Morakniv | SHOT 2017

Visiting the Morakniv booth is something I always look forward to at SHOT show. These tough little Swedish made knives have been a mainstay in my outdoor kit for a longtime. This year at the 2017 SHOT Show, Morakniv released the Garberg knife.

The Garberg knife, is stainless steel and has a full tang blade. It is 4.3 inches in length and 3.2 mm thick. It has a total length of 9 inches and is available with a plastic or leather sheath. One feature that I really appreciate is the ground spine that makes a very aggressive spark when rubbed against a ferrocerium rod.


Morakniv Garberg. Tough knife.


There were some other neat outdoor products from Industrial Revolution, the company that distributes Morakniv, in the United States. This is the Flatpack Portable Grill from UCO.

Thomas Gomez

Thomas Gomez currently resides in the mountains of central New Mexico. He has an M.B.A, an Ar-15/M16/M4 armorer certification from Specialized Armament Warehouse as well as a Glock armorer certification. Aside from writing for The Firearm Blog he works as a Clinical Analyst for a large Hospital. He spends his free time farming, ranching, hiking, fly-fishing and hunting in the beautiful forests and prairies of New Mexico. He can be reached at


  • Just Sayin’

    Great steel, great knives, especially for the price.

  • AlanHan

    I’ve spend a few Midsommar days in Mora, mainly to watch the Churchboat race. Craftsmanship iis good in the area, and both knife making and fine steel production have a good tradition in Sweden.

  • Swarf

    Morakniv are great. I’ve yet to see one outclassed at that price point.

  • Edeco

    I’m not at all against partial-tang or thin ones like in historic swords. Tangs that follow the whole shape of the handle are fashionable but mostly drive me nuts. I think it’s lazy manufacture.

    But Ed, you say, it’s more strength, and balance. That’s fine for a < $30 kitchen knife or machete, but if we're talking premium, multipurpose, possibly carried on-person, I expect more judicious, energetic use of material and weight.

  • Nick

    Curious as to what MSRP will be, the cheaper Moras can’t be touched for the price but if this is above $100 like I’m guessing it will be (some of their Bushcraft models are already $80-100) it’ll have some competition.