Morakniv Adventure 2017 Part 1

Our adventure began at the Morakniv production factory at 13:00 on Thursday, where we were given an introductory presentation about;

morakniv adventure introduction

THE EVENT.

Day 1, Thursday May 18:
We started our adventure at the Morakniv factory with an exclusive factory tour that took us on a path from steel to the finished knife. Unfortunately we were not able to take any pictures of the production process, but it was an amazing sight to see roles of different grades of steel being transferred into thousands of Mora knives.  A lot of the production process is now done by robots, but there is also a lot of work done by people.

Here is a colourful selection of pictures of the products we saw being made and tested;

At the end of the tour we were all given bags containing a number of free items; an Eldris neck knife kit (including a firesteel, A Bushcraft Black knife, a Woodcarving 106 knife, a Wildo Camp-a-box eating utensils set, a Pathfinder Bushpot cooking set and a chopping board and plasters also from Morakniv.

Thereafter we were transferred by bus to the Adventure Base Camp.  The rest of the day was spent setting up camp, eating and socialising.

Day 2, Friday May 19:
Basic skill day! We joined a variety of workshops held by Morakniv ambassadors; Dave Canterbury, Johan Skullman, Jögge Sundqvist and Beth Moen (more about them soon).

Day 3, Saturday May 20:
a 16 kilometre hike to a variety of check points to put in to practise the skills we had learnt/practised the previous day.

Day 4, Sunday May 21:
Sunday morning we packed our gear, ate and then departed by bus to the new Morakniv
Concept Store.  After that, everyone left.

the concept store

THE PARTICIPANTS AND AMBASSADORS

We were 60 participants from 11 different countries.

Our ambassadors were;

Dave Canterbury – Canterbury is the owner and one of the instructors at the Pathfinder School in south-east Ohio. Dave teaches survival and bushcraft techniques, promoting what he calls the “5 Cs of Survivability”: a cutting tool, a combustion device, cover, a container, and cordage.

dave canterbury introduction

Beth Moen – Beth has been carving and teaching for over 35 years and produces such items as bowls (some are very large), spoons & cups and wooden furniture.

beth moen

Jögge (Surolle) Sundqvist – he is a woodworking and carving artist.  He runs wood carving courses and has written books, one of which “Slöjda i trä” is being published in English later this year.

jögge sundqvist

Johan Skullman – Johan is a survival expert having spent 30 years in the Swedish military where he worked on testing, designing and developing clothing and equipment for soldiers.  He left the military and now works with outdoor product design and development for such companies as Fjällraven.

johan skullman

THE MORAKNIV HISTORY AND CONCEPT

Knife production began in the Mora area 350 – 400 years ago.

1891 – Frost knives began making knives

1912 – KJ Eriksson began making knives

1988 – 2005 – 1988 KJ Eriksson acquired Frost knives and the two companies worked together  producing knives.

2005 – The company “Mora of Sweden” was created.

2009 – Morakniv became a registered trademark.

2016 – The company “Mora of Sweden” changed its name to “Morakniv”.

3,5 million knives are produced each year and there are over 400 different models.

15 3rd and 4th generation family members own the company and are all descendants of Krång-Johan Eriksson (KJ Eriksson). Thanks to Thomas Eriksson for providing me with this information. 

Their vision is to produce 5 million knives and the production process to take only one week from steel to knife.

The companies values are; Professionalism, Consideration and Courage.

I will be writing more soon!!!!

 

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Morakniv Adventure 2017 Part 1

  1. I look foward to Part 2 or more of the Mora adventure. I just bought a Eldris knife, I am very pleased with. I made my own secondary saftey strap and added my own firesteel, which saved me a few $.
    Thank you for this story and all the other ones on your blog.
    ………Richard

  2. Very cool. Visited Sweden last year but was in the woods and didn’t make it to the mora factory till it was closed. Very nice town..more of a car town than anything it seemed. Loved the woods n waters of the area. Just beautiful. Look forward to reading more 🙂

  3. Another GREAT post.
    Many thanx for sharing your adventure, and as usual, the photos were v.good and helped.
    Thanx
    Bill B.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s