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Cutting Down Trees With a Mora

Discussion in 'Other Skills' started by IA Woodsman, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. IA Woodsman

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    Very good demo of a useful technique. Thanks!
     
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    Wow that would be hard on a knife!
    I like that though. Good thing to know!
    (Good thing Moras can dish it out and take it too, huh?:))
    PMZ
     
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    That is way cool! Thanks for the very useful vid! I'll try both of those techniques next time I'm out.
     
  5. Sgt. Mac

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    Great job Iowa, never seen the second type before, very good info
     
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    nice one my friend. i like te sec tech.
     
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    The baton technique is one of the reasons why I like having a Becker knife in the gear mix. It can take such use and abuse far better than most knives <g>.
     
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    I've used that first technique quite often. I don't beat on my Mora's like that. I imagine harder wood would give them problems. I have no doubt my SBT could take that kind of punishment. Good video. Mac
     
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    Good stuff matey, ive used the first method many times on saplings but not used the second method, gonna give that a try
     
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    Good vid, I like the one on splitting wood w/ your saw too!!!! I wouldn't saw on my leg though.
     
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    mora

    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.

    tomahawk
     
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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.
     
  14. IA Woodsman

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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:p
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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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    Chalk up two more ways to use a knife! I would have been afraid to drive my Mora into a tree like that; it was pretty amazing how it worked.

    Thanks for showing this!
     
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    Awesome dude! Good to know!
     
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    Thanks for the vid, I've never seen the second technique done. Why not just batton the knife around the trunk until you get through? It wouldn't be as hard on a knife.
     
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    Because I think with his technique you're piercing the grain then slicing against the grain and perpendicular to it, rather than slicing into it by batoning parallel if that makes sense.
     

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