This steel grade is very popular among newcomers to woodcarving, shortened to (C).
The knife blades are polished and have a laser engraved logo, which differs from the laminated carbon steel blade.
Carbon steel knife blades are hardened to Rockwell scale, HRC 58-60 and provide the highest possible sharpness. The steel is easy to sharpen but requires more maintenance when exposed to corrosive environments. Make sure to keep the blade clean and dry.
Our carbon steel has a carbon content of 1%.
Laminated carbon steel
This steel grade is unique for knives from Morakniv and is a legendary steel for woodcarvers, shortened to (LC).
The core of the blade is made of high carbon steel surrounded by a softer alloyed steel layer. The knife blades from 2023 are polished and have a logo stamp, which differs from the earlier knives made before, when they weren’t polished.
The ones manufactured up until 2023 can sometimes be found to have a knotty or unfinished blade surface. It comes from the rollers in the rolling mill where the laminate steel is fused.
The polished surface adds protection from corrosion.