Mora, Your Best Choice For a Reasonably Price Knife

MoraI like knives and have way too many of them including some very high quality ones.  Now with all these knives you would probably be surprised at what gets used the most.  My Mora Companion, which cost me just a bit over $15 on Amazon.  This is a great little knife.

Now Mora is a town in Sweden that is famous for making knives.  Originally there were two major knife manufacturers in Mora: Frosts of Mora and KJ Eriksson.   Several years ago these two companies merged into a company called Mora of Sweden or more commonly Morakniv.

Occasionally you will still see knives under the Frosts or Eriksson names for sale.  It doesn’t matter what name is stamped on the knife.  The quality has been good for decades.

Mora knives are available in several styles and with both carbon steel and stainless steel blades.  The one I carry has the carbon steel blade.  It is easier to sharpen than the stainless and holds a better edge.  The downside to the carbon steel blade is that it will rust if not taken care off.  Mora knives come with a Scandinavian grind is very easy to sharpen and holds an edge extremely well.

The Mora Companion comes in both a normal and heavy-duty model.  While at a first glance they look alike the heavy-duty blade is thicker and will hold up better if used for batoning.

The sheath is ok, not my favorite but accomplishes its primary job of holding the knife securely in place.  The knife snaps into the sheath with a little click, and I would actually be comfortable carrying it upside down.  However, when carrying it on your belt, be careful when you sit down.  The tip can hit the chair first and cause your knife to slip of your belt.


The three quarters tang.

The one downside to the Mora Knife is that they only have three quarter tang so you cannot use the pommel as a hammer to drive stakes into the ground.

Over all these are great knives and at the inexpensive price you can afford to buy several.  Instead of one $150 knife you can buy 10 of these and they hold up well.


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3 Responses to Mora, Your Best Choice For a Reasonably Price Knife

  1. Common Sense says:

    I second this recommendation. I have a couple of the Mora knives and they are great.
    Generally they are not very heavy, so not ideal for hacking away at brush, and not always ideal for batoning through logs. However there are some heavier models, and even the light knives hold an edge well. My primary knife for field dressing game is a Frost Mora, and it has always done quite well.
    The grips are generally comfortable to hold, and though they are robust, if you loose or damage one- the price won’t really hurt.

  2. Ed Harris says:

    Agree that as an affordable, disposable, extra fixed blade knife to cache or place in a survival kit. I’d rather have ten Moras to stash everywhere than only one expensive custom Wonder Knife. In addition to your Mora knife, I would recommend for your car kit a Fiskars #7947 10-inch Woodzig folding saw, which can be hand resharpened with a chainsaw file, Leatherman Super Tool 300, Estwing E24A Sportsman’s Hatchet and a Cold Steel Special Forces shovel. Add a pair of Klein side cutting linesman’s pliers, some sturdy utility shears, 10″ adjustable wrench, flat blade and Phillips screw drivers and a pry bar and you are fairly well equipped.

  3. john says:

    Agree, they are good knives , and not overpriced. Mine is an old model , with plain handle and laminated blade. Holds an edge well , and comfortable to use. I agree about the sheath, not the best for long term use.

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