Mora Bushcraft Pathfinder

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  1. Raggedy Man

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    We all know it's coming so I figure we should consolidate info on this new knife from Mora.

    The Mora Bushcraft Pathfinder has a 6 inch, carbon-steel blade with the Bushcraft style handle and a nylon sheath. It's got a flat spine for striking a firesteel.

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    Not my pic. Got it from HERE . They have some more info too.
     
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  2. GMScooter

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    Here are a couple of ShotShow interviews where it is shown.

    [video=youtube;NTCvgfmc7NM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTCvgfmc7NM[/video]

    [video=youtube;EhhJlJfYOd4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhhJlJfYOd4[/video]
     
  3. AngryDaddyBird

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    Sounds interesting. Where can I get info on this?
     
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    had a feeling it wont be cheap for $100 there already lots of option for 6inch hc
     
  5. Big_Bush

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    Yeah, once a Mora exceeds about $18 I'm no longer really interested.
     
  6. Woods Walker

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    Rant on :4:

    As I said in the other thread. What makes Mora knives so great is the low cost. If they brought back the 510 or 911 that would be news. For example my 911.

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    It cost me 10 bucks! I noticed this change with Mora when they discontinued the 911 and made the higher cost Bushcraft line. The 10 dollar knife can do everything the Bushcraft black/force will but at 1/3rd the cost. Now they're pushing 80 and 109? I understand the reasons but putting a cat costume on a rabbit doesn't make the rabbit a cat. Bring back the 510, 911, #1/0. Bring back the thicker stock 511/546.

    Rant off :4:
     
  7. FortyTwoBlades

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    I'll be interested in seeing the price, but I bet it'll be regrettably high. It's a #223 blade in thicker stock with the DLC coating and a Bushcraft handle.
     
  8. JustinB60

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    I'll take a Mora black for $38. I don't feel the extra size, and cost, is warranted with that knife layout.... At least for how Id use that Mora.
     
  9. Mr. Tettnanger

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    ***pass***
     
  10. Fiddlehead

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    Love my 911's also. Bought 3 of them and gave one away to my son. The handle feels like it was made for my hand. I think they discontinued them because who would spend 30 or 40 dollars for one of the newer Mora's if the 911 was still available for 10 bucks.

     
  11. TxPenhall

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    I prefer my Swedish Fire Knife (Mora + Light My Fire). A fantastic piece of kit for just $28.

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    I think ill pass. I dont see any more utility in that knife over a regular mora. Doesn't seem like the right configuration for a blade that size. I would like something that could do a little chopping if I was going with that long of a blade.
     
  13. FortyTwoBlades

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    Check out the #333
     
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    100.00??? hahahaha
     
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    Honestly, I don't see the point in it. What does this do any better then ANY of their other knives???
     
  16. DomC

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    Not for me

    I don't personally like it...I'll pass.

    DomC :) ;)
     
  17. Woods Walker

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    Yup. Bummer. 911 is...was a great knife for the money.
     
  18. SpookyPistolero

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    I guess it's supposed to be a leuku with modern materials? Very odd idea, since that type of stick tang isn't a great batoning platform. Certainly won't have the heft to chop. I guess I'm just confused! Haha. I was hoping 2014 would hold a mora with a beefier blade and fat round handle.
     
  19. Doublegunner

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    I really like the mora's that I own but this new one really doesn't interest me. Especially if it's $100.
     
  20. rahan27

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    I don't mind mora chaching up as far as pricing goes. I know for a fact there are lots of knifeves out there that are 3x - 5x more expensive , and underperfom a mora in use.
    However,no one likes abrupt price hikes.
    Love the brand and hope they'll find a way to keep it affordable.

    At $100 they got A LOT of competition.
     
  21. superslow

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    I've had a 6" Mora for a little while. It's a good camp knife.

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    $100...But it's tactical, it's got MOLLE straps. LOL
     
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    It's more STABBY ??
     
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    I love my Companions and the Robust. A little time spent squaring the spines and they are perfect for camp use and wood working. I don't go to field without at least one. What makes them so great is their size and price. They fill a spot for food prep and other chores between larger and smaller knives, and are easily replaced if lost.

    Personally, if I'm going to drop $100 on a knife it will more sturdy than that knife. I just ordered a Gray Wolf M5. It is full tang, scandi grind, is made from O1 steel, and has a base price of $95 including shipping. For a leather sheath my total price is $130.

    No way I'm buying this knife.
     
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    Can't see paying that much for what I have come to consider a "Mora" when it offers nothing above the current line
     
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    Isn't the standard bushcraft black only about 35 bucks?? Wtf is with asking 100?? I'd be more interested in that axe which if I heard correctly was going for 60.
     
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    Totally agree! The 510/511 and the 711 are very good working knives that do everything you want.
    I still use my old Mora's but not going to buy the expensive ones. For a good and cheap working knife I changed to Hultafors about 3 years ago.
     
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    I was told by a Mora rep they were planning to re release the viking with a black handle and laminate blade - this suggests it'll be $50 this time round rather than $5

    thick i'll stick to wood...
     
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    Stainless version of the Pathfinder?

    I've been doing some research on the Pathfinder and other Mora blades...
    Came up with a less expensive version of the Pathfinder in SST no less...
    Try the Mora 748 or even bigger 749! I like the sheath even better than the one offered with the Pathfinder.

    Pryrby
     
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    Not the same blade style. The Pathfinder uses a beefed-up version of the blade that was used on the (no longer available) #223.
     
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    it's longer?..
     
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    I agree on the blade shape...

    When reviewing the Mora line I was more interested in a longer version of the Companion... and a hard plastic sheath..
    I'm not a big fan of the nylon sheath offered with the Pathfinder.

    I'm also playing with the idea of buying the longer 749 to cut down to the 6" size...
    I know the blade thickness on both the 748 and 749 are under .125", to make up for that I like the deeper blade of the 749.

    I like the traditional blade shape of the Companion better than the Pathfinder too.

    Don't get me wrong, the Pathfinder seems like a great knife but I can do a lot more with my $100.00

    Prybry
     
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    I think FortyTwoBlades has a thread in his Vendor Forum announcing the availability and pricing on the Pathfinder.
    Suggest you look over there, and see what he can tell you about it.
     
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    I could not agree more. I love Gray Wolf knives, great value. People like Mora because they are dirt cheap and good. No one is spending $100 bucks on one. Give me an ESSE 6 any day.
     
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    Batons better (more clearance), chops better, gives you longer reach and a longer cutting stroke, makes draw/push-knifing more viable, and the large belly allows for better knuckle clearance if cutting against a flat or hollow surface.
     
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    I liked the looks of the "tactical" sheath shown with the Bushcraft black. I'd likely pick up one if the price is reasonable. After a bunch of GoogleFu I can't find the sheath anywhere. Maybe the idea has been shelved?

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    I should have used the winking smiley...

    :4:
     
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    It was merely an expansion on your response to the quote. I know yours was facetious but the functional differences in blade lengths/shapes is something I know many also do have a genuinely difficult time figuring out unless they've played with a lot of different blades in that class before. :)
     

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