Mora Companion Knife 860MG Stainless Steel
The Mora Companion knife 860MG (previousl called Mora Clipper or Frost knife) needs no introduction to people who have been on our courses.
This knife is our preferred piece of equipment as a starter knife.
Why? Well, it is three quarters tang (the blade goes on 3/4 of the way through the handle - see additional picture for X- Ray image) which makes it a good quality strong knife. It is a cheaper option for a bushcraft knife rather than spending hundreds of pounds on your first knife. It has a full flat, or Scandinavian, grind, which is one of the easiest grinds to sharpen, and it is stainless steel with a high friction grip on the handle... ideal for game preparation. It is well worth buying a knife of this price to begin your bushcraft techniques.
What do our instructors think? Jason writes:
"I have been using this knife professionally on courses now for over 9 years, and have never had one break yet. For the price of the knife I believe you get exceptional value for money, the stainless steel element ensure you keep the edge for longer, and although stainless is harder to sharpen the full flat grind means it is easier to sit on your stone. We love this knife at Woodland Ways and heartily recommend it, a good knife also to practice your sharpening. Although I would suggest take care with the sheath as the belt clip is not completely encircled… still, you are getting what you pay for!”
Advantages: Good quality strong knife. A cheaper option for a first bushcraft knife and robust enough to split wood using a baton. The blade is a full flat grind and is made from stainless steel which makes it resistant to rusting. It has a high friction grip handle making it ideal for use in game preparation.
Disadvantages: We struggled with this to be honest as it is such a cracking piece of kit. OK- it may not look as nice as some of the knives with fancy wooden handles but we go for function not style... The sheath supplied clips onto a belt rather than sliding on to it so it can be prone to coming off the belt.
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