Frost Mora or Moraknives - I wonder ...

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Zulus, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. Zulus

    Zulus

    390
    May 29, 2020
    Got old dilemma -
    old Frost Mora (25-30 YO) or new Moraknives
    are better ?
    Of course if there are any differences [except stamp]

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  2. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    Sandvik states that it has made improvements in its steels processing over the years, so newer knives are likely even better. That said, we have a number of carbon steel Moras 30+ years old that we still use.
     
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  3. Zulus

    Zulus

    390
    May 29, 2020
    That's the reason I started other thread before - about no name stainless steels !?
    For example Mora, Victorinox, chinese, all the World of unnamed, unmarked stuff ...

    To be honest I think Frost Mora 1990 was better than Moraknives.
    But can anybody kick me wrong ?
     
  4. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    The 50' - 60's Mora had laminated blades. Great knives. IMHO one of the finest period of Mora. I especially like knives by Broderna Jonsson and Carl Andersson.
    Rich
     
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  5. Zulus

    Zulus

    390
    May 29, 2020
    Sort of my thinking.
    50-60's was better than 90's
    then 90's was better than following decades
    sad
     
  6. Mikael W

    Mikael W Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2007
    Looks like a #740 in 12c27. I have two, one bought in the late 1980'ies and one unused, bought a few years ago.
    Maybe one of the last remaining from that era. They are softer than todays models in 12c27.
    Their Triflex steel was better than the standard Carbon models.
    The laminated ones are my favorites.
    They have always been held in high esteem here in Sweden.

    Comparing new to old, I think it is more about sharpening skills than age of production.
    Unless we are talking about really old models, as they sometimes were very soft by todays standards.

    Regards
    Mikael
     
  7. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    You can still buy Mora laminated blades and knives; I have several and they are great carving knives. I handled a laminated blade for a trapper friend in northern Alberta who was used to the standard red wooden handled Mora knives. He was amazed how well it held an edge.
     
  8. Mikael W

    Mikael W Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2007
    Yes I agree, they do hold an edge very well.
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    At work fixing a customers kitchen some years ago.

    Regards
    Mikael
     

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