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    In my continuing quest to reduce the weight on my aging knees and back, I'm considering the purchase of a Mora as a light fixie. I've actually been selling-off my big blades and heard good things and was hoping for a recommendation. Tasks will include food prep, light fire prep, and emergency hippy deanimation

    Is the old axiom "Mora is betta" really true?

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    For what it is worth the Mora 511 weighs 2.6 ounces not counting the sheath. The #1 might be lighter, both have comfortable handles and would be fine backpacking blades.
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    I don't think any Mora blade woud be disqualified immediately due to weight.

    For your use (as I understand it) any would be fine. Probably about the best tool per ounce... in my opinion, that is.

    I particularly like the original bushcraft with that funky blade and truly wonderful handle (shown below), but if you're really worried about ounces, the 2/0 is great too (I use mine as a necker).

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    what they said ...

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    You really can't go wrong with any Mora, if you're concerned with weight. Even the heaviest one I've handled, the Bushcraft Black, doesn't weigh that much. As a matter of fact, if you're looking for a Mora to fit the "only one blade" scenario, the Bushcraft Black is an excellent choice. It's sturdy and robust and can certainly handle anything you can throw at it. Good luck and have fun on your search, and once you make your decision, come join us in the Mora Tribe! Cheers!

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    I normally carry a Mora 510 in my pack, daypack and larger backpack. If I really plan on doing a lot of knife work I take something heavier. You can make a 510 by filing off some of the guard on a 511. Really too bad that they don't make the 510 anymore, it was one of the most useful Moras in my experience.

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    My favorite Mora is typically which ever one is in my hand at any given time. Heck even my Robust feels light.

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    #746-G - It has a great 4" stainless blade and the handle fits my hand perfectly. I love it!

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    I would choose a regular companion. Or the 511 if you really want lighter. I like the deeper blade and belt clip of the companion though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WINK View Post
    You really can't go wrong with any Mora, if you're concerned with weight. Even the heaviest one I've handled, the Bushcraft Black, doesn't weigh that much. As a matter of fact, if you're looking for a Mora to fit the "only one blade" scenario, the Bushcraft Black is an excellent choice. It's sturdy and robust and can certainly handle anything you can throw at it. Good luck and have fun on your search, and once you make your decision, come join us in the Mora Tribe! Cheers!

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