Firstly, the Mora Companion is not a full tang knife, it has a 3/4 tang. Normally, anyone involved with bushcraft would never advocate a non full tang knife, but I have my reasons, as I will explain later.
Secondly, this is about the cheapest ‘survival knife‘ that is actually useful for bushcraft, and comes highly recommended by many of the top bushcraft and survival experts.
The 3/4 tang will restrict you doing a few survival skills – battoning, levering or any form of hammering for example.
However, this knife is the bushcraft knife of choice and recommended by the great bushcraft expert, Ray Mears, so it’s got to have something good going for it…
I personally think you will not find a better value for money knife anywhere.!
One or the biggest factors of the Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade is it’s weight – the knife really is lightweight, weighing in at a mere 4.1 ozs, you can use it for ages without getting hand fatigue.
The knife is really only designed for the more intricate bushcraft and survival skills, rather than full on survival tasks, but thats not to say it’s not a tough bit of survival kit – Mora have beefed up the steel to a 0.10″ thick, carbon steel blade, that means you can easily put a razor, ‘shaving’, sharp edge on the blade and it will stay there..!
In fact, for skinning, filleting and fine bushcraft carving, this is one of the best knives around, if not, THE BEST skinning knife for the price. (again, I must say this knife is value for money and will only set you back only $14 +postage) but I think it has to be with the best survival knives because it’s so good at doing what it does best – skinning, filleting and fine bushcraft carving.
I would say you could consider the Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade as your “other” knife – certainly not your main knife but a dam good choice to add to your knife kit.
- Fixed blade outdoor knife with 4.1-inch carbon steel blade
- Blade Thickness: 0.10″, Blade Length: 4.1″, Total Length: 8.6″, Net Weight: 4.1 oz.
- Patterned, high-friction grip
- Plastic sheath with belt clip
- 1-year manufacturer’s warranty
This is a compact bushcraft knife, it’s a ‘no nonsense’ knife that feels very sturdy and has a decent handle that fits your hand just right – at 8.6″ overall length it’s also very easy to maneuver and with a nice 4.1″ blade, is ideal for complex and fiddly tasks like skinning and filleting.
Quite simply the Morakniv Companion Carbon Steel Knife is one of the very best value for money ‘secondary’ survival knives around – it’s NOT in the big boys league, but you should definitely find a place in your backpack for this bit of equipment – it’s a truly handy, robust and strong little knife, and for the price, you really can’t go wrong..
- It gets a big thumbs up from me.