Morakniv Basic 511 Carbon Steel
Classic style Mora knife
Modern Mora knives are often used in construction work

A mora knife (Swedish: Morakniv) is a small sheath knife. It is a fixed blade knife, with or without a finger guard. The term originates from knives manufactured by the cutleries in Mora, Dalarna.[1] In Sweden and Finland, Mora knives are extensively used in construction and in industry as general-purpose tools. Mora knives are also used by all Scandinavian armies as an everyday knife.[2]


Mora knives were mostly produced by the KJ Eriksson and Frosts Knivfabrik (Frost's Knife Factory) companies; they merged their brands under Mora of Sweden, later renamed Morakniv, but a number of other knife-makers also make mora-style knives. The Morakniv company uses blades of 12C27 stainless steel, UHB-20C carbon steel, Triflex steel, or very hard (HRC 61) carbon steel laminated between softer alloyed steel.[3]

Other manufacturers of mora-type knives are Cocraft a house brand of Clas Ohlson,[4] Best Tools and Hultafors.[5]

Some models


This Mora camping knife has a ferrocerium rod built into the handle, which can be scraped with the back of the knife blade to make sparks and ignite tinder. Blade length 3+58 inches (92 mm)

See also


  1. ^ Janson, Karin (27 May 2015). "Mora-stämpel banar väg för knivskarp exportsatsning" [Mora brand paves way for sharp export venture]. Entreprenör. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  2. ^ Niklasson, Cenneth (17 August 2010). "Knivskarp match" [Sharp competition] (PDF). Byggnadsarbetaren magazine. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Steel Quality". Morakniv. Archived from the original on 25 January 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  4. ^ Ohlis, Jan. "Villaägarens bästa vänner" [The home owner's best friends]. Vi I Villa. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Craftsman's knives". Hultafors tools. Archived from the original on 8 December 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "Adventure". Morakniv. Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Construction". Morakniv. Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2016.

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