The steel used in the Mora knives according to their site is:
Carbon steel (C)
Knife blades of high carbon steel can be hardened to HRC 59-60 giving best possible sharpness to lowest price. Knives made from above mentioned steel grades will after some use achieve a dullish grey finish. However, this will not negatively affect the quality of the blade. On the contrary it will somewhat improve the resistance to corrosion.
Laminated steel (L)
This steel grade is unique to knives from Mora of Sweden. The core of the blade is of high carbon steel surrounded by a softer alloyed steel layer. A high hardness (HRC 61) can be achieved through hardening, resulting in a knife blade with superior toughness, cutting edge retention and thereby maximum sharpness and long life.
The blade can also be bent into a predetermined shape.
I know these knives are certainly not in the class of the $500 knives, but I find them to be a great value, in that you get a very good knife for the price. It just immediately came to mind with the reference to whittling and camp duty.
Also, obviously not a folder, if that is a requirement.
Again, didn't mean to butt in, the subject just caught my attention.