Mora - 1911Forum
1911Forum
Advertise Here
Forum   Reviews   Rules   Legal   Site Supporters & Donations   Advertise


Go Back   1911Forum > >

Notices


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-05-2019, 06:23 AM
ouluckydogu ouluckydogu is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,181
Mora

Is the mora brand of knives worth their money?
Do you use one, if so which model or models do you like best, stainless or carbon

Lucky
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-05-2019, 11:21 AM
USMM guy USMM guy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Rural VA
Posts: 22,251
The Mora knives are generally regarded as an excellent value.

I have never actually owned one. But lots of guys had them on the ships years ago and they performed well. They are kind of like the Scandinavian version of the French Opinel knives, also a great value in a budget priced knife.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-05-2019, 12:09 PM
Riverpigusmc Riverpigusmc is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: North Central Florida
Age: 63
Posts: 2,139
I keep one strapped to my get home pack in the truck. Good sharp, cheap all around blade
__________________
" All civilians are either dependants or targets". Drill Instructor Boone, Parris Island
Wilson CQB, Kimber Tactical Pro II , ect. NRA Life Member
There's a gator in the bushes, and it's calling my name...
COTEP #0523
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 10-05-2019, 12:29 PM
DWARREN123 DWARREN123 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Clarksville TN
Posts: 259
I have a couple, picked them up for $5 a piece, carbon steel.
Stay sharp and work well as a general purpose knife.
__________________
Shut up and Reload
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-05-2019, 06:18 PM
mans mans is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: NW Alabama
Posts: 26
I still have one I bought at 16, lost it for three years, found it in the bilge, kept it close through my Marine hitch and my working career. It currently sits on my workbench looking hardly the worse for it's 50 year age.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-06-2019, 07:04 AM
M-Peltier M-Peltier is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,543
I have a stainless Mora. Best $12.00 knife I ever bought. Used it to process a Caribou in august. It maintained its sharpness and kept its edge as well as the buck my son was using. in fact he tried it (he was helping) and said he thought it was too sharp.
__________________
Ex-Military, 20+ years 3-Gun competitor, Colt certified Armorer, NRA Instructor, NSRT Officer-Retired, LGS Guru.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-06-2019, 03:28 PM
bovw bovw is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: VA
Posts: 482
Iíve got a stainless companion that Iím happy with.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-03-2019, 06:09 PM
Mtnfarm Mtnfarm is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: appalachian in va.
Posts: 337
They are really good knives, and super sharp. A great value also. The two I bought were carbon steel. Also, very lightweight.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-03-2019, 06:35 PM
John Joseph John Joseph is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,763
Very good steel for not much money. I've got two around here, somewhere.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-10-2019, 09:50 PM
Capt. Methane Capt. Methane is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The South
Posts: 8,926
I have one of the old wood handled ones that I bought when I was about 14, no telling how much bait and fish it cut up, still keep it in the tackle box.

I bought four blades only and some deer horn tines that I mounted the blades in to make a unique set of steak knives...

All are the carbon steel. They are quite good-especially at the price point-and while diminutive by the standard of many US hunting knives they really are quite enough in most situations.
__________________
The Second Amendment-America's Homeland Security!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-11-2019, 01:40 AM
Icepick15 Icepick15 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 313
I have some. Mine are stainless steel. I think, but I'm not sure, that Mora uses 12C27 Sandvik stainless steel.

I have Companions, and a Bushcraft Orange. The basic difference in the Companion and Bushcraft, other than color, is that the Bushcraft has a thicker blade (1/8 inch thick) and a sharp spine. It's supposed to be somewhat more robust than the Companion. I have no experience with the wood handled Moras.

Mora knives have a Scandi grind. However, the last two I bought (less than a year ago) came from the factory with a micro bevel. I think Mora is doing that to strengthen the edge. A true Scandi grind edge can be somewhat fragile. I have removed the micro bevel from mine (it was very small) and made them a true Scandi grind. They are not full tang knives, and they won't take the abuse a full tang knife will. But they seem to fare well with cutting tasks and processing firewood. The Moras are excellent slicers and excel at whittling/wood carving. I use them to whittle hiking staffs, and am trying to improve my spoon carving. (Kinda like high school shop class...start a project, it gets screwed up, it ends up being an ashtray. Start a spoon, screw it up, it turns into a tent stake.)

I like them. They can be made ridiculously sharp, especially if you finish the edge with a leather strop. Search YouTube for Mora knife videos and videos on how to sharpen a Scandi grind if you don't already know how. It's not difficult, but it's different from a regular saber grind or full flat grind with edge bevel. Don't wait till the edge is totally dull, and the sharpness is not difficult to maintain.

I don't think that I would rely on a non-full tang knife as a "survival" knife. I would much prefer a stronger knife for that kind of use...but I'd still want a Mora available to use for other lighter duty tasks. Most models are light enough that if you have the space, you won't notice the weight. Mora makes a full tang heavier duty knife...the Garberg. It's not a $15 knife though.

Well, this is way longer than I had intended. Look up Mora knife videos on YouTube. There are many out there, and watching the knife in use will show you everything you want to know.
__________________
Retired LEO (40 years on the job) - NRA LE Firearms Instructor - Department Armorer
NRA Benefactor Life Member
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-11-2019, 09:10 AM
John Joseph John Joseph is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,763
I have three Mora knives---a pukka, a scout and a filet.
The steel is excellent for sharpening and holding an edge.
The price is sure right, too!
Mine are wooden handled, so "rat tailed" and nothing wrong with that if you let the steel do the cutting(as you should!) Not good for prying or digging foxholes of course, but a great value none the less---and cheap enough for anyone to afford.
There's plenty to like about Moras!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-06-2019, 03:16 PM
John Joseph John Joseph is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,763
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Joseph View Post
I have three Mora knives---a pukka, a scout and a filet.
The steel is excellent for sharpening and holding an edge.
The price is sure right, too!
Mine are wooden handled, so "rat tailed" and nothing wrong with that if you let the steel do the cutting(as you should!) Not good for prying or digging foxholes of course, but a great value none the less---and cheap enough for anyone to afford.
There's plenty to like about Moras!
Correction, the filet knife is a Martiinii (sp?) which I think is manufactured in Mora, but not a Mora brand.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-06-2019, 09:48 PM
Amos Iron Wolf Amos Iron Wolf is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Del Rio, Texas
Age: 63
Posts: 8,142
Cody Lundin showing cutting technique with a Mora on a sapling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYC9xrOsQj0

Like he says, if you know how to use it.
__________________
"I wish I was stupid enough to be optimistic." Unknown

R.I.P. Miss Andi. It was a fine, long run old pup and I miss ya. AIW
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:54 AM.


NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS SITE: By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. All information, data, text or other materials ("Content") posted to this site by any users are the sole responsibility of those users. 1911Forum does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2015 1911Forum.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved