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    Thanks. I snagged one for $7.76.
     
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    You guys are a bad influence. But I mean, a black stainless Companion for about $7.50 shipped? Hard to pass up.

    I mean...it must do something different than than my Mora Pro S, Mora 511 Basic Carbon, Mora Floating Serrated Knife, Mora Pro Robust (that I also picked up from Woot after an alert on here!), and identical black stainless Companion (with mild mods), right?!?
     
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    That "something" is the satisfaction of owning yet another tool.
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    I went with a stainless Companion as well. I only have one other stainless Mora and I rather like their 12c27. Plus a stainless knife with a plastic sheath and handle has its uses for sure. I'm going to run out of excuses one of these deals.
     
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    If you get to that point you can just say I told you it was OK.
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    Oh good, I was starting to get worried.
     
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    I used my Stainless Mora Pro S this weekend for camp chores- feather sticks, cooking, some batonning. The edge is garbage now. Very dull and folded over in several places. I had sharpened it scary sharp right before the trip. Mora prices are great, but I’m pretty disappointed with the edge retention.
     
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    Did you sharpen in a micro bevel?
    The polishing process will sometimes heat the edge and make it soft. Once you sharpen past that you should be good.
    Having said that, keep in mind that they are mass produced and so every once in a while one slips through the QC.
     
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    No I’ve never done that. I just zero grind it on the stone
     
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    Try a very small micro bevel on the edge. (It may take a couple of times to sharpen the soft steel out)
    If that doesn't work you could always return it for an exchange or your $$ back.
    Let me know how it goes please.
     
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    I just bought the orange stainless steel one last week. Not too impressed with it right now, but I'll put it through some more paces.
     
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    I’ll have to check out YouTube for info on a micro bevel and I’ll try it in the mora before doing it to my more expensive knives. Thanks
     
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    I always recommend picking up a Mora to learn on for sharpening Scandi grinds. The 12C27 that Mora uses is an excellent steel with a great reputation. It behaves very much like a typical high carbon steel which can be a plus for some. Simple to sharpen, and ease as could be to get a super keen edge.
     
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    yeah the mora was dull from a year of use, so i sharpened it scary sharp before the trip, but after just a 3 day camping trip the edge was junk.
     
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    I'm guessing it's probably the grind more so than the steel in this case. Zero ground 23° bevels can be fragile. The micro bevel @MrFixIt recommended is a popular solution for many. I've taken to modifying some of mine into full hight convex grinds. I'd start with the micro bevel and see how it does from there. Worst case you have yourself a great shop knife to beat on.
     
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    When you say micro bevel you mean just take the knife for a few final passes on your highest grit stone at a little steeper angle, or do you been actually grinding in a secondary bevel?

    Why does that make it stronger?
     
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    The first one from what I understand. Its just giving you a steeper final angle but with very little material behind the edge so that the knife performs pretty much the same but with a more robust final edge.

    I can't speak from personal experience as I always got by with zero ground Moras, but apparently that's not the norm.
     
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