Mora Kid's Knife Review
Well-made, tough and sized for small hands.
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At a Glance
Solid and reasonably-priced (like most Mora knives), the Mora Junior Wood Carver is an excellent all-purpose knife for the little person in your life.
Tool Merchants’ Take
The Mora kid’s knife, formally called the Woodcarving Jr, is a small, rugged little knife made to the same quality standards (and incredible value) as Mora’s other knives.
What makes this a relatively safe first knife for a kid?
- Small dimensions overall makes this knife easy to handle.
- Finger guard keeps fingers away from the blade.
- It’s a fixed blade so your child won’t be fiddling with moving parts or locking mechanisms.
- Carbon steel and beech handle lead to fun and easy lessons in tool care. Read: How to Sharpen Mora Knives and How to Care for Wooden Tool Handles
Both of my children–now 8 and 12–started off with this knife. My eldest likes to use a larger Mora now, but my youngest still uses his small Mora regularly.
It’s small, but quite sturdy and great for general outdoor use, not just wood carving.
The single bevel, Scandinavian grind is easy to sharpen; and the carbon steel blade and plain wood handle provide easy opportunities to practice basic tool care: both should be oiled regularly, especially the blade.
Where to Buy
Morakniv not making the Junior anymore
We love this knife, but they apparently aren’t making it anymore. I was going to get one for my younger son, but it looks like they replaced it with the Scout knife, which I don’t like as much. Bummer!