September 12, 2020

Morakniv Classic Wood Splitter Review

The Morakniv classic knife splitter is a true classic when it comes to handcrafting. This Swedish tool comes with a 115 mm long blade and is made for splitting wood into kindling, to help you start a fire. So if you’re not really a fan of using an axe and you are concerned for the safety of your limbs, this Morakniv classic wood splitter could be a good idea for you. 

Being made from Carbon Steel, you will find that this classic splitter requires more maintenance especially when exposed to moisture or corrosive elements, but on the plus side the knives are very easy to sharpen. The splitter has a barrel shaped red stained birch handle hence portraying an ambitious mahogany delic. 


  • Is portable and easy to carry around
  • Works with a remote control
  • Can work in large work spaces
  • Promotes good health and air circulation 
  • Is very easy to use and understand 


  • Works for dust particles only 
  • Is more to the expensive side


From an aesthetics point of view, I would say that this is an adequate knife. The handle has a great finish to them that gives them a professional look. You will find the trademark, MoraKniv marking on the blade.


Seeing as though the Morakniv classic knife splitter is made from carbon steel you can expect it to hold a certain degree of durability. However maintenance is a bit of a must in this case seeing as without proper maintenance, the splitter’s durability may dwindle.

Then again this rule applies to almost anything and everything that has to be used on something else. For it to last longer, it requires proper and consistent maintenance. 

Coming with a wooden handle certainly adds points to the splitter as it becomes easier to handle. The look it has because of the wooden handle already says much. In such a case, it is quite vulnerable to fire and other corrosive elements. So it may not be the strongest knife out there.


Coming at an awfully affordable price this Morakniv Classic wood splitter could definitely cost more and we wouldn’t complain at all. It’s a great splitter to have in any home and it could definitely make things easier for you in the long run. So for a carbon steel 115m bladed wood splitter that comes with wood handles, I’d say this splitter has a very reasonable price tag to it. 

Wood splitting is quite hard and confusing at first as a beginner. Doing it with an axe may seem interesting at first. Then with a splitter such as this one, it just makes everything easier to deal with. Depending on the model some come at cheaper prices and others come at higher prices than the other.

Who is this product ideal for?

This knife is ideal for most users. It is certainly beginner-friendly. Experienced users will be able to get the most out of it. For young or vulnerable users, supervision is advised when using it.

Our Verdict

If you are looking for a wood splitter within a specific affordable budget, then you may want to check this one out. It may not be the most durable, nor may it be the best out there, but it will definitely do its job well. For a beginner in splitting wood, this Morakniv classic wood splitter comes with all the right features that one could need. 

I’d recommend this if you are looking for something you can use while you save up for a more explicit splitter. It may even last longer and you won’t need to get another one. Then again, given that you’re always splitting wood. It may be a bit hard to maintain hence resulting in questionable durability.

David D. Hughes
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