The new collection Morakniv Classic knives have a full rat-tail tang which runs through the handle completely and is riveted at the back-end. You may see some traces from the woodturning machine making the handles, as its previous version had a cross pressed into the wood to get the torque when milling the handle. It has been replaced with a diamond-like shape that refers to as rhomb, a design pattern on Morakniv knives.
The Morakniv Classic No 3 with its characteristic red-stained and barrel-shaped birch handle has a 135 mm long carbon steel blade, a slightly shorter blade than the previous one. It is easy to resharpen but requires more maintenance when exposed to moisture or corrosive environment. Just keep the blade clean and dry or apply oil after usage. The characteristic barrel-shaped and red-stained birch handle was first introduced around one hundred years ago with the ambition to portray an exclusive mahogany knife. The polymer sheath with a polished look is covered with the Dalecarlian shield and has a belt strap of Swedish vegetable tanned leather, designed to stand the test of time for generations to come. In the decades since, it has grown into one of the most beloved lifestyle knives in the world – a timeless Morakniv in its purest form.