Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by remington79, Jun 12, 2018.
I don't know the details or if it's been posted but I just saw this and thought I'd share.
Huh... would ya look at that. Considering how many stainless knives designed around use on and near the water Morakniv makes... I'm surprised this is new.
Not interested in buying one, whatever it is, but I am interested in hearing about it.
I have no plans in getting one either but I thought it was interesting to. I figured someone on here might need or want one.
wonder how small they had to make the tang, to allow for all the flotation.
If it's light enough to float it may be a good UL knife option...
My attention has been grabbed. As an avid fisherman, I may need one of these.
Good idea for sure. Is it just me or does the handle look like it’s made from cork?
I need some gloves like that
When I worked on boats for a living , I attempted such a knife .
I used fiber glass resin over balsa wood, and a stainless steel blade .
In order to make a blade that will not sink, and not having a significant handle, you have to sacrifice a lot of blade .
Styrofoam no doubt is the lightest floatation material however retaining a blade is far more of a challenge .I have to think that this particular knife blade is particularly small and it's bond to the handle is less than significant, so it's usefulness is strictly limited to cleaning fish .
Pure speculation of course.
I like it I got a couple of knives that now live at the bottom of Tabel rock lake.
IMO, if I'm working over water or on the side of a cliff, and the knife has the possibility of being lost ,this is where a lanyard is important ,regardless of what the knife is made of .
All my diving knives have a lanyard, and I use them, no matter how briefly the knife is needed .
Agreed... I'd like to know more about the gloves as well as the knife.
There were a bunch of cork-handled knives back in the day; Marttinni made some. I know Helle still makes the Hellefisk, which floats. I don't think you'd have to lose much knife or blade on a filet knife or fish knife. I'm interested to see how it handles, as opposed to how it is handled.
I was joking .....
Wow- one of the few times I've come up with absolutely nothing regarding a web search for this model.
Easiest way of doing this is a hollow but sealed handle... Air is the best floatation agent there is, foam or wood can never match it. But I doubt they've gone to the trouble it would be for manufacturing sealed air bubble handles.
Looking forward to seeing what they did do.
Looks like cork to me. Maybe it's cork or maybe a cork compound that’s epoxy or polymer impregnated. That might provide floatation with a little additional strength.
I poked around also and came up with a fat zero!
I worked in injection molding at one point, even auto parts can be made this way. So it's not too hard to envision a precise size air pocket/bubble behind the tang. Mora uses notches in the tang to lock the molded plastic to it, thus no loss of lenght or strength would be needed.
Also, I collect a particular brand of synthetic wine cork ( a super dense foam of some kind) to use as fishing floats. Getting a blend of this and their proprietary rubber over molding, even making it look like real cork, is not beyond belief.
Lastly, it's a fishing knife, for filleting right? Not batonning firewood. I'd bet it would do a bit of whittling or some green stick cutting..fishing pole or skewer stick with no problems.
Unfortunately, it will be serrated.
Not interested anymore. Hopefully they release a plain edge version later.
Net searching found this. Somewhat disappointed as I was hoping for the fishing comfort style filleting blade.
Add a couple of bicycle inner tubes and you have yourself a game of water Jarts.