Mora 2010 Bushcraft Forest Knife Review
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Initially envisioned as another interpretation of the Mora 2000 Outdoor Knife, the Mora 2010 Bushcraft Forest Knife accentuates exceptionally different ergonomics from the more traditional Mora knives, such as the Mora Classic 1.
Mora 2010 Bushcraft Forest Knife Review
While the Mora Bushcraft Forest 2010 has very similar balance point, it does look very different from the Mora Classic. The sweet spot is directly under the guard, that leads me to presume that the Mora Bushcraft Forest has a stick tang that goes almost one-third of the way down into the handle.
Mora 2010 Bushcraft Forest Knife – Sheath
Retention of the sheath is great. To let you know when the knife has been properly sheathed, there is a nice little click.
The Mora Bushcraft Forest 2010 sheath features a drainage hole,as with all other Mora sheaths. For maximum drain of liquids,this drainage hole is very logically placed right at the bottom of the sheath.
Initially, the sheath came with an unusual plastic clip/loop system, however I instantly ripped it off and replaced it with paracord. The paracord framework works much better. The Mora 2010’s sheath attachment is the weakest part of its sheath design, like with the Hultafors GK.
You can either carry it as a neck knife or you can double the paracord over and pull it through your belt, than Cody’s Mora Classic 1, Cody Lundin styleadmittedly, is both heavier and bulkier at 2.4 oz. So, I probably would not suggest carrying the Mora Bushcraft Forest 2010 as a neck knife, however with the paracord modification it’s certainly a possibility if you really want to.
If I say so myself, the knife offers an extremely sleek modern package, which looks pretty damn good.
Mora 2010 Bushcraft Forest Knife – Blade
The 12c27 steel blade is 2.5 mm thick, sufficiently thick for all bushcraft needs. Disappointingly, the spine is actually rounded however, which means you can’t utilize it to hit a firesteel with. In my opinion, this is one of its biggest downfalls considering it’s otherwise excellent as a bushcraft knife out of box.
Just like the Mora 2000 Outdoor Knife, most of the blades are scalloped from the middle to the tip to allow a thinner, more threatening angle for cutting and specifically detailed tasks.
Mora 2010 Bushcraft Forest Knife – Grip
Utilizing the traditional saber grip is very comfortable with the Mora 2010 Bushcraft Forest. The handle has a tacky rubber coating that truly secures in your grip.
The tapering allows for a sufficient pinch grip, yet between the Mora Classic 1 and this knife, I would have to accept that of the two, the Mora Classic is the more agreeable in a pinch grip.
As stated previously, the spine is rounded and subsequently won’t produce any sparks, since you can’t utilize the spine with firesteel, will you ever need to utilize a firesteel with this knife (as it may be/out of box), instead, you will have to utilize the edge of the blade. This won’t just dull the blade, but can also affect the heat treatment. In the long run, being forced to use the edge of the blade is especially problematic for the knife.
Mora 2010 Bushcraft Forest Knife – Modification
With modification, it is of course possible to make a part of the rounded spine flat. To flatten a large enough portion of the spine, just use a grinder or a file so that you can utilize it with the firesteel. My largest problem with the Mora Bushcraft Forest disappears with this modification.
At 57 hrc the scandi edge is exceptionally well ground and is a pleasure to sharpen.
This blade is absolutely perfect for woodwork, like all Mora knives.
It really does help with detailed cuts, while the scalloped tip looks a little gimmicky. I haven’t utilized it on flesh, however I would guess it would work beautifully for field dressing game.
The thinner blade additionally makes short work of notching.
And of course, when batoning, the Mora 2010 Bushcraft Forest can completely pulverize wood. I looked around the net to check if there were any in-field failures, issues or reports of breakage, and I can’t seem to find any. It’s one hell of a testament to its toughness taking into account how popular this knife is.
Mora 2010 Bushcraft Forest Knife – Conclusion
Perfectionists may scoff at the stainless steel and synthetic handles, however don’t let that stop you from getting your hands on one of these.
The Mora Bushcraft Forest 2010 is one of the best outdoor knives on the market.
Just square up the spine, modify the sheath, and this knife is ready to take on anything the bushcraft world could toss at it.