My knife looks most like the #601 Classic Mora shown on the ragweedforge site. It has a double guard with a chrome fitting extending 10cm or 3/8 in above the guard. The handle appears to be some type of red plastic.
It has a full tang, with an adjusting nut protruding about 1/8 in above a chrome pommel ( or butt) if you prefer.The original sheath was leather, so is the replacement sheath.
June 10, 2012, 09:36 PM
This summer I hope to make a bulk order for my home and for Christmas.
June 11, 2012, 01:55 AM
Mora is a smaller town about four hours north of Stockholm in Sweden.
Over the years several knife makers living there have manufactured a wide range of variations on the basic "Mora knife" theme.
I have an old one that I picked up when I was working on a ship sailing from Stockholm to Copenhagen in December 1973.
It's a simple birch-handled, carbon steel knife with no guard. The red paint was coming off the handle, so I used some orange paint that was handy, and did an amazingly terrible job of painting the handle. It was kind of "dip the handle in a paint can" but then don't give it enough time to dry properly before handling it. The handle looks awful.
The knife, however, has performed reliably as a toolbox knife for nearly forty years.
I would have to go look at it to see which one of the Mora knife makers has his stamp on it. * . . . Hang on, BRB . . .
Okay, I dug it up. It's got theKJMORA
SWEDEN logo in a rectangle (Jonsson, IIRC). The handle is every bit as ugly as I remembered. And the plastic sheath (yes, they were using those forty years ago) is cracked and needs to be replaced.
There used to be several named makers in that town, now we're down to two (Frosts & Eriksson), and they've merged into MoraKniv.
Yours is surely a genuine Mora knife.
Examine your handle closely. Is it a) a hard plastic, b) a heavy-lacquered wood, or c) simple red-painted birch?
I have seen all three handles. The ones with the red hard plastic handles are harder to find.
June 11, 2012, 06:55 PM
It has a hard plastic handle. I always knew it is a very good knife, but I had no idea that Mora knives were held in such high esteem. Thank you.
June 12, 2012, 11:56 PM
That ragweedforge site is a great resource. Very interesting.
June 13, 2012, 05:17 PM
So is Smokey Mt Knive works!
June 14, 2012, 12:32 PM
Awesome site, thanks. Also saw they had cold steel shilleileigh canes, other INTERESTING walking sticks. Hmmm, do I really need another.......?
June 24, 2012, 09:52 PM
Yes you do!!!!! I use mine as my summer cane since the TX heat doesn't hurt it.
June 25, 2012, 02:41 PM
YES YOU DO!
Thanks, Deltaboy ! I agree with you. :)
June 25, 2012, 05:18 PM
I got my Mora from Smokey mountain love that place
June 25, 2012, 11:07 PM
It has been great place to by besides Amazon and Ebay.
June 26, 2012, 08:55 PM
Just received a Mora Light My Fire for Fathers Day.:D
I purchase two others from Ragweed. No issues.
Smoky Mountain KW is in TN where I live so I have to pay sales tax. Don't do much with them but it is a fun place to visit and a great place to kill a rainy afternoon while in the Smokies.
June 26, 2012, 09:00 PM
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