MORAKNIV ELDRIS - Review

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by Frozen Bear Trading, May 24, 2019.

  1. Frozen Bear Trading

    Frozen Bear Trading

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    Feb 22, 2019
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    I ran into the company after seeing it in a picture taged #gransforsbruks on Instagram. I fell in love with this little guy. Here is my personal review and pics :

    This MORAKNIV ELDRIS is what I wanted for alot of things and carving. But the back spin is sharp. The edges are square and sharp on the back of the knife so when you put your thumb on it , it sucks. This would be a 10/10 if they would have fit and finish better. Im gonna have to mill it down a little.

    That said is this designed for carving? Not really. Did I buy it for that? Yes , there are some specific uses for just this knife for ME

    That said I got this for under 30 bucks from a website shipped. So I dont except perfection, but they could have finished it way better it would take no time

    THANKS
     
  2. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    Looks like you got "shorted" ! :rolleyes:;)
     
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  3. Frozen Bear Trading

    Frozen Bear Trading

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    Feb 22, 2019
    They have several lengths in this style. But when I'm whittling I have many uses for thisn
     
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  4. jdk1

    jdk1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2010
    Isn't the spine given the 90* treatment for scraping bark and a fire steel?
     
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  5. Frozen Bear Trading

    Frozen Bear Trading

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    Feb 22, 2019
    That maybe the case. I dont know anything about these. I have plenty of fire steel that you could use any steel to light.
     
  6. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Not poor finish - a deliberate execution of a design. A sharp spine is de rigueur for a "bushcraft" knife.

    But I take your point. A bushcraft spine is Hell on the thumb. That's why they invented knife-sharpening tools - to remove steel.
     
  7. brj

    brj

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    May 18, 2005
    Nifty little knives, I use mine all the time. Great heat treat on the 12C27 as well.

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  8. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I guess the Eldris is inexpensive enough to justify getting one and experimenting with, huh? I was turned off by the smaller blade, would it be a good size to accomplish small tasks and still useful in the kitchen? Anyone use one for food prep?
     
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  9. Frozen Bear Trading

    Frozen Bear Trading

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    Feb 22, 2019
    I carve spoons and I like to use them to shape the part where the handle meets the spoon
     
  10. willc

    willc Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2013
    The Eldris looks interesting to me.
    I have probably 10 different Moras already so I have yet to pick up one.

    For wood carving I like the short Mora Frost knife with wood handle.
    I have had it for over 20 years and it is a champ.
    Not sure but I think the blade may be laminated.
     
  11. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    How thick/thin is the Eldris blade? I really love my Mora 510 but I like the longer blade.

    Zieg
     
  12. marcinek

    marcinek

    Jan 9, 2007
    Yes, it is. It is not is a "fit and finish" issue, as the reviewer claims.
     
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  13. marcinek

    marcinek

    Jan 9, 2007
    Ones with rounded spines?
     
  14. kreisler

    kreisler

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    May 11, 2012
    Looks like you got "shorted" ! :rolleyes:;)
     
  15. Mikel_24

    Mikel_24

    Sep 19, 2007
    Solely for carving it should work. For stout short blade used in a box cutter fashion (tape, cardboard, packages, clamshels, etc.) I guess it lacks handle length to get a full grip and it would get expensive to replace. For food prep is a no go due to the short blade (in my opinion. Sorry but I don't get it. I can't find any situation where a knife like the Eldris could come handy.

    Mikel
     
  16. Frozen Bear Trading

    Frozen Bear Trading

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    Feb 22, 2019
    It's nice to have a fixed blade in your pocket to
     
  17. 7east

    7east Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 20, 2017
    I just picked one up specifically for doing mostly yard work. Cutting plastic pots off plants, opening bags of rocks/mulch, etc.
     
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  18. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Looks like just a quick cutting blade, handynto have a round.
     
  19. penak

    penak

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    Mar 11, 2019
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  20. DB_Cruiser

    DB_Cruiser

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    Jul 17, 2018
    When I got mine, I found the corners of the spine actually had a bit of a burr on them. 2 minutes with a mill bastard file used lightly broke those off but left them square, much easier on the thumb and still effective for scraping.
     

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