Since Chris wowed us yesterday with the definitely sketchy, and most certainly craptastic Sanjia K8009, I thought I would do you all a favor and let you know what you should spend your $15 on instead ($14.35 plus s&h actually).
I wouldn’t normally pass along “Deal of the Century” information, but I followed an Amazon link from Instapundit earlier and Amazon is running a sale on hunting and tactical knives for as much as 60% off. Consider yourself advised. There are actually some pretty nice deals on Gerbers, Cold Steel, and others. But that is not what I am telling you to buy.
I looked to see if any Mora knives made the list. They are not reduced by a massive percentage, but they are already the best knife value on the planet to begin with. As Chris is fond of saying, “Moras make every other knife look like a rip-off”. I don’t personally own a Mora Companion – yet. I expect my first to arrive Wednesday or so. I am not sure that the 20% off is the everyday price or part of the big sale, but when a knife like the Companion cracks the $15 mark, it is time to buy. Even if I don’t “need” another knife right now.
Chris has already reviewed the Mora 748 Long Clip. In his review, he hypothesizes that the smaller Companion would be the “perfect” utility sheath knife. I have the slightly thicker Mora Bushcraft, and while I am yet to use the Companion, I believe that this is likely the case.
I have already done a culinary review of the Bushcraft, and I am almost done with an all around review. My Bushcraft has been my primary knife on over 40 days of fishing and guiding this summer. It has been used to make salsa, gut trout, baton a walnut log into kindling, turn piles of newsprint into ribbon, cut down a 3″ locust sapling, prune branches off of a tree, slice 100 linear feet of cardboard, and many other tasks. Stay tuned. I have tested this knife more thoroughly than any knife yet, and I will have the full review out this week.