The year 2021 marks the 130-year Anniversary of Morakniv. Ever since the beginning in 1891 we have been manufacturing high-quality knives in Mora, Sweden, proven to stand the test of time. With deep passion and commitment for craftsmanship in our hearts, we stand ready for a new era with hopes of memories still to be made, by you.
There is a long tradition of knife making in Mora. The seed of what would become one of the world’s most popular knife manufacturers was sown when Frost-Erik Erson founded a timber sledge factory that also manufactured knives for the workshop’s internal use. At that time, it was important and more or less taken for granted to manage resources and to utilize the remaining material from the production. It would later prove to be a successful business concept.
Ever since, our knowledge has grown and with infinite passion for craftsmanship, we have continued to manufacture knives for knife users all over the world. A Morakniv is always made in Mora, in our factory in the village of Östnor, where it has been located for centuries.
“Imagine that 130 years have passed. I have been around in the factory since I was a child and I have seen the development up close in our family business. It has been a fantastic journey. During my 61 years of age, we have gone from having a manual production to a high-tech modern automated one. Over the years, we have also made several iconic knives, such as our red-handled classic Morakniv, the scout knives, all the different craft knives and there is more to come,” says Thomas Eriksson, co-owner and Product Specialist at Morakniv.
Mora 2000 (S) Anniversary Edition
The Morakniv 130-year Anniversary also marks the 30-year jubilee of the legendary Mora 2000. Introducing the new Mora 2000 (S) Anniversary Edition – a true collector’s item. The knives made in the very first production run are marked with a number between 1-130 and is now available in our stores. Made in Sweden, refined from our iconic past.
The story of Mora 2000 begins back in the 90’s when a Norwegian hunter wished for an all-round knife that could work as a multi-functional tool for the upcoming moose hunt. A knife that could perform in a hunter’s environment as well as cutting loaf, spreading butter and slicing sausages during the lunch break.
When the knife was launched nearly a decade before the great imminent millennium in 1991, it was given the futuristic name Mora 2000. Since then, it has become a true classic amongst knife users around the world. Thirty years have now passed and the Anniversary Edition is our tribute to the original knife.
“There have been small changes in the design and material of the knife over the years, most of them probably not noticeable, apart from the coloured handles and the blade stamps. This characteristic knife, engraved with the years of Morakniv 1891 – 2021 is a must for the outdoor enthusiast’s next adventure,” says Thomas Johansson, Industrial Designer at Morakniv.
The Mora 2000 (S) Anniversary Edition will only be produced during 2021.
To highlight this special year, we proudly present a new website for our anniversary.
Join the celebrations at 130.morakniv.com!