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When knife making was part of the home

In the past, it was common for so-called homework, a kind of job done at home for one of the industries here in the village. Our company driver drove around with the company cars a few times a week and handed out assignments. If I remember it correctly, it was a dark blue Volvo Duet 445 with a white roof and a blue Volkswagen Pickup.

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The 18-wheeler truck from Stockholm

During the 1990s, an acquaintance of mine worked for Segerströms in Stockholm, a subsidiary of the telephone company Ericsson, formerly LM Ericsson. By this time, the business had been corporatized and in a larger storehouse stood a number of galvanized baskets that no one wanted to know about and even less to pay warehouse rent for.


Why doesn’t Morakniv make folding knives?

As you probably know by now, the area around Mora has a solid experience of knife making and the local manufacturers have never been involved in the manufacturing of folding knives. Although Jönsson's so-called barrel-knife was developed once, and the sheath maker Rombo-Anders Eriksson-Ström each produced a variant, the latter of which never came into production.

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Morakniv is nominated for Export Company of the Year in Dalarna!

Morakniv is one of four companies being nominated for the award Export Company of the Year 2021 by the association Dalarna Business. The winning enterprise will be announced at the event Star Awards in January 2022.

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Copycat knives back in the days

Today these knives have evolved into collector’s items as they have their rare background and history. The knife manufacturers in Mora competed for 100 years with the other Swedish knife town Eskilstuna, but today all their knife production has since long ended, not being able to compete with other manufactures. However, back in the days when knives from Mora started to conquer the world it was noticed with irritation in Eskilstuna.

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New Chief Operating Officer at Morakniv

Mr. Thomas Holmgren is appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Morakniv, taking full responsibility for production, maintenance, production engineering, and quality- and environmental compliance. Currently, Thomas holds a similar position at Sansera Sweden AB, an automotive subcontractor located in Trollhättan.

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Introducing two new woodcarving knives!

As the handicraft trend grows stronger all over the world, we have for some time seen an increased need to be able to offer more choices of high-quality handicraft tools. In response to this, we are now launching two new woodcarving knives made of carbon steel, Woodcarving 120 (C) & Woodcarving 106 (C), excellent for beginners.

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Woodcarving & Morakniv

From the beginning, our classic knives were used for all sorts of everyday tasks, and when the blade was ground down that much that it had become a significant narrower blade, it was even better suited for all kinds of whittling and woodcarving. However, it was not until the late 1950s that we noticed that special knives intended for whittling and woodcarving was included in the knife catalogs from Mora.

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Edge angles

I get many questions regarding edge angles in various forums and therefore thought I could tell you why we have the edge angles that we have. A guideline for our Craft and Outdoor knives are that most knives up to 2.5 mm blade thickness usually have a total edge angle of 23 degrees, about 11.5 degrees per side.

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Morakniv 130-year Anniversary Q&A

To continue the celebration of our 130-year Anniversary, we proudly present an exclusive Q&A session, together with Product Specialists Pär Brask & Thomas Eriksson. These legends possess knowledge passed on from generations of craftsmen around Mora to enable the highest quality knife making, always with our heritage in mind. Enjoy a moment of Morakniv history, knife knowledge and beautiful memories.