Our absolute favorite bushcraft survival knife, is the Morakniv bushcraft knife. You can find the Morakniv Companion on Amazon for around $17 here Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch.
With almost 11,000 reviews, and a solid 5 star rating on Amazon, they speak for themselves. As you can see the first, and one of the biggest contributing factors is the price point. For only $17, the amount of value is unmatched.
The price point can be worrying for some. Most people relate price to quality now a days. Mora bushcraft survival knives are far from junk though.
The morakniv companion bushcraft survival knife is made of Sandvik 12C27 Stainless Steel. Or it can be had with a carbon steel blade. The high quality Swedish steel is razor sharp and exceptionally tough. The stainless steel blade stays sharper longer than carbon steel, which mean less sharpening and it is less prone to rust.
Morakniv has a history and pedigree that stretches back to 1891. Based in Mora Sweden, with tradition of knife making that stretches back some 400 years.
The Morakniv bushcraft knife is available in 9 colors. Gray, Black, Cyan, Desert Tan, Green, Magenta, Military Green, Navy Blue, and Orange.
It is used in many different ways, by many different types of enthusiasts. From bushcrafters, hunters, to fisherman.
The Companion has a soft friction grip handle made of TPE rubber. Which makes the knife feel safe and steady to use.
It comes with a polymer knife sheath, that has a belt clip for attaching the knife to a rucksack. Or for clipping it on to your belt loop.
Now that we have covered the specs of the Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch. Lets talk about why people use it. Coming back to the price point, we can see that it’s cheap.
Having a cheap, yet still high quality bushcraft knife allows us to not worry as much about the knife itself. What I mean by that, is that you won’t worry as much about hurting the knife. With a more expensive bushcraft knife, we will worry quite a bit more about damaging it. With such a low price bushcraft knife, we know that it won’t break the bank to replace it if we ever need to,
While practicing bushcraft in the bush, a knife has many uses. From cutting a wide array of materials. To shaving tinder for a much needed fire. To using it as a fork and even a spoon. From filleting a freshly caught fish. Sometimes even as an improvised axe.
No one wants to carry multiple knives in a survival situation. Part of the fun of bushcraft, is taking as minimal items as possible.
They will stand up to anything you can possibly throw at it. It feels good in the hand, and the grip has no hotspots upon extended use.
The 4″ blade is the perfect size for most tasks. The knife probably weighs 4 or 5 oz.
The morakniv works great for batoning wood as you long you are striking it with a piece of wood. I don’t recommend using it with anything other than wood. Especially not a metal object.
A small draw back, is that the back of the blade is not quite sharp enough to use with a ferro rod. You would need to grind it down so it’s sharp enough to strike a ferro rod.
This knife is everything it claims to be and more. It’s more than just a back-up knife, a throw around, or a cheap way to gift a buddy you don’t like that much. It is the real deal. For the price, I am not sure there is anything else on the market worth entertaining before you give this one a shot.
The Mora Companion uses a three quarters tang, instead of a full tang. If a full tang bushcraft survival knife is of importance, this may not be a good choice.
In my opinion, a good fixed blade knife is one of the best outdoor tools at your disposal. Using a knife properly, you can cut down a tree, prepare food, process firewood, dig holes, and whittle other tools. Sure, your Mora will never cut down a tree as well as an axe, dig a hole as well as a shovel, or process firewood as well as a hatchet and saw, but you get some of the functionality of all of these implements in one lightweight tool. That’s the versatility a good knife brings to the table.
The Mora Companion isn’t the only choice of bushcraft survival knife out there. It is the only one in this price range that offers this type of quality.
I carry my Mora every time i’m in the woods, I have used it for hundreds of tasks and it’s still going strong. As far as I’m concerned, the Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch, is the best buschraft survival knife available.
It will serve you for years to come, even if you decide to upgrade at a later time. This knife won’t let you down.