Mora knife

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Mora knife (in Swedish: Morakniv) is a term used to refer to a range of belt-knives manufactured by the cutleries of the town of Mora in Dalarna, Sweden, primarily by Mora of Sweden. In Sweden and Finland, Mora knives are extensively used in construction and in industry as general-purpose tools. Most Mora knives are similar in design to Finnish puukkos.

The forging of Mora knives dates back to medieval sword-smithing tradition. The proper way to pronounce "Mora" is with a long o ("moo-ra").

Types of Mora[edit]

There are two main styles of Mora knife in common use today; the newer synthetic-handled varieties and the so-called "classic" style, made in a large variety of sizes. The Mora of Sweden company uses blades of 12C27 stainless steel, UHB-20C carbon steel, Triflex steel, or very hard (HRC61) carbon steel laminated between softer alloyed steel.[1]

A Mora of Sweden knife Clipper, with a stainless steel blade and a synthetic handle.

Mora knives were mostly produced by the "KJ Eriksson" and "Frosts Knivfabrik" companies; they merged their brands in 2008 under the "Mora of Sweden" brand.

Some models[edit]

  • Mora Companion MG High Carbon (replacement of the now discontinued 840 Clipper)
  • Mora Companion MG Stainless (replacement of the now discontinued 860 Clipper)
  • Mora 546 stainless
  • Mora 511 carbon
  • Mora Bushcraft Series

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steel qualities used by Mora of Sweden

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