Mora is a Swedish knife company that knows how to make a good blade for not much money. Their Companion knife is a popular model, designed primarily for outdoors use, and features a high-friction rubbery grip and 4.1″ steel blade.
There are a couple of things I don’t like about the two Mora knives I own. Their blades are carbon steel and not stainless steel. The spines are roughly ground and left rough. Their sheaths don’t offer a lot of carry options.
It’s a good thing there are a lot more reasons to like Mora knives. They’re inexpensive, reasonably sharp out of the box, easy to sharpen, comfortable to hold and use, and available in different shapes and sizes.
The Companion has become popular because it’s a good size for outdoors use – 4.1″ blade and 8.6″ overall length. You have a choice between stainless steel and carbon steel blades, and there are also a few serrated edge blade options.
As of 3/11/13, 300 out of 312 reviews on Amazon are 4/5 stars or better.
Harry Epstein also stocks the Companion stainless steel knife in bright colors besides the standard olive green – lime, purple, blue, and black.
Note to Self: add in two blue Mora Companion knives with your next HE order. One for you, one for Dad.
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