Morakniv First Impressions

Morakniv First Impressions

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    Morakniv First Impressions

    So my Mora came today. I just thought I'd post a pic or 2 and share my first impressions.

    I thought the knife would feel cheap, since it only cost $13. However, the handle fit my hand well, and felt very natural.



    The blade wasn't sharp enough to shave any hair off of my arm, but it was still sharp enough to do most cutting tasks right out of the box.



    The blade is just a touch over 4 inches, which is a little on the small side for some bushcraft tasks, but it will be sufficient for things like making feather sticks, cutting paracord, field dressing game, etc.

    Here is a pic of the Mora next to my Endura 4 for a size comparison (it always helps me to have a visual).



    It seems to be a great knife for the money. Now I have to go try it out in the field!


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    I have a Mora in both vehicles' emergency kits and one for the house for general use. Mine all came wickedly sharp and have handled all tasks very well. Perfect general-purpose knife. Make your own sheath if you're picky.

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    Have the SS version. Work that blade down with some finer grits and then a leather strope.... Will be shaving sharp!

    Pretty sure if you've watched any dual survivor Cody Lundin uses Mora's?...

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    I like my Mora. Its in my survival kit buy I pull it out every now and again. I've got the 5.8 incher from Amazon for $18

    Morakniv Allround Multi-Purpose Fixed Blade Knife with Sandvik Carbon Steel Blade

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    The mora is a particularly good investment for a GP blade. Get the big one!

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    Congrats.
    If all that blade needs is a final strop to get it hair shaving sharp - try stropping it on about 6 stacked sheets of newspaper laid on a flat surface.

    I never thought that would actually WORK but, it does. It must be the carbon particles in the newspaper ink.

    I like inexpensive decent knives (made with good steel) to tuck into various assorted places.

    I think I will buy one of those MORA plastic handle jobs.

    One of my favorite cheap-o great, useful folder knives is the Svord Peasant Knife (Made In New Zealand)
    It can be found on the web for about the same price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Congrats.
    If all that blade needs is a final strop to get it hair shaving sharp - try stropping it on about 6 stacked sheets of newspaper laid on a flat surface.

    I never thought that would actually WORK but, it does. It must be the carbon particles in the newspaper ink.

    I like inexpensive decent knives (made with good steel) to tuck into various assorted places.

    I think I will buy one of those MORA plastic handle jobs.

    One of my favorite cheap-o great, useful folder knives is the Svord Peasant Knife (Made In New Zealand)
    It can be found on the web for about the same price.

    Everytime you post something knife-related, I usually end up buying a new knife If this keeps up, I'm never going to get my AR built... but I will have a pretty sweet knife collection.
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    Nice. I picked up a Mora for the first time myself recently. I have this one:
    Morakniv Mora of Sweden Black Bushcraft Knife 4.3" Carbon Steel Blade, Black Rubber Handle - KnifeCenter
    I've since added a bit of 550 and a firesteel to the plastic sheath. It's not pretty, but seems to get the job done. Not sure how I feel about that rotating clip on belt loop thingamajig on the sheath.
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    Mine's a bit smaller than everyone else's. It only has a 3.5" blade. I picked it up for my bug-out bag. I like the color of the handle and the guard, both of which I consider to be important features in a worst case scenario. The plastic sheath really doesn't retain the blade at all. I probably should look at doing something about that but for $9 I'm pretty satisfied.

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