Mora Eldris - the Neckknife by Morakniv - a review and test report
The Mora Eldris Neck Knife from Morakniv in the test. Handy, small and qualitative fixed knife Perfect for survival, bushcraft, trekking, outdoor.
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👉 The key facts from this guide
- Mora Eldris Neckknife: A small and handy knife that you can wear like a necklace. It is the size of a pocket knife and fits perfectly in any pocket or around your neck.
- Blade: The blade is 5.6 cm long, 2.3 cm high, and 2 mm wide. It is made of rust-free Swedish Sandvik special steel 12C27. The blade is short, but it can handle most outdoor tasks.
- Handle: The handle is made of non-slip plastic material and is 9 cm long. It is long enough to safely handle the knife.
- Knife sheath: The knife comes with a sheath that can also be equipped with a securing strap. The neck loop is usually attached to this sheath.
- Areas of use: The Mora Eldris is versatile. It is suitable for carving, tinkering, cooking, cutting, and is ideal for bushcrafters, survivalists, campers, hikers, trekking enthusiasts, anglers, or preppers.
- Conclusion: The Mora Eldris is a robust and handy knife that you can carry for your entire life. It is durable and fits in your pocket. It may not be a design marvel, but it gets the job done.
The manufacturer Morakniv sells a small and handy knife: The Mora Eldris Neckknife.
Neckknife is an English term and translates to Nackenmesser. It is worn on a loop that you hang around your neck, like a necklace. That's why it got its name.
It is as small as a pocket knife and therefore fits perfectly in any pocket or around the neck.
One more reason to take a closer look at the knife. Below, I'll show you what you can expect from this knife.
The video about the Mora Eldris
Take a look at the video for the Morakniv Eldris. I've packed all the information from the article into the video.
First, the short blade stands out. It is 5.6 centimeters long, 2.3 centimeters high, 2 millimeters wide, and fixed. The grind is a common Scandinavian grind (learn here how to sharpen it). At the tip, the Scandinavian grind transitions into a flat grind.
Sure thing: The blade is short, but it gets most outdoor tasks done. Carving, tinkering, cooking, cutting. It's also clear: Batoning (What is Batoning?) or chopping wood is not possible with this knife. The blade length is not sufficient for that. I also don't recommend it, as the knife is not a full tang knife.
But that's not all. I have gathered all the data for you:
- Total length: 14.6 cm
- Handle length: 9.0 cm
- Weight: 77 g
- Blade steel: cold-rolled, stainless Swedish Sandvik special steel 12C27
- Grind: Scandinavian grind
- Hardness: 57-58 HRC (What does HRC mean?)
- Color: available in various colors such as yellow, black, green, blue, red
- Suitable for: right-handed and left-handed
- Spine: sharp-edged, can be used with a fire starter
Tip: Since the blade is only 5.6 centimeters long, you are allowed to own and carry the knife. Furthermore, refer to my Knife Law Guide if you are keen to learn more about knife laws.
The blade of the Mora Eldris
The blade is made of Sandvik steel 12C27. This is a universal stainless-steel material that has been used for high-quality knife blades worldwide for many years.
The top edge is angular, a fire starter can be easily rubbed off with it.
Reading tip: "How to quickly and easily ignite a fire with a Firesteel (Instructions + Video)".
My knife was delivered sharp, just as I expected from Morakniv knives. I was able to immediately carve wood, sharpen sticks, make Feathersticks (What are Feathersticks?). And it helped me prepare my food, like cutting onions, carrots, and meat.
The handle of the Mora Eldris
Striking is the plastic handle made of non-slip material. It is long enough at nine centimeters to safely handle the knife. Even if you work with the knife for a long time, nothing presses or rubs here. At the end of the handle, a string can be attached.
No matter if your hands are wet or dirty, the knife was always grippy and nothing slipped. For me, this is a significant point, as safe working with a knife is a top priority.
I can completely grip the knife with my medium-sized hands. So with my 4 fingers around it and the thumb placed on top. This means that there is nothing standing in the way of a powerful use.
If, however, you have gorilla hands, the knife can be extended with the sheath.
Variants of the knife
The Mora Eldris is available in two variants:
- Mora Eldris Knife + Sheath (buy here)
- Mora Eldris Knife + Sheath + Neck Knife Kit (buy here)
- with firestarter, sheath retention strap, paracord
The Knife Sheath
If it is not needed, you put the knife in the sheath, which you can also secure with a strap. The neck loop is usually attached to this sheath.
Note: The fire starter kit includes a safety strap, but the knife also fits very securely in the knife sheath without the strap. I have extensively tested the knife with the sheath, it does not fall out even when shaken vigorously.
And there is another purpose for the two holes at the end of the sheath: water drains off and moisture escapes from the plug-in sheath.
Areas of application of the Mora Eldris
Most people find the knife too small at first glance to be able to work with it effectively. However, that is only the first impression. As soon as you hold the handy tool in your hands, the diverse areas of application become clear quickly.
The cut supports carving work, shavings for ignition are quickly cut. Anglers will appreciate the good dealing with wet hands.
It is also suitable for cooking. Onions can be easily chopped and potatoes can be peeled without any problems. Outdoor enthusiasts will find it useful for preparing roots, fruits, mushrooms, or nuts.
Perfect as a second knife
Perfectly, the Mora Eldris makes a great secondary knife. Since I own it, it hangs around my neck.
The larger Mora Companion therefore often stays in the backpack and I only take it out when I need it.
The small tool fits perfectly in the hand. It is very sharp and easy to sharpen. The relatively thick knob, made of grippy plastic, makes it easy to handle. The advantages of the size and the sharpening are particularly evident in fine knife work.
Price of the Mora Eldris
The knife without the neck knife kit costs about 26 to 30 euros. At first glance, that may seem like a lot for such a small knife. But think about it: You're getting a knife that you can carry for your entire life. It's sturdy and fits in your pocket.
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- Grifflänge: 90 cm Klingenlänge: 56 cm Gesamtlänge: 146 cm Gewicht: 77g Artikelart: Neck-Knife
The Mora Eldris knife with sheath and with neck knife kit costs approximately 40 to 43 euros depending on the color.
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- grifflänge: 9.0cm
- klingenlänge: 5.6cm
- gesamtlänge: 14.6cm
- gewicht: 120g
- artikelart: neck-knife
Conclusion about the Morakniv Eldris
If a pocket knife is too small or not sturdy enough for you, but a survival knife is too rough or bulky, then the Mora Eldris is a good choice. The high-quality and pleasant handling justify the moderate price.
Well, it's not a design marvel, but it works. That's what matters, right? It's suitable for all Bushcrafters, survivalists, campers, hikers, trekking enthusiasts, anglers, or preppers.
For me as a Bushcrafter, wearing around the neck is a huge advantage. The knife can be drawn and stowed away quickly. Since I am often on the go with my children, safety plays a big role. The "locking" of the sheath works great with the Mora Eldris.
Beginners are advised to purchase the knife including the neck knife kit. The additional components do not take up much space, but are useful.
If you are one of those who carefully chooses their carving and cutting tools, then you should take a closer look at this small tool. Due to its size, it can be carried almost anywhere and anytime.
My conclusion: I damn well love it.
The knife has the perfect size, shape, and grip that I need in the wilderness.
And now to you: What do you think of the Mora Eldris? Do you own it as well, or are you considering buying it?
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