September 25, 2020

Morakniv Wood Carving Double-Edge Hook Knife 162 Review

Here we have the Morakniv Wood Carving Double-Edge Hook Knife 162 which is an amazing hook knife that features a tight curve. It’s a specially ideal knife for carving spoons, bowls, cups, or for any object that requires a detailed relief carving. 

It has a blade that was manufactured from top grade Swedish 12C27 stainless steel. So you can imagine what it means when i tell you that it has an excellent edge performance, razor sharpness, high hardness, and exceptional corrosion resistance.

The Morakniv Wood Carving Double-Edge Hook Knife 162 blade has a double edge that comes with a 0.6 inch radius which makes it rather suitable for push and pull carving. It has a handle that is ergonomically designed and is in oiled birch wood. 

Though it comes without a leather sheath, the knife still looks pretty neat. It’s a well-balanced knife that is very comfortable to use and you won’t even have to worry about blisters. 


  • Is very sharp and agile for woodcarving
  • The tight curve allows it to be used for relief carving
  • Is very comfortable to use without risk of blistering
  • Is quite affordable
  • Has corrosive resistance


  • May not work so well for straight carvings 
  • Is prone to oxidation and rusting


  • blade length is 2.2 inches (55 mm), 
  • blade thickness is 0.08 inches (2 mm),
  • overall length is 6.7 inches (170 mm), 
  • weight without sheath is 2 ounces (57 g), 
  • weight with sheath is 4 ounces (117 g).
Morakniv Wood Carving Double-Edge Hook Knife


The knife as a whole is a great tool for wood carvers who enjoy relief carvings such as spoons, bowls and the likes. It’s a great knife that comes with a great design especially since it is curver at the edge. This Morakniv Wood Carving Double-Edge Hook Knife 162 is quite strong and resistant to a lot of things. That however does not make it proof of any of these elements. 

It’s a double-edged hook knife that comes with a thick steel blade with a tight curve. Though it is a durable knife, it is prone to rusting hence one may see rust spots since it is not oiled. The wooden handle is strong, at the same time it can crack or burn easily. So when it comes to durability, one has to be very careful in dealing with the knife on their own.


The great thing about this knife is that it comes with an affordable price tag which will definitely set smiles on woodcarver’s faces. It’s a great knife for camping and hiking, so in case you feel you love either of the two, this knife could be a great option to carry around. 

Our Verdict

In conclusion, as with all knives what matters is that it is sharp, it is strong and has a high resistance to certain elements. This knife ticks all of these boxes with an average mark hence making it a great knife that also comes at an affordable price. 

David D. Hughes
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