by Robert (Papabob)
(Chapel Hill, TN, USA)
K J Eriksson Carbon Steel Wilderness - Mora Knife
My favorite survival knife isn't fancy or flashy, but it can do everything I need it to do and it costs less than $15.00. In fact when I read about this knife in a sporting mag a few years ago, I bought three knives.
This knife is easy to sharpen and holds its edge very well. I've abused the heck out of it and it begs for more. I once used it to cut down a small sapling,by hammering on the handle with a rock (I was testing it out when I first got it).
I've used it as a small prybar, a punch, to clean & filet fish, to clean large & small game, whittle wood, strip wires and just about everything I could think of to destroy this knife. I'm still working on the first knife of the three I bought, the other two are still in the gun cabinet.
A couple friends of mine are kind of freaked out that it doesn't have a guard, but thats never been an issue with me.
The knife is simple and straight forward. The scabbard is all plastic with a drain hole at the bottom. The blade itself is a lazy drop point, with a guardless bright red handle.
As I said before I've been abusing this knife on purpose and its still working just fine, but it is one ugly baby with its battle scars.