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Just Arrived For Testing: Mora Bushcraft Black

Image: Chris Dumm for TTAK

That didn’t take long. Three weeks to the day after I chatted up the guys at Mora’s SHOT Show booth, the UPS truck left a small box on my porch. A small box of awesome: a Mora Bushcraft Black.

Carbon-steel Mora blades are a touch harder than their stainless counterparts, and enthusiasts insist that they also take a better edge and hold it longer. This is almost certainly true, but the Achilles’ Heel of carbon-steel knives is their vulnerability to corrosion.

Image: Chris Dumm for TTAK

Mora’s black Tungsten DLC treatment aims to prevent that, and as a side bonus it looks freaking awesome. Clay and I have already reviewed our quota of Mora knives, so I’ll be handing this test over to TTAG contributor Joe Grine. He’s only got one other Mora, so he doesn’t count as an opinionated fanboy. Yet.

Image: Chris Dumm for TTAK

The new Bushcraft Black looks unlike any other Mora, as this family photo illustrates. From left: a stainless Bushcraft Orange, a blue Craftline, carbon-steel Bushcraft Black, stainless Companion, and stainless Long Clip.

Priced between $8 and $45, any one of these knives could be the sharpest, sturdiest knife you’ll ever own.


7 responses to ‘Just Arrived For Testing: Mora Bushcraft Black

  1. I’ve never had an issue with my Mora or my other high carbon blades and rust. I guess I just take care of it like you’re supposed to. For those who have trouble with rust on carbon steel blades, I have just two words – Frog Lube!

  2. Dear TTAK Editorial Crew,

    This site has turned me onto the power of Mora Knives, and the more reviews the better.


    Would you like a Mora custom sheath review here in a couple of weeks as soon as I get through their backlog?

    • Apparently the mora’s don’t need a full tang. My son attempted to destroy one and finally managed to do it. It took a sledge and a brick, but he managed it. I can’t see any real world scenario that having a full tang on these knives would be vital.

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