Seattle, Wash. - Jan. 10, 2018
Morakniv®, creator of quality Swedish knives since 1891, proudly announces the next generation of its first full tang model, the Garberg Black Carbon. This incredibly robust knife is designed to meet the long-time wishes of Morakniv’s most dedicated customers and serve as the ultimate One Tool Option for knife users around the world.
“We wanted to achieve our vision of the ideal full tang knife,” says Arvid Larsson, Research and Development Manager at Morakniv. “When we launched the Garberg in 2016, we saw an immediate positive response from customers worldwide. Now we’re taking the Garberg to the next level and satisfying the demand for a carbon steel version that complements Morakniv’s stellar outdoor line in the perfect way.”
The Blade and Spine
The 3.2mm thick and 4.3” (109mm) long blade is made of high-quality carbon steel that is crafted in Mora and treated according to Morakniv’s SGM® (Steel Grade Mora) standard. The blade has a thin DLC scratch-resistant coating, which helps protect the carbon steel from corrosion and gives the knife an attractive black finish. The scandi grind is easy to sharpen, and the spine is ground to create a perfect 90° edge for use with a fire starter.
The Garberg Black Carbon’s handle is made from a custom, extra rugged polyamide that is extremely stress resistant and nearly unbreakable. The symmetrical shape allows for flexible handling with a two-way fit in the sheath, while the drop design on the back is sized to keep the knife steady in the hand. The handle’s traditional rhombus pattern represents its deep ties to the Mora region and provides a significantly improved grip. There is also a hole in the rear part of the handle for fastening a lanyard or rope, if preferred.
In this exclusive version, the knife is offered with a premium black leather sheath or a rugged polymer sheath with a Multi-Mount Kit. The leather sheath is made from 3mm thick high quality black leather that offers a sleek appearance and heavy-duty support for the blade. A sturdy belt loop at the back is made from the same high-quality leather as the rest of the sheath. The polymer sheath is strongly inspired by models first created in the early 1900s, with heart-shaped cavities, a symmetrical appearance and a classic triangle-shaped tip. A built-in click lock between the sheath and handle ensures the knife stays in place, and the Multi-Mount Kit allows users to quickly and easily fasten the knife virtually anywhere.
Morakniv’s Garberg Black Carbon will debut at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 23-26 at the Industrial Revolution booth, #1446. The knife is due to hit retail shelves March 31, 2018. MSRP: $110 with polymer multi-mount sheath, $120 with leather sheath. For more information, please contact Suzanne@darbycommunications.com.
Building on more than 400 years of Swedish tradition, Morakniv has produced knives of unparalleled quality for hunters, adventurers, fishermen, farriers, chefs, craftsmen and other skilled trades and hobbyists since 1891. Thoughtfully designed for precision and power, Morakniv products are still produced in a factory in Mora, Sweden. Morakniv is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Industrial Revolution, a Seattle-based company that manufactures and distributes products enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts worldwide. For additional information, visit moraknivusa.com.