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Swedish knife-maker Morakniv is well-known in outdoor industry for producing quality knives at a price anyone can afford. For example, the Mora Robust is priced at $15, but has proven to be impressively durable. The company offers quite a few knives that’ll set you back less than $20, but it also offers higher-end options for those with more specific needs.
The Garberg is Mora’s top-of-the-line survival knife, with a full-tang design intended for durability and shock-resistance. Since its launch in 2016, the Garberg has only been available in stainless steel, but many bushcrafters and outdoorsmen expressed an interest in a carbon steel version. Compared to stainless, carbon steel is substantially easier to sharpen in the field, and it can also be struck against flint or other hard stones to generate fire-starting sparks.
The new Mora Garberg Black Carbon knife is made in Sweden, and features a 3.2mm thick and 4.3-inch long carbon steel blade. To resist corrosion and scratches, a black DLC finish has been applied to the steel. The classic scandi grind and drop point profile are versatile for a variety of outdoor tasks, and the spine is ground at a 90-degree angle for striking a ferrocerium rod.
Made from Mora’s famously tough custom polyamide material, the handle is said to be “extremely stress-resistant and nearly unbreakable”. The butt of the handle displays a section of protruding steel, indicating the knife’s full-tang construction. A lanyard hole is also present.
The Mora Garberg Black Carbon is available with either a black leather sheath or a polymer sheath with multi-mount kit. The multi-mount version is MOLLE-compatible and can be attached to a variety of surfaces, as seen in the video below:
This new Black Carbon version of the Garberg will be available starting in Spring 2018. MSRP for the leather sheath version will be $120, and MSRP for the multi-mount sheath will be $109. For more information, go to Morakniv.se/en.