Morakniv of Sweden has been making blades for over a hundred years. While the company has undergone a few name changes, their commitment to crafting ultra-sharp knives for use at home or in the field has never wavered.
I recently received the Morakniv Tactical for testing and evaluation. While I’m busy taking this thing out and working it over, I wanted to drop a preview here to show off its features a bit.
- Carbon steel blade with DLC coating for unmatched edge sharpness and retention
- 58-60 HRC hardness
- 4.25″ Drop-point fixed Blade with no serration
- 9.25″ Overall length
- MOLLE compatible plastic sheath
- 4.2 oz
- Rubber handle
- Ground spine for use with firestarters
If the name wasn’t enough of a giveaway, the design of the blade clearly lends itself to use in the tactical and outdoorsman realms. The rubber handle is grippy and stays that way even when wet. The carbon steel blade comes from the factory supremely sharp and can be counted on to stay that way with a hardness rating of 58-60 HRC. The “shave test” is a popular way to check how sharp a knife is and there is a nice bald spot on the back of my hand to attest to the factory edge Morakniv put on this thing.