- Jun 1, 2015
Thx. I recognize the Finn Bear and Pendleton Lite, but I am no connoisseur of Cold Steel.
I agree that you will be able to cut your food into smaller pieces with a mora. It'll get the job done, but it's not an ideal tool for food prep. For meat a scandi works fine, but hard veggies like carrots get shot across the kitchen table when cut with a scandi mora. It's quite frustrating searching for freshly cut carrot pieces underneath your microwave. If I was out in the woods and all I had on me was a scandi grind knife, I would be happy that I have a knife on me, but eh honestly I personally feel scandi grind knives are a bit overhyped. Just my opinion.I keep hearing this bad rap on Moras for food prep, but have never found it to be the case. To be sure, a Mora will split something like a crisp apple before it can slice through. For softer foods, though, if the knife is sharp, it will cut just fine. It might not take translucent tissue-thin slices off a ripe tomato, but it will slice it up into edible pieces.
Can someone recommend a good knife to use for food prep during camping/hunting trips?
Looking for something in a fixed blade that I can use to prepare meals, cut meat, etc.
What do you guys prefer?
I got a few ESEEs but that's not really a food prep kind of knife.
Seriously, here's what you do. Save your money (and choose wisely) for that one/special Fixed Blade Belt Knife for Camping/Hiking/Hunting/Bushcraft etc. that you always wanted, but first, put aside about twenty five dollars and (for FOOD Prep use) just buy one of these two knives :
Dexter Russell Green River Traditional 5" Hunting Fishing Fish Knife 10411 4215
Old Hickory Hunting Knife 7026 - Carbon Steel Clip Point Fixed Blade - Hardwood Handle - USA Made
Another option is to start checking out "Yard Sales/Flea Markets" and find yourself a nice condition 6" or 8" vintage Carbon Steel "Old Hickory". You won't believe how SHARP
these Knives can be made. Scary sharp!
Oooh, thanks for pointing that out AntDog. I suppose we should ask the Mods to remove this thread as I suspect it no longer has any relevance and/or provide any useful information to those who might happen to stumble upon this thread.Uhhhh, dude this thread was started in 2018. Pretty sure he’s made his mind up. Or went on a lot of camping trips with a growling belly.
Oooh, thanks for pointing that out AntDog. I suppose we should ask the Mods to remove this thread as I suspect it no longer has any relevance and/or provide any useful information to those who might happen to stumble upon this thread.
Just wanted to clue you in that you’re responding to a question that was posted 3 years ago. Pretty sure he’s moved on.
I read old threads all the time if they’re relevant to something I’m researching. I just don’t respond to them like they were posted yesterday.