Reddit Reddit reviews Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sheath, 4.3-Inch, Black

We found 27 Reddit comments about Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sheath, 4.3-Inch, Black. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sheath, 4.3-Inch, Black
Fixed blade knife with 1/8-inch (3.2 mm) thick carbon steel blade with anti-corrosive black coatingBlade Thickness: 0.126" (3.2 mm), Blade Length: 4.3" (109 mm), Total Length: 9.1" (232mm), Net Weight: 5.4 oz. (154g)Black plastic sheath with integrated diamond sharpener and Fire Starter; ergonomic handle with high-friction rubber gripMorakniv Fire Starter yields 7,000 strikes and produces 3,000 degree sparks; works when wetLimited lifetime manufacturer's warranty.
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27 Reddit comments about Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sheath, 4.3-Inch, Black:

u/Tyler9400 · 60 pointsr/Bushcraft

Steel is steel mate. You can go with the expensive stuff, or with the cheap stuff - We're talking expensive at several hundred and cheap as under 20-50. I've seen 20 dollars knives made just as well as the 600 dollar knives, they just dont have the name brand. It's a chunk of steel, treated so it stands up to specific conditions and holds an edge better. It looks to be full tang - not sure what is up with the holes in the blade, or the design near the MT-5 logo. I found pictures online, looks like the steel comes out a bunch there? No idea what this design is or what purpose it could have - looks sketchy. And the holes in the blade...I mean I've seen the 5 dollar walmart knives with holes so you can create a makeshift spear but..Other then that, no idea why they are on this knife, and they cause more harm then good. You can use it for basic bushcrafting tasks but I'd be careful batoning, I've personally never heard of the brand - it could be name brand and be great, but it has some weird designs.


Really, steel is steel - all the fancy features cause more harm than good.

That is a 12 dollar knife, and you really won't ever need more, but there are better options. The 12 dollar knife has a thinner blade and isn't suitable to as heavy duty work, but is a great beater knife for doing anything.

And their top of the line knives are

There's a carbon version and stainless steel version. I'm gonna be honest...for the most part, they all do the same thing, but people want different things and fancier things - the garberg is the only full tang out of the bunch, but even their half tang knives are bulletproof, they hold up incredibly well and I've batoned with him countless times without issue. Mora, IMO makes the best knives - I have several other brands, and there are some I like better for ergonomics - but that's not the point, the point is any knife will work, steel is steel. Just find what you think looks and feels good, learn how to sharpen it and what you like, it depends on the what materials/types of trees you are working with, and what type of work you do. I prefer convex and Scandinavian grind (V Grind) knives, the Cudeman MT-5 looks to be a full flat grind - which I mean..AFIAK is mostly used in like chef knives and stuff, it's incredibly sharp but it's not durable, hitting hard objects is gonna cause knicks and it's gonna be brittle. This is all from experience, it's not like im an expert - but to be fair, I'd just keep trying different ones and see how you like it, but I wouldn't go spending crazy money, the $300 knives you see all the fancy bushcrafters use...these are what I call wall knives..They use them in the videos cause they look good but most people would just keep them at home and keep using their beater knives, because we are hard on our equipment and honestly, they work just as wall, all the fancy scalings and what not make them expensive, but they don't make them better.

TL;DR: Steel is steel. Get a cheap knife, in a better grind suited for the work your doing. All depends on what work you do, and what tress you have, soft woods, hard woods ETC.


Edit: Definately don't have to go with Mora, I've just always used them and they've done me well.

u/CJOttawa · 35 pointsr/Ultralight

Someone else in this sub said it best:

> The difference between "no blade" and "tiny blade" is vast; the jump from "tiny blade" to "BFK" isn't nearly as great.

I have a tiny pair of folding Fiskar scissors in my first aid/Dopp kit, as well as a Leatherman Skeletool which has a decent utility blade. If you prefer an unserrated version in 154CM steel, get the Skeletool CX.

FWIW: the mini pliers on the Skeletool have been critical to me. They let me squeeze a sleeping bag zipper runner that wasn't closing the teeth properly. Lacking that, my bag wouldn't have closed.

EDIT - if I wanted a knife to whittle with, I'd probably carry a Mora. (light, strong, sharp)

u/ghostmcspiritwolf · 19 pointsr/Bushcraft

an 8X10 equinox tarp, $45 shipped:

Wetterlings Forest axe, $110

wide mouth stainless steel water bottle, $16

Mora bushcraft, $50 (includes firesteel)

100 feet of parachute cord, $9

MSR stainless steel pot: $20 (I have one of these, they're fantastic)

leather work gloves, $13

That all adds up to $263.

brand isn't that important, but you can also find the following on Amazon for probably around or under $60-$70 total.

  1. a wool hat and gloves

  2. stormproof matches (look for the NATO approved ones)

  3. water treatment tablets

  4. a space blanket

  5. a basic first aid kit

  6. a sewing kit

  7. a bandana or other cotton scarf (keffiyeh, etc.)

  8. A stainless steel or titanium backpackers spoon or spork (spoon on one end, fork on the other)

    The remaining money, probably about $150, I would put on a gift card to EMS, REI, Cabela's, or some other outdoor goods store where he can get some basic outdoor clothing or fill any remaining gaps with his gear, such as a pack. I generally don't recommend bags over the internet because it's so important that you try one on in person before buying it.
u/mcantelon · 7 pointsr/knifeclub

Thick, largish blade and the blade's got an anti-rust coating over the non-sharpened part to protect it (the only Mora I know of that does). IIRC it's available in two configurations: one with a normal sheath and one with a sheath that has an integrated firesteel and sharpener.

Here's the version with the firesteel:

u/af895 · 7 pointsr/preppers

Mora all the way. If you want to spend more, upgrade to the
Morakniv Bushcraft with a 50% thicker blade, firesteel, and sharpener.

EDIT - another excellent value (I'd argue highly undervalued) knife is the Gerber Strongarm. Check reviews online. Gerber hit a home run... even the sheath is top notch and multifunction. (MOLLE, vertical or horizontal belt attachment, you name it)

Disclosure: I have a Mora "Light My Fire" as my camp kitchen knife and two Strongarms for general camp use. The Light My Fire is more like the $15 Mora with + firesteel. The Morakniv Bushcraft is a much heavier duty blade.

u/Drewie64 · 6 pointsr/Bushcraft

Check out the Mora Bushcraft Black this way you get a decent sharpener and a fire steel as well.

u/HoboJared · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

I spend a lot of time in the woods and have been very happy wth this one look at reviews around the web. The price is also great. Here is a good review

u/ARKnife · 3 pointsr/knives

I'd suggest the Mora Bushcraft Black.

Great all around survival knife, especially if you are on a budget.

u/Stormrider001 · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

Got a blade material are you looking for? (stainless steel or carbon)

Blade profile? (drop point, tanto, spear, clip)

Blade grind? (Flat, Saber, Scandinavian, or Hollow)

Off the top of my head:

Becker BK16 - flat 1095Cro-Van

Esee Camp Lore PR-4 - Saber 1095

Esee 4P - flat 1095

Esee Izula - flat 1095

Morakniv Bush Crafter - Scandinavian 1095

Morakniv Garberg - Scandinavian 14C28N

Cold Steel Master Hunter - Flat VG1 in San Mai


FYI The ESEE brand has perhaps the best lifetime warranty of fixed blades. Return and they will replace with no questions asked policy. It is also transferable so they do tend to keep their value over time. Tactical Intent is a verified seller on amazon. At that price range you can get a pretty great knife.

Hope this helps!

u/Gullex · 3 pointsr/Survival

$150 is plenty of budget for a good knife. This one is just slightly over that budget but will last you the rest of your life. It's kind of my dream survival knife.

The Fallkniven F1 is very popular as well and right in your price range.

Currently I use this knife which is also very good.

If you want to go a little less expensive still, Becker makes some good ones such as the Bk16. I know the Becker doesn't look anything like "hand made", but I have the BK2- I used paint remover to take the black coating off the blade, replaced the plastic handles with micarta and stained it to look more like wood, and built a leather sheath for it. It's a beautiful knife now. Too bad it's so goddamn heavy.

You could also go with something like the Mora bushcraft. I have that one also, very decent knife.

You could even just get a regular Mora or a Condor bushlore which are even more economical options.

u/MordIV · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

I really like my mora with the fire steel on the sheath. Amazon shows its for $65 now, but I think it's cheaper at times. Mine was a gift for Christmas that a buddy got me and I think it was on a great sale. Super sharp, thick enough blade for prepping fire wood and shaving kindling.

I ended up getting a tek-lok from blade tech to attach the knife to my belt more securely.

Of course the $15 moras are a super great deal too. Heck, get a thicker one for your fire wood needs and a smaller one for your carving desires.

Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sheath, Black

u/s18m · 3 pointsr/Bushcraft

This is the old Mora Bushcraft Black.

I bought this from Amazon for $45, now it's $52. The new one comes with a firesteel and a holder attached to the sheath, and even that costs $66.

u/Guepardita · 2 pointsr/Gifts

These beard socks are funny :)

A cool chamber light.

This awesome survival knife.

This really gorgeous beer glass.

A classic Jacob Bromwell copper flask.

u/McNizzel · 2 pointsr/knifemaking

thanks in advance.

here is a link to the bush crafter

It seems like it should suite my needs well in terms of shape and size. I have one in stainless now that I like. I was looking at blanks and found that you can get a morakniv blank that I could work with, but I'm liking the interest that damascus provides. I'm not really sure what the pros and cons of the material might be for camping and bushcrafting, but I do think it would look cool. I'm thinking I'd do a wooden handle possibly with some brass guards if I'm feeling ambitious.

u/movdev · 1 pointr/Bushcraft


whats difference between bushcraft black and the survival? looks like its the same knife but $12 more for the sheath with firestarter and sharperner. worth it?

$36 -


$24 -

u/123farmer · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

x 2! the Mora is a good starter work knife. They are cheap enough to have a few, which is better IMO than one super expensive knife. I keep one in my vehicle, one in my winter emergency bag, and one with my camping stuff. Plus a few other lying around, I think. (I'm not even sure how many I have now...)

They are not perfect, but for the price they are a great value.

u/GeezusKreist · 1 pointr/backpacking

I went a bit crazy, and bought three knives based on the recommendations from this post. The ESEE 4HM, Morakniv Bushcraft, and Ka-Bar BK11.

The Morakniv stays in my main pack with the rest of my backpacking gear, while the small Ka-Bar is in my day pack. I use the ESEE around the house on a near daily basis and carry it along with the Mora if I can remember to grab it. So far all three are incredible knives

u/redheadedbandrew · 1 pointr/knives

I agree in the Mora suggestion. Mora's are great knives for the money.

u/fearandloling · 1 pointr/EDC

all the moras are nice. get a carbon steel mora classic if you just want a base model, or if you don't like the wood handle/traditional look you can grab the mora frost which is cheaper and has a nice and grippy rubber handle. if you wanna spend a bit more cash, they have a line of thicker blades, designed for specific bushcraft use (whatever that means) such as the mora bushcraft black. basically they don't make a bad knife. even if you get the cheapest mora utility you will not be disappointed.

your sog is legit though, i really like it. i've been meaning to add a combo straight/serrated fixed blade to my collection and the seal pup elite really caught my eye. good looking blade for sure.

u/RyanIsKickAss · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

Honestly I'd prefer to get both a hatchet and a saw. Do you have any specific recommendations on hatchet brands and styles?

Also is this the knife you have?


u/CaptainTheGabe · 1 pointr/Survival

I love my small forest axe. Best survival purchase i've made. I wouldn't stray from that idea, unless you decide to refurbish an antique hatchet. I've seen people fix up sixty year old plumb scout hatchets to gransfors quality.

For knives, i use my moraknive survival and the condor bushlore. The bushlore a hardy-ass knife and it's only about thirty bucks. I use the mora regularly. That particular one is what i have, i picked it up based on the thickness of the blade, but they have far cheaper ones if you don't want to throw down that much. I believe you can get an almost identicle knife without the firesteel for around 15 bucks cheaper.
Good Review on the bushlore

Machete-wise, i love my Condor Parang. It's giant, it sharpens well, it holds an edge, and it's tough as nails. The thing is 1/4 inch thick. It's big. It also comes with a sexy leather sheath of equally high quality and durability.
I've also played around with the full size bear grylls Parang by gerber. Thing cuts like you wouldn't believe, with great weight length and balance. I use the condor, my survival bud uses the gerber. They're about equal in different ways.

u/idoescompooters · 1 pointr/Bushcraft
u/William_Harzia · 1 pointr/preppers

Morakniv bushcraft. Great blade, great friction fit sheath, nice tacky handle, plus it comes with a firesteel and sharpening stone built in to the sheath. I have dozens of knives--some waaaay more expensive--but this is my go to.