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  • Morakniv Eldris Fixed-Blade Pocket-Sized Knife

    So, comments, thoughts, opinions etc. on using this knife for whittling?

    https://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Fixe...oding=UTF8&me=

    Bob L

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    I have 2 Mora knives, both with 4" blades. They come super sharp, and I use them for roughing out when I need to remove a lot of wood. I really like them, as all I have to do is keep them stropped. The bevels they come with are conducive to carving.

    I have handled one of these with a stubby blade, and to be honest, the only thing I would use it for is making the initial cut on the back legs of a coyote or bobcat when skinning the carcass.

    Just my .02!

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    • #3
      If the Mora knife in the linked ad is 2.2 inches long, I would have serious doubts about using it for whittling. If it is the blade length, the handle would be quite short and awkward to hold for roughing cuts.
      Last edited by pallin; 10-28-2019, 01:53 PM.

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      • #4
        I have a larger Mora that is about 2.25 inches and came very sharp and does a fine job. The one on your Amazon link doesn't look like one I would use for whittling but there are some members here that do whittle and will have a better idea. Guess another variable is what size and type of wood you will whittle.

        However, Bob the knife I have is excellent and easy to hone. The sheath is horrible and tossed mine right away. FYI
        Bill
        Living among knives and fire.

        http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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        • #5
          I looked at the way the knife sits in his palm- my guess is 5" overall, that would be about a 3" handle and a 2" blade. Fixed blade in your pocket- my worry would be having the blade leave the sheath going up or down stairs, or lifting or other activity. Sensitive body parts behind my pockets.
          Buffalo Bif
          bflobif.com

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          • #6
            I've never used a Mora for whittling but I have several and enjoy using them for general tasks.

            From the Amazon listing:
            Total length: 5.6 inches (143cm); blade length: 2.2 inches (56mm); blade thickness: 0.08 inches (2mm); weight: 2.8oz (80g)

            That would make the handle 3.4 inches.

            Not bad, I personally prefer a longer handle. A fun option, if you can pull yourself away from carving for a day, would be to buy a blank Mora blade, or a Helle, or Lauri, and make a handle that fits your hand. In a previous life, 10 years ago or so, I used to buy blank Scandi blades and handle them up. The fellow I bought from has some of the smaller blades, I see he is still in business, his website could use an upgrade. Ragweed Forge. He's even got a couple of good tutorials on his site for making your own knives.

            Would it be a total Hi-Jack of this thread if showed a couple of my finished knives, "No", Okay, here you go.
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            Last edited by Claude; 11-08-2019, 02:06 PM. Reason: typo

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            • #7
              We all started carving with something, probably a knife. If we continued carving we began to focus on sharpness, blade shape, handle comfort. Many carvers eventually tried making their own. Among First Nations (Native) carvers the apprenticeship starts with making their own tools. For those who switch to relief carving or sculpture the focus may shift to gouges, adzes, or power machines. CNC anyone?

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              • #8
                I have that knife and the handle is extremely comfortable to carve with. It works great as a rough out knife. can be made very sharp.

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                • #9
                  I have a n OldTimer pocket knife with the same blade configuration. I've tried to use it for carving but found it just too stubby.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for your help on this.

                    Bob L

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                    • #11
                      I use my mora 105 allot ! I have used a 106(same blade but different handle) and 120 which is a shorter blade like the one pictured in the OP. I use my 105 a lot, not just because it’s a great blade but because it’s handle is very nice for gripping even when my hand is in serious pain. There’s plenty of “meat” on he handle to trim down to desired shape

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