September 21, 2020

Morakniv Wood Carving Hook Knife 163 Review

For relief carving, the Morakniv Wood Carving Hook Knife 163 is definitely on the list for the most qualified knives. This knife features a double-edged blade with a tight, 0.9-inch internal hook radius. 

This makes it ideal for hollowing out spoons, cups, bowls and any other relief carving. Made with one of the strongest stainless steels in Sweden this knife proves to be very sharp, strong, durable and also it features some exceptional edge performance. 

Like most knives it is made to be resistant to corrosive agents. However 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. 

Superior strength and robustness, the tang of the Morakniv Wood Carving Hook Knife 163 extend 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 to rust and oxidation


  • 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 163


When it comes to durability Sweden made knives have never been disappointments 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. 

Which is great because these handles tend to be quite strong and resistant to some stains as well 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 fully proof of these elements hence after sometime 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 their 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 all i can say is that, this is a great knife and i would definitely recommend it for any woodcarver out there who knows they need a hollowing knife. It may not be the cheapest to buy, then again as we already stated, we can understand why it has such a huge price tag. 

David D. Hughes
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