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Originally Posted by Torqued
For an inexpensive knife it's hard to beat a Mora.
I have several of them around. They see more use than my expensive blades do. If one of them get gets damaged or lost I'm out less than $20. I keep 2 in the side by side 2 in my truck along with an American made Old Timer filet knife and 2 more Mora's in my wife's truck, not to mention the one's on the house.

Mora's are good cheap fixed blades knives, I prefer the stainless to the CM. A nice feature of the Ontario is that it is a folding knife, so you can safely carry it in your pocket.

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Originally Posted by 260Remguy
Ontario Camp Plus folding chef's knife, OKC 4300, $9 at Smokey Mountain.

The handle is a little thin for my hand, but the overall package works. Not everybody's cup of tea, but maybe worth a look for $9. $9 doesn't go very far these days, less than 2 gallons of gas or 2 Egg McMuffins.

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Originally Posted by Mannlicher
life is too short to mess around with cheap, poor quality knives.
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Originally Posted by Mannlicher
life is too short to mess around with cheap, poor quality knives.
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It has been my impression that many people who buy handmade knives treat them as status symbols, much like they tend to do with Gransfors Bruk axes, and save them for special occasions. To me, a knife is just a tool for cutting and while I enjoy the quality and craftsmanship of a good knife, I've never come across a deer or elk that couldn't be fielld dressed as well with a Mora as with an Ingram if they were equally sharp. The thinner Mora brade would certainly be a poorer choice for splitting a pelvic bone, but that is why I carry a Sagen Saw in my pack.

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No not as a status symble just an appreciation for a great quality tool just like Klein tools are a quality tool for my trade for which I still have in use 48 years later.

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Originally Posted by garddogg56
No not as a status symble just an appreciation for a great quality tool just like Klein tools are a quality tool for my trade for which I still have in use 48 years later.




I've also got Klein Tools that are 50 years old


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Originally Posted by 260Remguy
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Originally Posted by Mannlicher
life is too short to mess around with cheap, poor quality knives.
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It has been my impression that many people who buy handmade knives treat them as status symbols, much like they tend to do with Gransfors Bruk axes, and save them for special occasions. To me, a knife is just a tool for cutting and while I enjoy the quality and craftsmanship of a good knife, I've never come across a deer or elk that couldn't be fielld dressed as well with a Mora as with an Ingram if they were equally sharp. The thinner Mora brade would certainly be a poorer choice for splitting a pelvic bone, but that is why I carry a Sagen Saw in my pack.

That's your impression because you've never objectively used both.


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I’ve got some 8 Moras, both stainless and carbon. About as utilitarian as one needs.

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Just about any cold steel. The Canadian belt knife is good and the Finn bear did my deer last fall and still shaved hair off my arm when I was done. Can't be beat for $13

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Just about any cold steel. The Canadian belt knife is good and the Finn bear did my deer last fall and still shaved hair off my arm when I was done. Can't be beat for $13

Pendleton Lite, also.

Handy $13 knife.


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Originally Posted by 260Remguy
Originally Posted by garddogg56
Originally Posted by Mannlicher
life is too short to mess around with cheap, poor quality knives.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


It has been my impression that many people who buy handmade knives treat them as status symbols, much like they tend to do with Gransfors Bruk axes, and save them for special occasions. To me, a knife is just a tool for cutting and while I enjoy the quality and craftsmanship of a good knife, I've never come across a deer or elk that couldn't be fielld dressed as well with a Mora as with an Ingram if they were equally sharp. The thinner Mora brade would certainly be a poorer choice for splitting a pelvic bone, but that is why I carry a Sagen Saw in my pack.

If i hunt with a ruger American, but skin deer with a custom knife,

Does that cancel out the status symbol?

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When I was teaching hunter education, I would incentify the class by letting the kids who made perfect scores on the test put their names into a hat and whoever got drawn got to choose either a custom knife or a $100 gift certificate for Cabela's.

The custom knives that I gave away were Dale Howe medium drop point hunters or Harvey King small games, so about double the value of the gift certificates. Most of the kids wanted the gift certificate, I guess that they planned to borrow a knife to field dress their deer.

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Originally Posted by 260Remguy
Originally Posted by garddogg56
Originally Posted by Mannlicher
life is too short to mess around with cheap, poor quality knives.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


It has been my impression that many people who buy handmade knives treat them as status symbols, much like they tend to do with Gransfors Bruk axes, and save them for special occasions. To me, a knife is just a tool for cutting and while I enjoy the quality and craftsmanship of a good knife, I've never come across a deer or elk that couldn't be fielld dressed as well with a Mora as with an Ingram if they were equally sharp. The thinner Mora brade would certainly be a poorer choice for splitting a pelvic bone, but that is why I carry a Sagen Saw in my pack.

I've been using my own customs for over a decade and it has nothing to do with status, more to do with the story. I use customs for the same reason I prefer to hunt with my grandfather's rifle, or a rifle in a unique caliber, or an old beat up Mauser that I brought back to looking new. It enriches the experience for me, and as I get older I savor the experience more than I ever did when I was young and just out for the kill.


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My favorite inexpensive knife is a Victorinox Paring Knife. Get Dave to make a kydex sheath for it and you're golden.


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Originally Posted by MOGC
My favorite inexpensive knife is a Victorinox Paring Knife. Get Dave to make a kydex sheath for it and you're golden.

A good choice. I used to use the Victorinox paring knives with the serrated edge, but the handles are a little too small for comfort. The Zyliss serrated paring knives have bigger handles and work better for me. The nice thing about the Ontario knife is that it is a lock blade folder with a lanyard holein the handle, so it is easy to carry and, at least in theory, harder to lose.

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Originally Posted by 260Remguy
When I was teaching hunter education, I would incentify the class by letting the kids who made perfect scores on the test put their names into a hat and whoever got drawn got to choose either a custom knife or a $100 gift certificate for Cabela's.

The custom knives that I gave away were Dale Howe medium drop point hunters or Harvey King small games, so about double the value of the gift certificates. Most of the kids wanted the gift certificate, I guess that they planned to borrow a knife to field dress their deer.

Or maybe they never heard of Dale Fugking Howe?


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Probably used the gift certificate to buy a Gerber knife at Cabela's. They would have enough money left over to buy some see through scope mounts and a scope for their deer blaster.


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My favorite cheap knife is a Gerber Paraframe Mini. Bought it a few years ago for around $10. It quality and sharp. I carry it when I can’t carry an auto knife.

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Mora. Been using them for decades around the house. The funny thing is now that I think about it can’t remember ever damaging or losing one.


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Well, they do tend to be harder to lose, in the house.......

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