Moraknivs

SRWeldon

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Over the weekend I got a Morakniv Kansbol and Eldris. I had been looking for a knife that I could use with my ferro rod and just happened to come across a video review of both of these knives. I had always overlooked Moraknivs because when I looked at them I just thought their not really my type of knife. I can't speak for all of their models but these 2 are amazing and the price is amazing too! They just feel great in the hand. I got them in the mail Saturday and that night we had a fire, I used the Kansbol with ferro rod to start it. I have a gobspark but never really liked how the square striker felt in my hand. Just 2 truly amazing knives! I wish I would have discovered them along time ago.
 

Steely_Gunz

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Moras are fantastic knives at any pricepoint, to be honest.

I have a Robust that I can't seem to kill despite my efforts. Even if I do manage to break it, I'm out about 16 bucks.

No frills but man can they work.
 
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Mora knives are excellent. I especially like the older laminated blades. Don't care for the plastic sheathes, easily remedied.
 

afishhunter

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"Lives" in my primary rollator's tote/shopping bag for the last 2 years ... unless I'm wearing a kilt, in which case it is my acting Sgain Dubh, in strong side kilt hose (sock).
Venerable Mora Number 1.
(I sanded off the ugly red.) IMG_20210913_120640.jpg
 

Wild Willie

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Moras are fantastic knives at any pricepoint, to be honest.

I have a Robust that I can't seem to kill despite my efforts. Even if I do manage to break it, I'm out about 16 bucks.

No frills but man can they work.
You're very right... I actually just broke a 511 a couple of weeks ago. I was smacking the spine with a 3 pound hammer attempting to cut cross grain on a piece of ash for an axe handle I was making. I'm out 10 bucks, I'm going to get a robust to replace it. My only thought was: "Well sh**t". It was poor judgement on my part, but I had been drinking. 🤷‍♂️
 

SwissHeritageCo

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I've always wished Mora would make a "tommi" style puukko blade on a classic un-treated wooden handle.

What would be even more amazing is if they started using some aebl at a higher hrc.
 

afishhunter

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Once you get past the grind, they aren't bad.
Not to argue, but what's wrong with the grind?

The edge doesn't roll or chip. I haven't found a knife task the Mora isn't quite capable of doing. From making a tent stake or whittling a trap/snare trigger, to getting a critter ready for the pan/gill/smoker or to fit in the fridge/freezer. They can scale and clean a fish, too.
(if you have to baton, it isn't a knife task.)
Super easy to get the right bevel if/when it needs sharpened as opposed to stropped; just lay the bevel flat on the stone and give it a couple swipes on each side. No accursed "micro bevel" need apply.
 

Dergyll

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Moras are fantastic knives at any pricepoint, to be honest.

I have a Robust that I can't seem to kill despite my efforts. Even if I do manage to break it, I'm out about 16 bucks.

No frills but man can they work.
The robust is a beast. I like it so much I currently dont own one! I keep giving them out...5 so far lol.

If you dont like the grind, theres the kansbol which bas compound!
 

Ruhiger Sturm

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I keep mora companion HD’s in my tackle box. I camp from my boats several weeks of the year and have never had an issue. I’m not that easy on them either. Many times I don’t even bother bringing a nicer/beefier knife with.
 

EngrSorenson

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I have a Mora Classic #2 and I love the thing. I grind does take some getting used to, so far it’s done a few odd jobs with no issues. I might take it camping with me which will be a better test.
 

Black Oak Bladeworks

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I think Moras are one of if not the best budget fixed blade knife out there. You get way more than you pay for in my opinion. I have never had an issue with them, and I have beat some of them up pretty good testing them.
 
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