From Ramblin’ Jim: The Ultimate Guide to Morakniv Models

I might have written the definitive knife review of the Morakniv Bushcraft Black, but a gentleman going by the pseudonym “Ramblin’ Jim” has written the ultimate guide to Morakniv models and styles. I really can’t overstate this. There are charts breaking down the features and spec of each model, and an exceptional guide to different handle styles.


If there’s a visible difference between the Mora product lines, you’ll see it in the handles. One note about Mora handles. Even though these knives seem like plastic-handled toys, once you start working with them you will be surprised not just about the toughness of the handles, but also at the handle ergonomics and geometry. Subtle features like a lightly flattened spot for the thumb on the top of the handle or a gentle palm swell go a long way in making these knives feel like an extension of your hand. These are thoughtfully-designed tools made for heavy use, just like your screwdrivers and chisels. They’re not meant to be eye-candy.


He then describes each handle style, complete with clear photographs. He offers comparisons, highlights some of the new and non-traditional models like the Garberg and Eldris, and even offers some subjective opinions.

I had never heard of this site, the link passed across my Facebook feed from a knife group I follow. After visiting, it is one I am going to bookmark. There is some great content. You really should check it out.


  1. cmeat says:

    yow. mora’s selection is so overwhelming that i didn’t think i’d ever know which one i have.
    turns out to be a bushcraft forest, identifiable by the profile ground blade.
    i need some mora.

  2. Sam L. says:

    Coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!! Thanks!

  3. PeterK says:

    Nice. I own a Mora. Hand me down utility blade. Great knife that.

  4. Switchblade says:

    Moras are good knives and excellent value.
    It’s no wonder they are so popular.
    Thanks for sharing this link!
    It’s a very informative web page.

  5. dennymack says:

    Morakniv review: If you don’t have a good knife get a morakniv $13 basic knife. Got that? OK, now we can talk about aesthetic features and more refined, often personal preferences, craftsmanship, rockwell hardness etc. While we talk about that you can do just about any knife-related task with your nigh-unbreakable Mora.
    I love my basic black, plastic sheath, $13 dollar knife.
    Enthusiasts will not blink at $200 dollars for a piece of finely crafted steel, and I agree. Art takes time, and time costs money. Morakniv has hit the sweet spot in the improvement/price curve, and given the public a very fine line of knives for not much more than what you have to pay for a piece of junk that does not sit right in your hand and cannot take or keep a decent edge.
    I have other knives, but the mora is what I keep handy for camping and household duties.

    1. I still bring my Bushcraft to the river often even though I have dozens of other “nicer” knives in the rotation

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