Special Notice – I am bringing this knife around again today for two reasons. First it fits perfectly with today’s show about trapping. Second, and this is a bigger deal, right now not only is this knife on sale but almost everything Morakniv makes is on sale, check the entire line up here. This seem to do this every year the week of Christmas for obvious reasons.
Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty Fixed Blade Knife. This knife is one of the most popular bush crafting and outdoors knives in the world, for two reasons, it is damn good and it is stupid cheap.
I generally am of the school of thought that you can have great quality or a cheap price but not both, this knife is an exception to that well proven general rule. There is a lot to love about this little knife but lets start with the price tag of $18.95, yep under 20 bucks. I have talked to more than one knife maker who has said, “I can’t buy the material to make a knife that good for 20 bucks”.
Now don’t get me wrong this is not a Patrick Roehrman custom by a long shot but for 18 dollars I feel you are getting a knife that could easily sell in the 40-60 dollar price range and no one would complain. This knife a thick, 1/8-inch (3.2mm) carbon steel blade with a slightly blunter 27 Degree edge angle for high load capacity and maximum sharpness resistance.
The Companion HD has an extra large ergonomic handle with a soft high-friction grip. The classic scandi grind combined with high quality carbon steel makes the knife easy to resharpen. Mora knives made from high carbon steel achieve high hardness, sharpen easily and are exceptionally tough.
High carbon steels are preferred in applications that demand durability and can be easily re-sharpened when needed. The back of this bade also throws an awesome shed of sparks off a ferro rod!
This knife is basically the beefed up version of the Mora Companion MG which sells for $11.68 and while this knife is a good value as well, I definitely recommend spending 6 more bucks and stepping up to the Companion Heavy Duty. While the two look very similar to the eye the Companion Heavy Duty is suitable for tasks like breaking bone and batoning wood where I feel you are asking to much if you do these things with the lighter version.
So check out this knife today. I feel everyone should have a few Mora knives in their collection and this one is at the top of my list of recommended ones.
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P.S. – If you read the very few negative reviews of Mora knives including this one most involve the knife rusting. These knives are made of CARBON STEEL and if you let it get wet without cleaning, drying and oiling it, yea it will rust. I actually see little value in a shinny blade for a working knife so I accelerate the patina process on mine with vinegar, in today’s show segment on the item of the day I will tell you how to easily do that and why you would want to.