September 25, 2020

Morakniv Wood Carving Double-Edge Hook Knife 162 Review [UPDATED]

The Morakniv Wood Carving Double-Edge Hook Knife 162 is a hook knife that features a tight curve. It is ideal for carving spoons, bowls, cups, or any object that requires a detailed relief carving. See what a hook carving knife is.

The Morakniv Wood Carving Double-Edge Hook Knife 162 blade has a double edge with a 0.6-inch radius, making it suitable for push and pull carving. It has a blade that was manufactured from top-grade Swedish 12C27 stainless steel. This means it has razor sharpness, high hardness, and exceptional corrosion resistance. It has a handle that is ergonomically designed and is in oiled birch wood. 

Morakniv Wood Carving Double-Edge Hook Knife 162
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Though it comes without a leather sheath, the knife still looks pretty neat. It’s a well-balanced knife that is very comfortable to use, and you won’t even have to worry about blisters. 

Pros 

  • It is very sharp and agile for woodcarving.
  • The tight curve allows it to be used for relief carving
  • It is very comfortable to use without the risk of blistering
  • Is quite affordable
  • Has corrosive resistance

Cons

  • It may not work so well for straight carvings 
  • It is prone to oxidation and rusting

Measurements

  • blade length is 2.2 inches (55 mm), 
  • blade thickness is 0.08 inches (2 mm),
  • overall length is 6.7 inches (170 mm), 
  • weight without sheath is 2 ounces (57 g), 
  • weight with sheath is 4 ounces (117 g).
Morakniv Wood Carving Double-Edge Hook Knife

Durability

The Mora 162 is a great tool for woodcarvers who enjoy relief carvings such as spoons, bowls, and the like. It’s a great knife with a great design, especially since it is curver at the edge. This Morakniv Wood Carving Double-Edge Hook Knife 162 is quite strong and resistant to many things. That, however, does not make it proof of any of these elements. 

It’s a double-edged hook knife with a thick steel blade with a tight curve. Though it is a durable knife, it is prone to rust; hence one may see rust spots since it is not oiled. The wooden handle is strong. At the same time, it can crack or burn easily. So when it comes to durability, one has to be very careful in dealing with the knife on their own.

Price

The great thing about this knife is that it comes with an affordable price tag which will set smiles on woodcarver’s faces. It’s an excellent knife for camping and hiking, so if you feel you love either of the two, this knife could be a great option to carry around. 

Our Verdict of the Mora 162

In conclusion, as with all knives, what matters is that they are sharp, strong, and have a high resistance to certain elements. This knife ticks all of these boxes with an average mark, making it a great knife that comes at an affordable price. 

David D. Hughes
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