September 10, 2020

Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade Review [REVISITED]

Mora 120 Carving Knife

Here we have the Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 2.4-Inch, a small carving knife with a thin, tapered 2. 4-inch blade of laminated steel.

It comes with an oiled birch wood handle, making it relatively easy to use and less complicated for one’s wrist and hand. The birch wood is oiled well enough to prevent any cracking or breakage. The laminated Steel features layers of high carbon steel with a core that is hardened to 59-60 HRC. It is also surrounded by a softer alloyed steel layer that has been hot rolled to make it rougher and tougher. 

Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade

This could be it if you are looking for a knife that will last long while carving even the hardest of woods.  Besides that, the knife is small, making it rather easy to handle.

Pros 

  • The knife is small, making it easy to work with for precise cutting
  • The laminated steel is protected against corrosive elements making the blade durable 
  • Being made from high carbon steel, the blade is easier to sharpen
  • It comes with an oiled birched handle that is easy to work with
  • The blade stays sharp for longer periods

Cons

  • The blade does not work for hollow crafting and relief carving
  • As the blade is thin and small, it may be easier to harm oneself while working

Durability

A birch oiled wood handle gives this knife enough durability to withstand continuous use. Unlike regular knives with plastic handles, this one here is quite durable and easier to maintain in the long run.

It is easy to clean up and carry around, adding some points to this knife. The knife has a laminated steel blade which shields it from any corrosive agents and other elements that may result in its depreciation. 

The wooden handle has an ergonomic design, making it easier and more comfortable to use. Though the blade is laminated, the handle is not and may stain a bit on certain elements. Likewise, the handle is made from wood, so it may not be as resistant to fire and cracking as any other wood. 

Price

For such a great knife that looks great and works just as great, the price tag on this knife can comfort anyone’s wallet. Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade comes at an affordable price which, if it were higher, nobody would complain. 

The materials used to construct the knife are not as expensive in the raw material market, but the designs and the craftsmanship add an ounce of price to the knife. For one looking for a crafting knife at an affordable price, this one here may be worth checking.

Morakniv Carving Kit 120 Carving Knife and Rough Cut Wooden Swedish Dala Horse

Here we have the  Morakniv Carving Kit 120 Carving Knife and Rough Cut Wooden Swedish Dala Horse. It is believed to have been assembled especially for those beginners who had just realized their passion. 

The kit includes a popular classic Morakniv 120 Carving Knife, a rough-cut wooden Dala horse ready to be carved to a finish, and a gift box.

The Mora Wood Carving 120 is a small wood carving knife with a thin, tapered blade of laminated steel and an oiled birch handle. For a beginner, it certainly would be a great choice. 

Morakniv Carving Kit 120 Carving Knife and Rough Cut Wooden Swedish Dala Horse

In the kit, you will also find a Swedish Dala Horse that helps one get accustomed to carving as it requires to be finished in certain parts and angles. Giving one the practice they need. 

Pros 

  • The kit comes with a Dala horse that needs finishing to help one practice more.
  • The blade is made from laminated steel, resistant to rusting and corroding.
  • The handle is ergonomic and easy to use for the hand and the wrist as well
  • It is an excellent kit for beginners who are just learning how to carve
  • The knife is quite durable

Cons

  • The kit may not be as affordable as regular knives
  • It does not come with a sharpening tool of its own

Durability

Regarding durability, the Morakniv Carving Kit 120 Carving Knife and Rough Cut Wooden Swedish Dala Horse is not much of a disappointment. Working as a beginner’s kit, the knife and the Dala horse is quite strong and reliable. 

The blade itself comes laminated, which helps to prevent things such as rust and corrosion from other elements. The handle is made from oiled birch wood, making it quite tough. 

The knife comes with a blade that has been hot rolled, giving it a rough and tough exterior. It may be softer in the middle, but the tough exterior is enough to hold the blade steady for the longest. The handle is ergonomically designed, making it one comfortable knife to use. 

Price

For a regular knife that comes with an unfinished carved horse for one to work on. The kit is quite affordable. If you look at it in another way, the price may be a bit unsettling. Morakniv Carving Kit 120 Carving Knife and Rough Cut Wooden Swedish Dala Horse. It may not be the cheapest kit out there. 

However, considering all its features and design, we can term it affordable because of its enhanced features and how it can be used. All in all, the pricing is reasonable because it has excellent features, and it can also be used for several things.

Our Verdict

In conclusion, the Morakniv 120 Carving Knife and Rough Cut and the Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife tick all the boxes. This makes them worth the buying. 

David D. Hughes

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