Reddit Reddit reviews Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 2.4-Inch

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Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 2.4-Inch
Product length: 230 mm(9-Inch), Product width: 34 mm(1. 3-Inch), Knife length: 165 mm(6. 49-Inch), Blade thickness: 2. 7 mm(0. 10-Inch), Blade length: 60 mm(2. 4-Inch)Oiled birch wood handleLimited lifetime manufacturer'sWood carving knife with a durable laminated steel bladeCare Instructions: Hand Wash
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29 Reddit comments about Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 2.4-Inch:

u/PhenomenalDouche · 11 pointsr/knifeclub

My favorite knife by far to whittle with is this one, the Cold Steel Tuff Lite:

I use it, and the smaller version of it, the Mini Tuff Lite, for most of my carving (full disclosure, I'm a novice wood carver who just enjoys killing time noodling around).

While I generally prefer the inexpensive Cold Steel knives, I do own a dozen or so dedicated carving knives of a wide variety of makers, including some custom knives.

For an inexpensive option in fixed blades I really like the Mora 120 and Mora 122:

I do also own some traditional whittlers, but I really haven't ever warmed up to carving with them.

I use the Tuff Lite knives so much that I've got an assortment of them, and have converted some of them to prison-shank style fixed blades by wrapping them heavily for comfort:

They're cheap, sturdy and easy to sharpen. I do use a file to break the edges on the blade spine when I get them, but other than that I find them incredible comfortable to carve with. I frequently complete entire projects with nothing but the Tuff Lite (though I do have a collection of gouges and chisels and such as well, I prefer to work with a knife).

u/crawlsunderrock · 4 pointsr/whittling

Fellow beginner here. I'm pretty happy with this knife so far:

u/jstew622 · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

Thats actually a good outlook. I started respecting knives more when i started carving. You could get a cheap mora carving knife and go that route. It teaches control and also is super fun.

You could go for the roadie. Its a slip joint but has a 50/50 choil. Youd get a scare but could likely prevent a complete closure on fingers.

u/WVPapaw · 3 pointsr/Woodcarving

Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 2.4-Inch

u/heckstigma · 2 pointsr/asatru

Lucky you, wish I had that kind of supply, as in where I live there is really a few variety of woods to choose.

For both the carvings I used a Morakniv for the shaping of the general figure. (The yggdrasil one is a square, so no shaping ;)).
And for the general engraving, carbon paper for transfering the pattern and a Pfeil 9/4 gouge that really makes wonders, for working the bits that are too small for the gouge I use the knife.

And the usual supply of saw, rulers and such for cutting/marking.

I don't use electrical tools, but I heard Dremels and similar rotary tools work wonders for engraving.

Feel free to drop in /r/Woodcarving and ask a few questions if you fancy!

u/arcbuffalo · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

I got him this single knife and this set here . They are good enough to get you started.

For the core, ya I am putting something...interesting in it. My buddy and I are trying to figure out an easy way of hollowing out the middle of our "branches" without damaging the integrity too much. That same buddy has a magnificent red beard, beautifully manicured, so we are going to be pulling some of those off, braiding them, and coring the wand with that. If any material we muggles have contains magical properties, it's that beard.

u/JosephSmithsGhost · 2 pointsr/knives

Pic up one of these, and a good strop. It will save you a lot of frustration.

u/Taco_Breath · 2 pointsr/Woodcarving

No. Check out this thread

[The Mora 120](Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 1.9-Inch is affordable and on Amazon

u/Mikkyd · 2 pointsr/Woodcarving

That is super cheap for a knife. Morakniv makes decent quality cheap knives for beginners. I can't even imagine how bad that steel is

Edit: Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 2.4-Inch

u/OddMakerMeade · 2 pointsr/whittling

To start you need 4 things imo. Knife, sharpening stone, wood, and a glove.
I like Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 2.4-Inch
It’s cheap and after many years of carving I still use it.

I use a home made honing strop 80% of the time and a diamond stone the remaining 20% when needed.

I use a lansky extra fine but there are probably better options.

Basswood is the standard carving wood. It’s available from hobby shops and on amazon.

Wear a (clean) leather or knife guard glove on your non dominant hand. It’ll save you a lot of cuts.

u/FullFrontalNoodly · 2 pointsr/BudgetBlades

I have just never understood the point for so much belly on such a small blade. IMO one of these is a far better option, particularly if the knife is going to be used for whittling:

u/nreyes238 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

These guys probably sell what you need.

Depending on the complexity of design that you have in mind, you can just sand and finish the right piece of wood and get to hiking.

If you're limiting the carving part to basic and minimal designs, you could probably get by with a simple carving knife like this Mora.

u/drivenlegend · 1 pointr/woodworking

Morakniv 106, get the short one and the long one for about $50 total. Great multi purpose knives.

They're about $25 each, so you can start with one and add as you can.

u/Electric_Tiger01 · 1 pointr/woodworking

There's a few good videos to watch on YouTube. Here is a one I found useful

There's multiple tools that you can use, but I've found these two to be indispensable for the job.

Carving knife


I also used a spokeshave and a hook knife. I didn't find the hook knife to be all that useful though. Another way to shape the outside of the spoon is with a belt/disc sander. I found that to be a quick, although very messy, way to get the rough shape I wanted. Then I'd clean it up with the spokeshave and knife. Sand it up to 400 or more then finish with a food safe product like howards butcher block conditioner

u/gamelle · 1 pointr/woodworking

Oops, thanks for letting me know the link wasn't attached. Here it is. I believe what I want to do would just be considered woodcarving. I thought that was where I was posting, but apparently not! I'll repost this there.

u/_Kwisatz_Haderach · 1 pointr/wildwhittlers

I started whittling a few months ago and I've been using a Mora 120. I appreciate the big wood handle and the smaller 1.9 in blade, plus, it takes and holds a sharp edge well.

u/lukepighetti · 1 pointr/wildwhittlers

Ended up purchasing a Mora 120. Hope it turns out well.

u/sloma27 · 1 pointr/Woodcarving

Thanks for the answers, unfortunately the shipping, duties, and exchange would cost me a lot for those :p

What do you think about these:

gouge set

u/bushcraftcamper · 1 pointr/Woodcarving

Yeah that's unfortunate man. I would just reprofile the entire edge. Is there a reason why you didn't get a mora? It isn't really that expensive in my opinion.

If money is tight that's cool I get it. Make this one work, remove the secondary bevel in favor of just 1 primary bevel that goes from middle of the blade to the actual edge.

Carving knives NEED to be scandi. There really is no better grind for carving. Especially for a beginner.

I've been carving for 6 years now and all my carving knives are mora with scandi grinds.

u/avatar0810 · 1 pointr/Woodcarving

I had a few chances to use it. Honestly, it was a waste of money. It was extremely dull when it came in. I’d suggest buying individual knives after having experienced both. I ended up buying a mora 120 and a mora 164 and I am very happy with them. You’re better off buying high quality knives. It’ll save you money in the long run.

u/Mecha_Hitler_ · 1 pointr/woodworking

I bought my Mora off of Amazon and I love it. I went with the Mora 120, it has a small blade which makes it good for intricate cuts. They're only bout $40, here's the link

u/piggybankcowboy · 1 pointr/wildwhittlers

Sure, I'm interested in your work.

As for the knife, it's a cheapie I ordered on Amazon. I like the size, since I can carry it in my pocket with a small block and not feel bulky. The handle, however, leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to my hands. I think I'll need a thicker handle to avoid fatigue, but I'm looking into that. The handle on this Morakniv might be more what I need.

u/adammdavidson · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

Well, ShitOnYourMom, the best way to get a start in whittling is to start. That may seem silly, but you'll need practice, and the acceptance that it will take a bit to get comfortable understanding the grain and learning to work with it. You'll need wood (I prefer green, unseasoned wood - as in directly from a living tree) and some basic tools. I'll give examples for someone on a budget, so that this will be relevant advice for anyone who may read it. Any small axe with a narrow profile and a blade you can choke up on will work. like this:
I use this one (A Hans Karlsson sloyd axe):
And you'll need a knife or two. I suggest a Mora 120 or 106. The difference is the 106 has a longer blade. The longer blade allows you to take longer continuous cuts, while the shorter allows you to choke up and get finer detail work. Example:
I suggest the Mora knives because they're quite decent for the money.
You'll also want a hook knife if you'll be making spoons, cups, etc. You want to make sure you go quality on this one. A poorly designed and executed hook knife is unpleasant and ineffective to use.
I have one of these, and I enjoy it very much:
Lastly, you'll need something for sharpening. I just went the route of buying decent tools that arrived razor sharp, and then used a leather strop to keep them sharp. Like this:
The strop should have some honing compound rubbed on it. I use jeweler's rouge. You can easily make a strop from some tanned leather. Now that I've listed all of that, you just need some inspiration, some knowledge, and some patience. You can find the first two of these in this giant list:

Good luck, and feel free to PM me or post more questions. The reason I share photos of my work (and the work in person) is to inspire others to pursue crafts. The world needs as much art and craft as possible.

u/smallbatchb · 1 pointr/knifeclub

The Mora carving knife is an absolute classic and works wonderfully. It's not the prettiest thing but it really works.

I do a lot of carving and frequently use:

Basically any Mora (the red, wood handled classic is a great option too)

Helle: Odel (not a traditional carver but I love using it)

Kellam: Puukko

Enzo: Trapper (a bit beefier than a usual carving knife choice but works quite well)

Bark River: Bravo EDC (again not a traditional option but I really love carving with this thing)

A small Ahti puukko

A small and medium Wood Jewel puukko

Another idea that might be fun is get him a couple of the small Lauri puukko blades and he can carve his own handle, drill a hole and epoxy it on. Just a thought. The Lauri blades are wildly affordable and the smaller thinner ones make amazing little carving knives.

u/Ranger_Gnome · 1 pointr/Woodcarving

I used a morakniv carving knife for the entire carving. This is the exact one I bought Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 1.9-Inch

u/xterraadam · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

If you want an inexpensive folder that will work for carving Try this:

That's my daily EDC btw. I like the Benchmade with the "spyderco blade" in it. Works good, it's fairly sharp out of the box, that kinda thing.

compare the blade shape to a dedicated carving knife:

Then when you want a little nicer handle...

u/Louis_Cyr · 0 pointsr/knifeclub

Blade to handle ratio is a dumb concept. Some knives are designed to have a large hand filling handle and short blade. Larger blades aren't always desirable. It's like people think they're getting ripped off - "Hey they coulda fit more blade in there what are you trying to pull?"

Look at this terrible blade to handle ratio.