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They have different uses, you say. Yes and no! While a folding knife easily fits into your jeans pocket, apron or backpack, it nonetheless serves the same purpose as a fixed knife. Let’s look at the differences.
The folding knife is useful both at home and in the middle of nowhere. That’s its best selling point. It is undoubtedly useful for globetrotters, whether in a pocket, bag or sheath. Its closing mechanism and locking system make it 100% safe. It is multifunctional, practical and it meets every need. Its blade and tip can just as easily slice a thick steak, pick mushrooms, chop off roots when gardening or even add a finish to woodwork. While we don’t like the term ‘multifunctional’ at Morta Knives, we have to admit that the folding knife is always useful, anywhere. Its wooden handle and compact grip are comfortable and safe. Treated with vegetable oil in the workshop, it naturally acquires a patina from contact with your palm.
You choose a fixed knife when setting off on your travels. Does that surprise you? A fixed blade knife invites us to travel. With this knife you can venture into woods, climb mountains or even explore the bottom of your garden. It’s ideal in the kitchen, just draw it from its sheath to use it. The steel is the same as that of folding models. Stainless steel blades are best for cooking.
Fans of hunting, bushcrafting or survival knives also prefer fixed knives. A good quality case is essential. Shown here in black leather to go with the black Morta wood.
Pocket or folding knife, yes ! Above all a quality artisanal knife. For those of you who love beauty and age, be prepared: the Morta Damascus Folding Knife unites the craftsmanship of all ages. The thousand-year old wood blends well with the equally ancient Damascus steel ! When pocket knife and top-of-the-line craftsmanship become one !
Carbon steel (90mcv8) offers an exceptional cutting edge. Its 60 HRC Rockwell hardness means it can be used to cut any material whatsoever. Well, almost any material, as we won’t answer for overdone meat or extra-dry sausage. All joking aside, our As Forged product line has been hot forged for maximum quality. The blade is not stainless and it will acquire a pretty patina over time.
Do you want your Morta knife to retain its original look for a long time ? Stainless (and Damascus) steel blades are made to last without showing signs of wear. Sandvik steel (14c28n) allows contact with water and provides 59 HRC Rockwell hardness. You’re now good to go in any situation. See the convenience of stainless steel on our kitchen knives, paring knives and table knives.
Ready to enter another dimension ? Morta brings you the soul of the land, Damascus adds that of iron. A truly legendary material, Damascus steel has a real history. Its marbling and arabesques have inspired many throughout the ages. A product of powder metallurgy, it blends atypical beauty with strength of character. Brière and Damascus form an alliance. Doesn’t the black Damascus blade recall Morta’s ebony shades ?
All Atelier JHP blades bear the cutlery’s stamp. The Morta knife is a French product, born in Brière and made locally.
The so-called ‘nail nick’ opening releases the blade from the wooden handle by inserting your nail in the small notch. This technique combines discretion, simplicity and efficiency to fold and unfold the knife. It fits seamlessly into the knife’s design. There are other opening systems.
When it comes to locking the blade, Atelier JHP opted for the frame lock mechanism on its Morta folding knives. This method guarantees total safety and respects the profile of the knife.
Damascus steel and personal desires are possible !
The Damascus collection (like the As-Forged collection) offers the addition of :
See mammoth ivory and engravings on the Solid line. As with all natural products (morta, horn), soft cloths should be used on the ivory and vulcanized fibre.
Giving a present? Perfect! What would the lucky person like ?
The desired length of blade also determines your choice.
Three dimensions with Morta Knives
More than a steel or blade, Damascus has soul. How do you rank its advantages ? Impossible ! Its beauty is only matched by its strength. Cooks and fans of artisanal values and fine blades love its sharpness. The production process that spreads the steels unevenly, combined with the addition of carbon, gives it 60 HRC Rockwell hardness. In other words, very high quality and robustness.
It all depends on the blade you choose. Damascus and As Forged steels should be wiped with a soft, dry cloth. It is especially important to clean between the gaps.
Morta also has to be protected from humidity. The vegetable oil treatment in the workshop is sufficient. There again, a simple soft cloth will do.
For sharpening, choose a whetstone or sharpening steel.
The folding knife fits into pockets. But is that a reason not to protect it ? What with rain, scratches, falls, have you ever considered your folding knife as a lovely artisanal object confronted by all sorts of assailants ? Ahem ! A leather case or sheath keeps it safe.
Choose the black case for folding knives that clips onto your belt as it is more practical for transport. This way to the accessories store : cases, sheaths, vertical or horizontal, mug. You’ll find there all the prices and delivery information. For more information about the models in stock, contact us or come and see us. A discount ? Oops, not here !
Atelier JHP is an artisanal cutlery that makes all its original knives with wooden handles. Not just any wood: Morta. 5,000 year-old oak from the Brière marshes, which is in the process of fossilizing. Nurtured by the minerals in the peaty soil, it is loaded with silica, producing a black ebony-like colour. It also has natural copper hues. So are you someone who loves what’s beautiful and old ?