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    Two Knifes I Want To Get,What Do You Guys Think?

    Okay the next two knifes I what to get soon.I think this would be a pretty good combination of tools for the local bush and my kind of bushcrafting.


    Both are not high end knifes at a bit over a $100 for both.Knife prices are always a iusse where we live you can easily pay 30% that you would in the USA.Good thing is both these knifes can be purchased with free shipping.


    Svord are better know for they folders but they do a pretty extensive range of fix blade knifes.Kiwi general outdoor knife look like a good all round camp knife.
    Mora most of you will know and Eldris knife looks ideal for those those smaller tasks.I have to say I am taken with design of the Eldris ,Mora have come a long way in the pass few years.I like the fact that Svord are kind of local and a smaller company..

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    I have two Svords, a 6 inch curved skinner which comes in a substantial leather sheath and a "Peasants knife" which is a small folder. Embarassed to say I have misplaced the peasants knife, must look for it as it is a handy little knife for the bush.

    The 6 inch skinner is beautifuly made, really high quality and keeps a real keen edge.

    Personally, of the two knives you displayed I would go for the Svord. Just remember if it is carbon steel like the Svords I have it will need a wipe of oil to stop it from rusting.

    The carbon steel blades can keep a very sharp edge.

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    Love my little Mora.
    It is not a battoning blade and I haven’t tried it with a fire steel, but I have disassembled a roo with it.

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    I have a Svord drop point from years ago - mine is A2 tool steel and it does need a little oil to keep the rust off. I also found that you could put a good protective patina on it with some warm spirit vinegar. I think they've changed the steel they use since then so you might find it is less of an issue.

    The steel takes and holds a really good edge but the blade is a little thin & the very shallow convex grind mean it's not great for heavy work like batoning but it's really good at food prep and a pretty decent all-rounder otherwise. I still use mine a fair bit.

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    Very different blade there mate. Scandi vs flat ground.

    Little whittler vs fully fledged camp utility..

    I think the baby mora is the best neck knife you could possibly own. Its an easy win..

    I'm wondering if you won't get better value going for a mora robust as the 2nd knife. I don't have experience with svord so can't comment on them.. The robust is a tough blade though and has an excellent functional (though basic) sheath..
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    Hultafors OK4 for the win!

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    Mate, I will take your advice on that Pap! I'm looking for a small fixed blade but thought that little elderis looked like a gimmick. If it gets your thumbs up, it must be ok.

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    What did you end up getting HD?

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    To be honest, & since you asked, I don't see anything special about these knives that can't be found in less expensive knives. I have been using 18th century & 19th century blades for many years, & they do the job they were designed for. I purchased them second hand, & I am still carrying & using them. I have no need or use for expensive "name brand" knives, I need practicle blades that get the job done.
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    Looks like that combo would complement each other well. I must say I've never heard any negative comments about Svord knives, or Mora so I reckon you are onto a winner.

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