August 23, 2020

Morakniv Wood Carving 105 Knife Review [REVISITED]

Morakniv Wood Carving 105 Knife is a small wood carving knife with a thin blade. If you are looking for a thin, tapered knife with laminated steel, the Morakniv Wood Carving 105 Knife should be on your list. 

It boasts a 3.2-inch laminated steel blade and an oiled birch wood handle.  

The laminated Steel features layers of high carbon steel with a core that is hardened to 59-60 HRC and is surrounded by a softer alloyed steel layer. The steel on this blade is hot rolled, making it stronger and giving it a rougher surface, unlike most blades. 

Morakniv Wood Carving 105 Knife

The blade also has various colors on the surface, giving it a neat and edgy look. One of the best things about this knife is that it can stay sharp for the longest time. 

Pros 

  • Comes made from stainless steel.
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty.
  • It is strong and durable.
  • Stays sharp for a very long time.
  • It is small and easy to work with.

Cons

  • The blade may be too small and short for certain tasks.
  • It is not as cheap when compared to other knives of its size.

Mora 105 Measurements 

  • Blade Thickness: 0.08″ (2.0 mm).
  • Blade Length: 3.2″ (82 mm). 
  • Total Length: 7.9″ (200 mm).
  • Weight: 2.4 oz. (68g).
Morakniv Wood Carving 105 Knife on wooden horses

Durability

Morakniv has never disappointed when it comes to durability. Their blades come with some of Sweden’s finest steel, either laminated or stainless.

This knife, however, comes with the best of both worlds. It has a laminated stainless steel knife that was hot rolled, giving it a rougher and tougher exterior.

The handle is wood. It is oiled birch wood, and even though it may cancel out the ergonomic design that most of the knives come with, it is still tough and strong enough to withstand some tough work. It is not a secret that wood is not fireproof, which is probably the only bad thing about this whole knife.

Price

The Mora 105 knife comes at a reasonable price tag that matches up with the standard it sets and the features that it brings out. Though its size may come out as more to the high end for a knife, the price is entirely worth it and reasonable for everything this knife offers.

Our Verdict

After looking at the Morakniv Wood Carving 105 Knife, I have to say that it ticks all the necessary boxes.

The only thing that takes away some points is that it has a regular wooden handle that is not ergonomic. Other than that, I’d recommend this knife to any woodcarver out there. You may also like Flexcut KN26 Review.

David D. Hughes

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