September 6, 2020

Beavercraft vs Morakniv

Are you wondering which brand makes the best woodcarving tools between Beavercraft and Morakniv? Woodcarving requires a specific tool for you to get the desired result. This also means that there are certain features that you need to look for.

For instance, price, durability, ease of use, and what you can use the knives for. These are just some of the features that you will need to be on the lookout for. In this article, we take a look at the two brands, Beavercraft vs Morakniv, and what they each offer you.


Beavercraft specializes in making woodcarving tools for various tasks. This means that they vary in shape, size, and function. They all have a similar basic look and differ slightly. Beavercraft makes woodcarving knives, spoon carving knives, toolsets, chisels, blades that you can interchange and you can also get different accessories.

This company started in 2014 and aims to provide good quality wood carving tools at an affordable price. This came about because it was difficult to get good quality tools that wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Beavercraft strives to ensure that it delivers tools that are reliable and affordable.


Morakniv has been making knives for close to four centuries. The brand makes a variety of knives, and so also the general aesthetic differs. There are different shades of handle color, all depending on the knife that you choose.

Also, Morakniv, has knives for various activities such as woodcarving, cooking and even children’s knives, to mention a few. This wide range means that you are more likely to find what you need, or at least something close to it.

Favorite Features

With so many products to choose from both manufacturers, there are certain features that you look to as a yardstick. Both Morakniv and Beavercraft have certain features that make them great wood carving knives whilst some work against them. Let us take a look at three features that stand out for us.

Beavercraft features

Beavercraft seeks to make wood carving tools that are good quality. Some of the top features that you find on Beavercraft products are the ergonomically shaped handles, which allow you to carve for extended periods without hand fatigue.

Beavercraft also offers durable blades on their knives, as they are made of high carbon steel. Durability also extends to the material that the handle is made of, which is ashwood.

Another favorite feature that we like about BeaverCraft wood carving knives, is that they come already sharpened, and they easily cut through any wood. Also, these knives are affordable.


Morakniv knives are well known for the proportion between the handle and the blade. The whittling knives from Morakniv have a long handle and a curved blade. They are very sharp which makes it easier to work on just about any wood. The other great thing about Morakniv knives is that they can be used by beginners. It is also a great roughing knife.


It is important to have a good amount of control over the knife as you work. The project that you are working on is what should determine the amount of control that you will need.

Beavercraft knives have an ergonomically shaped handle, which also gives the carver control over the work. Morakniv woodcarving knives, on the other hand, have longer handles and are better used for roughing jobs than more detailed and smaller jobs.


Oftentimes, people think the cheaper a product is, the less effective it is. The true marker should be what you intend to use the knife for. Beavercraft whittling knives are more affordable than Morakniv knives, which are on the higher end.


Beavercraft knives are designed to keep you from possible hand fatigue as you work. The handles on Morakniv knives are spindle-shaped and are also comfortable to hold.

What could be better


The whittling knives from Beavercraft can be unsuitable for children. They tend to have fewer safety features.,


The handle on the hook knife is not as short as what you would find on Beavercraft whittling knives. This means that it has less control and may be better suited for less detailed jobs.

Similar Features

Here are some of the similar features on both whittling knives:

  • The blades are both made of high carbon steel which is highly durable
  • They are both sharpened well.
  • They are both durable

Key Differences 

  • Morakniv comes with a leather sheath to keep you safe as you carry it around.
  • The handles differ in length, and in turn, so does the amount of control that you have
  • Morakniv has been around much longer
  • Beavercraft is less costly

The verdict

Both Beavercraft and Morakniv have their perks and their downfalls. If you are looking for a knife that can do more detailed woodcarving, then we recommend that you get Beavercrafts whittling knives. You also get good control of the shape and size of the handle.

Morakniv knives are made of highly durable materials and they can be used for the less detailed projects. The hook knife makes a great roughing knife. If you are looking for a knife that can also be used by children, Morakniv is a good option to consider.

Both brands make different knives for different purposes. It helps to zone in on what you would want to carve and the type of wood you intend to be carving.

Whilst both knives come already sharpened, it helps to know how to keep them that way. This will allow you to always be able to cut through both hard and softwood. Remember to always prioritize safety.  A blunt knife can be dangerous.

At the end of the day, the knife that you choose should be governed by these factors amongst other factors. But the chief reason for choosing a particular knife should be your personal preference.

Holding the knife in your hand can help you decide better after you have weighed the odds. We hope that this comparison helps you reach a clearer decision about the knife that I best for you. Happy shopping!

David D. Hughes
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