Morakniv Craftline HighQ Allround

From Wood to Plastic - Living Culture
The mora knife is a Swedish cultural treasure. I love the Classic series with their heritage from the 1800's. The clean and functional design offers a outstanding knife and a peace of art. The Classic models feature a wooden handle offering a good grip, but when in very wet and greasy conditions the more resent mora knife models with rubber handles is the way to go. One of my favorites in the plastic category is the Morakniv Craftline HighQ Allround. This knife is together with the Companion the successor of the Clipper model. Although the "Clipper/Craftline/Companion handle" isn't symmetric shaped it offers a very comfortable carving knife as well ast the good grip and hygiene offers a great hunting knife. The biggest difference within the "Clipper/Craftline/Companion family" is the shape of the tang and the thickness of the blades. Craftline and Companion feature a long tang and the Clipper used a short tang.

Top down; Clipper 840, Craftline HighQ Allround, Companion and Companion Heavy Duty.

Craftline HighQ Allround
Unfortunately this great knife is being discontinued as we speak. If you're lucky you still can find the Craftline in some stores. Instead the Companion, the Basic and the Pro has entered the stage.
Craftline HighQ Allround Knife feature a extra thin, short and narrow blade offering great handling. I  also like the grey and red rubber and plastic handle. The black and blue stainless steel version Craftline TopQ Allround feature a longer and wider blade. These knives was designed first hand with the carpenter and the plummer in mind. But the Craftline series and especially the HighQ has become the favorite of many bushcrafters all over the world.

A True All Rounder
The Craftline knives absolutely live up to their name; they are truly all rounders. Although the modern trend of thicker blades and wider tangs I'd like to underline the efficiency of the HighQ's slim specs. But if you don't trust the Craftline knives for batoning perhaps you should look more to the
Companion Heavy Duty or the Morakniv Bushcraft Black. So far I've put the Craftline HighQ Allround through most tasks without having the knife failing me once.

If you'd like to read more about the Morakniv history I'd like to recommend you to take a look at one of my earlier magazine articles by clicking HERE. Other post I've published about Morakniv's products you can find by clicking HERE.

Manufacturer: Morakniv AB, Production in Mora Dalarna Sweden
Model: Craftline HighQ Allround Knife
Blade material: Carbon C100, 58-60 HRC
Blade thickness: 2 mm
Blade length: 93 mm
Blade width: 17,7 mm
Edge profile: Scandi Grind with a 23° angle
Knife length: 212 mm
Handle material: Red plastic and grey rubber
Handle thickness: 20,6 mm
Sheath: Gray plastic
Knife weight: 73 g
Total weight (knife and sheath): 107 g
Price: 60 SEK (Sweden 2015)

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