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#99215 - 07/06/07 01:26 AM My first Mora
JRR Offline

Registered: 08/28/06
Posts: 37
So, I've decided to try a Mora knife since I've heard so much about them. Anyone have any suggestions on a general purpose Mora for a bugout bag and maybe general backpacking. Anyone have any suggestions?


#99222 - 07/06/07 02:11 AM Re: My first Mora [Re: JRR]
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
I only have one Mora, the classic red handled laminated blade S1, so I can't comment on the other models, but this one is a great knife, 'specially for the price (if you pay as much as $20 US you paid too much). Not the stongest knife in the world, plastic sheath, but it takes an edge easily, and as long as you don't over abuse it I suspect that it should work just fine for whatever you want...

#99228 - 07/06/07 02:38 AM Re: My first Mora [Re: OldBaldGuy]
big_al Offline

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 586
Loc: 20mi east of San Diego

I have 2 Mora's and both are outstanding camp knifes. You can go to www.ragweedforge.com/SwedishKnifeCatalog.html and see most all of the Mora's. pick the type of steel you want and the handle type then send the man usually under $15.00.

Some people try to turn back their odometers.
Not me, I want people to know "why" I look this way
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#99229 - 07/06/07 02:42 AM Re: My first Mora [Re: JRR]
billym Offline

Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 616
Loc: Oakland, California
I think the Frost Clipper has the best handle.

#99231 - 07/06/07 03:10 AM Re: My first Mora [Re: JRR]
Coastie09 Offline
I didn't float test my chipping hammer, honest Chief!

Registered: 03/22/06
Posts: 104
Loc: Connecticut
I just got the #840 as my first Mora knife and I'm pretty pleased.

#99232 - 07/06/07 03:15 AM Re: My first Mora [Re: Coastie09]
hercdoc Offline

Registered: 07/19/05
Posts: 75
Loc: L.A. (Lower Alabama)
I thought you were done buying gear for a while? grin

#99233 - 07/06/07 03:23 AM Re: My first Mora [Re: hercdoc]
Stretch Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 707
Loc: Alamogordo, NM
I've heard about them over and over, and nary a bad word. I like the Frost Clipper too and also the Mora 2K. One of these days....

#99236 - 07/06/07 03:37 AM Re: My first Mora [Re: Stretch]
lostinthewoods Offline
newbie member

Registered: 03/30/01
Posts: 22
Loc: U.S.A. A.Z. prescott valley
I have the craftsman (lam. steel) and the sak. I'm very happy with both.
GOD bless the U.S.

#99245 - 07/06/07 10:25 AM Re: My first Mora [Re: JRR]
simplesimon Offline

Registered: 09/28/05
Posts: 133
regular readers will be amazed to see me saying:
'read the gear guide' :-)

Here it is to save you looking it up. (But if you do there is a link to Mr Erikssons page).

"KJ Eriksson Mora Knife Model 731 (carbon steel balde), Model 748 (stainless steel blade) and Model 2000 (The Mora is favored by a number of survival instructors as a practical and inexpensive fixed blade, though less robust than the blades above.)

You may have to modify the knife you select in order to get all the features you want in a survival knife, especially if you're on a budget. Obviously, you can spend a lot more for a "better knife." But, these knives meet all the minimum criteria for a dependable survival knife at a not unreasonable cost, and in the case of the Mora, truely inexpensive".

#99246 - 07/06/07 10:27 AM Re: My first Mora [Re: hercdoc]
simplesimon Offline

Registered: 09/28/05
Posts: 133
if you have nothing sensible to say....

stop buying gear? honestly where do you get this stuff? 'I'm giving up buying gear' is like 'I'm never drinking too much again'. These words should not be held against a man.

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