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Mora Knives...What the heck is happening?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Snowdog, Jul 13, 2013.

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  1. Snowdog

    Snowdog Member

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    I purchased a Mora Companion (11827) a little while ago and was absolutely astonished when I received what I consider a quality knife for all of $14.

    Then another Mora showed up at my door, a Mora Robust 10315. Then two more Mora Companions (12095), both black. Then a Mora 748 Sandvik with a 6" blade . Now I'm told by USPS tracking that I have a Bushcraft 12043 on the way.
    Oh, and a 1500/3000 grit Japanese water stone as well?

    My goodness, what just happened?
    If only I had know that initial Mora Companion would be the proverbial "foot-in-the-door"... well, I would have done it anyway. :D

    I cannot believe I ignored these knives for the past 20 years. For what they're made for, they can't be beat for the price.
     
  2. Sam Cade

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    Really want your mind blown?

    How about a Mora with a 13" blade...


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  3. Snowdog

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    That would put a serious hurting on a watermelon. I only need to convince myself I don't need it... but that argument didn't work the last 4 purchases.
     
  4. Sam Cade

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    One of my buddies was brandishing one of those at the house the other day.

    It was plum spooky sharp.

    I mean, sci-fi, monomolecular edge sharp.

    Snap cutting pool noodles with it was like cutting soap suds.


    http://www.baryonyxknife.com/mo3maul.html

    Don't fight the truth. You need it. :evil:
     
  5. the count

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    Well yes, but it's not like they are something to admire or show off to your friends. I recently bought a $24 Boker Magnum Automatic. Now that was a surprise...Super sharp, good detent, centered blade. But, does it compare to one of my Protechs? Nope....
     
  6. JShirley

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    Well, $60 for a quality 13" blade knife and good sheath ain't bad...
     
  7. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

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    That 13" Mora looks like a good knife for carving brisket.
     
  8. hso

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    Who's? :evil:
     
  9. rcmodel

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    I wish somebody would tool up and make the Hackman again.

    I'm almost afraid to use this one anymore.

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    rc
     
  10. JShirley

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    Almost looks like a balisong.
     
  11. TimboKhan

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    What makes that NOT be a balisong? I have always used that as a generic term in place of "butterfly knife", but am I wrong to do so?
     
  12. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    It is.

    A Swedish Mora Balasong.

    The Hackman was said to have been used by our CIA & handed out as gifts to indigenous by SOG spooks during Vietnam.

    I got this one then, but I kinda doubt the CIA & SOG story's.

    They were sold in the PX's at the time.
    On the other hand, they were cheap enough ($3.95 - $4.95 as I recall ) to hand out as gifts.

    It is one hell of a folding Mora though!
    Shaving sharp, and stays that way for a long long time.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackman_butterfly_knife

    rc
     
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  13. Deltaboy1984

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    I got 3 Moras and one resides in the Kitchen on veggie and meat prep duty.
     
  14. Elkins45

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    That's something I've never seen before, and I have a pretty keen interest in Mora knives. Thanks, RC
     
  15. Deltaboy1984

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    MORAS are like Lays you can't just have one . I am eyeing that one Sam shared dang his hide.
     
  16. Sam Cade

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    I am an enabler. :evil:
     
  17. Dirty Bob

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    I swear I saw a Finn "butterfly" knife not all that long ago, but I couldn't find one now.

    If you like the Moras, go to ragweedforge.com and look at some of the "nicer" Scandinavian knives, like the Norwegian Helle knives. Great knives at very good prices, with beautiful designs. I'm particularly fond of Finnish puukkos and leukus, as well.

    Resistance is futile. You have been assimilated. Welcome to the collective! :D

    Regards,
    Dirty Bob
     
  18. Sam Cade

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    They were Ahtis IIRC and Ragnar had them.

    I paid around $20 for a couple.
     
  19. JoeMal

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    That's what I'm thinking :evil:
     
  20. Sam Cade

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    The intended purpose is insulation if you can believe it.

    It has brothers too.

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    I love the fingerprints on the second one. :D
     
  21. Mp7

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    Whenever somebody asks me ( ..and for some reason they do)
    i advise them to buy the Companion.

    Can't be beat for that price.
     
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