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Morseth 154CM Model 2 Michigan Sportsman Desert Ironwood

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Item #: M2-154-DI

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Desert Ironwood Handle

The Morseth® Michigan Sportsman was always one of the most popular models in the Morseth® line. During the 1970s through the 1990s, we made this knife with several different handle materials including, Ebony, Coral Rucarta™, Stag, Two-Piece Stag, Leather and Stag and with White Micarta®, but never with Desert Ironwood.

The Morseth knife goes back to 1925, when Harry Morseth began making knives by hand using A-2 tool steel that he shaped, ground and heat-treated himself. Shortly after World War II he made a trip to his father's native Norway and bought a thousand rough ground laminated blades. Harry finish ground those blades and turned them into handmade knives. Those blades were heat-treated to 60+ Rc. and held such a remarkable edge that Harry was able to build a reputation that kept he and his wife (she laced the sheaths) busy until their deaths.

That line of knives was an important part of our business until about 10 years ago when we ran low on the laminated steel blade blanks. When we tried to order more, the European mill that had made the steel would no longer make it. We have tried for years to replicate it and have failed.

Rather than allow the fine old name of Morseth Knives to die, we decided to switch to a high-end modern steel and focus on making narrow tang knives with unusual handles. We chose to make these knives first using Crucible's 154CM stainless. The models are the same as those made using the laminated steel. These knives are handmade in our own shop using all possible modern techniques.

The 4-1/8" clip point blade is 154CM at 59-61 Rc. The guard is 420 stainless steel. It measures 8-1/2" tip to butt and weighs approximately 7.1 oz. Each knife includes a handmade sheath. Sheath and knife are both made in the U.S.A.

  • Type
    Fixed
  • Blade
    Clip Point
  • Blade Length
    4-1/8″
  • Blade Steel
    154-CM
  • Rockwell
    59-61
  • Hilt Guard
    420 Stainless
  • Tang
    Narrow
  • Overall Length
    8-1/2″
  • Weight
    7.1 oz.
  • Sheath
    Leather
  • Origin
    USA

Morseth

Harry Morseth began making knives by hand around 1925 using A-2 tool steel that he shaped, ground and heat-treated himself. Shortly after World War II he made a trip to his father's native Norway and bought a thousand rough ground, laminated blades. Harry finish ground those blades and turned them into handmade knives. Those blades were heat-treated to 60+ Rc. and they held an edge to such a remarkable degree that Harry was able to build a reputation that kept he and his wife (she laced the sheaths) busy until their deaths in old age. Knives made using the Morseth® Laminated Steel, including those made in the A. G. Russell™ shop, sell in the secondary market today at high prices. They are still in demand. All Morseth knives currently for sale on this website were either made in the A.G. Russell Shop, or by Bob Dozier in his shop. 

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