The Homesteading Basics Tool of the Month
Cutting away dead branches, cutting open feed bags, opening product packaging, chopping up vegetables… even processing livestock. There are so many tasks that are quicker and easier if you have a good quality knife on your belt.
And the plastic sheath that comes with the Morakniv clips easily onto your belt or overalls for quick, convenient access. Try out the pink version – it’s hard to lose!
Meet the Morakniv
The Morakniv is a knife that the Grow Network really likes. In fact, Marjory keeps several on hand to give as gifts to people who do nice things to help us out. And she took several with her down to Mexico last fall to give as gifts to the Tarahumara people (If you missed that story, you can read all about it here: Extreme Agri-Tourism Chapter 1.)
Moraknivs are made with a special Swedish cold-rolled stainless steel that has more durability than some cheaper stainless steel knives. There is a huge variety of models available for different purposes and with different price tags. The Companion model that Marjory is showing here is available for about $20 US. The blade on this one is about 4 inches, and that’s sufficient for most of the daily tasks you run into around the homestead.
Marjory was never a fan of stainless steel blades before she met the Morakniv. The higher quality stainless steel holds its edge much longer, and it’s possible to sharpen it yourself using a whetstone without a grinder. Here’s Marjory to tell you all about it herself:
Where to Get a Morakniv
Morakniv is made in Sweden. But, guess what!? You’re in luck because you can purchase them on Amazon! Check out the collection of Morakniv’s on Amazon.
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Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, which is a community of people focused on modern self-sufficient living. She has been featured by National Geographic as an expert in off-grid living, she hosted the Mother Earth News Online Homesteading Summit, and she is listed in Who’s Who in America for having inspired hundreds of thousands of backyard gardens. Marjory was the focus of an article that won Reuter’s Food Sustainability Media Award, and she recently authored The Grow System: The Essential Guide to Modern Self-Sufficient Living—From Growing Food to Making Medicine.