It worked the Kabar counter at SMKW Rep Weekend, this last weekend, and had the pleasure to work along side Rose Marie Gontowski, president of Morakniv, and one fantastic lady.
And, a knife nut. Imagine that. Well, she brought some goodies with her, and one of them was the Mora Bushcraft Black. One helluva blade.
The first thing I noticed, was the balance, which, was pointed out by Paul Tsujimoto, of Kabar knives. Toooj has enough TIB to know a little something about knives, and he was right. Either they extended the tang some, or used a denser rubber, but either way, the knife just floats in the hand.
I know, Moras are light anyways, but once you get to feel it, you'll see what I mean.
The other thing I noticed, was a fully squared off spine, and meant that way. This isn't a "Oops, we forgot to do this....." its a "Oh, we're gonna make this thing scrape wood and firesteel like no other", and its well done to boot.
The third and final thing, and probably the most important, IMHO, was the black DLC coating. Yup, black DLC coated Mora Bushcraft. Take a minute, and catch your breath. The blade steel is carbon, not sure what kind, but I do know its not Triflex. How do I know? Well, lets just say I heard Triflex will be going away soon. So, high carbon Swedish steel it is. With a DLC coating of about 95Rc. Oh hell yeah.
Standard IMP sheath, but sans firesteel, but the knife will fit in the Survival sheath, if you have one. Which I do. The knife comes razor sharp, and since they are coating the blades, the "putty steel" that usually comes on a Mora, is not there anymore. No need to put a high shine polish with compound on the knife, this fella has something much better.
The price point will be around $35 from most places, where I was at, it was just a little more. They were brought over directly from the land of Blond hair and accents, as, the packaging was still in Swedish, I think.
No, I didn't snap any pics, but I do have the knife pic from the Mora website.
Anyways, this knife just jumped up to the top of my "HOLY COW I GOTTA HAVE THIS THING!!!!" list, I shoulda bought one while I was there, but I didn't have the funds at that time.
No, you can't find them on any website for purchase, trust me, I've looked, and even SMKW doesn't have it listed yet. She brought about 50 units in the door with her, and when I left yesterday, there were about 10 left hanging on hooks. I shoulda picked one up.........dang.......
Anyways, here is a look.
Thought ya'll might be interested.