The Morakniv Original 1 is what a true Morakniv looked like before it received its characteristic red handle. The original is still going strong in its role as a functional utility knife. It has also become a collector's item and an exclusive souvenir. This knife has an oiled birch wood handle and a laminated steel blade. The core of the blade is of high carbon steel surrounded by an alloyed steel layer, producing a high hardness (HRC 61) that results in a knife blade with superior toughness, cutting edge retention and long life.