Basic 511 is the most used of Morakniv's classic knives. Appreciated and loved by professionals and hobby craftsmen for generations, it’s a proper Mora knife. The solid finger guard optimizes safety and the new, larger-shaped handle makes the knife sit even better in your hand. The blade is made of high quality carbon steel, which makes the knife easier to re-sharpen. However, keep in mind that carbon steel can be affected by moisture and corrosive environments so make it a habit to wipe your knife and oil the blade after using it.
This knife is designed and intended for Scandinavian construction workers. Here, our priority is a sharp and durable edge with a good grip, which means that the look of the spine isn’t a high priority feature. You are more than welcome to use any of our knives for your intended needs, but keep in mind that the spine will be “raw” (not grinded) on most craftsmen and construction knives. Therefore, it’s not compatible with a fire starter.