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Old 02-18-2021, 12:40 AM
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Default I also put a handle on a Mora!



Random chunk of rosewood I found at the local wood supply place and some repurposed aluminum for the bolster.

Having never really used a Mora before, it's a terrible kitchen knife, lol. It'll be a nice general purpose camping/backpacking knife though.
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Old 02-18-2021, 5:18 AM
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Looks so fancy you really dressed up that Mora. I had no idea what to expect,it looks like a pricy knife now, good job.

Yes they suck in the kitchen.
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Old 02-18-2021, 1:41 PM
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Don't get me wrong, I own and love Moras, but that almost looks like a waste of beautiful rosewood!
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Don't get me wrong, I own and love Moras, but that almost looks like a waste of beautiful rosewood!
I had no idea how it was going to turn out until I started shaping it. Luckily I've got the bookmatched piece for a different project!

The Mora blades are good, nothing special, but good; and a tool is only as good as it's user interface right? heh.

I think this one is going to get a decent, but plain, pancake sheath.
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Looks so fancy you really dressed up that Mora. I had no idea what to expect,it looks like a pricy knife now, good job.

Yes they suck in the kitchen.
Thanks! I had never worked with rosewood before and didn't know what to expect. I was surprised at how easy the aluminum bolster was to work with and 'polish' (only taken to 320 grit) on the sides. It came out nice and I learned some things!
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That's beautiful, congratulations!
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Not a waste mora is a fine knife. Looks great.
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Default Mora makes a great product that anyone can afford

Very nice job.

Is it fair to say you spent more $ on the handle than the blade?

Also, if I may, what is your source for wood?
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Very nice job.

Is it fair to say you spent more $ on the handle than the blade?

Also, if I may, what is your source for wood?
If I recall correctly, this particular piece of rosewood was and end cut from a 8/4 board in the $5.00 scrap pile at Global Wood Source; and the aluminum for the bolster was salvaged from a scrap heap at a local metal work place (asked them if I could take this chunk of aluminum plate, they said sure). I bout the blade at an antique/junk store in Wyoming for another $5.00 I think. The most expensive part might have been the G-Flex epoxy!

I'm oiling the sheath right now.
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I can lose myself for a couple hours in that place.
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I can lose myself for a couple hours in that place.
Yup, this was a good pick, but a lucky piece. Part of it has a decent knot and some cracks, there was just enough for about 5x2 inches of mostly clear wood. I've still got enough for another scaled handle or a pen blank or something. Every time I go in there it certainly seems like I find more wood I just need to do something with, I just need more somethings to do!
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Default Give that knife away as a birthday gift

Before you know it, word gets out and people will start dropping hints.

I first found out about Global from a friend who stopped by my local watering hole with a paper lunch bag full of random chunks he happened to ‘find’ on his lunch break.

I used a piece of Acacia and used a Lauri carbon blade for it.
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Nice! Gotta love those Lauri blades too!
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Impressive. 👍👍
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