An old scandinavian saying is "your knife is your life" and I can't think of a better truism when out in the woods. I went through the whole custom knife thing buying from a lot of the top makers in the world but was never completely satisfied, I just can't understand why a bit of metal and wood which you can buy for pennies should end up costing hundreds of pounds, skill or no skill, aesthetics or not, but a 5000% mark up is too rich for my blood. So for the past 4 or 5 years I've been going back to my first love, the Mora knife, it does everything ( and more) that a custom will and they are as cheap as chips, although I still haven't got rid of the magpie in me yet.
This is a part of my collection, and as you can see they are well used and I'm not afraid to modify them if I need to, something I would never do with a custom.Each one in the picture is different, either by steel ,maker or model, but they all originate from Mora of Sweden, if you don't use a mora, you're not a real bushcrafter.
MORA FOREVER !