Shieldon D2 Blade G10 Handle 9049G1-B ($49)
Can be used widely from beginners to veterans
Made of sharp carbon steel, it weighs only 77g and is convenient to carry. It is known as a very popular model among campers. Carbon steel is easy to rust and needs to be handled with care, but it is highly practical and recommended for people who want to use it for a long time.
The point is that it has excellent sharpness, but it is also unique to Shieldon knives that you can get high-quality knives at a reasonable price. The grip is also easy to grip, and the resin sheath is nice to use without worrying about dirt. You can use it with attachment because it requires diligent care.
Morakniv-Companion Spark ($36)
Compact size ideal for detailed work
The easy-to-use size of the rubber grip and the stainless blade is suitable for detailed work. There are 5 color variations so you can choose your favorite color. The color of the grip and sheath are matched, so it is recommended for those who want to consider the design.
It comes with a fire starter with a paracord, so it can also be used to start a fire. The companion series is characterized by its compact size and convenient portability. It will be useful in every scene from bonfire to barbecue.
Morakniv-Eldris Standard ($41)
Can be carried in your pocket
The blade is short and has a rounded shape. Even when it is in the scabbard, it is 14.3 cm, which is a size that is easy to carry, so you can carry it in your pocket. The grip has a hole for the strap to pass through, so you can hang it around your neck and carry it around.
Although it is compact, it is tougher than it looks and can be used when you want to make a feather stick. Since the blade is short, it is difficult to use for cooking, so the usage is limited, so let's determine the scene to use. Suitable for light users and those who want to have it as a second knife.
The rounded grip is easy to grip
It is characteristic that the grip has a unique roundness. The carbon steel blade with outstanding sharpness has a thickness of 3.2 mm, so it is suitable for people who want to use it for hard work. The easy-to-use size with a blade length of 9.1 cm is recommended for people who want to use it in a wide range of scenes.
Since it is carbon steel, it requires diligent care. The grip that fits in your hand has a good reputation for its ease of use, as once you use it, you cannot use other knives. Although the processing on the backside of the blade is slightly rough, there is no problem in normal use.
Shieldon Tanto Point D2 Blade Black G10 Handle 9043G ($51)
Easy to grip and can be used for a wide range of purposes
A carbon steel knife with a black coating. It is suitable for those who want a stylish design that matches the outdoor scene. Carbon steel has excellent sharpness, so it is recommended for people who want to use it without stress.
The scabbard has a fire starter and a diamond sharpener. It looks hard, but its toughness that can be used in a wide range of scenes is attractive. The grip has a belt loop, so you can hang it on the belt and carry it around.
Morakniv-Companion Heavy Duty ($26)
Reasonable and easy to use
The knives used for bushcraft must be durable. If you focus on durability, the price tends to be high, but this is attractive because it is durable but reasonably priced. The blade thickness is 3.2 mm, so you can handle hard work.
Since rubber is used for the grip part, it fits firmly in the hand. The point is that you can easily enjoy the sharpness unique to carbon steel. The resin sheath is also easy to use and can be used widely from beginners to advanced users.
Morakniv-Garberg Leather sheath ($127)
Attractive toughness that can withstand heavy use
It is known as a high-end model among Mora knives. The price is a little high, but it is a tough knife recommended for those who want to choose it with an emphasis on durability. When cutting a hard object, it will not break even if you put all your strength into it, so you can use it with confidence even for heavy use.
The leather scabbard has a luxurious feel, and you can carry it stylishly by passing it through a belt. The simple design is also attractive because it can be used for a long time without getting tired. You can use it in a wide range of scenes while enjoying the aging of the sheath that dyes your color the more you use it.
Morakniv-Kansbol Multi-Mount MG ($72)
Can be widely used for both bold and delicate work
Although the blade thickness is 2.5 mm, which is an average thickness, it becomes thinner toward the cutting edge, so it can be used properly with one blade. Since the root part is thick, it can also be used for bushcraft. Since the cutting edge can be used for cooking and delicate work, it is recommended for people who want to use it in multiple ways with one.
The scabbard is made of resin, but it comes with attached parts, so you can carry it by attaching it to a belt or backpack. The stainless steel blade does not rust easily and is easy to clean, so it is also attractive that it can be used easily. You can also use it to start a fire with the separately sold fire starter.
Morakniv-Garberg Black Carbon Leather sheath ($138)
Rugged and tough full tank model
The black coating on the carbon steel blade gives it a luxurious impression. Since the sheath is made of leather, it is also recommended for those who want to stick to the design. With a blade thickness of 3.2 mm, it is also ideal for chopping wood and bushcraft.
You can also make feather sticks that are indispensable for starting a fire, and it is attractive that you can use them in multiple ways with one. Since the handle is made of polyamide, it is easy to grip and can be used without worrying about dirt. The blade length is about 10 cm and the total length is 22.9 cm, which is a convenient size.
Shieldon Sheepsfoot D2 Blade Black G10 Handle 9050G ($52)
Easy to use that is useful in a wide range of scenes
It is a full tang model that is rare for Shieldon knives, with steel material passed through to the grip end of the handle. As it has excellent durability, it is also suitable for hard work. The blade is made of stainless steel, so it does not rust easily and is easy to handle.
It's a little expensive, but it's sturdy, so you can handle everything from chopping wood to making feather sticks. It will be an easy-to-use one for those who want to use it in a wide range of scenes. The multi-mount sheath with nylon can be carried by attaching it to a belt or backpack.
Morakniv-Kansbol Standard MG ($52)
A good model of costa recommended for fishing
Polypropylene is used in the center of the handle and TPE rubber is used in the other parts, so it fits in your hand and can be gripped firmly. Stainless blades are easy to care for and will be easy for beginners to use. It is also recommended for heavy users who want to use it in every scene.
It is an orthodox type with a blade length of 10.9 cm and a blade thickness of 2.5 mm, but it is ideal for handling and cooking fish caught by fishing. Even with a stainless steel blade, it has a good reputation for its sharpness and ease of use. It is also suitable for people who want to choose a knife with good cost performance.
Morakniv-Fishing Comfort Scaler 098 ($33)
Great for handling fish
Fillet knives for handling meat and fish, which have thinner blades and jagged backs than ordinary knives, are made for anglers. Recommended when you want to fish and handle fish on the spot. You can do detailed work without stress.
The blade thickness is also 2 mm, which is thinner than a general knife, so if you know how to fillet, you can fillet smoothly. The blade is made of stainless steel, so it is easy to maintain, and it is also convenient when you want to handle fish at home. The scabbard is made of plastic, so it is also suitable for use near the water.
Morakniv-PRO C ($19)
Easy to use for women
The compact size is recommended for people with small hands and women. The rubber grip is easy to grip, and the carbon blade with a blade thickness of 2 mm is sharp and easy to use for detailed work. The weight of the knife alone is as light as 80g, so it is convenient to carry.
Sheaths with pentagonal protrusions can be connected and used. Since the blade thickness is thin, it is not suitable for hard work, but it is also attractive that you can use feather sticks and simple crafts without problems. In terms of ease of use, it is also suitable for the first Mora knife.
Morakniv-Allround 731 ($29)
The blade is long and convenient for cooking
It is characteristic that the blade length is as long as 14.8 cm. Most of the popular models of Mora knives have a blade length of about 10 cm, but they are longer. Although convenient for chopping wood and bushcraft, it is often recut many times when used for cooking.
Since the blade length is long, there is no need to re-cut it many times, and it is nice to be able to cut it quickly once the blade is inserted. The point is that it does not spoil the taste of the ingredients and it cuts cleanly. It is suitable for people who want to choose it on the assumption that it will be used for outdoor cooking.
Soak the grindstone in water beforehand and soak it in water. When sharpening, black sharpening juice comes out, but the sharpening juice is a mixture of water and the abrasive grains of the grindstone. Please do not wash it off as it will be important for sharpening the knife. The grindstone dries while sharpening, but if it is left as it is, frictional heat will put a burden on the blade, so it is important to sharpen while adding water each time.
When sharpening, place the knife at an angle of 15 to 20 degrees to the grindstone. Gently place your finger on the blade and slide it over the grindstone while maintaining the angle. Be conscious of sharpening both sides evenly so that there is no warp. It's hard to get the hang of it, but if you don't rush and sharpen it slowly, you'll get the hang of it. The video that introduces how to sharpen is also helpful, so please check it out.
For your first Mora knife, choose a compact, versatile type. Even if you purchase a model for advanced users from the beginning, it may not be usable by beginners. The appeal of Mora knives is that they are reasonably priced and easy to purchase. Please scrutinize and find the best one.
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