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scorpion
03-03-2011, 22:40
I looking for a new Mora and would like advice on which ones meet my criteria, it must have

Carbon blade
Full scandi grind not the half grind like on the 2000
Now this is where im having trouble, it must have a large tang exceeding more than half of the handle unlike the Clipper

the only one i can think of is the Mora Hunter/711, can you think of any others

southey
03-03-2011, 22:41
have a look at the mora classics chap, very nice indeed,

5027

from here Moonrakerknives (http://www.moonrakerknives.co.uk/frostsmora.htm).

scorpion
03-03-2011, 23:01
have a look at the mora classics chap, very nice indeed,

5027

from here Moonrakerknives (http://www.moonrakerknives.co.uk/frostsmora.htm).

do you know how far the tang goes on these

southey
03-03-2011, 23:04
the classics are stick tangs, all the way through and then(on mine at least) fastened with a kind of scroll pin thing around the end of the tang, i have the small one and it is brilliant, only had it week or so, but its great, and i have no concerns over the the security of the blade after getting stuck into some Maple the other day. very nice little knives.

kard133
03-03-2011, 23:24
How about the mora triflex 2080, tang is somewhere near 3/4, superb handle, excellent carbon blade available at Heinnies, lakeland bushcraft (Lurch on this forum) and workshop heaven. A sort of review here Triflex (http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=763743)

scorpion
03-03-2011, 23:36
How about the mora triflex 2080, tang is somewhere near 3/4, superb handle, excellent carbon blade available at Heinnies, lakeland bushcraft (Lurch on this forum) and workshop heaven. A sort of review here Triflex (http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=763743)

ive looked into the triflex model and the tang is exactly the same as the clipper, theres a cutout picture on google images if you search mora triflex tang

charleslockerbie
03-03-2011, 23:41
I have the mora triflex bushcraft (same one as pic) and i am very happy with it, iv given it abuse and its still strong, and i can get it shaving sharp without much effort. Needs a better sheath tho, so you have an excuse for some leather work. Not sure on the tang tho.

brancho
03-03-2011, 23:43
have a look at the mora classics chap, very nice indeed

I have a classic No1 which is great and the tang is full length and teh handle is held in place with a spring clip. try HERE (http://workshopheaven.com/cgi-bin/cp-app.cgi?usr=51F4634201&rnd=6903044&rrc=N&affl=&cip=&act=&aff=&pg=cat&ref=MORACLAS&catstr=HOME:Knivesgeneral:MORA B)

Most knives do not have a full flat grind due to the edge not being strong enough and needing a secondary bevel.

Why do you need a full length tang and full flat grind?

JDO330
03-03-2011, 23:58
How about the 510 from the woodlore site. Im sure that has a 3/4 length tang.

Atb, Jon.

scorpion
03-03-2011, 23:59
I have a classic No1 which is great and the tang is full length and teh handle is held in place with a spring clip. try HERE (http://workshopheaven.com/cgi-bin/cp-app.cgi?usr=51F4634201&rnd=6903044&rrc=N&affl=&cip=&act=&aff=&pg=cat&ref=MORACLAS&catstr=HOME:Knivesgeneral:MORA B)

Most knives do not have a full flat grind due to the edge not being strong enough and needing a secondary bevel.

Why do you need a full length tang and full flat grind?

what i mean is i prefer the blade style of the clipper instead of the 2000 model because the clipper blade is the same all the way along but the 2000 blade goes thinner when it gets about 2/3 down the blade, and i dont need a full length tang just one that is bigger than the clipper one because ive seen quite a fiew that have failed, the tang is tiny and you can feel flex between handle and blade because its so small

brancho
04-03-2011, 00:47
Most of the clipper failures I have seen have been when they have been used as a pry bar ie not as a knife remember the blade is only 2.5 mm thick or so. Many tools fail when used incorrectly.

As for the blade shape now I see what mean you dont want the type of grind to change along the length of the blade.

The clasics are nice if you can get away with the handle shape.

brancho
04-03-2011, 00:53
Maybe you need one of THESE (http://www.greenmanbushcraft.co.uk/cutting-tools/knives/hultafors-heavy-duty-bushcraft-knife.htm)

I have seen one similiar (same manufacturer) battoned with a mash hammer and it took no harm.

unorthadox
04-03-2011, 01:05
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/jacks%20shed/moraxraywtext.jpg

here are some xrays of moras

i think the mora 510 completes these requirements

The Big Lebowski
04-03-2011, 03:11
I have the triflex 780.... I've absolutley leathered it through very knotted wood, even with the last half inch of tip and it just wont die!

Its bonkers how hardy these things are.

al.

MartiniDave
04-03-2011, 09:18
Another vote for the 510, by far my favourite mora, and I do have a few!

Dave

born2roam
04-03-2011, 09:23
Mora 510 (the original red version, not the upmarketed green one ;-) )
Or the classic or a Mora 137, wooden handle (natural color), leathersheath, not sure carbon or not...)

Grtz Johan

Sparrowhawk
04-03-2011, 10:06
I loved the old 780s. I battered em senseless and never had a problem with the 1/4 length tang. I agree with Brancho; they don't fail unless you do summat stupid with them.

unorthadox
04-03-2011, 21:50
Mora 510 (the original red version, not the upmarketed green one ;-) )
Or the classic or a Mora 137, wooden handle (natural color), leathersheath, not sure carbon or not...)

Grtz Johan

is there any difference bettween the original red one an hte reissued green one? apart fro mthe ray mears engraving of course

born2roam
05-03-2011, 10:34
is there any difference bettween the original red one an hte reissued green one? apart fro mthe ray mears engraving of course

No difference apart from price, availability and engraving....

I just didn't like the thought of it being sold as a favorite knife of Ray while you never saw him with it on shows, all courses were done with a clipper etc....

Mora 510 is one of my favorites though. With the Mora 137 and the Mora 2000....

Grtz Johan

mikey.elefant
05-03-2011, 12:40
I use the 510 and bushcraft triflex as my main users, they are both quite strong knives-never failed me.

We have just given out 15 of the 510's to our soldiers so i believe that in a month or so i will be able to tell you how much abuse they will take.
As for the sheaths, i had rapidboy make me two Kydex sheaths for both knives and so far its been a serious upgrade in quality of carry and use.

Best wishes and good luck

steven andrews
08-03-2011, 22:32
The new HighQ knives have a longer tang than the Clippers'. Here's a photo with a magnet attached to the handle:

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/4230/magnetb.jpg (http://img6.imageshack.us/i/magnetb.jpg/)

Heinnie Haynes sell them:
http://www.heinnie.com/Knives/Mora-Knives/Mora-Knives-High-Q-Craftline-Carbon/p-92-304-5965/

hobo2
16-03-2011, 20:01
try the mora bushcraft force. in carbon about 20 very similar blade to clipper only bigger,and i think three quarter tang. i have the stainless which is superb! tho i like a smaller clipper and no.1 more.