Stories

Stories

For generations, Morakniv has been part of the Swedish handicraft tradition. We want to continue to be so, both today and tomorrow. Therefore, we have collected stories – ready for you to read and be inspired by. Stories about people who use the knife as a tool in their daily life and are passionate about their craft.

For generations, Morakniv has been part of the Swedish handicraft tradition. We want to continue to be so, both today and tomorrow. Therefore, we have collected stories – ready for you to read and be inspired by. Stories about people who use the knife as a tool in their daily life and are passionate about their craft.

Dave Scott at Native Earth Wilderness School

The Importance of Outdoors with Dave Scott

Now, we’re visiting Dave at his Earth Native Wilderness School in Austin, Texas. The weather…

Royal Zorn Knives

Despite efforts to locate it within The Royal Court, the organization that assists Sweden’s head…

Patent #24308

Since the beginning, Morakniv has sought to improve the way the knife is kept in…

The cable chopper

The Swedish telecommunications company Televerket has been supplied with various knives by Frost, but by…

In memory of Mors Kochanski 1940-2019

Anyone involved in bushcraft and survival skills in North America and Europe knows Mors Kochanski.…

The grinding procedure

In knife manufacturing, heat treatment and sharpening are key processes. If the sharpening is not…

Mirror, mirror on the wall…

My grandfather Krång-Johan Eriksson, locally better known as “KJ”, was born in 1889 and died…

A one-way ticket to history, thanks!

A few years ago, I found a Frost 386 with some curious markings on the…

Finn-Anders in Östnor

Finn-Anders Andersson (1848 – 1930) was the first to establish a large-scale knife production business…

The story behind the name Morakniv

Although the origin of the term Morakniv is unclear, it refers to knives made in…

The wild goose chase for the Ducks Unlimited

The following episode took place sometime in the late 1980s at KJ Erikssons Knife Factory…

Fäbod Knife

My name is Joao Grilo and I am the author of the blog Oldmora, dedicated…

Artur R. Andersson, a relatively unknown player in knife manufacturing in Mora

Bud-Carl Andersson was born in year 1857 in Öna, Mora and was the son of…

The story of KJ Eriksson and FM Mattsson

The tap/water faucet manufacturer FM Mattsson has since 1865 been casting brass products. Everything from…

The Grinders House

In this house, which in the village of Östnor was called “grinders house,” lived at…

“Mäkärn”

I have previously told you about the Zorn knives, made by the engineer “Mäkärn” according…

Skis, poles, Morakniv!

Mora is not only known for its idyllic environment and record-breaking knives, but also for…

Prototypes in modern times

It can usually be interesting to get a little insight into the development phase that…

When knife making was part of the home

In the past, it was common for so-called homework, a kind of job done at…

The 18-wheeler truck from Stockholm

During the 1990s, an acquaintance of mine worked for Segerströms in Stockholm, a subsidiary of…

The birth of Morakniv Eldris

As you probably know by now, the area around Mora has a solid experience of…

Copycat knives back in the days

Today these knives have evolved into collector’s items as they have their rare background and…

Woodcarving & Morakniv

From the beginning, our classic knives were used for all sorts of everyday tasks, and…

Edge angles

I get many questions regarding edge angles in various forums and therefore thought I could…

Morakniv 130-year Anniversary Q&A

To continue the celebration of our 130-year Anniversary, we proudly present an exclusive Q&A session,…

Old love will not be cut down

In an old newspaper clip from Dagens Nyheter on July 24, 1989, you can read…

The knife in the tree

In the spring of 2017, during our first Morakniv Adventure, we were out in the…

Knife Knowledge

When you’re cooking in the kitchen, chop vegetables and then scrape down what is cut…

My grandfather KJ Eriksson

My grandfather Krång-Johan Eriksson was born in October 1889 in the village of Östnor, just…

Anders Zorn & Morakniv

The artist Anders Zorn is probably quite familiar to most Swedes but also known abroad…