Moraknivs?

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    Moraknivs?

    I've heard good things about them, especially as far as "bang for your buck" is concerned.

    Your thoughts?


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    They are very well made general purpose/utility knives that use good steel and are made in Sweden. My only issue with them is the handles are somewhat thicker than what I prefer. Their prices have always been very reasonable but lately seem to be going up. Good luck!
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    They have been around for ages and the Swedish Steel certainly has proved itself on multitudes of past situations.
    My personal opinion on them for a survival scenario (as an ONLY knife) they are very much on the small side.
    Coupled with an AX or a folding saw you would be likely good to go.

    If your intention is to build a shelter or a place to "bed down" up off of the ground with just a MORA - you are going to be one pooped out survivalist.

    Can it be done? Yes

    Has it been done? Yes

    But not without a great expenditure of energy in a scenario when energy might very likely be in extremely short supply.

    That having been said as an accessory camp knife or a knife "on the belt" coupled with a high quality folding saw or hand AX...go for it.

    As a "stand alone" survival knife - there are better less self-handicapping options available.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it!


    This is a very nice little combo for a day in the woods though UNLESS things go radically wrong and get really ugly.




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    they are excellent for the money and one of the few mass produced knives that feature a Scandi grind
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    I may pick one up after Christmas; for $12 on Amazon, its hard to pass up.


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    It's very, VERY easy to spend considerably more and end up with...considerably less. They're kinda' like Toyota Pickup trucks, they're not a collector's item, but seldom come-up short as a tool.
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    Have used my Mora the last two deer seasons...Just Love It!

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    They are great knives for the price. Their scandi grind would make them one of the sharpest mass-produced knives that you have, and it also makes them work very well for wood processing / carving. While I prefer a 10" blade knife for survival purposes, I use a Mora for general camp chores.

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    really nice knives for the money and very popular in the hunting/backpacking/survival community, in fact if you are familiar with the show Dual Survival, Cody Lundin actually carries one around his neck
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    Great value knife. I have two. Very sharp out of the box.
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    They are a great knife for the price, IMO.

    I have a couple and they are incredibly sharp and do seem to to be well built.

    I wouldn't want to ever be in a position where I was trusting my life to a knife, but I guess if I was in that spot, I'd feel pretty good with the Morakniv.
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    I keep one on my backpack. Great knives and if it breaks or I lose it I'm out nothing.

    I carry a backpack daily to and from work. I wouldn't consider it a ghb but it does have some goodies on it.

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    Truthfully I never like the older (or rather original) style Mora knives with the round wood handles.
    The handle was a turn off to me. Great for an AWL but, not so wonderful for a knife. In my opinion.
    I think the new plastic handles are a great improvement ergonomically.

    Here is a link to their available camping, bushcraft, adventure etc styles.

    http://www.moraofsweden.se/products/adventure
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    I picked up two of them recently, a carbon and a stainless, both in the Companion version. It was a post Christmas purchase and after our hunting season, which was my main reason for the purchase. I really like the sheath snapping on top a sheath when it comes down to skinning and cutting up a deer. Lose the edge on one and it's a easy swap to another sharp knife. At least in theory I think it will work. Very sharp when they showed up, and they feel robust enough to get the chore done.

    I'll check back here with a report this Fall, if all goes well. Who knows how many I'll have by then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kraynky View Post
    Who knows how many I'll have by then.
    I agree. I bought one and liked it so much I bought another. Before too long I might have a few more.
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