Mini solid morta as forged
The Mini Morta solid as forged with its carbon steel blade and its compact size, this knife will quickly become an ideal companion in all circumstances
Blade in carbon steel (90MCV8) forged using traditional methods.
With its as-forged blade in carbon steel and compact size, this knife will quickly become an ideal companion in all circumstances. An improvised snack, a walk in the woods, gathering mushrooms, etc… You’ll soon find it hard to do without.
Ideal indoors and outdoors
Its comfortable grip and compact size make it a precious everyday ally. Designed to be the indispensable pocket knife for hikes, picnics, hunting or fishing trips, camping or other outdoor activities. This very atypical model will quickly become a personal knife: your Morta knife.
Plain Morta handle or optionally embellished with three mammoth ivory inlays on both sides of the handle.
This way you get the unusual combination of two fossils in one knife handle. 10,000 years for the ivory and 5,000 years for the Morta. You can also opt for the elegant blue border in vulcanized fibre that adds a subtle touch of modernity to an authentic, traditional object.
The carbon steel (90MCV8) used for the blade is forged in a traditional way on the anvil and offers an excellent cutting edge and easy sharpening. It will acquire a patina from use over time.
The blades are forged in the workshop but due to the influx of orders, we are happy to be able to count on the aid of our colleague and friend Frédéric Marchand, who forges certain blades for Morta Knives, in addition to his personal production.
Like all knives made with natural materials (wood, horn, etc.), avoid the handle coming into contact with water. This one has been carefully oiled and the frequent contact with the palm of the hand will give it a patinated and authentic aspect that will make your Morta unique. The steel of this model will acquire a lovely patina over time. It is easily sharpened on a whetstone or sharpening stone.
Can we visit the workshop ?
Yes. We gladly welcome you from Monday through Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in September to June and to 7 p.m. in July and August.
You will discover our unfiltered work environment: noise, dust and good spirits. Nothing is staged or orchestrated. One of us will give you a presentation of the material, the extraction techniques and the different product models here.
What are the differences between the steels ?
- The stainless steel is cut in Thiers at one of our partners. It is a steel (Sandvik 14c28n) of very good quality with a remarkable cutting edge and a tried and tested cutting ability.
- As-forged steel (the famous carbon steel 90mcv8) is hand-forged. It is an excellent steel that has a good track record. As it is a carbon filled steel, the blade will acquire a patina over time. If it is not cleaned after use on food for instance, it will rust on the surface. These blades are often intended for people who like steels that bear the marks of time and usage and require a minimum of care.
- The Damascus blades are made from two different steels, RWL34 and PMC27. These steels are obtained by spring steel metallurgy, which after the revelation process produces random patterns for the nicest effect. This Damascus steel cuts well and the blades are stainless. No particular precaution is required.
How do i look after my Morta knife ?
With a bit of common sense and lots of love 😉
Avoid submerging your knife. For added safety, simply avoid the handle coming into contact with water, because like wood or horn, Morta is a natural material that does not like water.
You can rub a little beeswax over the handle to brighten up its colour subtleties. Place a drop of oil in the mechanism if necessary. But generally speaking, normal use requires nothing in particular in terms of care.
How do i sharpen my Morta knife ?
Ideally you should use a sharpening stone, but you can also use a whetstone or any other technique with which you are familiar. To help you, we recorded a short demonstration video on sharpening.
THE BLADE OF MY KNIFE IS BECOMING OXIDIZED. IS THIS NORMAL?
In all likelihood this is a Morta knife as forged. As stated above in our care instructions, the blade is not in stainless steel. It is actually a carbon steel forged by traditional methods, so the blade will acquire a patina over time. If it is not cleaned after use on food for instance, it will rust on the surface.
To remove the excess oxidization, you can clean the marks with a bit of 000 steel wool and some toothpaste. Your blade will quickly look as new again, with fresh breath too! 😉
However, after further use, the blade will once again take on a brown colour to nicest effect that will develop as you continue using your Morta.