Best fixed-blade knives according to redditors

We found 349 Reddit comments discussing the best fixed-blade knives. We ranked the 91 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Fixed-Blade Knives:

u/smallbatchb · 39 pointsr/somethingimade


You can start pretty simple. All you HAVE to have is a decent knife. A simple Mora knife is what I use a lot. You can always go for nicer knives if you prefer but a Mora will do wonders because of the Scandi grind edge. Any sharp knife will carve but I personally recommend knives with a Scandi grind because they can cut deeper and they offer more controlled cuts.

Here are my typical spoon carving tools

Gransfors Brooks wildlife hatchet but you can use cheaper options like a Fiskars hatchet. You don't HAVE to have a hatchet, it just helps take out large waste pieces quicker.

Mora knife for general shaping and carving.

  • Alternatively, the Mora Eldris is another good carving option with a grippier rubber handle, contemporary colors and a shorter blade. Also the whole thing is basically waterproof so you don't have to worry about the handle or metal getting wet or anything. It's also small enough to pretty comfortably fit in a pocket.

    Pfeil palm gouge for scooping out the bowls of spoons. This CAN be done with the knife but it is a huge pain. You could also Dremel the bowl out if you have one and don't want to buy a gouge.

    Opinel folding saw for making stop cuts and cutting wood to length. Any wood saw will do though.

    Other than that just some sandpaper and some food safe oil like mineral oil or Howard's butcher block conditioner to finish it off and make it water resistant.


    Here is a great video of Jill Swan showing how to carve a spoon with a hatchet, saw, knife, and gouge.

    Here is a video with Ben Orford showing his process for carving a spoon as well. He uses a hook knife instead of a gouge for scooping the bowl out. Both methods work but I find a palm gouge to be easier to work with and a bit easier to sharpen.

    Here is a video with Barn The Spoon using an axe a knife and a hook-knife.

    If you don't want to spend the money on a gouge or a hook knife then you can always carve a Spatula because they don't require a bowl!


    You can avoid using an axe by using a saw to make a series of stop cuts and then sawing down or using your knife to "baton" off the side pieces. You can also just knife carve the whole thing with a knife but it will take way more time.

    Wood: make sure your wood is food safe. Most fruit woods and oak and maple or birch are perfectly safe. Here is a list of common spoon carving woods

  • I personally prefer using Birch because it looks nice, is pretty tough, food safe, and is quite enjoyable to carve both green or seasoned.

  • I personally suggest carving seasoned wood because you don't have to worry about it potentially splitting or cracking while it dries. Greenwood is WAY WAY easier to carve but putting in all the work just to have a spoon crack can be heart breaking. If you are going to carve seasoned wood then you also want to make sure you aren't choosing a super hard wood that will be a huge pain to carve. This is another reason I love Birch. Maple is also pretty easy to carve seasoned but a little harder and can tear out if your tools aren't super sharp.

    Make sure your tools are sharp! A super sharp knife, hatchet, and gouge not only makes the work a lot easier and enjoyable but also a lot safer because you have way less chance of slipping. There are tons of videos on youtube on how to sharpen knives, specifically scandi grind knives, hatchets, and gouges.

    Just have fun! Your first couple of project may not come out beautiful but you will get the hang of it.
u/[deleted] · 17 pointsr/Outdoors

/u/fetch04 is right. You are going to want to learn from youtube and practice before you show your son.

-Skills you will want to acquire:

u/PhenomenalDouche · 11 pointsr/knifeclub

My favorite knife by far to whittle with is this one, the Cold Steel Tuff Lite:

I use it, and the smaller version of it, the Mini Tuff Lite, for most of my carving (full disclosure, I'm a novice wood carver who just enjoys killing time noodling around).

While I generally prefer the inexpensive Cold Steel knives, I do own a dozen or so dedicated carving knives of a wide variety of makers, including some custom knives.

For an inexpensive option in fixed blades I really like the Mora 120 and Mora 122:

I do also own some traditional whittlers, but I really haven't ever warmed up to carving with them.

I use the Tuff Lite knives so much that I've got an assortment of them, and have converted some of them to prison-shank style fixed blades by wrapping them heavily for comfort:

They're cheap, sturdy and easy to sharpen. I do use a file to break the edges on the blade spine when I get them, but other than that I find them incredible comfortable to carve with. I frequently complete entire projects with nothing but the Tuff Lite (though I do have a collection of gouges and chisels and such as well, I prefer to work with a knife).

u/djtravels · 8 pointsr/Ultralight

Mora companion HD. 4.83 ozs with sheath and there are plenty of YouTube vids of people beating on them without any problems. The bonus is that it's less than $20

u/Baconskull · 8 pointsr/camping

I'd recommend saving 30$ and getting yourself a Morakniv Heavy Duty Companion blade. About 20$ on Amazon, much better for bushcraft and general camp tasks. Link here.

u/stuey33099 · 8 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

I briefly looked at your list. I'd like to recommend the mora robust knife. I got it for like 12 bucks but it is damn near indestructible. It's also a fixed blade too so it'll be a bit more durable. Unfortunately the price seems to have increased a bit but it's still an incredible value and outperforms a lot of high end knives.

Morakniv Craftline Robust Trade Knife with Carbon Steel Blade and Combi Sheath (3.6-Inches)

u/ErroneousBosch · 6 pointsr/Bushcraft

Even cheaper in Carbon Steel

Edit: or carbon with a thicker blade

u/Frap_Gadz · 6 pointsr/unitedkingdom

Yes, when camping I often carry one of these. It's a great knife.

u/randominate · 5 pointsr/knives

Bushcraft? Mora knife. Used to be Frosts but now Mora of Sweden... Can't beat the cost and it will do what you want it to do.

Amazon link to a Mora by Sweden

obligatory wiki link

u/Njal_The_Beardless · 5 pointsr/CampingandHiking
u/DualSurvival-isAjoke · 5 pointsr/camping

I'm not from California, but here are a few things you should bring:

-Warm clothes, extra clothes and at least 3-4 pairs of thick boot socks that has a wool mixture.

-Good boots.


-Wool cap

-Sun cap


-Cutting tool (depends a lot on the environment you're in, but for the Cali desert, I think a knife is enough. Here's a good, sharp, affordable and safe knife:

-At least 3 different ways of making fire (storm proof matches, lighter, firesteel, magnifying lens, etc)

-Rope and cordage

-Water bottles and different ways to catch, store and purifying the water. Also, bring enough water if you're heading into a dry area.

-Shovel (very handy).

-Navigation: map & compass in ADDITION to any eventual digital navigation system.

-Cooking pot to kill germs in water, making tea, etc.

-Sleeping pad so you don't sleep on the bare ground because that will suck the heat out of you.

-Sleeping bag / thick wool blanket.


-First aid kit with bandages and compresses.

-Enough food.

-Different tools to gather and catch food.

-Flares, signal mirror and other signal devices.

-Remember to have a good backpack that doesn't destroy your back.

-Cell phone and eventual solar cell charger.

And remember to tell friend or family exactly WHERE you're heading at and WHEN you are coming back. Try to give them updates on your position at least once or twice a day with your cell phone so Search and Rescue know roughly where you are.

You can also put a note about where you're going and when you're expecting to come back under your car's windshield wiper.

Edit: and before you go, try to learn to use your gear and try to gather basic survival knowledge.

Edit 2: Try to wear colors that stands out from the Cali desert so you are visible.

Edit 3: Always stay together as a group! Do NOT split up unless you absolutelly have to.

Edit 4: Mark where you're going so Search and Rescue can track you. You can lay rocks on the ground to form arrows to indicate the direction you're heading, tie pieces of fabric on branches, etc.

u/Dogwithrabiez · 5 pointsr/Knifeporn
u/camobit · 5 pointsr/Bushcraft
u/_2_4_8 · 5 pointsr/india

Ka-Bar Becker BK2 short of the mythical 'valyrian steel', this is the knife you would pick up when you see the Night King proceeding. Failed torture test.

Morakniv Companion HD Think Sweden without the girl with the dragon tattoo but a dragon waiting to shave you on a budget. Bang for the buck, come razor sharp out of the box.

No, these aren't EDC, even though you could carry them around.

u/ARKnife · 5 pointsr/knives

Check out the Mora Companion HD Carbon for fixed and Opinel #8 Carbon for folding knife.

Both should be OK importing into Canada.

u/genericdude999 · 5 pointsr/bugout

Not terrible, if the pack is decent quality. You're going to have a hell of a time surviving a cold night in a hammock with a space blanket though. Better to delete the hammock in favor of a poncho and a wool blanket. Would rather have the cheapest Mora than that off-brand flipper.

The fact that they don't mention brands of anything makes me think they shopped the cheapest items from Alibaba. A better starting place for a small kit would be a name brand day pack and a SOL kit.

u/FullFrontalNoodly · 5 pointsr/knifeclub

Have you considered a Mora dedicated for backpacking? This one weighs about 4 oz. with the sheath and will set you back less than $15.

u/SarcasticOptimist · 5 pointsr/knives

$8.65 if you have Prime. I own the TopQ, which I think is the previous version of this (or the Robust), and it's a solid everyday use knife. The Craftline is good enough for bushcrafting, if not torture tests.

The Rescue knife is also an option, since you want something with a blunt tip if you want to tear out a seatbelt. Though you should have something with a glassbreaker. This S&W is the least obnoxious looking knife in OP's budget.

u/xxkid123 · 5 pointsr/BudgetBlades

Folding or fixed? crkt m16-04ks (all steel, 12c27 blade) is pretty good. Comes in a 4 inch tanto blade. Don't mind the price, CRKT lists it at way more than what you'll actually pay for it. Amazon has it for $40.


Slightly above your price point, at $50 is is the cold steel voyager large,


Anyways, why are you looking for a tactical knife? If you're just looking for a cool scary looking knife, there's plenty from CRKT, kershaw and cold steel. If you want a tactical utility blade (i.e. hard use knife), then Ganzo makes some great ones. IMO the axis lock is way more convenient to operate one-handed. I find myself constantly opening and closing my knives as I use them for whatever task I have at hand, closing it, then opening it a minute later to do something else. Something like this:


If you're doing seriously hard work with it, then just get a fixed blade, like this (currently on sale for $34, usually $40-50). No point in dealing with a lock and an uncomfortable handle when you can get one without it.


If you're looking for an actual knife to stab someone with, then I suggest investing in a gun or pepper spray instead.

u/gedden8co · 4 pointsr/CampingGear

I am poor, so these are my budget suggestions.
You can spend less and get a great knife, the Condor knife and tool Rodan. $30.
I bought it and a Condor Kumunga because I could get both for the price of a BK2 or Izula. They are very utilitarian. Not pretty at all.

For that I have a #2 style Mora $15. There are many Mora knifes under $20 and any would be great for you. Stainless or Carbon steel, and Wood or Plastic for the handle.

Buying a compass you don't need anything fancy. Get a Brunton compass for again, less than $10. That exact compass has lived in my everyday backpack in an outside pocket, and shows no damage after 5 years or so.

As far as flashlights, that is a whole new world. I'd do some looking because you have a lot of choices these days.

I'm using a Streamlight Stylus Pro, again $20 and AAA's. And a few smaller streamights, the Nano at $8. My nano flashlight get's paired with my last hope knifes. A CRKT RSK MK5, at $16 and a Spyderco H1 $39 fully serrated ladybug3. Also I use a keychain Swiss Army Knife.

u/pto892 · 4 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Mora No. 2 Classic. Light, cheap, and great quality.

If you want something a little heavier get the 2000. This is a heavy duty knife, don't let the plastic handle fool you.

u/jceez · 4 pointsr/knives

Mora classic #2

I got it because its $15. I do very little to take care of it (basically just wipping it once on my jeans before putting it back into the sheath) not caring if it gets messed up because its $15. Ive had the knife for about 5 years now with no problems.

u/bdof · 4 pointsr/Survival

this is what I carry now and I swear by it. Simple. Reliable. Out of the box, Mora's are the sharpest knives you'll find. I like the Classic 2's wooden handle because it doesn't disintegrate like rubber. And it's easy on the eyes.

u/crawlsunderrock · 4 pointsr/whittling

Fellow beginner here. I'm pretty happy with this knife so far:

u/thebassdude · 4 pointsr/Hunting

This Mora knife has become my favorite. Incredibly sharp and tough, at $9 you can buy several and stash them in handy locations.

u/BGT456 · 3 pointsr/iamverybadass

Nah man he can't afford a knife that good. Try $16

u/Identify_the_feel · 3 pointsr/EDC

CRKT Doug Ritter RSK MK5

Comes with a super flat sheath, the whole knife, sheath on is small enough to fit inside an altoids tin, and it comes in a tin the size of an altoids can. You can wrap the grip in paracord coloured to match your wallet as well.

u/Kboehm · 3 pointsr/knives
u/brassmunkey · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

I could sell you my CRKT minimalist bowie that's been barely used. It's a fantastic little knife but I don't really have a use for it at all. I'd let it go for $15 shipped.

u/Saelyre · 3 pointsr/chineseknives
u/rsynv5 · 3 pointsr/wildwhittlers

A Morakniv Classic is a pretty great choice. Comfortable grip, well made, cheap. You just have to be aware that it is carbon steel, so it will rust if you leave it wet, and the sheath it comes in is kinda crappy. If you don't mind those two things, a mora would be great for you. If you'd rather a folding knife, the other one I can recommend is an Opinel. While that particular knife is carbon steel, you can get the Opinel in stainless as well, and it has pretty much all the same advantages of a Mora.

All that being said, so long as your Swiss Army knife is sharp, and you start on an easy bit of wood, soft, no knots, straight grain, you probably don't need a new knife.

u/WVPapaw · 3 pointsr/Woodcarving

Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 2.4-Inch

u/jstew622 · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

Thats actually a good outlook. I started respecting knives more when i started carving. You could get a cheap mora carving knife and go that route. It teaches control and also is super fun.

You could go for the roadie. Its a slip joint but has a 50/50 choil. Youd get a scare but could likely prevent a complete closure on fingers.

u/bwinter999 · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Well the biggest issue is that they have a hollow handle. This means that the cavity of the handle is empty and can be dangerous/prone to breaking. Most people dislike the bear grylls series because he is somewhat of a poser when it comes to actual survival skills. However the knives have been heralded as comfortable and honestly they aren't as terrible as the benchmade fanboys make them out to be. I am completely sure you could use it just fine for most tasks. I actually have the folding version and while it isn't my favorite knife it isn't bad especially for 1/10 the price of a benchmade/spyderco. Even if the knife isn't ideal don't think for a second you couldn't use it effectively. Knives in general are really only a sharpened chunk of metal. Anybody telling you differently either wants your money or someone trying to convince themselves that $300 on a knife makes it somehow magically better or invincible.

Don't fall into the "I need a $200+ knife to survive" fallacy though many are the same and the only real thing that matters in any cutting tools performance is

  • Material (most knives are cheap on this so just try to read up on steel/ hardness. You most likely do not want a stainless steel (high carbon instead). I prefer a 63hrc blade but then it will be brittle so you cannot pound on it without it chipping but the higher hardness will make it suck to sharpen but nice to hold and edge/get sharp. Also higher hrc-hardness can chip in cold climates so you might have to warm the blade. Most knives/axes are about 58 hrc which is a pretty good balance. Just remember there is no free lunch and everything has drawbacks. You don't need the best steel just make sure it will work)

  • Geometry (For a camping knife you probably want a scandi or convex grind. Most knives are a double bevel which is cheaper to produce but doesn't quite match up to the other grinds. If you can't find one don't worry it isn't a huge deal just because you don't have a $500 knife doesn't mean you cannot cut a tree with it.)

    Ok there are more criteria like handle, finish, comfort,economy but generally those are the big two that determine how a knife will preform. Lots of manufacturers want you to spend a fortune but it just isn't necessary. Mora makes a great knife that has so many uses and is so cheap/replaceable you can almost afford to lose it (every penny saved can be spent on items used more often like a bag or boots). It is a bit small for "survival" but personally I would get a hatchet to serve as a larger cutting tool ( This one is $40 and made by hultafors bruks a pretty decent axe company and combined with the mora is still $50 total much less than some of the acclaimed knives). I don't buy into the big knife hype simply because I find them cumbersome to use for general tasks which I find myself doing much more of than hacking trees for survival. Your mileage may vary. If you really want a big knife the above suggested K-bar and Ontario are pretty great suggestions and the military style is very hard to beat for usability.
u/shunthemask · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

I have the Morakniv Craftline Q Allround. It's pretty great, especially for the price.

u/rule9 · 3 pointsr/knives

Get a basic Mora. They're made to be work knives. Sharp and sharpen easily. Won't last forever under heavy usage, but will last a good while and are soooo cheap to replace compared to comparable alternatives. (Few knives will last for ever under heavy usage anyway - you'll sharpen them away if nothing else.)

I'd go for the Mora Robust but you could also consider the Mora 511 or other cheaper Mora models for a thinner and slicier blade.

Also the Scandi grind is good for carving.

u/AxsDeny · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have the 6 inch Mora Knife Classic number 3. The nice thing about these knives is that they don't have a micro-bevel. It makes it really easy to sharpen them on wetstones or paper.

Take heed: they come from the factory RAZOR sharp. I literally shaved my face with mine when I got it. And I mean literally.

u/Ginfly · 3 pointsr/camping

I have a Mora Classic No 2. It's a great knife, sturdy but light.

OP: The Mora No 3 (amazon) has a 6" blade.

u/Tarschbarg · 3 pointsr/videos

Mora companion is alot of bang for the buck.

u/Kayanota · 3 pointsr/knives

If you are looking for a knife, head over to a site like this and just check out their sale/clearance blades. I linked to a stainless steel one that has a good shape for cleaning fish.

If he really is a knife guy, then he will have personal preferences, so a blade might not be the best.

I would suggest picking up a Mora HD Companion (~$20 with sheath) which is my all time favorite outdoor blade. A Custom Strop (~$45) there are a lot of custom makers of those here (see other comments) and a sharpening system (If he doesn't have one, a Lansky is an excellent field sharpener for ~$40, otherwise a 1k/6k stone for ~$30. )

u/TOUCHER_OF_SHEEP · 3 pointsr/EDC

It's definitely enough for a nice knife, though you might want to go a bit higher for a great knife. The KaBar BK2 is actually designed with things like batoning (hammering the knife through wood as a kind of faux hatchet using another piece of wood against the blade of the knife as the hammer itself) or chopping. It's a bit over $60, currently available for $69 to be precise, but as long as you don't flat out abuse it (prying heavy things, for example) it'll serve you well and quite possibly for the rest of your natural life.

At a lower price, you can get the Condor Bushlore, which at $35 is a perfectly valid choice that will serve you well indeed.

For an even lower price yet, the Mora Heavy Companion is from one of those few cheaper knife companies that does incredible work. I wouldn't baton with it, honestly, but even if you did it'd probably hold up just fine.

At a more expensive range, the Ontario Rat-5 is an amazing bushcraft knife. The Fallkniven Pilot Survival Knife is also an amazing knife. The Benchmade Bone Collector is spectacular knife made in D2 tool steel, one of the better steels available at that price. Another amazing knife is the Spyderco Bushcraft made in O1 tool steel. Finally, the Benchmade 162 is a pretty amazing knife.

One thing you'll notice about all of these knives with the exception of the Pilot Survival knife and the BM 162 is that they're all carbon steel knives. Carbon steel is a lot tougher than stainless (with a few very, very rare exceptions I'd never trust a long knife to be stainless steel) with the trade off of being a lot more of a hassle to take care of, since it needs to be regularly cleaned and oiled.

If you want a fire starter, carry a magnesium fire starter. With the carbon steel knives, you can probably strike it against the back of the blade to create the sparks you'll want and if not (like with some of the coated ones) you'll be carrying the striker anyway.

For sharpening, you'll want to get a decent sharpening setup and start stropping. A couple of easy sharpening systems would be the superior Spyderco Sharpermaker (usually available on Amazon around the $50 mark) or the Lansky Sharpening system which while cheaper isn't as good. You could take the time to learn how to free hand it, but most casual users don't care that much because it takes a long time to get proficient at freehand sharpening. Stropping is running the blade against something like smooth leather (usually smooth leather, actually) to remove burrs along the blade of a knife made by use and sharpening and the restore a blade to a better edge without removing metal. Stropping allows for a level of sharpness unachievable by sharpening alone and extends a knife's lifetime by allowing sharpness to be achieved for longer without removing metal from the blade. To learn how to strop, watch videos on YouTube or check out guides from the sidebar of /r/knives.

Finally, if you want a whistle, just carry a whistle. If you want a mirror for signaling, carry a small signaling mirror or mirror polish the knife you buy (a process where you sand the blade with increasing grit level sandpaper until it shines like the sun and you can see yourself in the blade).

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

u/BabiesSmell · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

Have you seen the price on some of the "specialist" versions? They're outrageous.

Here's two almost identical blades, but the "bushcraft" has a blackened finish and different handle for 3x the price. Any of the moras besides the standard old versions are all overpriced from what I've seen.

Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty Knife with Sandvik Carbon Steel Blade, Military Green, 0.125/4.1-Inch

Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Black Tactical Knife with 0.125/4.3-Inch Carbon Steel Blade and Plastic Sheath

u/koolaidman04 · 3 pointsr/Bushcraft

Mora, Mora, and then another Mora. You can find the Heavy Duty carbon steel version for 15 dollars if you watch for deals. Seriously. Why even bother sharpening them, at that price they are almost disposable. But then there's the fact that they are great knives, so yeah sharpen that thing and use it forever.

If you don't like it, or want something different then you are only out $15. It's not a matter of why, but why not.

u/gonzolahst · 3 pointsr/knives

So get this and this, that's way under your budget. I got the two-pounder and I love it.

u/VaguePeeSmell · 3 pointsr/knives

If you wants tool to get out of a car buy a car hammer. If you want a knife for camping get a fixed blade like a Mora Companion.

u/WillTellMissed · 3 pointsr/knives

Sorry, I thought it was "HD" and it's just "Robust". Anyway, I own two and love them.

u/swordsfishes · 3 pointsr/mallninjashit

My brother's probably getting this Mora as an early 14th birthday present next summer, unless I find a knife I like better. If he needs to start a fire while he's camping, I'll throw in one of those cheap little sharpeners with a built-in spark tool, or maybe, like, some matches. I hear matches make fire.

u/mdwr0211 · 2 pointsr/knives

For a fixed blade under $100 check out the RAT 3 or the Gerber LMF II or the SYKCO 311.

u/Geersart · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

Other side looks the same. This is about 2.5 hours of using an 800 grit Japanese waterstone for the initial grinding/removing the black paint. Then using a 4000 grit stone to put on the mirror finish. (hands are sore!)

Still some rough spots that needs more work but happy with how it's turning out.

This is the knife

Not the best Survival knife but rugged and very handy. More of a brute force knife, not an every day carry for me.

Here are a couple more pics Camera reflection in the top pic.

u/Lunar3 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love camping! We might actually be heading up north to stay in a cabin near a lake to do fishing,shooting practice,etc. A friend is renting the cabin for her son's birthday I am excited. I could use this set of gloves for shooting the cross bow/protecting my hands. To cut a patch & pretend I'm in the jungle lol. For protecting Myself. On my second wishlist I also have first aid kits,bow tips & more. Thanks for the contest.

u/hotpinkfishfood · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This blender would be awesome. We moved at the beginning of the year and while I was unpacking I dropped my blender (not the base the other part) and it cracked too much to use. :( My daughter and I like to drink a lot of smoothies but we haven't in months. Money has been tight and I just had more important things to pay for so we still don't have one.

I think you should get this knife because they can be very useful. Plus you've had it on your with list for a while. The reviews for it are really good. :)

u/Kilo353511 · 2 pointsr/EDC

OP says it's an S&W. It looks a lot like mine which is a HRT9B

Amazon Link:

Edit: Be careful they are illegal in a lot of areas.

u/pcssh · 2 pointsr/Tacoma

I love the look, feel and accessibility of it.

That's the one, but they listed it as a knife (before my interest in knives)

u/ScRuBlOrD95 · 2 pointsr/iamverybadass
u/joshxcor · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

$13 for the CRKT Folts Minimalist Bowie on Amazon!
CRKT Minimalist Bowie

u/Tacticalknots · 2 pointsr/IAmA

cutting how? like filleting or actually cutting the fish to chunks or segments. i'd say if you would want a knife for both i would recommend a Mora its a Swedish knife. it really inexpensive and very sharp a good buy all around. it is not just a good food prep knife but a good utility and bush craft knife. the blade is traditionally made of high-carbon steel but recently they have been using laminated stainless steel. i'd recommend high carbon for more utility and bush craft and stainless for more food prep use as it is stainless steel and it is corrosion resistant. price range is anywhere from 8 - 14 dollars US. not to say that there is not more expensive models but for the average user i recommend just a regular low priced model. here are some links to some good mora knives

u/dnietz · 2 pointsr/Survival

I have two Leatherman tools. I have used them for over a decade and have never had any trouble with them. They are easy to sharpen and they don't have a single dot of rust on them. Every tool is going to have its limits. I wouldn't use the knife on a Leatherman as a crow bar. I have never heard anyone complain about their Leatherman.

I have seen many people complain about the Sven Saw. It seems to be high quality and the design is very convenient. However, because of its triangular design, it actually can only cut smaller branches. Perhaps you aren't intending to cut a 6 inch limb. Just know that anything thicker than probably 3 inches is probably a big pain to cut with the Sven. Also, from what I understand, the Sven Saw only takes Sven Saw Blades, which is an added inconvenience and expense.

I have a basic cheap bow saw (one piece, non foldable) that I think works great. Bonus is that you can, if needed, use it with standard hack saw blades.

I don't currently own a Mora knife, but they do seem to be universally loved. Please note however that there are several Mora knives that range from $8 to $18 (both stainless and non-stainless). They don't seem to be substantially different from the one you mentioned that is $65.

This is the Mora Bushcraft Survival knife you mentioned ($65):

Different Mora knives are either non-stainless carbon steel or stainless. Also, the thickness of the blade varies. You can get the thicker stainless steel knife in the cheaper model ($14):

I'm sure you can find one without a lime green handle. There seem to be a thousand models of Mora knives.

Another example, slightly thinner but still stainless ($11):

This one is not stainless but the steel is even thicker than the one you mentioned ($40) if durability is your priority:

This last one is almost exactly the same as the knife you mentioned, except that it is $17 instead of $65:

Perhaps the price of the one you mentioned is inflated because of the sheath, but the reviews rate that sheath badly. They mention the clip disconnecting unexpectedly and also it does seem like the sharpening stone and the fire steel to be a bit of a gimmick. Fire steels are like $3 at Walmart and maybe $5 if you want the bigger military style model. The sharpening stone attached to the sheath seems to be toy like and not really functional.

Another one that seems to be the same as yours without the gimmicky sheath ($38):

There seems to be a huge variation of prices on Mora knives. The best ones seem to be the ones that are Stainless Steel and the thickness is around 0.1 or 0.098 inches.

I already own several high quality expensive knives, so I don't have a need to purchase the $65 range Mora knife. But the ones that are around $11 seem to be a great deal to use in situations where I might want to avoid damaging my expensive knife.

My favorite to purchase cheaply right now is:

Because it has the hook at the front of the grip, which will help prevent your hands from slipping on to the cutting edge if you have to push into something. I think in survival situations, you hands may be tired, shaky, wet and dirty, which might make them prone to slipping. And of course, a survival situation is the absolute worst time to cut your hand.

Those are my 8 cents worth of contribution.

u/sco0ts19 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Mora Classic No 1

Not high speed by any means, but time tested and versatile.

Esee and Tops have some nice outdoorsy knives.

u/BalancedEdge · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Like said /u/bdstrelkov, Mora makes wooden handled knives.

u/Nilots · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

Great set. Though if you plan on using that saw often you may want to replace it with a higher quality model. It's a great bang for your buck saw, but in my experience it does not stand up to continued use well. I took mine to work (I work for a tree company) to test it out and it lost a few teeth/started to dull after only 10-15 cuts.

Silky makes great pruning saws, though more expensive ($40~). That type of saw is mostly suited to cutting green wood, however. If you plan on using it mostly for dead stuff (firewood) it may be worth investing in something like a bowsaw that is designed with that purpose in mind.

Disclaimer: I have no personal experience with that particular bowsaw and cannot personally attest to it's quality. Though it does seem well regarded.

Edit: That knife seems nice, but from what I can tell it is not made of high carbon steel so it cannot be used for firestarting on it's own. It may be worth investing in something cheap like a Mora so that you may use it with a flint

u/NGC2359 · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

Not to be that guy... but knowledge is the cheapest tool. But you probably know this! I'm just reiterating for other viewers. A compass and a map, along with some compass-using skills, would be my absolute first pick for going out in the wild. A knife would be #2 (a close #2), but most of the time you'll never be so far away from civilization that you can't just walk to safety. If you are, and don't have all the tools, you're screwed anyway. But that's more for r/survival rather than r/bushcraft.

So then I'd say get a Mora. The Mora Classic 2 can get to your front door within a week for ~$20, usually less. It's tough as nails, super functional, and classy as hell with it's wooden handle. Be a little carefu because it doesn't have a guard.

But if you're looking for other, more functional items, get yourself a steel cup and a few large trashbags. The trashbags can be used to collect rainwater, as a makeshift tent, maybe a bivy bag, and poke some holes in it and you have a parka.

The steel cup is just the epitome of bushcraft to me: You go into the woods, start a safe fire, and make yourself a cup of tea while enjoying the bush. You can make wind-shields from sticks and saplings (knowledge). Make a fire using wood you've collected (knowledge and matches). And then create a rain shelter to sleep in (knowledge, sticks, and fallen leaves). But what fun is all of that if you don't get to do something neat? Boil some snow or rainwater and make yourself some bush tea. Steel cups are cheap and allow you to do a lot of things in terms of food and water.

u/nreyes238 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

These guys probably sell what you need.

Depending on the complexity of design that you have in mind, you can just sand and finish the right piece of wood and get to hiking.

If you're limiting the carving part to basic and minimal designs, you could probably get by with a simple carving knife like this Mora.

u/OddMakerMeade · 2 pointsr/whittling

To start you need 4 things imo. Knife, sharpening stone, wood, and a glove.
I like Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 2.4-Inch
It’s cheap and after many years of carving I still use it.

I use a home made honing strop 80% of the time and a diamond stone the remaining 20% when needed.

I use a lansky extra fine but there are probably better options.

Basswood is the standard carving wood. It’s available from hobby shops and on amazon.

Wear a (clean) leather or knife guard glove on your non dominant hand. It’ll save you a lot of cuts.

u/Mikkyd · 2 pointsr/Woodcarving

That is super cheap for a knife. Morakniv makes decent quality cheap knives for beginners. I can't even imagine how bad that steel is

Edit: Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 2.4-Inch

u/Taco_Breath · 2 pointsr/Woodcarving

No. Check out this thread

[The Mora 120](Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 1.9-Inch is affordable and on Amazon

u/JosephSmithsGhost · 2 pointsr/knives

Pic up one of these, and a good strop. It will save you a lot of frustration.

u/arcbuffalo · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

I got him this single knife and this set here . They are good enough to get you started.

For the core, ya I am putting something...interesting in it. My buddy and I are trying to figure out an easy way of hollowing out the middle of our "branches" without damaging the integrity too much. That same buddy has a magnificent red beard, beautifully manicured, so we are going to be pulling some of those off, braiding them, and coring the wand with that. If any material we muggles have contains magical properties, it's that beard.

u/heckstigma · 2 pointsr/asatru

Lucky you, wish I had that kind of supply, as in where I live there is really a few variety of woods to choose.

For both the carvings I used a Morakniv for the shaping of the general figure. (The yggdrasil one is a square, so no shaping ;)).
And for the general engraving, carbon paper for transfering the pattern and a Pfeil 9/4 gouge that really makes wonders, for working the bits that are too small for the gouge I use the knife.

And the usual supply of saw, rulers and such for cutting/marking.

I don't use electrical tools, but I heard Dremels and similar rotary tools work wonders for engraving.

Feel free to drop in /r/Woodcarving and ask a few questions if you fancy!

u/White_pants · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I find there is one exception to the rule with knifes. The swedish Mora kniv is cheap and wickedly sharp. We have one in our boat which is in the sea for a bit over 5 years now and is still going good.

u/RafTheKillJoy · 2 pointsr/weekendgunnit

I stripped the epoxy coating off the blade and shittly polished it, it's carbon steel so it's got patina/rust on it

u/riversofgore · 2 pointsr/knives

I don't think you can find a better knife for the money. $17 on Amazon when I picked mine up. There is nothing about this knife that would lead you to believe it was $17.

u/k_ba · 2 pointsr/EDC


I carry a kershaw. Here is one under $20, that is nice.

You won't regret this knife. it is great.
That said, just realized this is EDC. Apologies - this one is not something that fits in a pocket.
Opinel is also a great suggestion.

u/bigfig · 2 pointsr/preppers

Guys tend to get all enthusiastic about the dramatic stuff like knives. Sure, a knife is important in your kit, but it's just one of a bunch of items. Keep it simple and concentrate on the big picture. Unless you are going to study Krav Maga, or MCMAP it won't be used for much more than cutting rope or maybe dressing an animal.

Wow, that's a lot of cash for a piece of steel. A lot of sailors swear by Mora Knives which have a high carbon core within a more flexible lower carbon blade, allowing it to hold an edge but not be brittle. I'm not saying it's "best" but I'm not sure I'd spend over $40 on a knife unless I used it every week.

u/billyandtheclonasaur · 2 pointsr/backpacking

Mora, good and cheap though I might upgrade to the $17 one soon.

u/GuanabanaTM · 2 pointsr/preppers

Water, high calorie food, full tang survival knife, fire starting materials (I have flint/steel, lighter, and waterproof matches), basic first aid kit plus anti-diarrheal tablets, gauze, medical tape.

That was how I started my kit and looking back I think I'd start with those same basics again.

I'm sure you'll get a million opinions on a starter knife, but this was super cheap and the first knife I got in my kit. It's a beast for the price:

u/CorrectionCompulsion · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

You should pick up a few high value knives for the money. Here are a few that are worth way more than their price tag:

Mora Companion - this blade is incredibly useful for camp tasks and bushcraft projects, very strong even though it's not full tang (I've never heard of one breaking).

Ontario RAT Model 1 - This is one of the best folders I've used, at any price. For $26 you won't find a better knife.

Utilitac 2 - This knife comes in a ton of different styles, made by Ontario like the RAT, and of equally high quality. These knives are built like tanks, and can take abuse.

Schrade SCHF9 - Unlike the Mora, this knife is a huge chunk of steel. I doubt you could break it with a hammer to be honest, so if you're tastes run towards the bigger camp knife, this is it.

u/forceofrabbit · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Welcome back! We'll need to see pictures of the dogs.

Book: Sphere, by Michael Crichton

Movie: The Fall (Don't start, /u/spacesoulboi)

Music: OK Computer, by Radiohead

Bushcraft item: Mora Bushcraft, Stainless/High Visibility Orange

$50+ item: Leatherman Rebar, if you don't already have a nice multi-tool. An Alaskan hiker/camper probably ought to!

Edit: Why the Braves? I also love pink and Flowers for Algernon, btw.

u/manfin · 2 pointsr/chefknives

Yes, I'd suggest a cheaper knife to practice. Carbon is easier to sharpen and has generally a finer grain (at least with the cheaper knives) so I would suggest getting a carbon knife.

Something like this

is very suitable for that purpose, inexpensive and not too big. It comes with a "Scandi" grind which makes it especially easy for a beginner to feel for the edge bevel (something you'll have to do with the much smaller bevel on your nakiri later). You can also practice giving it a new, steeper bevel and see if you can do that on both sides evenly.


Sorry for writing a lord of the rings trilogy in my last post but I thought better cover all bases ;)

u/cribley · 2 pointsr/preppers

I've only tried a few, but I like the Robust.

It's got a shorter, but noticeably thicker blade than the classic.

And the grip is very comfortable and secure, even in sweaty hands.

u/Moe_Joe21 · 2 pointsr/preppers

Sorry this is gonna be a long one...

Get yourself a Mora knife for a fixed blade. Half the price of that crap UST one and one and a half million times better. If you want a spear for some odd reason sharpen a stick and harden by roasting it above a fire, don’t tie your knife to it.

Mora Robust will take on anything you need to cut.

Virtually indestructible, here’s some funny Dutch guys testing it:

Don’t buy any tool with a paracord handle, they are impossible to actually use effectively. If you want paracord, buy paracord.

Here is a my car knife. Just as good and a bit cheaper:

Also, don’t bother with the edible plants books. You should not be eating anything in the wild that you cannot 100% positively identify ON YOUR OWN. Learn about edible plants in your area and practice identifying them on your hikes. Take some home and try them in a safe environment if you want to confirm your abilities. Getting sick in an emergency scenario is the last thing you need. Foraging for food is usually going to be a waste of calories you already have anyway and what you find is likely not going to make them up.

I would also include a steel container of some kind for boiling water. Filters break or get lost, water tabs can get ruined. Filtering with a bandana (or grass, gravel/sand and charcoal, *look this up) followed by boiling never fails.

Most importantly, knowledge is the most valuable thing you can have. Consider specific scenarios you might encounter and research skills that will help you handle those types of situations. Knowledge will get you further that gear ever can.

Here’s to hoping you never have to use it!

u/Ruffianlink · 2 pointsr/Knife_Swap

Just a heads up friend. These are 34 bucks on Amazon right now if you decide to drop the price I may be interested :)

u/Sandy_brothman · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

I've got the 14" Winchester Bowie (you can find them at SAIL and a few other outdoors stores). I take it with me camping every time! Awesome for limbing branches for kindling and other similar jobs. Going price is 36$ well worth it.

u/werd_the_ogrecl · 1 pointr/Survival

I bought mine for 17$ expecting it to shatter, I split half a cord of campfire wood, countless saplings and at this point have started using it over my bk10 and my tracker. I have no idea why this holds such a good edge, I assume the steel is shit but have only had to resharpen it twice with extreme use. Its a decent batoner, shaver (with the notch below the blade.) and chopper. The sheath is triple wrapped, plastic, insulator and then nylon (stitching is shit though.) Ive done some ridiculous stuff to this blade under the presumption that It would eventually break... it hasn't. Those things include prying growth-rings apart on ash, chopping down 4 inch trees and even using the thing as a barrel rest while hunting. Buy it and try and break it, if you do let me know how you did it, it will make feel feel better about the money I wasted on a tracker.

Maybe I'm just lucky. Upvoted for humorous name.

u/tonybagadonuts · 1 pointr/knives

Check this out. Strong functional. Pretty reasonably priced. Id just strongly recommend you dig a little more

u/Kromulent · 1 pointr/knives

There's several dagger-style knives in that price range - here's one:

Be careful carrying it though, double-edged knives are illegal in several states.

u/fromkentucky · 1 pointr/Survival

My CRKT Ritter RSK Mk5 knife comes in an Altoids-style tin and that's now my "bare essentials" kit that I take on any road trip. I tossed in a small Ferrocerium rod, a WetFire Tinder cube and a P-51 can opener. I also take a sleeping bag, bottled water, stainless water bottle and some kind of canned food.

If we end up stuck somewhere I know I can make fire with that kit and use the rest to keep warm and fed.

u/mutha-natutah · 1 pointr/knives
u/getpoked · 1 pointr/knives

Cool general outdoor use. I think you should look at solving your problem with two separate tools. Once for heavier use and one for lighter use and fish/food prep.

Food prep is best handled by something with a longer blade or something fixed blade. It is not so good to have a knife where food can get caught in say the pivot, then get bacteria and then make you sick next time you slice an apple with it. For this part of your kit I would suggest something like this its fixed, its small so it should not be a problem legally. They sell it with several different blade shapes. I'd suggest anything but the tanto. I own a CRKT folding knife albeit not this one and they are good. Not top end but really good quality for the money. PS buy it on amazon its about $20 US

For wood processing I'd suggest a multitool. It is far more expensive to get a knife rugged enough to be battoned through wood, but a midling priced multitool will have a saw. For this I'd suggest going a bit above budget and getting a leatherman or swisstool spirit. I own a swisstool spirit. You can find them for $80 US on amazon. They are built like tanks, the steel is easy to sharpen and as a multitool are not really menacing. I would check out with another UK member first though. Technically the tools on it including the small blade do lock.

If the locking is a no go look into a or

Most importantly make sure you read up on how to sharpen your new toy and secondly have fun.

u/flargh86 · 1 pointr/knifeclub

No idea. Probably not worth the time though in complete honesty. There's enough other wharncliffe blades out there or you can just get the Alan Folts (doesn't seem right calling this thing a CRKT knife because they just mass produce it) neck knife minimalist wharncliffe with very good ergos for like $20 something.

His actual custom design looks so much better to use and hold I believe he uses 154cm for those.

u/xtremepado · 1 pointr/knives

I have the CRKT Minimalist and it is pretty good. The steel doesn't have the best edge retention but the short Wharncliffe blade is very easy to sharpen back to a razor edge.

u/LoPan12 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Nice! I carry this little guy some days.
CRKT Minimalist Wharncliffe Neck Knife

u/not_LuckyProphet · 1 pointr/knifeclub

The CRKT Minimalist is a pretty neat little knife.

u/solsangraal · 1 pointr/knives

if it has to be fixed blade your options are pretty limited

becker necker

crkt minimalist

boker gnome

esee izula

the only one of these i've owned is the becker necker, which is great, but the sheath is so big that it pretty much cancels out the small size of the knife.

u/thelias · 1 pointr/Knife_Swap

Hate to be that guy, but the minimalist is available for 25 new.

u/sheepborg · 1 pointr/Knife_Swap

The minimalist is 25.50 new from Amazon, so you might want to adjust that price. GLWS

u/80toy · 1 pointr/knives

I have a few CRKTs I carry normally.

The two I carry most often are the Eros for nicer occasions, and the M16-13ZLEK for work/everyday use.

The ball bearing system on the Eros is super smooth, and the M16 feels sturdy enough for anything I normally encounter on a job site (construction inspection).

I also have the Bowie Minimalist which I tried neck carring, but did not like. I am looking for a belt clip or something of that nature instead.

Lastly, I have the Ignitor. I wouldn't recommend it due to the difficulty in using the Fire Safe stud and the frame lock in this model. It is possible my particular knife is an outlier, but the thumb stud release is very hard to depress and flick. The frame lock on this model is also very hard to unlock. I think that this is due to the Out Burst spring putting pressure on the blade and frame lock when the blade is deployed. I cannot operate this knife with one hand like I can the other two folders mentioned.

Honestly though, for under $100 dollars, you can find a better knife. I carry these because they are around or under $50, and I broke the tip off of my Kershaw Blur.

u/MasterEason · 1 pointr/knifeclub

I don't own one personally, but it seems like the CRKT Minimalist Bowie would fit the bill. It comes in a few other blade shapes too.

Edit: just noticed you wanted the handle shape to be relatively the same, so maybe this isn't the one for you, but still worth a look.

u/will_riker · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

If it is helpful - this is the exact sheath and option I chose (from canadian amazon):

This one seems to be the first result on american amazon. It has a MUCH different styled handle and sheath - I can't speak to the quality of either.

Maybe see if you can find the other style, or if you can order it from canada without much hassle?

u/Peoples_Bropublic · 1 pointr/knives

A fixed blade would be perfect. Mora knives are excellent inexpensive knives that are quite commonly used for camping. They make some with wooden handles, composite handles, stainless blades, and carbon blades. My understanding is that their stainless blades don't hold an edge quite as well as their carbon blades, but carbon blades have the disadvantage of being susceptible to rust. So for an outdoor camping application where you're likely to be running around in dirt and mud and rain and lakes and streams and not likely to have a supply of rubbing alcohol, clean cloths, metal polish, and mineral oil, a stainless blade with composite handle would probably serve you best.

On the other hand, Cody London, that hippy dude from Dual Survival pretty much exclusively uses classic Moras with wooden handles and carbon blades. On the other other hand, he also doesn't wear pants or shoes.

Here are a few to look at.

u/AceofSpad3s · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

You really should get something at least with a full ish tang. The combination of a dull knife and a fake tang will end with lacerations. I would suggest a [mora #1] ( They are generally for camping but I have used mine in the kitchen and the work great. And if you cannot sharpen one of these then you must literally not have any hands.

u/f1del1us · 1 pointr/knives

So I keep a knife on my belt that gets used like that a lot. I work in a kitchen and my belt knife is my "everything-but-food" knife. Bags, boxes, cans, whatever needs cutting that isn't food. It is a Mora Classic #1. I actually have about a half dozen of the knife floating around, as I've used them as tacklebox knives, glovebox knives, basically anywhere I might need one, I put one. You want the carbon steel version, and you want to take care of it. Forcing a patina with vinegar is a great way to do that.

The second part would be picking up an aftermarket sheath. I was able to get a custom leather one from France for ~$30 on Etsy, and it makes carrying the knife a dream. The stock sheather is a plastic piece of crap; totally unbecoming of the amazingly sharp blade the knife has. Something like this is what I got, but from a different seller so I can't speak directly to this maker.

u/RS14-2 · 1 pointr/Cooking

I've got a few knives, but the interesting ones are an Opinel No 8 and a Mora No 2. They're not traditional, but they work fine as paring knives and are easy to keep very sharp.

u/MistahBradley · 1 pointr/Bowyer

This is what I've got So far it's done pretty good. Then went to Home Depot and bought a hatchet which really helps for slimming down the wood. But until I've got my own house (in an apartment right now) this is the best I can do :/

u/TheMindToker · 1 pointr/wildwhittlers

They can make a big difference but mostly I would say just use what works for you. Personally I use a Mora Classic #2 for almost all my carving, its cheap, and its easy to get it wicked sharp. Occasionally I'll use a smaller blade such as an opinel or a Flexcut. Wood selection is also a big factor, I would recommend grabbing some Basswood if you're just starting out.

u/Hauvegdieschisse · 1 pointr/AskMen

I'm a blacksmith. Because you're getting ready to go into college you probably can't afford one of mine, but I'll highly recommend this one as the best knife you can get for under $100.

Morakniv Classic No 2 Wood Handle Utility Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, 4.2-Inch

u/w0wt1p · 1 pointr/knives

Great knife. If you like it, also take a look at the classic Morakniv.

I got this model, but with finger guards, as a first knife for my kids. Sharp as anything out of the box, scandi grind that is very easy to sharpen. But you need to be a bit careful with the carbon steel to avood rust.

u/xterraadam · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

If you want an inexpensive folder that will work for carving Try this:

That's my daily EDC btw. I like the Benchmade with the "spyderco blade" in it. Works good, it's fairly sharp out of the box, that kinda thing.

compare the blade shape to a dedicated carving knife:

Then when you want a little nicer handle...

u/Ranger_Gnome · 1 pointr/Woodcarving

I used a morakniv carving knife for the entire carving. This is the exact one I bought Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 1.9-Inch

u/adammdavidson · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

Well, ShitOnYourMom, the best way to get a start in whittling is to start. That may seem silly, but you'll need practice, and the acceptance that it will take a bit to get comfortable understanding the grain and learning to work with it. You'll need wood (I prefer green, unseasoned wood - as in directly from a living tree) and some basic tools. I'll give examples for someone on a budget, so that this will be relevant advice for anyone who may read it. Any small axe with a narrow profile and a blade you can choke up on will work. like this:
I use this one (A Hans Karlsson sloyd axe):
And you'll need a knife or two. I suggest a Mora 120 or 106. The difference is the 106 has a longer blade. The longer blade allows you to take longer continuous cuts, while the shorter allows you to choke up and get finer detail work. Example:
I suggest the Mora knives because they're quite decent for the money.
You'll also want a hook knife if you'll be making spoons, cups, etc. You want to make sure you go quality on this one. A poorly designed and executed hook knife is unpleasant and ineffective to use.
I have one of these, and I enjoy it very much:
Lastly, you'll need something for sharpening. I just went the route of buying decent tools that arrived razor sharp, and then used a leather strop to keep them sharp. Like this:
The strop should have some honing compound rubbed on it. I use jeweler's rouge. You can easily make a strop from some tanned leather. Now that I've listed all of that, you just need some inspiration, some knowledge, and some patience. You can find the first two of these in this giant list:

Good luck, and feel free to PM me or post more questions. The reason I share photos of my work (and the work in person) is to inspire others to pursue crafts. The world needs as much art and craft as possible.

u/piggybankcowboy · 1 pointr/wildwhittlers

Sure, I'm interested in your work.

As for the knife, it's a cheapie I ordered on Amazon. I like the size, since I can carry it in my pocket with a small block and not feel bulky. The handle, however, leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to my hands. I think I'll need a thicker handle to avoid fatigue, but I'm looking into that. The handle on this Morakniv might be more what I need.

u/Mecha_Hitler_ · 1 pointr/woodworking

I bought my Mora off of Amazon and I love it. I went with the Mora 120, it has a small blade which makes it good for intricate cuts. They're only bout $40, here's the link

u/avatar0810 · 1 pointr/Woodcarving

I had a few chances to use it. Honestly, it was a waste of money. It was extremely dull when it came in. I’d suggest buying individual knives after having experienced both. I ended up buying a mora 120 and a mora 164 and I am very happy with them. You’re better off buying high quality knives. It’ll save you money in the long run.

u/bushcraftcamper · 1 pointr/Woodcarving

Yeah that's unfortunate man. I would just reprofile the entire edge. Is there a reason why you didn't get a mora? It isn't really that expensive in my opinion.

If money is tight that's cool I get it. Make this one work, remove the secondary bevel in favor of just 1 primary bevel that goes from middle of the blade to the actual edge.

Carving knives NEED to be scandi. There really is no better grind for carving. Especially for a beginner.

I've been carving for 6 years now and all my carving knives are mora with scandi grinds.

u/sloma27 · 1 pointr/Woodcarving

Thanks for the answers, unfortunately the shipping, duties, and exchange would cost me a lot for those :p

What do you think about these:

gouge set

u/lukepighetti · 1 pointr/wildwhittlers

Ended up purchasing a Mora 120. Hope it turns out well.

u/_Kwisatz_Haderach · 1 pointr/wildwhittlers

I started whittling a few months ago and I've been using a Mora 120. I appreciate the big wood handle and the smaller 1.9 in blade, plus, it takes and holds a sharp edge well.

u/gamelle · 1 pointr/woodworking

Oops, thanks for letting me know the link wasn't attached. Here it is. I believe what I want to do would just be considered woodcarving. I thought that was where I was posting, but apparently not! I'll repost this there.

u/Electric_Tiger01 · 1 pointr/woodworking

There's a few good videos to watch on YouTube. Here is a one I found useful

There's multiple tools that you can use, but I've found these two to be indispensable for the job.

Carving knife


I also used a spokeshave and a hook knife. I didn't find the hook knife to be all that useful though. Another way to shape the outside of the spoon is with a belt/disc sander. I found that to be a quick, although very messy, way to get the rough shape I wanted. Then I'd clean it up with the spokeshave and knife. Sand it up to 400 or more then finish with a food safe product like howards butcher block conditioner

u/drivenlegend · 1 pointr/woodworking

Morakniv 106, get the short one and the long one for about $50 total. Great multi purpose knives.

They're about $25 each, so you can start with one and add as you can.

u/ScriptThat · 1 pointr/Survival

The cheapest one you can find on Amazon. Actually, just buy two.

Throw one in your trunk and forget about it until you need a knife one day.
Throw the other in your toolbox and use it for random jobs.

After a few months of using it you'll realize it's a great little thing and get another to take camping.

I like this one because it's ~$8.50 and your fingers won't slip onto the blade under any circumstances. It's a little on the small side if you have big hands though.

For camping I like this one.

u/Noonsky · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

Mora knives are the exception to rule #3. I'm a particularly big fan of this little guy.

u/fearandloling · 1 pointr/EDC

all the moras are nice. get a carbon steel mora classic if you just want a base model, or if you don't like the wood handle/traditional look you can grab the mora frost which is cheaper and has a nice and grippy rubber handle. if you wanna spend a bit more cash, they have a line of thicker blades, designed for specific bushcraft use (whatever that means) such as the mora bushcraft black. basically they don't make a bad knife. even if you get the cheapest mora utility you will not be disappointed.

your sog is legit though, i really like it. i've been meaning to add a combo straight/serrated fixed blade to my collection and the seal pup elite really caught my eye. good looking blade for sure.

u/ElBomberoLoco · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

>but at the same time I am not going to buy a 10$ knife and toss it next month

Buy a $9 knife...and keep it for a lifetime.

u/pm079 · 1 pointr/knives

Looks like the Mora Utility Knife with a patina.

u/ZombieKingKong · 1 pointr/knives

Here you go: 40+ ratings, 5 stars! $10 bucks

u/DarthValiant · 1 pointr/camping

I've got this one for food prep.

It came shaving sharp and has stayed that way. This plus a dollar store frisbee, chopsticks, a spoon, a silicone baking dish and a cheap tea kettle are pretty much my field mess kit. I like the full size kettle because it is just fun to tie to the outside of my pack.

u/jason22internet · 1 pointr/camping

Five day hike? I think you'll want to find two bags; a lightweight one that you'll be happy with carrying; and a heavy comfy one (like the Field & Stream). Car camping is great! It's tons of fun and easy experience.

When it comes to my opinion and knives; I say you don't need much for camping. I personally use a leatherman micra. I'd recommend something small; even a box cutter. Avoid cheap knock offs (like cheap leatherman look-a-likes, swiss army look-a-likes) because they are impossible to sharpen and dangerous (the folding blades will fold closed right on your hand). If you have no other knife and no particular knife-need, aside from a general camping/hiking knife, then consider this one... .

Now if you needed a knife for batoning wood, carving spoons, gutting deer, or some other particular purpose - my recommendation would change.

Renting a pack? I highly recommend it. It'll give you a chance to see what you like and don't like before you make the big purchase. A $10 pack rental is well worth it, considering packs sell for $100-300+. Also, temporarily trade out packs with your buddy when possible, even if it's only for half of an hour.

u/deltaSix8 · 1 pointr/knives

I looked at that, but it's only an inch longer than his current one. I might consider upping the budget and getting the BK9 because is has the 1095 steel. However the Big Brother is cheaper and also has the better steal. But does he need an over-sized marine fighting knife for processing deer? I don't know. I think a blade over 6" is impractical for meat processing, but that's what he wants.

u/flingthing76 · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

I would love to get into fixed blades sometime. Had my eye on one of these. Just gotta find the money

u/steadyslayer · 1 pointr/knives

My buddy really likes his bk-17 I personally dont have any large survival knives yet.

u/thehorrorfrog · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

You should check out /r/knives. They can give you great suggestions based on what you want to use your knife for, and there's a guide posted in the side bar for people looking to buy a good knife on a budget. Personally, I have a KA-BAR BK-17 fixed blade, and a Benchmade 555HG folding knife. I still haven't figured out a good way to carry the fixed blade yet, but depending on what my new pack looks like, I might try hanging it from my shoulder strap like this. As an amusing side note, KA-BAR claims that they got their name from a letter they got from a barely literate customer who told them that he had used one of their knives to put down a wounded bear when his gun malfunctioned (he spelled "kill a bear" "k a bar").

u/Craig · 1 pointr/knifeclub

I'm going to guess that you have gotten trapped in terminology again. I think you want a folder for EDC (Every Day Carry). If that is the case, try one of these - they are great knives, and even if you decide you don't like something about it, you have only spent $20 to have gained the knowledge.

If I am wrong and you want a fixed blade, take a look at the Mora offerings (like this one).

u/CaptRon25 · 1 pointr/camping

Get yourself a Mora knife. They are cheap, and sharp as a razor. You can get a fire steel and some fire starter packs as well.

u/RyanMcDanDan · 1 pointr/CampingGear


Swiss Army


There's a difference but it's only a few ounces. I currently have a benchmade that I bring with me, so I don't have a lot of room to talk but I will be switching to the swiss army.

u/Ipats · 1 pointr/CampingGear

So I am going to get a Mora blade, it is between these three, that are all close to each other!

At this point the $5 differences aren't an issue, what would be my best bet of those three?

u/hi_in_fiber · 1 pointr/camping

They make a "heavy duty" version of the Mora Companion; significantly thicker blade.

I baton the living crap out of everything any chance I get, never oil it, haven't sharpened it, and it's still sharp enough to do rough carving/whittling. It's damn impressive considering the price.

u/movdev · 1 pointr/preppers

just saw the heavy duty mora has dropped by 4 dollars to $14.

u/ScottieG59 · 1 pointr/KnifeDeals

Well, I just ordered one. I checked and this is very close to the lowest price ever on amazon:

u/FindMeOnTheWall · 1 pointr/CampingGear
u/Rothalax · 1 pointr/knives

Mora Basic 511 This thing is tough. I almost bought two thinking it wouldn't last very long but there is really no reason for it. It comes with a very sharp factory edge and have not had to sharpen it yet. I've had it about a year and still going strong.

edit: updated with Canadian amazon link.

u/Clbrosch · 1 pointr/BudgetBlades

Another vote for Mora. The old version has the wood handle but its easy to have your top finger slip up on to the blade. Don't ask me how I know this.

The newer versions have a formed plastic handle which is a bit safer and easier to hold.

My favorite version is the 511:

Morakniv Craftline Basic 511 High Carbon Steel Fixed Blade Utility Knife and Combi-Sheath, 3.6-inch Blade

u/justbesafe · 1 pointr/KnifeDeals

As i mentioned in other threads the stainless companion will go on sale for the same price but not now.

Here's a similar knife for the same price.

u/turkeypants · 1 pointr/knives

Pretty sleek and badass looking. And on sale at Midway USA for $30 cheaper than BladeHQ and Amazon right now. I've never bought from there, but just noticed the price.

I see the Tech's big brother, the SB1T-L Super SOG Bowie, on multiple "best bowie" lists, so it seems people value what they do in the bowie department. That one's a 7.5" in Aus-8 and the handle is brown leather instead of textured black Kraton. On SOG's site (though you can get better prices) it goes for $75 more than the Tech, so if that's indicative of their own in-house estimation of quality, there's maybe one suggestion on higher quality options you're after.

Staying upmarket, and to put it back in the all-black and sleek tactical-looking department, if a bit less bowie, there's the Fallkniven A1 in black. People rave about their knives.

And if you like the sleek all-black look of that Fallkniven but would rather go budget than spendy on your black badass tacticals, there's the Cold Steel SRK in SK-5 going for a song on Amazon. $35! You could just get that one for dessert. It was so cheap I just got one for fun, just to have it since I'd always liked its shape. Looks like something a Navy SEAL would fight with in the dark. It's comparably manageable in size to the Tech and the design has a long track record. The handle is the same material and pattern as the Tech, no back guard, ricasso half the size, blade width of 5mm instead of 6.1mm, weight a nice 8.2oz instead of 11.2oz, length 10.75" instead of 11". So, just an option for something cool lower down in the budget if you like 'em black and badass.

Here's another sleek black tactical with a bowie blade but otherwise not looking very bowie, looking more spy fighty, the Spyderco Street Bowie, a lot cheaper on Amazon of course.

There's the black version of the classic Ka-Bar Marines fighting knife.

u/juaquin · 0 pointsr/camping

Personally, I'd rather get a Mora and then bring a pair of pliers/screwdriver/etc if you really need them. The actual tools will be more useful than their downsized multi-tool counterparts, and cheaper.

Of course, if weight/size is a concern or you just think multitools are cool, go for it.

u/Louis_Cyr · 0 pointsr/knifeclub

Blade to handle ratio is a dumb concept. Some knives are designed to have a large hand filling handle and short blade. Larger blades aren't always desirable. It's like people think they're getting ripped off - "Hey they coulda fit more blade in there what are you trying to pull?"

Look at this terrible blade to handle ratio.

u/barcelonatimes · 0 pointsr/Survival

No they don't. Heres a link to the exact same knife for 34 dollars

You do know they make more than one knife, and the different knives they make are different and sell for different prices, right...well, obviously you don't.

u/WorkAcct622 · 0 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

Well, if you go with a Mora, you can get one for under $20. If you want a knife that can stand up to a lot of abuse, you're looking to spend more than $100. I'd say start out with a Mora like this to start out with:

u/Furrykedrian98 · -1 pointsr/preppers

Yeah, when I was younger I was really into the "self defense knife" thing, and then I saw a couple knife fight videos. Killed that real quick. I just prefer having a fixed blade, and again this isn't some 14" Rambo knife, its a 2" blade 5" OAL knife. [This]( ) is the knife I edc. I've had a few folders fail on me, two nice ones too. I just trust the fixed blade more, no lock or pivot to fail.

u/shroom_throwaway9722 · -1 pointsr/Bushcraft