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I just received it in the mail today. It is the full blown version with the ferro rod and diamond stone on the sheath. This is going to be the smaller backup blade in the set for either my son or me. A larger knife will also be carried for heavy stuff.

First off, this is a larger, more substantial knife than my other Moras. I like the blade shape and the fact that it is sharpened to a zero edge with no micro bevel. The handle is comfortable in my hand and should be very nice when in the field. The knife feels sturdy even though I know it isn't going to be as tough as a full tang.

The sheath is pretty good. The ferro rod is held securely and actually clips in to keep it secure. The diamond stone on the side of the sheath would probably work ok in a pinch to put an edge back on. It isn't something I would want to rely on though.

The sheath came with two different ways to attach to a belt. You can spin them out and change them to suit your tastes. One is a loop and the other allows you to slide it over a belt and clip it on. Nice touch.

I wish I could get out tonight and try it out. I can't wait until spring!

Anyone else use one?
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Is your Bushcraft the Triflex or Force model? The Bushcraft Force has the much more substantial tang. I have the Triflex model and even though it has a shorter tang, it held up well to some hard use of battening and moderate prying. Although most of my regular blades are more robust custom knives, I wouldn’t feel “under-knifed” with the Bushcraft in any way. Congrats and this would be a great primary blade for your son.

I actually bought a half-dozen of the older Clipper models in carbon steel for my son and daughter. I also didn’t care for the sheaths and had two custom Kydex sheaths made with a firesteel loop (the sheath cost twice as much as the knives). The carbon steel is a perfect way to inspect if they keep their blade clean and it’s a good blade to teach them handling techniques and proper sharpening (for a zero-degree bevel/Scandi-grind).

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It is the Bushcraft Black. I'm not sure about triflex or force. Everything I have heard leads me to believery it is a very tough knife for a Mora.
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It is the Bushcraft Black. I'm not sure about triflex or force. Everything I have heard leads me to believery it is a very tough knife for a Mora.
Yeap, your tang is the long one which is even more robust. It's not a delicate blade and will hand hard-use.

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Good. It will be going on alot of trips including canoe camping in the Boundary Waters.
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Here's mine. I got the basic one and just added all the after market goodies to the sheath. Fero rod, button compass, ceramic sharpener, fishing and sewing kit, thumb light, snare wire, paracord, tinder, gorilla tape, and bunch of ranger bands.
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I'd picked up the orange handled / stainless'ish version a few months ago with the intention of using it as a vehicle/tool box backup.

However, after handling it , using it, and with the factory edge being sharper than the other 5 mora's I own ( talking factory edges here), I've decided to make a Kydex sheath for it and transistion it to my main backpacking knife for short duration trips.

All that and it's blaze orange, would be hard to lose that sucker in the brush LOL.

So far real nice for the $$$$ as most Mora's are high value .
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Here's mine. I got the basic one and just added all the after market goodies to the sheath. Fero rod, button compass, ceramic sharpener, fishing and sewing kit, thumb light, snare wire, paracord, tinder, gorilla tape, and bunch of ranger bands.
Pretty, shiney, new......... you should use it and do a review.
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Pretty, shiney, new......... you should use it and do a review.
I've used the hell out of it. I just know how to tend to my knives and restore them after use.
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I've used the hell out of it. I just know how to tend to my knives and restore them after use.
You should write a tutorial.
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You should write a tutorial.
Ok. Wipe knife down with wet rag. Use another rag with rubbing alcohol and buff out any remaing residue. The end.
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How do you put the coating back on after using the crap out of it?
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How do you put the coating back on after using the crap out of it?
Wet rag and rubbing alcohol
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How do you put the coating back on after using the crap out of it?
The Mora Black coating is different than most others I've seen. It's almost like a wash rather than a thick layer of bed liner or whatever else they normally coat the blades with. Trust me, that's a good thing too. It doesn't seem to scuff or come off the way other coatings do.
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Mora And 48 dollars( amazon.com) is an oxymoron to me
just saying...still prefer the cheap ones
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Mora And 48 dollars( amazon.com) is an oxymoron to me
just saying...still prefer the cheap ones
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^this^
Not saying there's anything wrong w/ the BC Black, but if I'm going to drop that kind of coin on a blade, it's probably not going to be a Mora...
Don't get me wrong, I love my Moras, and $50 is not a lot of dough for a decent knife, just not my cup o' tea...
Not when there are deals like this out there:
http://www.coyleoutdoors.com/bk-15/
Or this:
http://www.knifecenter.com/item/SCHF...arpening-stone
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Considering the quality and robust stature of the BC black, I think it's priced about right. The regular Mora's should be $20-$25 knives easily. Also, I don't know many knives in that price range that have the same shape and grind as a Mora, so they are unique in that regard.
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...The regular Mora's should be $20-$25 knives easily...
But...they are not.
That is what makes them such outstanding values, hence so popular...
Changing them up "a bit" then quadrupling the price, is kind of like putting lipstick on a pig, (in the nicest way possible). At the end of the day, it's still just a Mora...
Not that there's anything wrong with that...knowing me, I'll buy one eventually...just not at the top of my list of "must haves" at the moment...I think that one could probably do better, (for the money), I also know that you could do a heck of a lot worse too...
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But...they are not.
That is what makes them such outstanding values, hence so popular...
Changing them up "a bit" then quadrupling the price, is kind of like putting lipstick on a pig, (in the nicest way possible). At the end of the day, it's still just a Mora...
Now I do think they got carried away on that "Pathfinder" Mora with the longer fanned out blade for like $100. I don't understand the purpose of that knife nor do I like the price. But the BC black is by and large unanimously appraised and recommended by everyone, and the quality is top notch as it is with most Mora's. I agree that the low cost ones are a steal based on the quality and what you get out of the knife. The BC Black is priced accurately for what it is. It's not a bargain basement deal like the others, it's simply priced on par for what it is.
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Now I do think they got carried away on that "Pathfinder" Mora with the longer fanned out blade for like $100. I don't understand the purpose of that knife nor do I like the price....
Agreed, 100%...
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