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90 street price

https://www.knifecenter.com/it...e-multi-mount-sheath

You can buy a Morakniv basic model for 12 or 15 bucks, but they have very abbreviated stick tangs. So, now Morankiv offers a full tang knife, and for that extra bit of steel, the price has gone through the roof. WTF?


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At a glance, it looks like that plus an upgraded blade steel and sheath, handle texture seems improved and the grind looks a bit different. Maybe not enough to make the difference from $30-$90, but upgrades from the base model all the same.

Here’s a demo from a factory rep at a show, can’t figure out how embed from mobile, my apologies:
https://youtu.be/o0ZX7-KTV48
 
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Wow. So far I have had no problems with my traditional stub tang Morakniv. Considering the $75 extra cost for a full tang one I’ll just keep using what I have.




 
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Being a Big fan of Mora knives in General I picked up a Garberg. It's a good knife but unless you insist on pounding things with the hilt of a knife (which is a horrible idea anyway) the full tang isn't going to give you any real advantage in performance over the nearly indestructible handles of regular Mora knives.

I also much prefer the longer finger guard of the Bushcraft. All in all I think the Mora Bushcraft is a better knife than the Garberg for less money. Budget buyers should look at the Mora heavy duty.

I think the Garberg is best for serious Mora nuts that have to have one of each, people that really believe a full tang is the only way to make a knife and people who prefer the profile of the Garberg grip. I think most of us will find the Bushcraft Survival knife a better tool.........


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Uh, no thanks. I'd rather buy a handful of regular Moras.

I love my beater Moras. Use them, abuse them, and just toss them when/if they break (though I have yet to do that).

They even make a cheap chisel that works well for scraping and rough carpentry work.
 
Posts: 23715 | Location: Northwest Arkansas | Registered: January 06, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I think they are just trying to capitalize on the bushcrafting craze and all the YouTube reviews telling viewers they *must* have a full tang knife with a 90 degree spine, or else you will die in the wilderness. Bunk.

I love my Mora companion for what it is, and heartily recommend it. For the money of the Garberg, I'll stick with my ESEE's with lifetime, no questions asked guarantee.




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They are only $74 on Amazon and you get a free cheapo sharpener thrown in.. https://www.amazon.com/HELIKON...270&s=gateway&sr=8-4
 
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Originally posted by Xer0:
They are only $74 on Amazon and you get a free cheapo sharpener thrown in.. https://www.amazon.com/HELIKON...270&s=gateway&sr=8-4


That offer seems fair.
Never considered a mora before, might find a way to rationalize it now.
 
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As mentioned it is a slightly better quality steel then their other models and has a slightly more quality design.

Still for a mora it seems a bit steep when your in the Esee price range.

I always have a hard time with fixed blades when for 150 your looking at some truly high quality blades, why waste time under that price?




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Moras selling point is- They're great knives for $12. Seems like they own the $12 market.


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Moras selling point is- They're great knives for $12. Seems like they own the $12 market.


That's my thought. They are an unbelievable value in their low price range. I'd look long and hard before paying something near $100. But who knows; if they can make a great knife for 12-15 dollars, maybe they make a great(er) knife for more.
 
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Day be trippin


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Gateway Knife, LOL
 
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