Steel Quality of Morakniv Knives, Allknives Australian Distributors/Importers of Quality Mora Frosts of Sweden making knives since the 17th century.
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Knife School #1: What makes a Morakniv? Knife School
Listen to our area manager Magnus in the above Video as he talks about the components that makes a real Morakniv.
Three steel grades are used for knives from Mora of Sweden
- Stainless steel (S)
Knife blades are made of hardenable stainless steel- Sandvik 12C27 and 14C28N (hardened to HRC 56-58), producing knives with extreme strength, long life as well as having high resistance to moisture without rusting. Stainless steel stays sharp much longer than carbon steel and is far less sensitive to rust.
- Carbon steel (C)
Knife blades of high carbon steel can be hardened to HRC 58-60 giving best possible sharpness to lowest price. Knives made from above mentioned steel grades will after some use achieve a dullish grey finish. However, this will not negatively affect the quality of the blade. On the contrary it will somewhat improve the resistance to corrosion. Carbon steel is easy to sharpen, but requires more maintenance when exposed tomoist or corrosive environment. Keep the blade clean and dry. Commonfruit acids leave for example immediately spots on the blade.
- Laminated steel (L)
This steel grade is unique to knives from Mora of Sweden. The core of the blade is of high carbon steel surrounded by a softer alloyed steel layer. A high hardness (HRC 58-60) can be achieved through hardening, resulting in a knife blade with superior toughness, cutting edge retention and thereby maximum sharpness and long life.The blade can also be bent into a predetermined shape.