September 18, 2020

Morakniv Wood Carving 122 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade Review

Morakniv Wood Carving 122 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade is a small wood carving knife with a thin and tapered 3.2-inch blade of laminated steel. It has an oiled birch wood handle that makes it easier to handle as compared to other knives.

It has a hardened core of 50-60 HRC, surrounded by a softer layer of alloyed steel. Though it is very sharp and comes sharpened, one could decide to sharpen it further independently. To make sure that they get what they are looking for from it. 

The blade is made of solid steel, which has some variation in color on its surface. The steel is hot rolled, giving it a rougher surface look. Compared to other knives, the blade is quite short, which can aid in versatility when working, and it is quite sharp, making it a great tool when working for precision. 


  • It is very sharp and made for precise cutting
  • Its size allows for versatility 
  • It is solid and durable
  • It comes with laminated steel to prevent rusting
  • The handle is comfortable to manage


  • Though laminated, some rust spots may appear.
  • The blade may come off as too short for specific tasks.


When it comes to durability Morakniv Wood Carving 122 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade is not a disappointment. The blade itself comes laminated, which helps prevent rust and corrosion from other elements. The handle is made from oiled birch wood, which instead makes it quite tough. 

morakniv being made

The handle is ergonomically designed, making it one comfortable knife to use. 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. 


TThe Morakniv Wood Carving 122 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade is the more affordable price for pricing. It may not be the cheapest blade out there.

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

Our Verdict

In conclusion, there isn’t much to say about this Morakniv Wood Carving 122 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, except that it is an excellent tool for woodcarvers and its features are worth it, so I can safely say you have nothing to worry about. 

The price tag may not be the best out there, but it still lingers around the affordable side. As a woodcarver who knows their blades, I’m confident you’d understand the pricing concerning the features. All in all, this knife gets a thumbs up and is worth the buy. See how the morakniv 122 compares to the 120.

David D. Hughes

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