September 16, 2020

Morakniv Wood Carving Hook Knife 164 Review [UPDATED]

If you are looking for a premium experience in woodcarving, you might want to check out the Morakniv Wood Carving Hook Knife 164. It has a tight curve which is why it is a hook knife. 

For someone who enjoys relief carving, this should be on the list of tools. The Mora 164 has an ergonomic wooden handle that won’t bother your hands or wrists and won’t risk blistering your hands. It is a Swedish-made knife that features a blade made from stainless steel. It has a wider angle on its blade than the other models, which aids in making it easier to use, resulting in faster carvings. 

Morakniv Wood Carving Hook Knife 164
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The single-edge left-handed blade has a 0.5-inch (13 mm) radius and is suitable for pull cuts using one hand and push cuts using the other. Coming with a lifetime warranty, I think it would be a great idea to look at this knife and see if it matches woodcarving standards. 

Pros 

  • It comes with a stainless steel blade
  • It is a very lightweight knife
  • It comes with an ergonomically designed handle for easy use
  • It has a wide-angle blade for precision 
  • It is suitable for pull cuts and push cuts

Cons

  • It is not as affordable as other blades 

Measurements 

  • The 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 Hook Knife measurements

Durability

This Morakniv Wood Carving Hook Knife 164 is not something we can question regarding durability. Being made from stainless steel, this knife is as strong and as durable as they come. It may not be oiled or laminated, making it quite prone to oxidation, but other than that, it is a great knife that will last a while. 

The handle is made from oiled birch wood and has an ergonomic design. However, wood is not resistant to fire. This knife’s handle is quite strong and may be able to resist burning up for a while. Otherwise, besides the obvious, the blade is head-on and headstrong and will last for some time.

Price

When it comes to the price tag on this knife, it may not be the most manageable price tag to accept, but it’s not the priciest. Though not as affordable as the other knives, this knife is more robust and better than the other knives.

Our Verdict on the Morakniv 164

In conclusion, all I can say is that the Morakniv Wood Carving Hook Knife 164 is an excellent addition to any woodcarver out there. We have also compared it to the Morakniv 164s. Looking at its blade, handle, and everything it offers, this is a knife worth adding to one’s collection. I recommend it, even though it may seem a bit pricey.

David D. Hughes
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