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New Mora Bushcraft Black

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Moosez45, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    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.

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    Thought ya'll might be interested.

    Moose
     
  2. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    I want one.
     
  3. OrdnanceBubbaUSMC

    OrdnanceBubbaUSMC

    May 23, 2004
    Thanks for the heads up Moose
     
  4. nativejim

    nativejim

    225
    May 6, 2011
    thanks for sharing the post....looks that will be a hit when released!
     
  5. KuRUpTD

    KuRUpTD

    Aug 5, 2008
    Looking good !
     
  6. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Nice! They've been pumping out the new models lately and I like it!
     
  7. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    Yeah, she had all of the new models with her. Camo, survival, black, etc. Of all of them, this one is the one to have.

    And, I'm hoping its such a hit, that they start putting a DLC on all their knives. Could you imagine a Robust with a DLC coating? I need to take a cold shower, brb.

    :D

    Moose
     
  8. wolf413chris

    wolf413chris

    65
    Jul 27, 2012
    really diggin it, any hint to release date?
     
  9. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    Friday of last week. They are packaged, and here, they just haven't made it to most dealers yet, but I would guess we'll see them within the month.

    Like I said, they are here, already, I just didn't get one.......

    Moose
     
  10. stjames

    stjames Sebenzanista

    Oct 26, 1998
    With the coating how effective is a fire steel?
     
  11. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    Very. The DLC is not thick, or even noticeable. And the spine edges are SHARP!!!! Which is all you need to peel off a firesteel. They thought it out pretty well.

    Moose
     
  12. wolf413chris

    wolf413chris

    65
    Jul 27, 2012
    i was pretty much going to buy a mora force today or tomorrow.. but i really didnt like the rounded spine. i think im gunna wait for this.

    ps. thanks for posting!
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012
  13. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    Oh, and its 3.2mm thick, same thickness as the Robust. Seems my dreams have come true.

    I'll be picking up a couple of these, probably tomorrow, if they have any left at SMKW.

    Moose
     
  14. nativejim

    nativejim

    225
    May 6, 2011
    just checked & it looks like Knifeworks has em' in stock.....
     
  15. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks for the intel Mr Moose, sounds like a great knife :thumbup:

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  16. Fanglekai

    Fanglekai

    Jan 7, 2007
    Might have to get one of these. Would be cool to get some kydex for it too since the sheath is right handed only.
     
  17. james terrio

    james terrio Sharpest Knife in the Light Socket Moderator

    Apr 15, 2010
    So Mora has finally gone tacticool. Let the end of the world commence :p
     
  18. TheGame

    TheGame

    Sep 24, 2008
    I'll probably pick one up at some point, possibly get a couple for gifts, too. Thanks for the heads up Moose.
     
  19. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Haaahaaaaa...! No--that'll be next year. 1/4" thick version with the tang projecting out the bottom. :D
     
  20. james terrio

    james terrio Sharpest Knife in the Light Socket Moderator

    Apr 15, 2010
    I'm just teasing about the camo and black finishes. It looks like a good model and I'm sure it will be a big success :)
     

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