A knife designed for Bushcrafting allows a Scout to easily and safely perform advanced Wilderness skills. We discuss and teach these skills in our Wilderness Survival classes. Having the proper knife makes a huge difference what a scout will be able to due during training.
Note: Fixed Blade Knives are banned in many Scout Camps and by many Troops.
Made in Mora Sweden, Morakniv knives are know globally for their quality blades. They are considered the industry standard for survival and bushcrafting knives.
We use and recommend Morakniv or similar Fixed Blade Knives during Wilderness Survival Training. Why? A basic fixed blade knife allows for advanced Wilderness Techniques. A folding knife is not designed for some of these techniques and will eventually break. Breaking a knife is both sad and potentially dangerous.
What makes a Morakniv so special?
Allows for making feather sticks
Great for carving
Much more robust than hollow grind knives
NOTE: Requires special sharpening technique
Most models have the option of a Stainless Steel and Carbon Steel blade
Stainless steel doesn't rust and is more Scout-proof
Carbon steel holds an edge better but requires some maintenance and care
Blade can be beaten over and over with few failures
Great for battoning wood
Allows for splitting of wood
Cutting down small trees
Building Pioneering structures
Hard plastic sheath
Don't worry about knife cutting through sheath
Shavings from sheath can also be used to start a fire
Overall quality and design of these knives are excellent
Very reasonably price
Different Morakniv Models
There are many different types of Moraknivs to consider. These are the 4 most popular types for bushcraft use.
Which Mora to Choose?
The Companion is excellent and will fit the needs of 95% of users
For under $20, this is hard to beat (except when battoning)
Stainless Steel blade option doesn't rust and is better for most Scouts
The Companion HD is a nice upgrade
Blade is same thickness as higher end Moras
Both the Companion and the Companion HD need their spine ground sharp
Easy to do with sandpaper or rough sharpening stone
This allows for tinder processing and firerod striking
The Bushcraft and Gerberg are ready to go out of the box, but is more knife than most Scouts will ever need
Grind spine to 90° edge - vital for making tinder and striking ferrorod
Treat carbon steel blade with vinegar
Drill out hole for lanyard
Add fire tinder
Mod sheath to better hold knife