September 12, 2020

Morakniv Classic Wood Splitter Review [UPDATED]

The Morakniv classic knife splitter is a true classic for handcrafting. This Swedish tool comes with a 115 mm long blade and is made for splitting wood into kindling to help you start a fire. So if you’re not a fan of using an ax and are concerned for your limbs’ safety, this Morakniv classic wood splitter could be a good idea for you. 

Being made from Carbon Steel, you will find that this classic splitter requires more maintenance, especially when exposed to moisture or corrosive elements, but on the plus side, the knives are very easy to sharpen. The splitter has a barrel-shaped red stained birch handle, portraying an ambitious mahogany delic. 

Morakniv Classic Wood Splitter


  • It is portable and easy to carry around
  • Works with a remote control
  • Can work in large workspaces
  • Promotes good health and air circulation 
  • It is straightforward to use and understand 


  • Works for dust particles only 
  • Is more to the expensive side


From an aesthetic point of view, I would say that this is a good knife. The handle has an excellent finish that gives them a professional look. You will find the trademark, MoraKniv, marked on the blade.


The Morakniv classic knife splitter is made from carbon steel, so you can expect it to hold a certain degree of durability. However, maintenance is a bit of a must, in this case, seeing as, without proper maintenance, the splitter’s durability may dwindle.

Then again, this rule applies to almost anything and everything that has to be used on something else. For it to last longer, it requires proper and consistent maintenance. 

Coming with a wooden handle certainly adds points to the splitter as it becomes easier to handle. The look it has because the wooden handle already says much. It is quite vulnerable to fire and other corrosive elements in such a case. So it may not be the most robust knife out there.


This Morakniv Classic wood splitter could cost more at an affordable price, and we wouldn’t complain. It’s an excellent splitter to have in any home, and it could make things easier for you in the long run. So for a carbon steel 115m bladed wood splitter that comes with wood handles, I’d say this splitter has a very reasonable price tag to it. 

Wood splitting is quite hard and confusing at first as a beginner. Doing it with an ax may seem interesting at first. Then, a splitter such as this one makes everything easier to deal with. Depending on the model, some come at lower prices, and others come at higher prices than others.

Who is this product ideal for?

This knife is ideal for most users. It is undoubtedly beginner-friendly. Experienced users will be able to get the most out of it. For young or vulnerable users, supervision is advised when using it.

Our Verdict

If you are looking for a wood splitter within a specific affordable budget, you may want to check this one out. It may not be the most durable or the best, but it will do well. For a beginner in splitting wood, this Morakniv classic wood splitter comes with all the right features that one could need. 

I’d recommend this if you are looking for something you can use while you save up for a more explicit splitter. It may even last longer, and you won’t need to get another one. Then again, given that you’re always splitting wood. It may be a bit hard to maintain hence resulting in questionable durability.

David D. Hughes

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