Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch

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Mora Companion Stainless Review

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife is a very comfortable and lightweight knife. The handle is ergonomic and conforms to the shape of your palm and fingers, providing a very natural and firm grip. The back of the handle is also flattened and smooth, so that you can place your thumb there for greater control during certain types of cutting techniques. The handle shape of the Companion also enables the knife to be comfortably and securely held in a number of different hand grips, useful for various types of cutting tasks. These factors, combined with the extreme sharpness of the Scandi grind, make the Morakniv Companion Stainless an excellent wood carving and general utility knife. It is easy to control and can be used over extended periods of time for carving tasks without tiring your hands, as is the case with larger, thicker, and heavier knives.

Due to its light weight, the Mora Companion Knife is easy to use as an everyday carry (EDC), just as its name implies. When worn around a belt, the knife is hardly noticeable and does not pull down on either the belt or your pants. This is an important but sometimes underestimated feature of the Companion—because it is light and easy to carry, it is more likely to be on your person in an emergency or survival situation. Large heavy knives can become a burden and are more likely to be left behind for this reason.  Some people also carry the Companion as a neck knife.

Despite its light weight, the Companion still feels sturdy and durable, largely due to the thickness of the blade. Being slightly thicker than some other Mora models, the Companion isn’t as great at thinly slicing vegetables, for example. And it requires a bit more control when making fine cuts on wood than a thinner carving knife would. But the extra blade thickness makes it more durable for harder tasks such as batoning (some people do use the Companion for batoning and splitting smaller diameter wood, although I myself would avoid doing so except in a survival emergency where I needed to access dried inner wood for fire making).

With an increasing interest in bushcraft over the last few years, and a growing market for bushcraft specific knives, Mora has launched several new models. These include theMora Bushcraft Black as well as the Companion Heavy Duty. Their main difference with the Companion is in having a 3.2 mm thick blade, as opposed to the 2.5 mm thickness on the Companion. This is in keeping with the trend towards thicker blades over the last few years, but in my opinion the Companion is a good compromise in that it has a relatively thick blade but is still very effective in carving. Any thicker and you start to lose that finer carving capability. The Bushcraft Black and Companion Heavy Duty do not come in a stainless steel version, either.

In a survival situation, the Mora Companion would be a good knife to have in that it can effectively accomplish the most important tasks (at least in a North American environment) such as fire making (light batoning to split wood, carving feather sticks, making a friction fire bow drill, etc), shelter construction (cutting and smoothing small saplings or large branches), food preparation (cutting bark for cambium, skinning/gutting fish, birds, and animals, cutting vegetables etc) carving of tools and traps, as well as self-defence.

On the other hand, if you are not in a survival situation, this type and size of knife is best used in conjunction with a larger chopping tool (such as a small axe or tomahawk, a kukri or other large heavy-bladed knife) and a small folding saw. With these three tools, larger pieces of wood can be processed more effectively, leaving knives such as the Mora Companion for finer carving and utility work.

For people who are new to bushcraft or outdoor activities, the Mora Companion is an excellent starter knife in that it is inexpensive and yet of very good quality. And Scandi grinds are among the easiest knife grinds to sharpen in that there is only one fairly large bevel that is laid flat on a sharpening stone. Along with its synthetic handle and sheath, these factors make the Companion more easily maintained than other types of knives. If you live in a coastal or rainforest environment, the stainless steel version makes a better choice as well.

If there’s any criticism of the Companion, it’s the sheath. Personally, I like the Morakniv Companion Sheath because it’s slim and unobtrusive, and the belt loop clip makes it very easy to add or remove from your belt. The problem is with the retention. When you first get the Companion it’s pretty tightly held in the sheath, so that drawing it takes a bit of technique.

You need to grasp the handle and use your thumb to push off the thumb stud, although the way the belt loop pressed up against the handle it doesn’t offer much space to grip the handle. But that’s a minor issue. A more important one is that, according to some reviewers of the Companion over time the friction fit of the handle into the sheath becomes worn down, so that the knife can more easily fall out of the sheath. Many people place a cord, either paracord of elasticized shock cord, around the upper belt loop and fasten this over the handle. Another reviewer stated that in extreme cold, the sheath also becomes loose. A popular modification with the Companion is, not surprisingly, making your own sheath.

Overall, this is an excellent knife and very good value for the money.  Morakniv Companion is about the cheapest ‘survival knife‘ that is actually useful for bushcraft, and comes highly recommended by many of the top bushcraft and survival experts.  I  personally think you will not find a better value for money knife anywhere.!

One or the biggest factors of the Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade is it’s weight – the knife really is lightweight, weighing in at a mere 4.1 ozs, you can use it for ages without getting hand fatigue.

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife is really only designed for the more intricate bushcraft and survival skills, rather than full on survival tasks, but thats not to say it’s not a tough bit of survival kit – Mora have beefed up the steel to a 0.10″ thick, carbon steel blade, that means you can easily put a razor, ‘shaving’, sharp edge on the blade and it will stay there..!

In fact, for skinning, filleting and fine bushcraft carving, this is one of the best knives around, if not, THE BEST skinning knife for the price. (again, I must say this knife is value for money and will only set you back only $14 +postage) but I think it has to be with the best survival knives because it’s so good at doing what it does best – skinning, filleting and fine bushcraft carving.

I would say you could consider the Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade as your “other” knife – certainly not your main knife but a dam good choice to add to your knife kit.

The Morakniv Companion is an all-in-one knife for outdoor enthusiasts with a patterned, high-friction grip that makes it comfortable to hold and easy to handle.  The Companion features a 4.1-inch (104 mm) blade of hardened Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel with a three-quarter tang for outdoor and marine applications where knives are commonly exposed to dirt and moisture.

Stainless steel knives are less susceptible to corrosion and oxidization than carbon steels, giving them a longer life overall, plus they maintain edge sharpness for optimum cutting performance. Mora Companion Stainless knife will perform well with camp food preparations, creating tinder, cutting small limbs, and much more.

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch Includes a color-matching sheath with belt clip. Overall length 8.6 inches (218 mm); Blade length: 4.1 inches (104 mm); Blade thickness: 0.1 inches (2.5 mm); Weight w/ sheath: 4.1 oz. (116 g). Limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. Made in Sweden.

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Customer Reviews

I bought moras for myself and people I care about! Our go to knives now!

 on August 11, 2016
By Texas CamperAmazon Customer
What can I say that hasn’t already been said by so many others about Amazon and Morakniv? I have ordered about 19 knives from Amazon and 18 have been Moras! Mora answered my call for a great all around survival,camping,hiking,fishing/hunting and bbqing knife. They come razor sharp from the factory;sharpen easily with strop or fine stone back to shaving. They are way better than most knives of any price and I would and have already staked my life on them in the bush! When fire and or shelter is a must and you are alone in the bush then your knife can be a lifesaver! I tried them there more than once and rest assured that if it is the only knife I ever carry it is enough for almost every need there. A saw and my mora any of them is sufficient for almost every scenario I have tested. A saw, an ax or hawk and my one or two of my moraknives and I can stay indefinitely assured I have tools to do the tasks I prefer from them. Do yourself and maybe a friend or loved one a favor. Give yourself and them the best quality equipment anywhere for the best price ever! You might even save their life if they are outdoors type people. I also packed my cold steel srk san mai iii for heavier work yet hardly unsheathed it. The mora bushcraft black and mora companion filled my belly with fish and my fire with feathersticks and fine kindling to start the fire for cooking! Ps (I did bring my tent and sleeping bag and pad on my last venture.)

Razor Sharp Blade under 3.0 oz for backpacking and bike touring. A+

 on April 8, 2015
By Jacqueline M.
To put it simply, for the money, or even 2-3x the money, you can not beat this knife.

Perfect and Cheap Mora Knife

 on December 22, 2016
By Tea
This is one of the best knife at this price range.

Good Knife

 on October 4, 2016
By leinjoe
I purchase this in spur of a moment, don’t need another knife, but what the heck. I wanted a knife that wasn’t made in China, nothing wrong with Chinese knives, I have some good ones…my forte buck knife was made in China.

Buy this knife now!

 on January 4, 2015
By Kolby N.
I used this hunting over the course of four days. I shot two buck, one 170 Lbs, the other 150 Lbs. I used the Mora to primarily clean both of the deer, along with a cold steel Spartan to zip one of the deer and the Mora is still sharp. It’s obviously not going to be extremely sharp, as using a knife to clean a deer does dull most knives rather quickly, but it’s edge is still acceptable. I didn’t loose my grip while cleaning both of the deer once, the handle is comfy, and it’s really easy to wash off after you’re done. The sheath is almost cheap but it’s useful. I got a little blood in in and because of the plastic design and the hole in the bottom of it, I was able to clean it out quicker by spraying it with a water hose, instead of letting it soak in water. This knife is now one of my essentials in hunting! I sharpened it with a spyderco ultra fine sharpener (by hand, not on the sharpmaker) and then storopped it and now it’s even sharper than it was when I first used it! For around $16 you really cannot go wrong with this almost perfect knife!!! I bought another one for my camping bag and I bought two more for my friends who are outdoor enthusiasts and they love them! I might even buy the carbon steel version to test it out. I hope my review helped and best of luck- Kolby

The Real Deal

 on August 28, 2017
By Braxton Aldrich
Despite the legendary status of Morakniv across the knife market, I was skeptical for no other reason than my need to personally assess its merit. This concept of 4-inch 12C27 blade boasting the ability to chop small tree limbs while also having the finesse to finely filet a fish seemed far-fetched. I can now state with full certainty the reality of the Mora: This knife is everything it claims to be and more. It’s more than just a back-up knife, a throw around, or a cheap way to gift a buddy you don’t like that much. It is the real deal. For the price, I am not sure there is anything else on the market worth entertaining before you give this one a shot. Now I know what everyone is talking about.

Performs above its price range!

 on July 7, 2016
By JeronimoHIllam
Great little knife for the price!

Everyone knows that mora knives are great. I have both the older version and more …

 on December 14, 2016
By Josh G
Everyone knows that mora knives are great. I have both the older version and more recently the new one. The old one had a very rough finish on the back of the blade, see picture. I drilled a hole in the pommel to accommodate a wrist lanyard, great for batoning. The steel is reasonably strong for the price, don’t expect s30v or any other ultra premium steels, but it works very well. I have chopped small branches, batoned large pieces of wood around 4″. the only bit of wear there really is is the rust that developed on the blade, I sanded it off and at the same time tried to create a sharper edge for striking fire steel. I carry the older one on my 10-22 solo camp/hunt/survival kit and it fits perfect and adds very little weight.

Put this knife to work!

 on June 14, 2016
By Danny
I carry a Leatherman around with me all the time. I use it at home, work, and for camping. While it has performed well over the years, I wanted a knife that had a slightly bigger blade on it that I could use for some more robust tasks. With the exception of the Leatherman, I don’t think I’ve ever bought a knife before. I have a lot of nice ones that were given to me as gifts over the years but the problem is….I don’t like to use them! They are just too nice and expensive. For example, my wife bought me this really nice Benchmade pocket knife that has my initials engraved on the side of the blade. I love to look at it…but I’m not taking that camping to hack up some tinder for the fire. Anyway, I wanted an inexpensive knife that would be an all purpose workhorse for the tool table in the garage, the defender of the yard work chores, and the champion of the camping trip. After doing a little research, I eventually was brought to the Morakniv Companion. The reviews looked good and the price was unbelievable. I decided to take a chance on it and I am very glad I did. This is a great feeling knife and yes it is very sharp! Before I got to attached to it’s “newness”, I immediately put this thing to work out in the yard. I took some fallen tree limbs and began trimming them up to make some tomato stakes for the garden. Trimming them up and sharpening the ends to a point proved to be no problem for the knife. I used it assist in removing some of my vegetables from the plants and to cut some twine for another job. By the end of the day, I was cutting up and breaking down some cardboard boxes with it. The knife doesn’t look as new anymore…but she still is plenty sharp!

Nice looking, super sharp, lightweight and sturdy

 on October 12, 2016
By Justin M
If you’re looking for a good looking, light weight, super sharp yet sturdy knife, all at a very good price – this is it.