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Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Survival Knife Review: the Mora

What makes for a great, affordable survival knife?

I am a big fan of the Mora knife.  It is affordable and it sharpens quickly.  I carry one in my SAR pack and hiker's day pack.

Is a Mora better than my prized old Buck knife from the '70s - probably not.  That said, it's a fine knife. 

I was digging through my friend Leon's site at www.survivalcommonsense.com and thought his article was certainly worth the review.

by Leon Pantenburg

Currently, the rage among some survival schools is the Mora, a small, inexpensive Scandinavian-style sheath knife with a four-inch blade and a large, easy-to-hold

The Cold Steel (SRK top) and the J. Martinni Mora-style knives are good choices for all around use. Combined with a Swiss Army Classic, they can provide a good survival tool kit.
handle. Personally, I think they’re great, and I generally have a Mora close at hand.
It’s all because newspaper guys, like me, research stuff. Sometimes we gather information, statistics and data for no apparent reason, and with a vague idea of what the info might be someday be used for.

That was the case several years ago when I bought my first Mora knife.
While I will never give up my folders, I was looking for a small, inexpensive sheath knife that could be recommended to Boy Scouts.

The knife had to be an all-around, do-everything tool. It would be used for a variety of tasks, which could include whittling, cleaning fish and small game, meat-cutting and peeling potatoes. It needed to be lightweight and small enough to be carried conveniently.

To read the rest of Leon's post go here.

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