For those of you who haven’t seen or heard, Mora of Sweden has introduced a very cool knife designed with features specifically for all of us survival bushcrafter types. It’s called the Bushcraft Survival Knife. There must be more of us out there than we think!
When you think of a Mora knife, you typically think: SIMPLE, INEXPENSIVE and RELIABLE. At least that’s what I think. In the case of the Bushcraft Survival Knife, Mora has added a few bells and whistles that I really like. It’s still very simple and functional. It’s still a very solid and reliable knife. It is a bit more pricey, though…coming in at around $70.
We just received a few in the shop today so I thought I would write a quick post about my first impressions before I take one into the field (very soon). I like the black and gray color scheme – very urban survival. It does come with 2 belt carry options – one is a clip just like on the clippers and the other is a more modern loop that a belt feeds through. So…now you have a back up just in case one breaks.
The most obvious addition is the Mora Fire Steel – which I love. It’s a really nice fire steel – good size. It fits perfect in it’s own little home on the sheath and clicks into place. That thing isn’t going anywhere.
The fire steel also has a lanyard hole. I will probably attached a little paracord lanyard to this. The back of the 4.25″ Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade is ground flat and makes the perfect striker – they designed it this way.
The other big feature is they added a built in diamond sharpening plate to the sheath for touching up in the field. What a great idea! It’s molded right into the sheath and doesn’t get in the way at all. Forget carrying an extra. It doesn’t add any weight either – maybe a few ounces.
One of my other favorite Mora knives is the 840 MG Clipper. I compared the 2 and the Bushcraft Survival Knife definitely is more substantial. As a part of the new Bushcraft Series, it’s a little bigger and feels more solid as well. But it is about $55 more – it ought to feel a little different.
The grip on the Bushcraft Survival model is a high friction rubberized material and feels awesome. It’s not going anywhere – even with wet hands.
All in all, I really like the knife. I’m happy to add it to my personal collection and I’m also excited to use it in the field. My blades typically get used pretty hard so I will keep you posted as I have more information. In the mean-time, let me know if you have any questions. We have these in the web store if you are interested.
That’s it for now… Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,