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.
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.
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.