September 21, 2020

Morakniv Wood Carving Hook Knife 163 Review [REVISITED]

For relief carving, the Morakniv Wood Carving Hook Knife 163 is definitely on the list of most qualified knives. This knife has a double-edged blade with a tight inner hook radius of 0.9 inches.

This makes it ideal for hollowing out spoons, cups, bowls, and any other relief carving. Made with stainless steel, this knife is sharp, strong, and durable. It features some exceptional edge performance. Like most knives it is made to be resistant to corrosive agents. As it is not oiled or laminated, this knife is prone to oxidation and rusting. So you can expect to see some rust spots there and there. 

Morakniv Wood Carving Hook Knife 163
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With superior strength and robustness, the tang of the Morakniv 163 extends completely through the handle. The handle itself is ergonomically designed to make it easier to handle. 


  • Is made with a stainless steel blade
  • Comes with a full tang
  • Comes with ergonomically designed handles for easy use
  • Has a corrosive resistance blade
  • Is great for hollowing out and relief carving


  • Is not as affordable as other blades
  • Is not proof of rust and oxidation

Mora 163 Measurements 

  • The total length of 7 inches (178 mm)
  • Blade length 2.8 inches (71 mm)
  • Blade thickness 0.1 inches (2.5 mm)
  • Weight 2.1 oz. (59 g).
Morakniv Wood Carving Hook Knife 163


When it comes to durability Sweden-made knives have never been disappointing to use. Here we have the Morakniv Wood Carving Hook Knife 163 which is a hook knife that comes with an ergonomically designed oiled birch wood handle. 

This is great because these handles tend to be quite strong and resistant to some stains as well as tough enough to withstand the toughest hold. 

The blade is made from stainless steel and is quite resistant to some corrosive elements. However, it is not full proof of these elements hence after some time you can find some rust spots here and there on the blade. 

The tang of the blade extends fully into the handle so at no point can you worry about the blade popping out of your handle. It is a great knife that has been designed to make sure that it holds while any woodcarver does its work.


When it comes to pricing this Morakniv Wood Carving Hook Knife 163 is sadly not the cheapest around. Then again it is for good reason. Unlike other knives this one has been specifically designed to last and for hollowing. It is stronger, sharper and more durable as compared to other blades. So we can definitely understand if it is not as cheap as other blades

Our Verdict

In conclusion, the Morakniv 163 is a great knife and I would definitely recommend it to any woodcarver who knows they need a hollowing knife. It may not be the cheapest knife around, but as mentioned above, we can understand why it has such a big price tag.

David D. Hughes

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