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Thread: Cutting Down Trees With a Mora

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    I saw mors kochanski do that in person to a small aspen tree at the 1990 something rabbit stick rendezvous.

    it was kinda cool, but the key isnt the mora knife, its technique.

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    Like others, I had seen and used the first technique but not the second. Thanks for the info!

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    Second one was new to me also. Good video IW. I am looking forward to trying it but preferably on a full tang knife.

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    I will admit, I have broken 1 knife doing the second method. I was up in Alaska in the winter, and broke a USAF survival knife ( bolt knife).

    Hawk, Mors is the one I learned this trick from in 1988 in MN. He drove a wooden handled Mora into a Poplar tree and stood on it before he took it down. Needless to say from that day forward I have loved Moras.

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    LOL isn't Mors a small statured guy, pretty in-shape?
    That's likely why he could stand on it...methinks if I did that to my mora I'd bend it into a horseshoe
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    Cool! I was NOT expecting that first tree to spilt open that fast. haha

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    Great video. Thanks for sharing.

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    Doing a bit of browsing and found this thread, with a video by IAWoodsman that I think is very worthwhile. Lot of the newer members may not have seen this.

    Look at the first post, if you started here.
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    Haven't seen the video before and it's great! The first one is the de facto the way small knife (scandis) should be used to cut wood.
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    thanks for bumping this up, great video.
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