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There is little real point in convincing others of the benefit of a good knife. Morakniv blades are far and above the single best investment in blades for camping, survival, prepping and or bushcraft. When one looks at the overall benefit versus the cost these blades quickly become the top choice every time. The Morakniv Eldris and the Morakniv Craftline Robust are two more types of blades from this amazing manufacture that allow for additional options for a low overall cost.
Morakniv Eldris has a Sandvik 12C27 stainless blade that is 56mm or 2.2 inches long, it has an overall length of 5.6 inches or 143 mm. With a true 90 degree spine and a very sharp edge, this blade allows for most camping requirements to be handled while also fitting tightly into the purpose-built neck sheath which allows for ease of use and carrying. The grip is built with two types of polymer allowing for ease of holding and a VERY solid sticky feeling handle that is easy to hold with cold, gloved, and or wet hands. As you can see in the pictures it is easy to set up for neck knife use! I have a couple and love them quite a bit, they are amazing for fire starting and even better for camp prep!
Morakniv Craftline Robust trade knife has a carbon steel blade that is 91mm or 3.6 inches in length, it has an overall length of 209mm or 8.25 inches. With a blade that is 3.2mm or 0.125 inches in diameter, it offers a much thicker hardier blade with the same overall benefits. The grip is built the same way as the Morakniv Eldris except that it offers an approach I enjoy for some of my knives. It has a finger guard which allows for added safety when working with it. As you can see in the pictures when compared to the Morakniv Companion (standard not the HD) it really does compare and come out ahead in my strict opinion.
As most of you know I have been a fan of Morakniv kniven (knives) for quite a long time. In fact, I own some of the original Frost cutlery knives and my pride and joys are handmade puuko/mora style knives from a variety of individual builders. However, none of the custom knives are knives I want to use for daily tasks that may harm them. Certainly they will work, and in fact are extremely strong sharp knives. Its just that if I lose one of them I cannot easily replace them, whereas the Morakniv knife can easily be replaced and in fact is already owned with several spares already in hand.
What are the positives with these knives?
- Well made, solid steel, long-lasting.
- Very sharp from the factory.
- Long lasting edge retention
- Legal in almost every location you can find around the world
Cons? None, for the price you pay the knife you get, will always be better than any other similar blade within the price range and most outside of it.
Read my other related reviews:
- Morakniv Companion; building a survival package around this knife: Weekly Product Review
- Choosing the best low-cost survival knives for preppers on a budget – Reviews of three knife manufactures that you can rely on for quality
- Wiebe Knives survival on purpose: Weekly Product Review
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