While a normal knife easily wears down after slicing through corrugated card, packaging, cardboard, plastic straps, and rope, Morakniv Rope stands its ground – and stays sharp for longer. Thanks to its serrated blade, which means the knife cuts easily and smoothly through rope, fiber, and nylon. It can take on a hawser as if it were slicing through butter. The stainless steel blade keeps sharper for longer and means the knife can take a greater load on the blade. The fact that it remains sharp over time also makes it safer, as a sharp and therefore more effective knife reduces the risk for work-related injuries. Besides, the ergonomic handle made of TPE rubber offers optimal friction, while its barrel shape means the knife always sits comfortably in your hand. Thus, the rope knife is a smart investment, both financially and environmentally. However, the spine will be “raw” (not ground) on most craftsmen and construction knives. Thus, it’s not compatible with a fire starter.