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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  • Item model number: M-11827-Parent

Customer Reviews

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

90 people found this helpful.
 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+

153 people found this helpful.
 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

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

Morakniv Companion Stainless Steel Knife.

One person found this helpful.
 on August 10, 2016
By Ozarks Airgunner
I purchased this knife exclusively for filleting fish when I’m fishing from the bank and, so far, it has performed much better than expected (I fish for Bluegill, Sunfish, Crappie, Small/Large mouth Bass and Catfish). Due to the blade length I have had to do 2 passes to fillet some of the fish I’ve caught, but this knife handled the job effortlessly.

Amazing camp knife. Razor sharp right out the box!

 on September 18, 2017
By Kevin B.
First of all, buy it. It’s extremely affordable!

Great Knife, Not so Great Sheath.

One person found this helpful.
 on August 5, 2016
By rag3r0
This knife would have five stars if it weren’t for the sheath being suboptimal. The sheath’s retention will decrease over time and requires a great deal of modification in order to scout carry it, or horizontal carry. The knife itself is great for the price. It comes razor sharp, although it doesn’t feel like it is. This knife is one of my sharpest knives at the moment, despite being one of two of my fixed blade knives. If you’re willing to spend extra money on this knife, spend it on a better sheath or get a horizontal carry sheath. Although I haven’t done this yet, a hole can be drilled into the handle of the knife to accomadate a lanyard or paracord.

The good: Excellent finishing

 on August 14, 2017
By Ralph C
Used for 2 weeks, met expectations and above some.

Great gift for hikers and hunters!

 on August 14, 2017
By Jessica Butler-Squires
We have several of these knives. A friend got my husband one a while back and I finally got my own because I was tired of taking his. I love this thing. Its always on my pack when we hike and it is unbelievably sharp! I used this for kitchen things to at home because its sharper than any of our kitchen items. It also does well as a skinning knife. We’ve used my husbands to skin both hogs and deer and it did not dull as some knives do under that kind of use. Sharpening them is a little tricky but other than that this is a MUST HAVE in my opinion. If you know anyone who hikes or hunts this is the perfect gift for them.

Best Knife At This Price Point

 on October 16, 2017
By Dr.Gonzo
For the price this knife is hard to beat.

Mora companion

One person found this helpful.
 on September 7, 2015
By greenday
this truly is a knife that is worth every penny. I have been using Mora knives for few years now and I continue to be impressed with every one of them. This knife is another incredible value. Excellent fit/finish. Razor sharp edge that cuts and carves with ease. Scandi grind is easy to maintain that anyone can put an edge on it. I have bought sight-unseen knives costing hundreds of dollars and they didn’t even close to as sharp as this Mora. Survival instructors keep using Mora knives probably more than any other. They are practical, easy to use and carry and much better than any other knives in this price range. Highly recommended piece of kit.