anybody know anything about the Mora Companion?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by andypie, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. andypie

    andypie New Member

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    Ive been looking for a nice but cheap knife and found the mora brand, has anybody used these before?<br>
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i've heard good stuff about mora, only with some the handles break, how cheap do you want to go?
     

  3. andypie

    andypie New Member

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    Well i just went ahead and bought the Mora Companion.<br>I think i paid $15 for it, i figured if its trash i didn't waste much. I would like to stay around the $100 range.
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    well, than there are a lot of good knives, for instance i have a brusletto-kniven which i like a lot, it costs $60. but i don't know know too many other knives, so maybe another member can help you with that.
     
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>This description fits any Morakniv perfectly. I have a companion in stainless that I paid about $15 for (plus shipping, Grumble grumble..). I happily replaced my buck special 119 with the companion.<br><br>Here are a couple of notes about it:<br><br>1. The factory edge is nice and sharp, but it dose have a bit of a burr on it. if you have some sharpening stones you can easily fix that up. Also with the skandi grind on the blade it's easy to sharpen yourself.<br><br>2. The plastic sheath gets loose fairly quickly. I addressed that issue with a small velcro strap and some double sided tape.<br><br>3. The belt clip on the sheath puts the knife a little high, and at an odd angle for my liking. I built a soft shackle from amsteel blue to act as a dangler. I'm sure paracord or some other cord you can trust would work just as well.<br><br>4. As you already mentioned, it's $15 so if it gets lost, broken, or you mess up the edge beyond repair, your only out $15. <br><br>If you looking to spend more for a similarly sized fixed blade knife, here are some other top brands to check out(in no particular order): EESE, KA-BAR, Benchmade, Coldsteel, Spyderco.</span>
     
  6. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    I agree with the statements above. Moras are awesome low-cost knives that can be even better with a bit of tweaking. I have a bunch of them. In fact, other than my large collection of Cold Steel knives, most of my other knives are either Moras or Opinels. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     
  7. andypie

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    Ok sounds good guy thanks for the response, i was looking at a ka-bar they seem to be nice but im going to see how this one holds up first. As for the sheath i already foresee that to be a problem so i will probably just make a leather one.
     
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    Some of their plastic sheaths are pretty decent, while others not so much. The two sheaths of theirs I love are the leather ones that come on their Classic knives and also ones made out of something called Unica, which is actually a pressed and treated paper fiber. I believe they started using this during WWII due to a shortage of leather, and they still make sheaths out of it. It acts very similar to leather and is far more durable than it sounds. I've made a few leather sheaths to replace the ones that came with the crappier plastic ones. I have one of those wood-handled leather stitching awls that holds the little spools of thread in it. Makes sheath making a lot easier. They aren't cheap ($25 range), but I highly suggest one if you don't already have one. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     
  9. andypie

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    Well just got my first mora in the mail and wow.<br>Very nice well worth the money and already placed an order for two more lol.<br>I do agree about the sheath though not a big fan but it does fit nice for now.<br> Pelleteer i have seen the awls you are talking about and i think that will be a future purchase any recommendations on brand?
     
  10. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Mine is just a generic one I picked up at the army surplus store years ago. It looks just like <a href="http://www.texasknife.com/vcom/product_info.php?products_id=1596" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">THIS ONE</a>. This one'll run you about $20-something with shipping. They also have a bunch of them at ebay for about the same price. You can usually also find the thread in various colors at ebay for like $3.50 per spool. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     
  11. andypie

    andypie New Member

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