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Old 04-10-2012, 03:34 AM   #3436
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This is the first or second Mora knife I bought. I've had it 4 years at least, I whittled down the pommel to fit in the new sheaths(with another mora, of course), hammered it into a tree and stood on it, just 'cause, have banged it into numerous steel pieces over the years, and that fucker is sharp as sharp gets. Yes, I regularly resharpen it, (about every other week, based on use, matteroffact)

they are great, useful, knives. I'll always have four or five of them around for 'real' work.

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Old 04-10-2012, 08:34 AM   #3437
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Best little blade for the buck, imho. I own 2.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:47 AM   #3438
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Best little blade for the buck, imho. I own 2.
1 for each thumb? Glad you can only use one at a time....









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Old 04-12-2012, 06:04 AM   #3439
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There are so many beautiful blades in the preceding pages! I have too many hobbies so I must choose wisely.

With the recent re-release of the SOCOM series from Microtech I finally got my hands on an 'American' tanto. The blade is quite long from spine to edge so it actually cuts quite well for a tanto. With S35-VN steel & two effectively straight edges it's a pleasure to sharpen compared to my knives baring 154CM or S30V blade steel.


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Old 04-12-2012, 09:13 AM   #3440
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There are so many beautiful blades in the preceding pages! I have too many hobbies so I must choose wisely.

With the recent re-release of the SOCOM series from Microtech I finally got my hands on an 'American' tanto. The blade is quite long from spine to edge so it actually cuts quite well for a tanto. With S35-VN steel & two effectively straight edges it's a pleasure to sharpen compared to my knives baring 154CM or S30V blade steel.


Nice knife, but I will say that the picture makes it look like the tip would stick out of the end of the handle when closed. Perspective is a weird thing in pictures!
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:54 PM   #3441
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got weak a few days ago then this arrived today
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:25 PM   #3442
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got weak a few days ago then this arrived today
At the risk of seeming like a complete and utter moran, I'm curious about the black piece with the fish motif along the spine of the grip. Is that an emery board, or fire-starter?
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:26 PM   #3443
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At the risk of seeming like a complete and utter moran, I'm curious about the black piece with the fish motif along the spine of the grip. Is that an emery board, or fire-starter?
Fire Steel to be used with some flint etc for fire starting.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:40 PM   #3444
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At the risk of seeming like a complete and utter moran, I'm curious about the black piece with the fish motif along the spine of the grip. Is that an emery board, or fire-starter?
thanks for being the first complete and utter moran to ask.

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Old 04-24-2012, 05:21 PM   #3445
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Fire Steel to be used with some flint etc for fire starting.
swiss bianco custom.
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He makes some neat things. A Farmer with a scissors would be like the Holy Grail of SAKs for me.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:44 PM   #3446
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My first knife and sheath build.

1095, 4 1/2" blade, 9 1/4" OAL.

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Old 04-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #3447
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Very nice!
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:57 PM   #3448
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I give up

Where can you buy one of these. Are they out of production???

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:30 PM   #3449
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Very nice!
Thanks, RedRocker! My wife's cousin even wants one! I'm going to be busy just making blades and sheaths for family and friends.

I've hammered on this knife in order to prove out my heat treat. I've heat treated steel (many types), as regards to tool and die work, and have the same set up here at home. This prototype knife exhibits the properties of a knife that I like.

Holds its edge, good impact resistance, tough in torsion, no edge chipping from over hardening (or under tempering).

Good steel. Not for sale.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:21 PM   #3450
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