The Morakniv Eldris is a very compact knife with a blade of 56 mm and it proves that size does not always matter. Enjoy the review.
- Price: € 33,99
- Weight: 82 gr
- Size: 150 (l) x 35 (b) x 41 (d) mm
The Morakniv Eldris is, to say the least, a particularly compact knife with a fixed blade. It has a total length of 142 mm, of which 56 mm is reserved for the blade and the remaining 86 mm for the handle. The beauty of the Morakniv Eldris lies in the combination of blade and handle.
The handle is nice and thick, round and fits great in the hand. It is nice that on the knife side the handle is even cast in a kind of bumper plate, so that you do not shoot forward quickly when you apply force. The handle is made of a combination of hard plastic – the middle checkered part, the Rhombus pattern that occurs regionally in Dalarna, Sweden – and a soft rubbery plastic: the rest. The handle also has a hole so you can attach a cord to it. Not really necessary because the Eldris is of course supplied in a hard plastic shaft that also has a string attached to it.
12C27 Stainless Steel
The blade itself is made of Swedish 12C27 Stainless Steel, is 2 mm thick and is sharpened in a V-shape, making sharpening a child’s work. The blade extends all the way into the handle, creating a very solid knife and making the Morakniv Eldris ideal for prying. You could almost call it the ideal oyster knife. But, that’s a shame! The blade has two cutting surfaces that flow nicely into each other. The point slopes slightly from top to bottom, a so-called drop point. At the top of the blade – the spine – is sharpened at a right angle so that you can easily grate a Fire Starter to light your campfire. More about that later.
Mora knife: Super sharp
The shape of the blade makes the Morakniv Eldris suitable for piercing small holes, turning branches into spear points and, to a limited extent, spreading bread. Cutting beautiful slices of bread is significantly less effective for the knife. The blade is really too short for that. This outdoor knife literally cuts through meat like a hot knife through butter. This Swedish little giant also works well as a skinner – to remove the skin from an animal. After six weeks of testing and sparing the knife, the Morakniv Eldris is still razor sharp and there is no sign of any damage. The Morakniv Eldris also works well in combination with the aforementioned Fire Starter. Sparks are neatly scraped off and the blade does not suffer from burnt-in stones if a spark ends up in the wrong place.
All in all, the Morakniv Eldris is one of the most successful fixed knives I have ever owned. Even though Morakniv produces on a super large scale, the Morakniv Eldris still has something unique. It’s like it was made for you. The functionality is great as well as its reliability. The Eldris is a small quantity. And for the price of € 33.99 for the knife, you don’t have to pass it up. In combination with the Fire Starter, we think the price of €51.99 is a bit on the high side. 8.9 out of 10 points.
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