These Knives are Ridiculous! Watch out!

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  1. Elwha

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    I know..........click bait but I couldn't help myself. :D

    Because when you use one, you'll probably acquire a few more. Case in point: I paid $10 for the red/black one below delivered to my house. It has an awesome handle and slices, carves and feathers better than many of my expensive knives. Not to mention that it weighs nothing. Without trying I have come to measure ALL my other knives to my Moras. They are all awesome and the most I've paid for any of them is around $50 for the Bushcraft Black and even that is CHEAP for what you get. I'm selling some more of my other knives now because they just don't get much dirt time compared to my Moras and a few others. My oldest mora is the Companion in the middle. Has seen lots of woods-time and is as awesome as when I bought it. I still own some more expensive/custom knives because they have their place. Those include ESEE, Blind Horse, LTWK and a few oldies from Marbles, Remington and Buck. I also have some other Scandinavian knives which I also enjoy. I prefer to have a lighter knife on my belt in a dangler sheath.

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    Good to see you have a wooden handled one. They often get overlooked and that’s a shame.
    Be sure to give those blind horse knives some love and dirt time.
     
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    the standard Carbon Companion is my backpack knife. i cut the belt loop off to save even more weight. it zips thru a Sierra Nevada wilderness trout perfectly, and weighs nothing for such a capable knife.

    i agree on all counts. boring as white sliced bread, but super effective.
     
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    Well heck, here's a few more. They are all awesome blades. I have WAY too many of them, or so I'm told.

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    Oh yes, really enjoy the BHK, especially my GNS. And the wooden handled ones are all winners. I have 5 of them. :18:
     
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    Well said. I'm a backpacker and a fisherman like you and agree that the Moras are great to clean fish, and pretty much everything else except clobbering. For that I like an ESEE 6 or a Condor Rodan.
     
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    Good knives. I only have and need one though. I've had a few at a time at one point but most of them become gifts to non outdoorsy types I run into at church, the store, or on trips. Occasionally I pass them on to you folks too. When I run out, I get another. Just too cheap to not have just one.
     
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    good lord!! you do have lots of them!

    i have two. carbon companion and HD carbon companion. there is something oddly peaceful about tackling a leg joint on muddy deer with a $14 HD carbon. the sheath handles bloody guts like a champ. a wet towel and chopstick cleans it all up. try that with a leather sheath! :)
     
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    I have tried to give them away, but I keep getting more.
    I gave my wife a nice No 2.
     
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    Ha! Well said........"something oddly peaceful."
     
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    I've given a few away but need to give more away.
     
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    Hey Mr. Fixit, how many do you have? I think I have around 25.
     
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    It is no help. They breed when not looking.
     
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    I've tried to cut down too, but I always seem to find a few mora them :54:
     
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    True, true. I have a buddy known as "King of the one-liners." One of his is - "It's really hard to have too many knives."
     
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    That craft line pro was my first "real" knife I ever bought. Gifted it to my buddy about a year ago and still going strong. Great knives.
     
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    Your talking the gray one right? I have a few of those and really like the handle thickness and blade thickness.
     
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    Black and blue one, second from top in first pic. Believe that's the stainless.
     
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    Ah yes...... and yes, it is stainless. Little thicker blade than the carbon and has that unique handle grip.
     
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    Nice I've actually got a necktie in route. Been meaning to pick one up since they re-released them a while back. I've got 7, but keep going back to the #1 that started it all.
     
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    awesome post.....these knives came out of tradition....simple yet so effective...
     
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    Probably around 30, I too tend to give them away.
     
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    If you are getting the 510 then you are gonna like it!
     
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    I'm separating a few out now to give away. Would be great to find folks just starting out that are short on $, especially young people, boy scouts, etc. I didn't have a decent blade when I was young until my BIL gave me a Buck 105. Before that all I used was an old Imperial folder.
     
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    Those old Imperial folders were darn good knives.
    I still have a few of them also.
     
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    Is there another knife that goes by "The Bushcrafter's Necktie"? :33::18:
     
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    I've got a couple of the imperial folders, made in Ireland. I have a couple fixed blade one too.
     
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    Yes, they were............carbon steel and very tough. Mine was an old stockman with green art deco scales. Made a lot of feather sticks, cleaned a lot of fish and cut a bunch of everything. I'm looking for a similar one of the bay.......just because.
     
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    I wish Mora would make the 510 exactly like the old one with the red handle. I even wrote them a note laying out my case to re-release it but never got a reply. They'd sell a Viking ship load of them.
     
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    I had 22 Moras, but gave away three so far. Just couldn't resist the 511s for $7.50, Companions for $8.50, a Bushcraft Orange for $20, etc.

    I've also been giving away some of those BUDK "Wahoo Killer" knife-like objects that I get for $1.67 each. Have 15 left.
     
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    I need to take inventory. I buy them and give them away so often that I’ve lost track of which ones I still own.
    Great knives fershur.
     
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    Had my Bushcraft Black Survival for over 5 years, love it.

    Great package for $70 I paid for it delivered. (now $90 canadian)
     
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    Updated family photo for the time being.

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    It's funny I'm giving my oldest nephew my Garberg but I'd never give him either of my No 1's.....
     
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    MJ -

    Did you handle the 3 on the right? Those are nice!
     
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    Ha! I hear you. I have modded my wooden handled knives to my liking plus loaded them in leather sheaths so they'll be staying with me.
     
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    First and third on the right. Actually just finished the third on the right this past weekend.

    Thanks
     
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    Really cool. What's the story on the middle one? is that just the factory handle with a dark stain?

    Man I like being retired! :35:
     
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    No. 1 Classic (carbon)
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    No. 1 Original Classic (laminate blade and unica sheath)
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    1950's Scout (laminate)
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    An old photo of mine
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    Not quite sure which one you mean so here's the story on the two other wood handled ones.

    The Classic # 1 pictured centerish to the right of the Companions is just old and well used/loved. I sanded the red coating off years ago and coated it with several coats of BLO and eventually bees wax. The rest is just dirt sweat and age. It's been my main fixed blade for 10 years now. It's also my first Mora, first I'd ever seen in person as well, you could say it made an impression.

    The 2/0 between the two custom handles is the result of burning the red coating off and then coating it in bees wax. I remember being disappointed with how it turned out at first, now I think it looks quite nice. Also it's the only Scandivex in the group. Great little blade!
     
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    You're crazy. ;) Moras are a decent, inexpensive knife, they definitely have their place (I have three).

    And Moras fall short. While I can make do with them, I don't because I have knives that are better. I choose to carry and use those.
     
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    Thanks for sharing with us Kamagong.
     
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    I also measure all fixed blades by my Classic # 1. So far I've found nothing that could take its place. Most knives miss a lot of little boxes that it checks. For one most use far too thick of blade stock.
     
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    Well....aren't you a special snowflake. :rolleyes:

    Thank God you saved us from liking something you don't like.
     
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    Haha. Had to laugh at your response. I'm with you on the #1 and the other wooden handled models. One of the main lures with Moras is how they've perfected the scandi edge. Love 'em!!!
     
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    So because I won't participate in the circle jerk and don't agree that Moras are the be-all, end-all of knife design I'm fake news? OK...

    I'd rather carry any of these three in place of a #1.

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    The only category a #1 beats these in is cost. I said they were better, not cheaper.
     
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    !!!!! Too funny. Always amazes me how folks do a Frank Sinatra and want us to see everything their way. To each his or her own.
     
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