Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fixed Blade Knife Options - Mora Scout Knife with Black Composition Handle

This is a good fixed blade knife that comes razor sharp and holds an edge quite well. The Mora Scout Fixed Blade Knife is well-suited for most camp chores other than splitting or chopping wood. You’ll need your camp axe for that chore. Its light weight and short blade make it easy to work with around camp and it can even be worn as a neck knife.

With its short blade, this knife is very easily controlled and has a very strong stainless steel blade. It will stand up to a fair amount of use without any problems. 

The sheath is inexpensive plastic but it does hold the knife well. This is also a nice size knife if you’re looking for a decent sized fixed blade knife suitable for concealed carry.

Specifications for Model FT-440B:

Sandvik cold-rolled special stainless steel blade

3 3/4" clip point blade with total length of 8 1/4"

Black composition handle with lanyard hole

Black composition sheath with lanyard hole and rubber belt attachment

This knife gives you excellent quality at a decent price that can fit even the most limited of family budgets.

Got Swedish steel?

Staying above the water line!



Sixbears said...

There's a lot to be said for a rugged, simple, well built knife of decent quality.

Anonymous said...

That was a good write-up, the Mora has long been considered an outstanding best buy in getting a great value for what you pay for. Their only weakness (or used to be) was that plastic factory tube sheath, they broke soon after exposure to the sunlight.

A crack would develop, then knife handle was loose and you could lose the knife easier than before. Replacement with a leather or other sturdier synthetic sheath is recommended

But the blade - no flys on that one. The carbon laminated blades develop a patina, but that edge can be honed REAL sharp.

Machinist said...

Excellent. A proper handle and a very versatile size and shape blade of high quality. A great choice.

riverwalker said...

To: Sixbears

I needed a knife with a decent blade and wouldn't be as susceptible to wet conditions. I also didn't want to have to break my piggy bank to get one.

This is a decent knife with a decent price.



riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 12:19

A Mora blade has a good reputation for holding an edge well. I also worry about the rubberized belt portion of the sheath and how it might hold up in the long run.

For the cost of this knife, I can deal with a few problems if necessary...like the sheath and the handle material. The quality of the blade goes a long way in making up for what it lacks.

Thanks anon.


riverwalker said...

To: Machinist

This particular knife is a lot lighter than my SOG Seal Pup and should be a lot easier to use for EDC purposes.Still keep my SOG handy though.

It's a tad bit larger than what I like in a neck knife but it could be used in that manner if desired.

The blade is rather thin and I don't see it holding up well if subjected to too much abuse.

Thanks Machinist.


Anonymous said...

Quite a few folks use them for neck knife though, it is a little long, but its really light, the blade being a rat tail tang vs. full tang.

The sheath tab - yeah, the synthetic really does not appear it will last long either. Earlier models had a leather tab, pretty much same design but sturdier. I recently bought a Frost ERIC knife - same story, great knife, but sheath - meh. Aftermarkets are available, check out JRE sheaths, nice stuff!

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 7:22

A lot of it looks like a cost-cutting measure to make them more competitive price-wise with other knives in the market-place...a couple of extra bucks wouldn't have hurt my budget for a sheath of better quality.

Thanks anon.


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