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Morakniv Garberg 9443

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Morakniv Garberg
« on: June 16, 2016, 03:32:37 PM »
The new Morakniv Garberg is here. I just got mine yesterday, and I thought Id start a new thread about it and share my opinions on it here.



Specs:
Blade length: 109mm
Full length: 229mm
Blade thickness: 3,2mm
Weight: 272g
Blade steel: 14C28N stainless steel
Handle material: polyamide (plastic)
Sheath: Leather or multi mount plastic sheath.
Price: $100 (june 2016)

The Garberg is a full tang knife, and its made in Sweden. I got the Leather sheath one.






First impressions:

Its heavier than a regular Mora due to its full tang and thicker steel construction.
The handle looks a bit cheap, because the plastic its made from is a little "shiny". It would have looked better with a more matte handle. The handle also had a small tool/grinding mark near the edge.

The handle is very comfortable in the hand.
The blade was a bit dirty from oil/grease when I got it. Its was easily removed, but it would have given a better first impression coming clean out of the box. It was very sharp out of the box.
The sheath is fantastic. Its made from thick high quality leather and is very well made.

I took the Garberg out into the garage and used it on some firewood. It cuts like a dream and it is very comfortable to use. Obviously they have focused more on functionality than on beauty.

First impression summary:
A capable and functional knife with a great sheath.
It could benefit from a little better finish. A little bit more polishied blade and a little more matte handle would make it look more attractive.



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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 03:53:03 PM »
Thanks for sharing.   :tu:   :tu:
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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 03:54:05 PM »
Thanks for sharing.   :tu:   :tu:

+1!!!!  :cheers:

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2016, 04:06:21 PM »
Looks the biz Grathr - great pics too.

Are you salivating SG?

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2016, 04:11:56 PM »
Looks the biz Grathr - great pics too.

Are you salivating SG?

He has more Moras than me, so that wont be hard :)


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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2016, 04:20:06 PM »
Here are some comparison pics with a Fallkniven F1 wich IMO is its biggest competitior:




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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2016, 01:46:15 AM »
Looks the biz Grathr - great pics too.

Are you salivating SG?

He has more Moras than me, so that wont be hard :)

 :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

.....no.

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2016, 01:50:19 AM »
Here are some comparison pics with a Fallkniven F1 wich IMO is its biggest competitior:
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Great post Grathr!!! Am really liking what I see!!!!!    :cheers:

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2016, 02:36:52 AM »
Great thread and pics mate.  I still can't see me getting one, but I'm glad to hear it performs well. :)

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2016, 05:42:57 PM »
Great thread and pics mate.  I still can't see me getting one, but I'm glad to hear it performs well. :)

Thanks!
There are lot of really good knives in this price range, so I cant blame you.
I wonder how many would pick the Garberg if you could choose between the it and a Fallkniven F1 and a Helle Temagami?
Im afraid a lot would pass it by simply because it looks cheaper.

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2016, 08:02:46 PM »
Interesting. Shame about the QC considering the price. I can accept that on their cheaper knives, but considering the other options I can get in that price range...

Be curious to see how you get on with it long term.

Any plans for a long-term or field test?
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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2016, 08:22:52 PM »
Interesting. Shame about the QC considering the price. I can accept that on their cheaper knives, but considering the other options I can get in that price range...

Be curious to see how you get on with it long term.

Any plans for a long-term or field test?

I plan to use it on the next hikes and camping trips Ill go on, to see how it performs there.
Ill post updates here when I do.

-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2016, 09:07:15 PM »
Great thread and pics mate.  I still can't see me getting one, but I'm glad to hear it performs well. :)

Thanks!
There are lot of really good knives in this price range, so I cant blame you.
I wonder how many would pick the Garberg if you could choose between the it and a Fallkniven F1 and a Helle Temagami?
Im afraid a lot would pass it by simply because it looks cheaper.

Being a Mora enthusiast, there's no question. I know Mora quality and the Garberg is built for a lifetime of work....  :2tu:

If it's a pretty Swede you're after....   :D

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2016, 07:19:47 PM »
I took the Garberg out with me fishing today.



It performed flawlessly.
I especially like that the blade isnt as thick as on the F1, making it better for slicing and finer cutting.

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2016, 07:57:52 PM »
did you catch anything? how did it perform on fish?

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2016, 08:03:05 PM »
Good to hear it's going well mate.

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2016, 08:24:51 PM »
did you catch anything? how did it perform on fish?

Only a tiny bass that I threw back in the water.

Fish gutting will have to wait until I get something bigger.

-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2016, 09:46:06 PM »
That sheath looks good. How was it comfort-wise?
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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2016, 03:06:37 PM »
That sheath looks good. How was it comfort-wise?

It worked well. The  loop is big enough to easily move out of the way when sitting down, but tight enough to hold it nicely in place when walking.

-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2016, 04:57:55 PM »
Sounds like everything is well thought out on it!  Thank you for the latest installment Grathr!

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2016, 05:24:56 PM »
Only thing holding me back is price. Otherwise, I would probably have one by now. It's also hard to justify a new knife considering the number I own and the amount they get used.
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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2016, 05:26:30 PM »
Oh man, I have been eyeballing this one. But I need another Mora like I need a hole in the head. Nice pic and review Grathr.

Nate

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2016, 05:54:23 PM »
Oh man, I have been eyeballing this one. But I need another Mora like I need a hole in the head. Nice pic and review Grathr.

Nate

You have a Bushcraft Black don't you bud?   You need to TEST the Garberg against it.......  >:D

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2016, 05:56:54 PM »
Only thing holding me back is price. Otherwise, I would probably have one by now. It's also hard to justify a new knife considering the number I own and the amount they get used.

Come on TS, don't let things  like logic and common sense get in the way... :pok:   :D

 :cheers:

- Robert

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2016, 05:59:45 PM »
Only thing holding me back is price. Otherwise, I would probably have one by now. It's also hard to justify a new knife considering the number I own and the amount they get used.

Come on TS, don't let things  like logic and common sense get in the way... :pok:   :D

 :cheers:
And money. It just money....

Nate

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2016, 06:02:21 PM »
Only thing holding me back is price. Otherwise, I would probably have one by now. It's also hard to justify a new knife considering the number I own and the amount they get used.

Come on TS, don't let things  like logic and common sense get in the way... :pok:   :D

 :cheers:
And money. It just money....

Nate

Lol, it is the MTo way. :cheers:
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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2016, 06:03:04 PM »


Oh man, I have been eyeballing this one. But I need another Mora like I need a hole in the head. Nice pic and review Grathr.

Nate

You have a Bushcraft Black don't you bud?   You need to TEST the Garberg against it.......  >:D

I like your logic Brofessor. I am trying to hold out for when they make one in carbon steel.

Nate

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2016, 06:15:32 PM »


Oh man, I have been eyeballing this one. But I need another Mora like I need a hole in the head. Nice pic and review Grathr.

Nate

You have a Bushcraft Black don't you bud?   You need to TEST the Garberg against it.......  >:D

I like your logic Brofessor. I am trying to hold out for when they make one in carbon steel.

Nate

A wise move Brotato chip!!!!!  :cheers: :cheers:

 I'll probably buy 'em both then agonize for years which is better.   :facepalm:

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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2016, 03:53:28 PM »


Oh man, I have been eyeballing this one. But I need another Mora like I need a hole in the head. Nice pic and review Grathr.

Nate

You have a Bushcraft Black don't you bud?   You need to TEST the Garberg against it.......  >:D

I like your logic Brofessor. I am trying to hold out for when they make one in carbon steel.

Nate

A wise move Brotato chip!!!!!  :cheers: :cheers:

 I'll probably buy 'em both then agonize for years which is better.   :facepalm:


Its the MTO way! :D


-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
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Re: Morakniv Garberg
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2016, 05:06:47 AM »
Any updates G?


Reviews are starting to pop up on YouTube.




« Last Edit: July 13, 2016, 05:42:14 AM by SAK Guy »

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