knives at this weekend’s Blade show. Pretty knives. Very nice looking knives. I would love to test one.

        1. Ernzky says:

          What Helle knives u tested? and what are your impression of Helle knives?

  2. Duncan Idaho says:

    Really love my Mora Classic. As soon as I can get my hands on some antler, I’m going to rehandle it.

    Right now, I’m toying with the idea of making a leather combination sheathe for all three blade lengths of the Classic- 2″, 4″, and 6″. Ideally, I would use elk antler on the handles, but maybe I’ll just refinish the handle with Tru Oil.

    I’m not going to be buying any other fixed blade knife unless it’s a nice Scramasax or something. Completely sold on these knives.

  3. Aaroneous says:

    Definitive review! Thanks for putting in the effort to make up my mind for me. Will be putting this in the amazon cart soon.

    1. Thanks! I was trying to make it so. I really fell in love with this knife, and it was a matter of coming up with “I wonder if I coulds…” to test.

  4. Terry Warlock says:

    As others have said, fatastic review, and thank you for it. But two questions:

    1. Where are you with Project Kephart 🙂

    2. and what were the other contenders for replacement guide knife and what did you think of them, if you spent any time with them? Hearing a variety of experiences for a few different tools to fill a job requirement is always enlightening and goes a long way to help a reader make an informed decision.

    Also, if anyone is looking for a replacement Kydex sheath for this or other Moras or a variety of other knives, check out Grizzly Outdoors, especially the Extreme Neck Sheath, as it is really amazing.

    1. Thanks Terry…

      With regards to project Kephart, I am at a plateau right now. It is cut out of the billet, but I am nervous about doing the primary bevel grind. Will says if it isn’t even the blade can warp when heat treated. I am currently attempting to get some guidance from a local custom knifemaker in Knoxville. I am hoping he will help me with it (on a purpose built, very expensive belt sander), because I am not sure my tools or skills are up to the task.

      Plus, the fall and winter are my “build stuff” seasons. I have about a month more of guiding and then I am a bit more free to go “chasing rabbits”. Expect my posting frequency to increase as well.

      I did look at other knives along the way. I have long had a Spyderco Endura in my fishing vest. Always proved adequate for most of what I was doing with it. I had never tried the cutting branches down thing with it though.

      I carried the Cold Steel Mackinac for a while this summer, as a part of my testing for its review. I was impressed with the knife. It is actually better at food prep than the Mora, and is likewise really extremely well built. It can handle a lot of the tough stuff that I threw at the Mora, in the end I discovered that I liked the fixed blade.

      It is strange, but I hadn’t carried a fixed blade much and I really like it.

      The Mackinac is my truck knife now. The Bushcraft lives with my fishing gear, but is too long to carry unless I am safely in the “sporting purposes” exemption to the under 4″ rule. The Mackinac, at 3.5 inches is fine for EDC in TN. I grab it when I need something with a little more backbone than my Spyderco Native.

  5. NavyRetGold says:

    From one of your West Tennessee brothers (don’t hold that against me), awesome review! I too am sold and Mora is next on my knife shopping list, now that I finally got the S30V Kershaw Blur that I had been coveting. I am green with envy at all the fishing/camping/hunting you are able to do in your guide biz. I live in Florida now so the fishing is easily accomplished, but the camping and hunting takes a bit more preparation. In earlier years I did more than my share of fishing Reelfoot Lake and the Mississippi, and hunting all manner of game and fowl in West Tennessee with my Dad. Again, awesome review, and I bet that trout was melt in your mouth delicious!

    1. As you know, the waterfowl opportunities are a bit lacking in East TN. We are exactly the halfway point between the Mississippi and Atlantic flyways. Any ducks here are usually lost.

      As a small business owner and Mr. Mom to a 5 and 3 year old, my hunting has been cut back substantially. I have not yet cultivated private hunting access for deer and turkey yet, though if my apple trees succeed, I should be able to get a bow shot in on one or the other. They come through the yard from time to time.

      Mostly I am a bird hunter at the moment. There is a WMA just outside downtown Knoxville with 300 acres of cornfields managed for dove. I also get to go grouse hunting several times a season, though in TN this mostly means an armed walk in the woods following a couple of dogs. But we take the occasional bird.

      As for the trout, yes. Yes it was.

      Just a couple of pats of butter in the cavity, salt and pepper. Wrap in foil and grill – turning once. The skin sticks to the foil when you unwrap it, and all you have to do is run a fork parallel along the ribs and the meat slides right off. The bones stay behind.

      thanks for reading!

  6. Daniel says:

    Great, comprehensive review. Part of me worries that Mora will eventually eliminate the need for every other knife in the same categories they sell their knives in. Coming soon, the morasvord…..

    1. Duncan Idaho says:

      If that were the case, I just wasted $65 on my new Condor sabre…

  7. g says:

    Epic knife review. Well done.

  8. Danie says:

    Farmer from S.A. Just bought myself a greenman knife , and find it most impressive. I do a lot of hunting and fishing, and would recomend any person to buy this knife

  9. Johan says:

    Fun review to read. This is the knif that almost every swedish household possess. Its cheap and pretty practical. As a carpenter its one of top 3 tools i use.

    1. Thanks Johan. I put my heart and soul into that review in particular. As I write this, I am taking a break from cutting firewood with my Husqvarna chainsaw. I have always loved the Sweedes. Everything except IKEA customer service. They suck. But we love our Saab.

      Thanks for reading.

      Clay

  10. Linus says:

    Amazing review!
    As a Swede, I have used Mora knifes almost since the day I was born. Did not know that at least some of them were this good. Mora knifes are so common here that they are not only copied, but also all knifes looking like them are (incorrectly) called “Mora knifes”. Just like people might call all big 4wd cars “Jeep”.
    After reading this review I think I’ll have to buy a Bushcraft!

    I have another favourite. This knife is primarily intended for electricians, but I have to say I have found so much use for this that I carry one almost all the time.
    http://www.moraofsweden.se/electrician/morakniv-elektrician

    It has a very short blade, and for many tasks this is more than enough. Splicing cable for example. It is sharp enough to cut through most multi strand cable too.
    Cutting rope, opening packages, making small holes…
    A really usable knife.

    Some trivia: Mora is a small city located almost in the middle of Sweden. Probably the most “swedish” city in the world 🙂

    1. I hope it stays that way. I worry about the fate of Europe. I am 1/2 Dutch, and have lots of family in the NL including my brother.

      Thanks for the info on Moras in general and the Electrician in particular. Looks like a cool work knife.

      Stay Sharp!

      Clay

  11. 2/4/15—

    We have over 1000 views on this review today, but I can’t figure out where the referral is from. Anyone reading this, please let me know how you found this today.

    Thanks.

    1. Eric says:

      I searched “synopsis of mora knives” looking for the best way to define a Mora. I think your line about “they make every other knife look like a rip off” is pretty accurate. I’ve got 6 or 10 Moras now and like them all. They’ve got a nice kitchen series now too… pretty sharp!

      1. Linus says:

        The nice thing about Mora knifes is that even the really cheap ones are pretty darn good! There are hundreds of even cheaper copies which are generally crap, but I guess there exist rather good copies too.

        My cousin purchased the Bushcraft after he read this review, and I must say that one seems to be a really impressive knife!

    2. At van der Velde says:

      Hi,
      found this by Google Search: “mora bushcraft survival black review”

      Regards,
      At

  12. Tom says:

    Featured on a swedish website on 2/4/2015: http://cuzz.cazooka.se

    Swedes tend to become quite proud whenever something swedish gets attention from foreigners, and such an exhaustive review of something as trivial as a knife seems to have touched a few hearts! Keep up the good work! 🙂

  13. Neymer says:

    Hi,
    Thanks for your amazing review.
    But I have already decide buy a survival knife. I ‘m interested to buy a knife from the site. This site link is: http://www.healthandpersonalcare-products.com/category/household-supplies/best-survival-knife/
    It has a short blade, and for many tasks this is more than enough for me. Splicing cable for example. It is sharp enough to cut through most multi strand cable too.
    Cutting rope, opening packages, making small hole and everything.
    So I buy this knife

  14. RJ says:

    Clay, this was one of the best knife reviews that I have ever read. Lots of reviewers cut sticks and baton logs, but I want to know how well a knife cleans fish and game. Great job!

  15. ian says:

    Thanks for putting in the effort and doing such an in depth review. Mora should thank you! You’ve sold me on this knife. I already own a stainless companion and this would be a perfect follow up to it.

  16. Hannibal says:

    Anyone find a good ‘lower profile’ sheath for this knife they have experience with? I have the firestarter one and it’s a bit heavy \ bulky for some things…

  17. Thanks for your review of the BUSHCRAFT . Very interesting. I bought a companion the other day and initial impressions are very favorable. Keep up you great work and happy fishing to you !

  18. Daryl says:

    I’ve been looking for a good bushcraft knife and reviewed lots of videos and Mora’s always seemed to pop up. After lots of pondering about the subject and reading reviews, although they are not the most eye pleasing and I wasn’t big on the looks of the sheath I decided for the price range, why not? And I’m very happy I did. This is now my go to knife in it’s ugly case. It out does any of my other knives as far as comfort, the amazing edge it keeps
    If I ever lose or break this one I will replace it with another. Lately when I go out my other knives stay at home now. I have blades I’ve paid over $300 for and this out performs all of them. Expensive is not always better and that has become quite apparent. Bushcraft black is definitely my favourite knife in my collection now. I will most likely change out for a custom sheath eventually with a fire steel but I have no problems with this one other than it looks like a filet knife sheath. Sheath may change but the blade will not.

    1. I am very glad you like it.

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