Morakniv's Basic 511 Knife was redesigned in 2015, giving these knives an impact resistant handle with a new, larger, geometry that fits even better in your hand. The finger guard has been developed to optimize safety. The blades have a perfect balance between length and width, which gives a better experience when using the knife. The carefully chosen knife steel is hardened in Mora, Sweden according to a secret recipe.
The blade is of high quality carbon steel that is easy to re-sharpen. Carbon steel can be affected by moisture and corrosive environments. Mora recommends wiping off the knife and oiling the blade after use.