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Old 05-05-2010, 04:25 PM
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These any good? I was thinking of getting one. I know that with Carbon Steel you have to oil them but that isn't an issue for me.
Old 05-05-2010, 04:59 PM
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I have one, the sheath is garbage but there are a few online sites where u can buy leather ones. I bought it just because its so cheap and Mora's have a cult like following. Nice knife, nothing to write home about tho. Spend a little more money and get something sturdier. Good knife for the boat or tackle box I suppose tho.
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http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=442686


have one, love it, great utility knife. i think the plastic sheath is handy as heck, grab it, clip it on a pocket, waistband, anything.
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not bad for the price.. but personal when you use a better knife and you notice it.. they not bad..

i like the gohmann knives..
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not bad for the price.. but personal when you use a better knife and you notice it.. they not bad..

i like the gohmann knives..

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I don't much care for the plastic ones, myself. But I do carry two of the red-handled ones with me when I go out into the woods, almost habitually. That, together with a small diamond hone (credit card sized) and a two oz bottle of oil does ninety percent of what I need to do in the woods. The axe and saw that I carry do the remaining ten percent, but if I had just the knife I'd feel at no particular disadvantage.

I got mine from here and can't fault their customer service one bit. The knives are light, and with their laminated knives are excellent in edge retention, though it does require the diamond hone to sharpen them.

I actually carry two..one 3" knife that I use for meal prep, which is kept scary sharp, and one 6" knife that's used for more general camp chores and kept at a lesser bevel to give it a bit more life when used hard. Both are up to the task, and a bit.
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I was really disappointed in mine. It arrived with no oil on the blade so it was rusted. I fixed the rust but a day later I accidentally dropped it onto a carpeted floor, not even a 5 foot drop and a massive chunk of the edge chipped off. I didn't bother trying to get a replacement.
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I've got one I take backpacking with me all the time. The carbon steel is prone to rust, but it will get razor sharp and is easier to sharpen than stainless. If you polish the blade (carefully) it won't rust as fast.

I try to stay lightweight when I go out and this knife is nice and light (around 4oz with sheath), but still has a good size and sturdy blade/handle. I love it, and considering the price, you can't beat it.
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Here is my mora set-up
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Here is my mora set-up
Thanks for the great pics. Can you lash your set up to a MOLLE strap?
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Strange thing about Moras.

They are made from exactly the same steel as Ontario's Rat series, and the Marine issue K-Bar.

1095 carbon.

That is a miricle steel in a Rat or K-bar but crap in a Mora?

Their laminated blades are some of the best in the world.

Mora has been making knives and they have been keeping people alive for 100 years and they are issue for the Swedish Army in the stainless version.

The prices on the above site are high. Ragnor usually has the best prices and selection in the country. Ragnor is a survival story on his own. Excellent links on his site too.

http://www.ragweedforge.com/

I have a case of two dozen Mora Clippers in my preps. I know that if I hand a Mora Clipper to one of my sons, daughters or grandchildren they will have a good basic knife they can depend on, if they do their part. A 510 is my go-to field knife. I sometimes carry other or more expensive knives, but they are not necessarily better.
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If you polish the blade (carefully) it won't rust as fast.
Cut a few tomatoes and let the acid blacken the blade like it wants, keep it clean and dry after, and don't even waste your time trying to polish the black off. There's zero reason to do so.

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I give these knives out on my courses. Cheap but sturdy and sufficient to leave at the bottom of your ruck in case you need it. As with all Carbon, it does need to stay oiled but then it does hold a sharper blade too.
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Thanks fo rthe advice everyone. I think for the price I have to have one for each BOB in my family. Cheap and sounds at worst like an average knife and at best a good one.
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If you are worried about the rust go with this model Army Model. I keep one in each of my BOBs. Not the best knife in the world but definitely one of the best for the money.
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Mine has a good gun blue on it! Go look at the pics again! I used super blue from big 5
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If you are worried about the rust go with this model Army Model. I keep one in each of my BOBs. Not the best knife in the world but definitely one of the best for the money.
ah, top tip. Of course, this is Stainless Steel which doesn't hold such a fine blade as well but is easier to sharpen. Plus, it won't rust!
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ah, top tip. Of course, this is Stainless Steel which doesn't hold such a fine blade as well but is easier to sharpen. Plus, it won't rust!
I have 2 of the clipper stainless steel knives for less than $20.00 each they are a good camp knife, or spare in BOB, I would not recommend for batoning.
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man, i like that ka-bar- is that the short? or the long bowie?
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