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Old 06-14-2007, 10:49 AM   #1
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My Mora knife project

First, I want to give credit to MRostov for posting photos of his knife project on another forum. It was he who gave me the desire to do my own knife project.

I have always been impressed with the Finnish and Swedish laminated carbon steel blades. Laminated means a piece of extremely hard (Rockwell 60-63) steel sandwiched between two pieces of softer steel. This makes an extremely durable knife blade that holds and keeps an incredibly sharp edge.

My project started off with an oak hammer handle, some 1/4" brass tubing for the thong hole, some 1/8" brass stock for the guard and an unfinished Mora blade from Frosts in Sweden. I used J-B Weld to hold everything together and used an electric hand drill to power the circle sander for shaping.

Below are photos showing the raw materials and the finished knife. Sorry the knife photos are a little dark; my camera started giving trouble.

Anyway, this is my very first project of this kind and I just wanted to share.

RIKA
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Old 06-14-2007, 02:08 PM   #2
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Rikat- Good job I like the looks of it.
 
Old 06-14-2007, 03:55 PM   #3
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Pretty good Rika. I really like the shape of the handle.

The Frosts blades keep a fantastic edge (re: beyond razor), I just wish the tang was meatier. They DO bend.
 
 
Old 06-14-2007, 04:03 PM   #4
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Pretty good Rika. I really like the shape of the handle.

The Frosts blades keep a fantastic edge (re: beyond razor), I just wish the tang was meatier. They DO bend.
Its kinda clumsy but its my first effort and it fits my hand. The tang is encased in J-B Weld steel inside Oak so I don't have to worry about that bending. The blade will bend too but I have other knives to use as prybars. This knife is a slicer.

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Old 06-15-2007, 10:13 PM   #5
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This knife is a slicer.

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No kidding!

When I first made a knife with one of these (6" blade) I managed to slice clean through the skin between the thumb and index finger of my left hand. Can't remember how I did it... I think I might have actually been polishing the blade with emery paper in a particularly stupid way.

The nurse who stitched up my hand asked if I had cut myself with a straight razor.

The handle broke off a month later.
 
Old 11-04-2010, 10:39 PM   #6
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Nice work. Blades that look like that are built to use and a work of art in their own right.

cheers
 
Old 05-03-2011, 10:54 PM   #7
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:32 PM   #8
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I have always been impressed with the Finnish and Swedish laminated carbon steel blades. Laminated means a piece of extremely hard (Rockwell 60-63) steel sandwiched between two pieces of softer steel. This makes an extremely durable knife blade that holds and keeps an incredibly sharp edge.

My project started off with an oak hammer handle, some 1/4" brass tubing for the thong hole, some 1/8" brass stock for the guard and an unfinished Mora blade from Frosts in Sweden. I used J-B Weld to hold everything together and used an electric hand drill to power the circle sander for shaping.
 
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