Morakniv has switched up the handle on the Robust knife, giving it a larger geometry with a noticeably more protective finger guard to optimize safety. The handle is set in a comfortably grippy TPE rubber. The Robust blade is thicker carbon steel with a durable Scandi grind. For tougher chores requiring a bit more substance, this is the knife for you.
I've batonned, hammered it into a tree, taken it on every outdoor trip, and even made a stove with it. No other knife can even start to compare. Because it's a carbon steel blade, you will need to lubricate it at least once a week, and the retention on the sheath does worsen the more you take it out, so you can take a hair dryer and mould it back to the desired retention, which I can't complain about, having only spent 15 bucks. Mora will never let you down... SO BUY THIS KNIFE!!!
Mora Robust, I pretty much spent my entire trial period with this knife trying to figure out where exactly Sweden cuts corners in order to get the price this low. Maybe the unfinished spine? I still have no idea. What a great beater knife. Meaty and grippy handle that practically holds on to you. Mirror finish blade that comes fairly sharp. And a really fantastic plastic sheath that punches well above its weight class. For the price of one ESEE, I could and should buy 6 of these. An absolute steal. A serious contender for the hiking bag. 92/100
The Mora Robust really is one of my favorite affordable knives. This carbon steel is very tough. I gave the blade a patina and then reprofiled it. The results were exceptional and this knife really is a tank. I am impressed with it because it has held up to a lot of tough work. I would highly recommend this knife.
I own many Moras ,some for many years and have consistently abused the hell out of them, and have been unable to damage them, had seen this knife raved about countless times in reviews and always thought how could it be any better than a basic Mora model, well it IS the beefier blade just seems to allow for a significant increase in cutting, carving, and overall performance....it goes with me everywhere now.
You'll be hard pressed to find any brand that offers the same value for the money as Morakniv, and this is no exception. While this installment is marketed to a craftsman, it can be easily used for the outdoors. You will need to file the spine for fire-starting though, since it will not be optimal for that usage. Just watch the Dutch Bushcraft Knives review on this to see how truly ROBUST this knife is!
Fantastic fixed blade. The spine comes unfinished, but 5 minutes on a belt sander or 30 minutes with some sand paper or a stone will smooth it out. Naturally, clean it ASAP after use with any moisture to keep it from rusting if that bothers you, but I think it’s a knife that’s meant to show that it has been used. Holds an edge like a monster and fits the sheathe perfectly.
Perfect camp knife lasts forever and is a great. Cheap but very high quality fixed blade!
Super cheap but reliable camping knife.
I have had mine for probably 3 years and, because it is only 14 dollars, have abused the crap out of it. Has never given me any problems, and the steel holds a good edge for a good amount of time. This knife and its quality competes with high dollar knives, while being extremely inexpensive. Highly recommended.
This knife is probably the best bang you'll ever get for your $15. The spine of the knife is purposely left unfinished because of the intended use for construction. A finished spine is not required for it's intended purpose (not a bushcrafting knife). This probably cuts costs to this lovely $15 price point. The sheath is excellently fitted and is quite versitile for how simply designed it is. This handle design is my favorite out of all the Mora's. This is an excellent all around fixed blade. I use this for any task a small folding knife can't handle. Very thick well constructed knife that comes with a scary sharp scandi grind out of the box. If you absolutely need a ground spine or a full tang knife, this knife ain't it.
AMAZING Fixed blade, super sharp and rugged (might even say robust). I used to make a couple of spoons and afterwards was still paper cutting, shaving sharp?!? For 15 dollars can’t ask for anything more.
It feels well balanced and capable of task suitable for blade length. Feathering, notching anticipate to be good, does feel a tad short for all tasks.
A completely indestructible knife. I dont care what you do you probably wont break it. Only thing I dont like is its a bit too short.
Great knife. I’ll probably never go hiking or camping without one. The two I have both suffer from a quality control problem: the spine of the blades are completely unfinished on both. Black, burnt metal, and rolled-over filaments. Nobody even attempted to clean up the spine. Mora literally shipped unfinished knives. I bought from multiple stores; same problem for both. The business end is still completely functional, though. Shaving Sharp, and tough.