Orange Handle Hunting Knives


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Onmilo
January 9, 2014, 01:09 PM
lobo9er I am with you on that thought.
If anybody has lost their deer gun while field dressing they can see why orange stocks are a good idea in the field.
I have also been looking for a good field dressing knife with a blaze orange handle as well.
Lost both more than once, found them eventually but orange makes that chore much easier...

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lobo9er
January 9, 2014, 08:29 PM
onmilo
Just about all my field gear gets some orange duck tape or orange parachord. Lost and found a little trusty husky flash light this year because it had some orange tape. Also check out the Mora companion knife in orange, might fit your bill.
http://shop.dansdepot.com/assets/images/mora/mora-companion-orange.jpg

Sog makes one too that looks pretty cool unfortunately the s30v version doesn't come in orange only the Aus8.
http://www.noze-nuz.com/sog/SOG99855.jpg

Willie Sutton
January 10, 2014, 05:13 PM
Segue, but the Mora knife shown above is what we use for our diving knives for deep technical wreck diving. I buy them by the gallon bucket (literally) from a commercial fishing supply place for about $10/each. Highly recommended.


Willie

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mac66
January 10, 2014, 06:29 PM
"Segue, but the Mora knife shown above is what we use for our diving knives for deep technical wreck diving. I buy them by the gallon bucket (literally) from a commercial fishing supply place for about $10/each. Highly recommended."

And where might that be? I love mora knives and I teach a survival class to Young Marines, the youth organization not real marines. They are always losing my Moras. Would love to get some orange ones at a good price. PM me if you want.

lobo9er
January 10, 2014, 06:45 PM
mac on ebay they are aboot' 15 dollars free ship. but from a wholesaler might obviously be able to do better.

ugaarguy
January 10, 2014, 07:17 PM
The above posts came up in a thread in shotguns about the orange "less lethal" 870 stocks. It's a great discussion that really deserved its own thread, so I've moved it here. For reference, the Shotguns thread that spawned this one - http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=740096.

Sam1911
January 10, 2014, 07:25 PM
I've got a set of neon/blaze orange G-10 handle blanks taped to a tapered-tang Valkman landshark blade that needs to be shaped and assembled one of these days.

It should look pretty darned eye-catching! ... one of these months...years...whatever.

Zeke/PA
January 10, 2014, 07:34 PM
Case makes several patterns with yellow Delrin slabs/ scales,the idea being to be able to spot a dropped or otherwise misplaced knife.

ugaarguy
January 10, 2014, 07:36 PM
For folks looking for a good price on the Moras, you can get them branded as the BAHCO 1244 for $12.32 each on Amazon (http://smile.amazon.com/BAHCO-2444-Carpenter-Multi-Purpose/dp/B004YV99DA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389396194&sr=8-1&keywords=bahco+2444), and they ship free if you have a prime account (or buy them at least three at a time to hit the $35 minimum for free ground shipping without prime). I use Amazon Smile so the NRA civil defense fund gets a donation on stuff I'd buy anyway.

Also, according to the Amazon product page they get them from Snap On tools. A little google fu shows me that checking with an auto parts wholesaler might be a good idea. I've never bought from Auto Tool World, but they have these BAHCO Moras in a case of 15 knives for $101 (http://www.autotoolworld.com/product.asp?itemid=195504&gclid=CPbT3ZXd9LsCFYZi7AodFkAAXA) (plus shipping I assume). Even if the shipping is high that's still dirt cheap for the already thrifty Mora. I just went through the checkout process but didn't order: They showed shipping from their warehouse in Ohio to me in GA at just under $9. $110 ($7.33 each) shipped for 15 Moras. :what:

hso
January 10, 2014, 07:46 PM
Colored tape and colored lanyards go a long way towards making any knife more visible.

Sam Cade
January 10, 2014, 08:06 PM
Those BAHCOs have the the old "Clipper" texture on the handle. I like it better than the current one.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=191980&stc=1&d=1386251403

The "Heavy Duty" Moras have a bit more belly in the handle.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=193406&stc=1&d=1389398746

Magoo
January 10, 2014, 08:22 PM
On a similar note, I've always thought black was the absolute worst color for a flashlight. I continually astounds me that it seems to be the most popular color.

GLOOB
January 10, 2014, 08:49 PM
First thing that pops to my mind is Svord. All of Svord's Kiwi line comes in orange.

Willie Sutton
January 10, 2014, 09:12 PM
"And where might that be? I love mora knives and I teach a survival class to Young Marines, the youth organization not real marines. They are always losing my Moras. Would love to get some orange ones at a good price. PM me if you want."


Industrial Marine Marketing in Wakefield RI. It's an old time commercial fishermans supply house. Dunno about regular mail orders but give them a call and tell them that the Captain of the dive boat EXPLORER sent ya...

I use these for everything and consider them to be disposable. The steel is soft, so it's easy to sharpen but does not hold an edge terribly well. With that said, when I serve steak at home and put them out as steak knives, nobody goes hungry... ;-)


Willie

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GLOOB
January 10, 2014, 09:46 PM
The Mora knives aren't particularly soft. The reason they don't hold an edge is because the apex angle is about 25 degrees inclusive. This is a great edge geometry for detail carving in hard woods, shaving, or home surgery. But not much else.

I need to repair the folded edge on my Mora 120 every now and then while carving, but it's worth the effort in really hard woods. I don't use that knife for anything else.

Consider that most kitchen knives are sharpened to maybe 14-18 degrees per side (28-36 inclusive), typically, and general use knives at 17-20 degrees (34-40 inclusive), and there's the reason. There's nothing wrong with Mora knife steel or temper.

Put a 35 degree microbevel on those Mora knives, and they'll be cutting for a long, long time. Well, not that any edge will last long cutting steaks on porcelain dishware. :)

Valkman
January 10, 2014, 10:55 PM
I used to love using orange G10 for handles on my knives! They always sold quick too...

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo80/DLKnives/2BT_2Fighter.jpg (http://s363.photobucket.com/user/DLKnives/media/2BT_2Fighter.jpg.html)

SuperNaut
January 11, 2014, 01:07 AM
I used to love using orange G10 for handles on my knives! They always sold quick too...

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo80/DLKnives/2BT_2Fighter.jpg (http://s363.photobucket.com/user/DLKnives/media/2BT_2Fighter.jpg.html)
Man, I wish I had one of your Skinners Valkman!

mac66
January 11, 2014, 11:44 AM
The Auto Tool Parts deal looked too good to pass up. I ordered a case 15 orange Mora/Bahco "Carpenter's Knives". Total with shipping was $109.88.

Teaching survival class in a couple weeks so these will come in handy.

Thank you ugaarguy for doing the footwork on these :D

lobo9er
January 11, 2014, 02:49 PM
Bahco knife steel??

Sam Cade
January 11, 2014, 02:53 PM
Bahco knife steel??

Should be Sandvik 12C27 since they are rebadged Moras.

http://www.smt.sandvik.com/en/products/strip-steel/strip-products/knife-steel/sandvik-knife-steels/sandvik-12c27/

Deltaboy
January 11, 2014, 03:09 PM
Good stuff.

Speedo66
January 11, 2014, 03:52 PM
I notice the Mora is carbon steel, and the Bahco is stainless.

mac66
January 11, 2014, 04:11 PM
An orange paint pen and some orange para cord makes everything a bit easier to find. I did that to all my Moras after gutting a deer in a swamp in the dark one year and setting it down. Didn't find it until I came back a couple weeks later with a metal detector. Now everything I take out into the woods gets a dab of paint, a piece or orange or neon green paracord or both.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/mac66/IMG_0672_zpsb6afe708.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mac66/media/IMG_0672_zpsb6afe708.jpg.html)

Sam Cade
January 11, 2014, 06:00 PM
I notice the Mora is carbon steel, and the Bahco is stainless.

Mora offers the choice of either carbon (1095 equivalent from Uddeholm) or stainless (12C27) in many models.

http://www.moraofsweden.se/home-1.0.115.2

SlamFire1
January 11, 2014, 08:11 PM
I purchased an ESEE 4 that has an orange handle and a lime green blade! One way or another it will show up in the grass or the dirt.

http://www.eseeknives.com/esee-4.htm


ESEE knives have 1095 carbon steel blades, mine takes a great edge, the design is simple.

ugaarguy
January 11, 2014, 08:24 PM
Mac, please let us know how Auto Tool World did as far as shipping time and if the knives were well packed. Thanks for being our Guinea Pig. :D

twofifty
January 11, 2014, 10:03 PM
Anyone look at Milwaukee Tools' red-scaled liner-locked belt-clipped pocket folder? It is called the Fastback.

I've looked at one and for the money it seems to be a decent knife. Made in China. Don't know how well the drop point stainless blade sharpens though, and if it keeps its edge when processing game.

pikid89
January 11, 2014, 10:21 PM
I have a Blaze Orange Havalon skinning knife. Uses replacement scalpel blades. This thing is ridiculously sharp

http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy141/pikid89/best-knife-for-hunting-fishing_zpsb0281a30.jpg (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/pikid89/media/best-knife-for-hunting-fishing_zpsb0281a30.jpg.html)

mac66
January 12, 2014, 09:46 AM
"Mac, please let us know how Auto Tool World did as far as shipping time and if the knives were well packed. Thanks for being our Guinea Pig. "

Will do

22-rimfire
January 12, 2014, 10:54 AM
Orange handles work on field knives for the very reason you state.

hso
January 12, 2014, 01:17 PM
The new Krylon Fusion paints work well on plastic, but remember to clean them carefully and paint right away so you get the best adhesion.

kbbailey
January 12, 2014, 01:59 PM
We have a spool of orange paracord that has a reflective thread woven into it. It's the berries for making lanyards for anything that you don't want to lose. I have one on my SAK in my pocket right now.
Great for keyfobs too.

mac66
January 13, 2014, 03:44 PM
One thing this thread did was expose me to Bahco knives. They have some interesting stuff.

DM~
January 14, 2014, 08:53 PM
Stihl "use to" sell a VERY nice German made folder with "orange" handles for 10 bucks each! When i realized they were switching to china made knives, i bought several German models!

What a GREAT knife with excellent blade steel!

DM

Sam Cade
January 14, 2014, 09:14 PM
DM~, if you like that knife, there are some EKAs that are similar.

http://www.knifeworks.com/ekaswede384closedslip-jointfolderorangedryflexthermoplasticelastomerhandles.aspx

http://www.eka-knivar.se/images/product_items/0x600/d1c245666cc48bf70f582eb1a2e541fd.jpg

I'm a bit intrigued by this guy.
http://www.eka-knivar.se/images/product_items/0x600/c50bc645e0d399261aeee60e61ff6d72.jpg

mdauben
January 15, 2014, 01:16 PM
I went through an orange knife "phase" a couple years ago and aquired a number of them.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5288/5357341673_eef322d3b2_z.jpg

I think they actually make a lot of sense as outdoor knives, as I've lost more than one black knife in the weeds after dropping it more misplacing it while camping, etc.

DM~
January 15, 2014, 04:50 PM
DM~, if you like that knife, there are some EKAs that are similar.


The price isn't similar though!

I liked the Stihl knife for it's German quality, all for 10 bucks!

DM

mac66
January 16, 2014, 04:47 PM
For those waiting with baited breath...my Mora Bahco "Carpenter" knives arrived today.

Ordered on the 11th, shipped on 14th, arrived on 16th. $100.95/15 + $8.95 shipping =$7.33/kinfe

They were packed in a cardboard display, inside a cardboard box inside an heavy duty cardboard box which had plastic packing bands around it. They are very orangyish

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/mac66/IMG_0673_zpsc1854764.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mac66/media/IMG_0673_zpsc1854764.jpg.html)

Knives are marked Bahco and "Stainless Steel"on one side of the blade and Sweden on the other. They easily shave paper out of the box. Looks like I'm ready to go into the hardware business.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/mac66/IMG_0674_zpsdf14c9f9.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mac66/media/IMG_0674_zpsdf14c9f9.jpg.html)

The belt clip on the sheath looks like this... Knife and sheath weigh exactly the same as my other Mora.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/mac66/IMG_0675_zps3abd48a1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mac66/media/IMG_0675_zps3abd48a1.jpg.html)

Sam Cade
January 16, 2014, 06:08 PM
The belt clip on the sheath looks like this...

That indent is for the Scandinavian "button" attachment.

Hultafors on the left, a Mora 7xx sheath on the right.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=193659&stc=1&d=1389909639


Some Moras intended for the construction market have a button integrated onto the sheath so you can stack your tools.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=193660&stc=1&d=1389909639

I usually just clip the sheath onto my pocket.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=193662&stc=1&d=1389909983

lobo9er
January 17, 2014, 06:14 PM
Thanks for the review & pics mac and sam

jbkebert
January 18, 2014, 11:39 AM
Set of three from Harvey King. Very good knives at a more than reasonable price for custom work.

http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww241/jbkebert/harveykingknives003.jpg?t=1280200060

rondog
January 18, 2014, 03:04 PM
I can't even fathom losing your rifle while field dressing - just doesn't compute.....

Sam Cade
January 18, 2014, 04:36 PM
Set of three from Harvey King.

Those are mighty tasty!

Blade First
January 24, 2014, 08:22 PM
hso said: "The new Krylon Fusion paints work well on plastic, ..."

Any idea how well they hold up with hard use? I have some great Vltor stocks that are just the wrong color.

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