Tuesday, January 19, 2016

SHOT Show 2016: Mora's new full tang Garberg Knife

(Screenshot courtesy of Wilderness Outfitters)

For Mora fans who've been waiting for years for a full tang version of one their popular bush knives to be released, the wait is finally over! Meet the Mora "Garberg," Mora's new full tang bushcraft knife.

The Garberg features a Mora Black Carbon-style blade with upgraded 14C28N Sandvik Stainless and a redesigned, ultra-tough synthetic Delrin handle, complete with a Fallkniven-esque style exposed pommel. The Garberg's sheath is constructed of 100% leather. Stay tuned for live SHOT Show photos as well as updated information, which will be posted here as well as on the RMB Facebook Page!


Seattle, WA – January 19, 2015 - Morakniv®, Swedish maker of knives that uses a unique heating treatment for the steel that increases durability, is proud to introduce the Garberg, a long-awaited full-tang knife from their outdoor series. The scandi grinded Garberg is heavy duty, packed with thoughtful details and ready for the next mission.

After much research and development, Morakniv has released the knife that Mora fans have been begging for,” said Graeme Esarey, President of Industrial Revolution. “The full-tang Garberg is packed with useful details, even more rugged construction, and yet maintains the essence of a true Mora. It’s an amazing knife.

The Blade & Spine
The 3.2 mm thick and 4.25" (108 mm) long blade fills the length of the entire handle and has a pommel at the rear. Made of high-quality Swedish stainless steel with a semi-matte finish and a spine that is ground to make the edge perfect for use with a fire starter, this blade will be appreciated among outdoor enthusiasts.

The Handle
Morakniv employed a symmetrical, extra-rugged and nearly unbreakable polyamide handle that is extremely stress resistant and allows flexible use of the knife. The rhombus pattern on the barrel of the knife is strongly related to the heritage of Morakniv and results in a significantly improved grip. For those who use lanyards or attach other gadgets to the knife, there is a hole in the rear part of the handle.

The Sheath
The sheath, made of thick black leather, has a sturdy and generous cover. The sheath design has multiple functions including knife security plus quick and easy access when in a serious survival situation. At the back of the sheath is a sturdy belt loop made of the same high-quality leather as the rest of the sheath.

Morakniv’s full-tang Garberg knife will be on display at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV on January 19-22 at the Industrial Revolution booth. The knife is due to hit retail shelves this spring. MSRP: $99 with multi sheath, $109 with leather sheath.

SHOT Show 2016 photos!

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The Mora Garberg (top) compared to the Mora 2000 (bottom). Note the handle similarities. 

A synthetic sheath with multiple attachment options will also be available for the Garberg:

About the author
Jason Schwartz is the founder and senior editor of Rocky Mountain Bushcraft. He is a former Red Cross certified Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor, and has taught bushcraft and wilderness survival techniques to the Boy Scouts of America, interned with the US Forest Service, and studied wilderness survival, forestry and wildland firefighting at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, Colorado. Jason has also written for the The New Pioneer and Backpacker, including writing the "Tinder Finder" portion of Backpacker's "Complete Guide to Fire," which won a 2015 National Magazine Award (NMA). Email him at rockymountainbushcraft @ hotmail.com (without spaces)

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