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Which Mora Knife Do I Buy?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Phydeaux642, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Phydeaux642

    Phydeaux642 Well-Known Member

    I've decided to pick up a Mora (or two) for general use and there are a bunch to choose from on the Ragweed Forge website. I've done some searching here and Mora knive's seem to be generally well regarded, but I would like some specific models that you guys like and why you like them. They are cheap enough that I will probably buy several. Thanks.
  2. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    I have the 840 and I like it!!!!
  3. Searcher1970

    Searcher1970 Well-Known Member

    I think the Mora 2000 is a great little knife.
  4. John G

    John G Well-Known Member

    They're all great, and I use one every day. Lately, it's been the short-bladed ones with plain wood handles, no guard. These are excellent for wood carving. My girlfriend has claimed one for the kitchen( w/hard red plastic handle and finger guard), and my chef buddy is permanently borrowing my clipper with the nice grippy rubber handle. He uses it mainly for a boning knife.

    Just pick a blade length, handle style, and try it out. That's how I started, and now I have six.
  5. CWL

    CWL Well-Known Member

    Gotta have a #1, a classic in carbon steel & red wood and still one of my favorites. I once actually stropped mine to the point where I shaved with it. Used shaving cream and it was scary, but it worked! I keep this in the utility drawer.

    I also like the #780 triflex with differentially heated carbon blade. This resides in my emergency kit.

    #711 is another carbon steel classic that has a rubberized grip if you want a more modern design.
  6. Carl Levitian

    Carl Levitian member

    I stick with the plain wood handle number 1. I'm old fashioned, and I like the idea of a through tang. I saw some X-ray photos on the web of some of the other models, and was a little hincky on how short the stubby tang is on a few of the models. I know, the plastic is tough, and it's molded on, but I just like the tang all the way through the handle.
  7. Phydeaux642

    Phydeaux642 Well-Known Member

    Well, I ordered a #1 and a #711. Now, I wait 'til they arrive.
  8. Dirty Bob

    Dirty Bob Well-Known Member

    My favorite "traditional" is the Eriksson #2. In plastic, I like the Swedish Army Knife and the triflex Tradesman. The latter makes a great pocket fixed blade. All you have to do is cut off the belt loop of the sheath.

    Dirty Bob
  9. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the FYI!
  10. dairycreek

    dairycreek Well-Known Member

    Gotta have a #1, a classic in carbon steel & red wood and still one of my favorites.
  11. JLaw

    JLaw Well-Known Member

    Good thread, inspired me to order a Mora #1 from Ben's Backwoods. Looking forward to it!

  12. SpikeBayonet

    SpikeBayonet Member

    I have a #711 in olive-drab I use constantly - and another 711 (in black) I had to buy my wife when she saw just how sharp mine is. I also have a #780 Tri-Flex as my main "field knife" - everything came from Ben's Backwoods and I can't say enough good things about the knives or the dealer!
  13. Aka Zero

    Aka Zero Well-Known Member

    I own the olive green one, a triflex, and either are good.

    But check out Marttiini knives, few bucks more, and the sheath makes up for it. I have a small skinner, and the hunter. but are great knives. paid $14 for the big one $12 fore the little one. Like a mora, scandinavian grind, good steel, super sharp. Just a better sheath. And imo a nicer handle

    http://www.smkw.com/webapp/eCommerce/product.jsp?Mode=Brand&Brand=230&SKU=MT184015& the hunter
  14. JLaw

    JLaw Well-Known Member

  15. Dirty Bob

    Dirty Bob Well-Known Member

    Ragweed Forge is also first-rate to deal with. Ragnar is good people.

    Dirty Bob
  16. John G

    John G Well-Known Member

    Ragnar is great. He's been extremely quick to reply to my questions, and also very fast with shipping.
  17. Phydeaux642

    Phydeaux642 Well-Known Member

    Well, I received my knives today from Ragweed Forge. They look like a lot of knife for the money and shipping the was lightning fast.
  18. JimJD

    JimJD Well-Known Member

    I've always been interested in these knives, I think it's finally time to get one. Or two. Or three.

    So far I found these pages on the web:



    Would anyone have web links on their history, construction (other than stated by the company), information, etc.?

    Edit: Wow, I just watched some videos of Mora's in action. I'm impressed.
    Last edited: May 4, 2009
  19. Kingcreek

    Kingcreek Well-Known Member

    +++ ragnar at ragweed forge is great to deal with.
    I like the 510 and the little 106 is a great whittler and a superfantastic garden knife. the classics with laminated carbon blades are nice too.
  20. JimJD

    JimJD Well-Known Member

    After doing some reading, and watching some videos (knifetests.com / noss4 on YouTube). I ordered a Mora 840 (carbon blade) last night. Can't wait to get it.

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