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Morakniv Partners with Mountain Rescue Association

Seattle, WA – US distributor Industrial Revolution, on behalf of Morakniv® specialty knives of Sweden, is proud to announce its recent sponsorship of the renowned Mountain Rescue Association. The MRA’s primary mission is to provide training and education in order to create better rescuers while educating the general public through mountain safety education events.

Depended upon by lost hikers, climbers, hunters, skiers, and all outdoorsmen, MRA team members are highly-trained professional rescuers who are experts in the mountain and backcountry landscapes.

“The professional volunteers that make up the MRA teams provide outdoor enthusiasts who explore the backcountry with the care they need in case an incident occurs,” notes Industrial Revolution President, Graeme Esarey. “We are thankful for that and aligning with MRA makes sense for the Morakniv brand to support people in getting outdoors with confidence.”

The MRA is a non-profit organization composed of nearly 100 member teams that represent approximately 2,500 professional volunteers. Serving as the only national mountain search and rescue team accreditation organization, the MRA ensures that local units meet the professional-level safety training standards required to meet the needs of their community of outdoor enthusiasts. For more information on the MRA visit

Building on over 400 years of Swedish tradition, Morakniv has produced knives of unparalleled quality for craftsmen, hunters, adventurers, fishermen, farriers and other skilled trades and hobbyists since 1891. Thoughtfully designed for precision and power, Morakniv products are made by Mora of Sweden. For more information on Morakniv products, see 

About Industrial Revolution
Since its founding in 1971 as UCO, the Original Candle Lantern company, Industrial Revolution has expanded to become a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative products that promote fun, safety, and comfort in the outdoors. In addition to UCO candle lanterns and Stormproof Matches, Industrial Revolution makes YayLabs! Ice Cream Balls, Pedco tripods and clamps, and Grilliput® portable grills. Industrial Revolution is the US distributor of cutting-edge product lines from around the world, including Swedish Light My Fire products such as the Spork and FireSteel®, German-based Esbit solid fuel stoves and cookware, myFC PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Charger and Morakniv® (Mora knives). For more information on Industrial Revolution, see

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