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    Mora Robust review.

    Here is a short review of the new Mora Robust knife. I picked this up for 15 dollars plus 3 for shipping. Unlike most Mora knives the blade is .125 or 1/8 inch thick. Handle is larger than the Clipper/Companion/High/Top Q knives. For me the larger handle is welcome however never felt the Clipper was uncomfortable. The knife’s blade is around 4-inches in length. The tang is the same as the newer Companions or Top/High Q knives. The newer tang goes deeper into the handle but is thinner if memory is correct. Never did have a problem with the Clipper’s tang but guessing the newer one is better.

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    The steel is 1095 and if treated right I really like it. Nothing fancy, just a good steel that gets the job done. Mora changed the inlay to a gold like lettering.




    The handle feels like a champ in my larger hands.



    As stated the spine is thicker than the typical Mora.



    Lets compare the blade thickness of the following Mora knives. From left to right. The High Q is .079, #2 is .098 and Robust is .125. All of these knives are winners in my book. The conventional wisdom states the thinner scandi should cut easier. They all seemed to cut through wood very well. Time will tell if I find a preference in this regard. I do think the thicker knife would be better for heavier work like batoning but have done this with the thinner Mora blades as well.



    Just messing around to see how it cuts.



    Conclusion.

    So far I like this knife. For the money like most every Mora I own it’s a good value. Over time I gravitate to just a few knives for actual use and this determines what is liked more so than initial impressions. For now being the newest kid on the block it has my attention.

    Thanks for looking.
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    Great review brother. The Robust looks like a good sturdy addition to the Mora line.

    I am stilling using my #1 faithfully, although it may move on to be gifted to a member here, may have to grab a robust in its place.

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    Just got a robust picking it up tomorrow looking forward to playin with it thanks for the review. Didn't realize it was so thick compared to the others not a bad thing mind you lol
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    Thanks for the review!

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    Branm008.

    I hear yea. Still like my little #1/0 and #2.

    Easy Rider.

    Hope the knife works out good.
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    I generally prefer a thin blade, especially with scandis, but the Robust is great for the hard stuff. It's like the BK-2 of Moras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woods Walker View Post
    Branm008.

    I hear yea. Still like my little #1/0 and #2.

    Easy Rider.

    Hope the knife works out good.
    HAH Agreed, my little #1 may last as long as I do, one can hope.

    I do have to agree with FortyTwoBlades, thinner scandi results in better control for me but my new blade from MP Knives is 3/16" stock tapered to a 1/8" at the edge, we will see how that scandi works for me.

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    Nice review. Have used moras before but they always felt too weak to use for anything besides light duty work.

    This is why I own several Rat blades in various sizes.

    Watching some youtube videos the other day on the newer stuff that moras putting out made me start to second guess myself.

    After seeing the 2000 and then this blade, has changed my mind on the subject.

    I broke down and bought a three pack of the original moras and a Scout blade to give them another chance.

    Guess I'll be doing some torture tests on them this next week. Can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by injun51 View Post
    Nice review. Have used moras before but they always felt too weak to use for anything besides light duty work.

    This is why I own several Rat blades in various sizes.

    Watching some youtube videos the other day on the newer stuff that moras putting out made me start to second guess myself.

    After seeing the 2000 and then this blade, has changed my mind on the subject.

    I broke down and bought a three pack of the original moras and a Scout blade to give them another chance.

    Guess I'll be doing some torture tests on them this next week. Can't wait.
    Just picked up my Robust today first thing ya notice right away is how beefy it feels definite heft to it. Sharp as hell right out of the box to. Haven't really put it through much did a tiny bit of batoning with it today went through it like a champ so far impressed with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by FortyTwoBlades View Post
    I generally prefer a thin blade, especially with scandis, but the Robust is great for the hard stuff. It's like the BK-2 of Moras.
    Yup thin scandis cut real nice. My older Clipper and newer High Q.








    Someone could buy a Robust and a thinner blade like a High Q on the cheap.
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