July 12, 2019 Nothing Has Changed Since 1891
Since the 17th century, knives made in Mora have been used by people all over the world. The Morakniv knife has become one of the most famous symbols of Sweden and over the years it has evolved from a simple everyday concept to an established brand. And it all started with a sustainable idea.
The journey began in 1891, when Frost-Erik Erson established a timber sled factory and soon realized the need to find a sustainable solution for material waste in order to lower the expenses. It turned out that the solution was close at hand. By this time, the region of Mora already had a 300-year tradition of knife-making, mainly for household use. Frost-Erik saw an opportunity to assemble the left over pieces of wood and steel from the sleigh production and make useful utility knives. The idea was simple yet brilliant, and ever since then the knife made in Mora has gone from being just a local factory knife to the world-renown knife brand Morakniv. In fact, a Morakniv is still to this day made in Mora, Sweden, just as it was a century ago.
With a continuous drive to ensure that material is used efficiently, Morakniv has always been working towards the goal of zero waste in the manufacturing process. Traditionally, every single piece of material used in the process of making the knives has found a use, a concept that gives birth to new innovative earth-friendly ideas as well as products ideas. Morakniv is manufacturing knives that will practically last a lifetime, constantly contributing to a cleaner earth by minimizing the environmental impact in both short and long term.
The outcome can be seen in the way Morakniv is making its way through new markets around the world, offering high standard knives for affordable prices. Just as it should be.
128 years of development
Morakniv has been part of the Swedish handicraft tradition for more than a century. The knives are made in the factory in Mora, Sweden, by knife makers who have inherited generations of professional knowledge. Each knife is manufactured to the highest standards, in close collaboration with demanding users, and will last for a lifetime. It holds those cherished memories of childhood adventures and hopes of memories still to be made. That’s how Morakniv becomes a part of you. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.