Morakniv leaked some huge news in a small package today. The company announced the new Eldris, a knife that extends Mora’s product line into the broader every day carry market. “You could say that this is our interpretation of the folding knives that are very popular today, but Eldris has the advantages of the rigid features of a fixed blade”, says Arvid Larsson, a Design Engineer for Morakniv.
The Mora Eldris, with an overall length of just 5.6″, will be unveiled at the IWA Outdoor Classics knife show in Nuremberg on Friday. The company says that they have been considering a more versatile and space friendly option for some time now. “The Eldris knife has been in our minds for a long time, the small knife that fits easily in your pocket or hanging around your neck. Most times the modern outdoor life doesn’t need much more than this knife,” says Larsson.
The 2.3″ blade is made of Sweden’s own 12C27 stainless steel and will feature a ground spine compatible with a fire starter.
The knife will be accompanied by a color matching sheath, but you can take the Eldris to a higher level by adding an optional neck knife kit containing a fire starter and a paracord necklace. Morakniv says the package includes a removable secondary lock made of leather that is designed to prevent the knife from falling out the the sheath and will make it “more safe to carry.”
There is no word on a price or ship date yet, but like most Morakniv blades it’s a safe bet the knife will be an affordable option.
The Eldris gets its name from a local holiday cottage that sits on the opposite bank of the river from the Morakniv factory. Morakniv says “[it’s] our way of paying tribute to our roots.”
Along with news of the Eldris, the company also released their 2016 Catalog today which includes another new for 2016 knife – the Morakniv Garberg, the company’s first full-tang knife they say is “designed to perform the toughest tasks” and doesn’t abandon Mora’s renowned Scandi-grind profile.
Knife featured in image: Morakniv Eldris