The Morakniv Eldris is, to say the least, a particularly compact knife with a fixed blade. Total length of the knife is 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, as a knife steel handle is called.
- Price: € 33,99
- Weight: 82 gr
- Sizes: 150 (l) x 35 (w) x 41 (d) mm
The handle is nice and thick, round and feels great in the hand. It is nice that on the knife side the handle is even cast in a kind of guard plate so that you do not quickly shoot forward when applying force. The handle is made of a combination of hard plastic – the middle checkered part, the Rhombus pattern that occurs regionally in Dalarna in Sweden – and a soft rubber-like plastic: the rest. The handle also has a hole so that 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.
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 job. The blade runs all the way into the handle, creating a very solid knife and the Morakniv Eldris is extremely suitable for prying. You could almost call it the ideal oyster knife. But, that’s a shame! The blade has two cutting surfaces that run smoothly into each other. The point slopes slightly downwards from the top. This called a drop point. The top of the blade – the spine – is sharpened at right angles so that you can finely grate a Fire Starter to start your campfire. More on that later.
Morakniv: Very sharp
The shape of the blade makes the Morakniv Eldris suitable for piercing small holes, turning branches into spear points and spreading bread to a limited extent. Cutting beautiful slices of bread is significantly less effective with the knife. The blade is really too short for that. This outdoor knife literally cuts through meat like a warm knife through butter. Also as a skinner – to remove the skin of an animal – this Swedish small giant does a fine job. After six weeks of testing and sparing the knife, the Morakniv Eldris is still extremely 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 pits if a spark goes wrong.
All in all, the Morakniv Eldris is one of the most successful fixed knives I’ve ever held in my hands. Despite the fact that 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 size. 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 find the price of € 51,99 a bit on the high side. 8.9 out of 10 points.
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