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Posted: 4/13/2014 11:30:30 AM EDT
The title is the question.
Link Posted: 4/13/2014 12:26:18 PM EDT
Over a year with the F1. Still using the factory edge. I use it daily for meal prep out here in the brush. I don't use it for bushcraft, no need to, company provides an RV. I recommend it. If I lost it I would replace it with another one.

No time with the Mora. So no impact, no idea. Looks like a solid knife. Find an excuse to buy both.
Link Posted: 4/13/2014 12:36:07 PM EDT
The title should be Fallkniven F1 or 10 Moras . You can't lose either way, but this is ARFCOM, so get both.

The F1 is a stronger knife--you do get what you pay for. Moras are just great knives for the money.
Link Posted: 4/13/2014 2:47:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Essayons:
The title should be Fallkniven F1 or 10 Moras . You can't lose either way, but this is ARFCOM, so get both.

The F1 is a stronger knife--you do get what you pay for. Moras are just great knives for the money.
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Yup.
Link Posted: 4/13/2014 2:50:07 PM EDT
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Yup.
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Originally Posted By thederrick106:
Originally Posted By Essayons:
The title should be Fallkniven F1 or 10 Moras . You can't lose either way, but this is ARFCOM, so get both.

The F1 is a stronger knife--you do get what you pay for. Moras are just great knives for the money.


Yup.


Uh huh !
Link Posted: 4/14/2014 8:35:32 AM EDT
I know there are alot of Fallkniven F1 fans, but I'm curious to know if any of them have compared that knife to the Cold Steel Master Hunter. They look alot alike and seem to have the same geometry. I know that Cold Steel isn't as hip as Fallkniven, but the old Master Hunter I have has gutted and skinned a bunch of critters from moose to squirrels (no not Rocky and Bullwinkle) and always held an edge. Just wondering if anyone has done a comparison.
Link Posted: 4/14/2014 10:25:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By XSabers:
I know there are alot of Fallkniven F1 fans, but I'm curious to know if any of them have compared that knife to the Cold Steel Master Hunter. They look alot alike and seem to have the same geometry. I know that Cold Steel isn't as hip as Fallkniven, but the old Master Hunter I have has gutted and skinned a bunch of critters from moose to squirrels (no not Rocky and Bullwinkle) and always held an edge. Just wondering if anyone has done a comparison.
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I went and researched the F1 again last night, after reading this post. One's looking at $110-$120 shipped and except for the fact that it's a laminated VG-10 blade, there's really nothing special about it, IMO, especially as you say, when one compares them to other knives in that size and price category.

Aesthetically, it's a very smart looking knife IMO, so maybe that's worth the price of entry for some?

Not that I'd want to do cooking/skinning chores with it, but my very first boutique knife was a Cold Steel Recon Tanto (Carbon V) factory second and I bet I could hammer it into the side of a tree and hang by it. It was $35-$40 shipped back in the mid 90s.

We all like what we like and no excuses need be made for our liking what we like, but I'd personally want an Esee 4, or 5, for the same amount of money, but then that's just me.

Chris


Link Posted: 4/14/2014 10:28:39 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rudyelf:
Find an excuse to buy both.
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Yup!




Link Posted: 4/14/2014 6:10:07 PM EDT
I have a fewmoras but took my F1 on deployment as my long knife.

It looked real bad ass sitting in my duffel bag.
Link Posted: 4/15/2014 9:21:07 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NotIssued:
I have a fewmoras but took my F1 on deployment as my long knife.

It looked real bad ass sitting in my duffel bag.
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Not quite sure what you are trying to say.
Link Posted: 4/15/2014 11:27:30 AM EDT
Not to complicate matters but if you are looking at Swedish or Scandinavian knives in the F1's price range there are also a LOT of others out there to bridge that price gap. Check out the various categories on Ragnar's Ragweed Forge site:
Knives from Norway:

Brusletto Knives
Helle Knives
Strömeng Knives

Knives from Sweden:

Mora knives from Eriksson and Frosts of Sweden
Karesuando Knives
EKA Knives

Knives from Finland:

Ahti Knives
Järvenpää Knives
Lapin Puukko Knives
Roselli Knives
Wood Jewel Knives

https://www.ragweedforge.com/





Link Posted: 4/15/2014 11:53:54 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Baldmonk:


Not quite sure what you are trying to say.
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Originally Posted By Baldmonk:
Originally Posted By NotIssued:
I have a fewmoras but took my F1 on deployment as my long knife.

It looked real bad ass sitting in my duffel bag.


Not quite sure what you are trying to say.


I'm going to guess that it mostly sat in his bag while he was out and about kicking some ass?

Too short for a fighting knife maybe?

They're smart looking knives, the F1s, no doubt. I'm tracking one on Ebay and it's at $103 shipped, with 5 hours to go. There's a Cold Steel VG-1 San Mai III Master Hunter opening at $59 plus $16 s/h and another one that is BIN/buy it now, for $102 shipped.

Chris
Link Posted: 4/15/2014 6:20:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:


I'm going to guess that it mostly sat in his bag while he was out and about kicking some ass?

Too short for a fighting knife maybe?

They're smart looking knives, the F1s, no doubt. I'm tracking one on Ebay and it's at $103 shipped, with 5 hours to go. There's a Cold Steel VG-1 San Mai III Master Hunter opening at $59 plus $16 s/h and another one that is BIN/buy it now, for $102 shipped.

Chris
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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:
Originally Posted By Baldmonk:
Originally Posted By NotIssued:
I have a fewmoras but took my F1 on deployment as my long knife.

It looked real bad ass sitting in my duffel bag.


Not quite sure what you are trying to say.


I'm going to guess that it mostly sat in his bag while he was out and about kicking some ass?

Too short for a fighting knife maybe?

They're smart looking knives, the F1s, no doubt. I'm tracking one on Ebay and it's at $103 shipped, with 5 hours to go. There's a Cold Steel VG-1 San Mai III Master Hunter opening at $59 plus $16 s/h and another one that is BIN/buy it now, for $102 shipped.

Chris

It means I didnt do anything worth needing a knife for, hence, I didnt carry it.
Link Posted: 4/15/2014 6:23:42 PM EDT
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It means I didnt do anything worth needing a knife for, hence, I didnt carry it.
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I don't generally need a knife in my daily goings on, but I carry two of them anyway, just in case.

Chris
Link Posted: 4/15/2014 7:28:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:


I don't generally need a knife in my daily goings on, but I carry two of them anyway, just in case.

Chris
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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:
Originally Posted By NotIssued:

It means I didnt do anything worth needing a knife for, hence, I didnt carry it.


I don't generally need a knife in my daily goings on, but I carry two of them anyway, just in case.

Chris


I have a Mora with me often, but not on my person. I use my Leatherman daily.
Link Posted: 4/15/2014 7:32:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Bulldawg:


Yup!


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Originally Posted By Bulldawg:
Originally Posted By Rudyelf:
Find an excuse to buy both.


Yup!




Some good lookin sheaths there. Did you make them yourself?
Link Posted: 4/15/2014 7:44:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By batmanacw:
I have a Mora with me often, but not on my person. I use my Leatherman daily.
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SAK SwissChamp here, or my SuperTool v.1.

Little SAK Classic on my keychain.

Chris
Link Posted: 4/15/2014 7:50:43 PM EDT
Another option:


Link Posted: 4/15/2014 7:54:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By KingRat:
Another option:


http://www.christinetappeiner.it/wsp_images/helle_harding.jpg
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Wow! I love it!
Link Posted: 4/15/2014 8:28:11 PM EDT
They make some nice looking knives. I like the Dokka and Skalla folders:





http://www.helle.no/products/knives/dokka/

Chris

Link Posted: 4/16/2014 1:36:01 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:


I don't generally need a knife in my daily goings on, but I carry two of them anyway, just in case.

Chris
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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:
Originally Posted By NotIssued:

It means I didnt do anything worth needing a knife for, hence, I didnt carry it.


I don't generally need a knife in my daily goings on, but I carry two of them anyway, just in case.

Chris

Over there I had a kershaw Leek and Leatherman daily. no need for a fixed blade. Only reason I packed one was typical Army efficiency. I didnt know where I was being assigned to until about two hours before the plane left the US, when the aid station called my cell phone direct to give me the gouge. All I had up to that point was a brigade level unit assignment, without a base or location name.
Link Posted: 4/16/2014 9:59:10 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NotIssued:
Over there I had a kershaw Leek and Leatherman daily. no need for a fixed blade. Only reason I packed one was typical Army efficiency. I didnt know where I was being assigned to until about two hours before the plane left the US, when the aid station called my cell phone direct to give me the gouge. All I had up to that point was a brigade level unit assignment, without a base or location name.
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I pretty much figured that you carried something like a LM or a SAK, but you didn't seem like you wanted to share, so, I didn't pry.

Chris
Link Posted: 4/16/2014 12:52:24 PM EDT
+1000 for Mora.

Fallkniven look great but I won't pay over $100 for a knife when a $10 Mora will do all the same things.

In fact I won't pay over $80 for -any- knife, as I can break expensive knives just as soon as I can break cheap ones, and waiting around for a factory to replace it in a month or two isn't really worth the extra cost.
Link Posted: 4/16/2014 3:00:51 PM EDT
Okay, I use a knife a few times a day (wanna-be farmer/rancher with a wife that has a job in town, lol), fairly tough duty frequently, and what I have found over the years, is that a 3 3/4 inch blade is very handy...in a folding knife.

I see zero point in carrying a fixed blade that short. And looks a little silly in public walking around with that sheath on your hip.

My Ka-bar Mule cost me 16 bucks used off eBay, sharp as a razor and dead tough and has held up to some nasty hacking, and very handy in it's little sideways nylon sheath on my belt.

Last gun show here locally, there was a Mora dealer, and so I had to check them out as I had never held one, very nice little knives. Man told the wife she "needed" one of these for camping chores...she flicked out her Benchmade Adamas auto, which makes a nice loud clunk noise when it locks open, asked him why she would "need" that skinny little blade, lol, love that woman I tell ya, she's a lot of fun at parties.
Link Posted: 4/16/2014 3:12:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:


I pretty much figured that you carried something like a LM or a SAK, but you didn't seem like you wanted to share, so, I didn't pry.

Chris
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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:
Originally Posted By NotIssued:
Over there I had a kershaw Leek and Leatherman daily. no need for a fixed blade. Only reason I packed one was typical Army efficiency. I didnt know where I was being assigned to until about two hours before the plane left the US, when the aid station called my cell phone direct to give me the gouge. All I had up to that point was a brigade level unit assignment, without a base or location name.


I pretty much figured that you carried something like a LM or a SAK, but you didn't seem like you wanted to share, so, I didn't pry.

Chris

Oh, I have the gift of gab. I just didn't want to derail the thread.

Really though, I don't have any cool-guy stories, so I don't say much about the deployment. I went over, maybe saved a few lives, helped a bunch of guys feel better/sleep better/get better working environments. It's a job; I tried to do it well. But I'm not some bad-ass-spec-ops-paratrooper-Ranger!-SEAL-sniper-CIA type, so most people don't care much other than "that's great, thanks for your service."
Link Posted: 4/18/2014 2:43:22 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:
They make some nice looking knives. I like the Dokka and Skalla folders:

http://helle.no/media/2012/07/dokka.jpg

http://helle.no/media/2012/11/Skala.jpg

http://www.helle.no/products/knives/dokka/

Chris

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helle make some nice stuff
Link Posted: 4/18/2014 10:20:50 AM EDT
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Some good lookin sheaths there. Did you make them yourself?
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Gratzi. Did all the kydex and leather pictured. The Fallkniven sheath is kinda my pride and joy. The Mora sheaths were basically done pretty much because those knives needed better sheaths than what came with them. My favorite Mora setup is actually a 510 (discontinued) in its factory sheath hung around the neck.
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Originally Posted By An_Orphanage:
+1000 for Mora.

Fallkniven look great but I won't pay over $100 for a knife when a $10 Mora will do all the same things.

In fact I won't pay over $80 for -any- knife, as I can break expensive knives just as soon as I can break cheap ones, and waiting around for a factory to replace it in a month or two isn't really worth the extra cost.
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+1. If I were to ever buy a "high end" blade I am pretty sure 100$ to my door is just about MY limit!

Until then a good ole Mora #2 and carbon companion will do.
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+1. If I were to ever buy a "high end" blade I am pretty sure 100$ to my door is just about MY limit!

Until then a good ole Mora #2 and carbon companion will do.
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Originally Posted By thederrick106:
Originally Posted By An_Orphanage:
+1000 for Mora.

Fallkniven look great but I won't pay over $100 for a knife when a $10 Mora will do all the same things.

In fact I won't pay over $80 for -any- knife, as I can break expensive knives just as soon as I can break cheap ones, and waiting around for a factory to replace it in a month or two isn't really worth the extra cost.



+1. If I were to ever buy a "high end" blade I am pretty sure 100$ to my door is just about MY limit!

Until then a good ole Mora #2 and carbon companion will do.





Just picked up the above model for <$97 shipped from Knife Connection.

Next to my Cold Steel Recon Tanto, it's my only fixed blade knife and it looks pretty nifty (gaudy,) although the colors in the picture are a bit exaggerated. The green is closer to the flesh in a typical avocado, or a lime.

Chris
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http://www.survivalknives.com/imgs/brands/esee-knives/esee-4/esee-4p-vg.jpg

Just picked up the above model for <$97 shipped from Knife Connection.

Next to my Cold Steel Recon Tanto, it's my only fixed blade knife and it looks pretty nifty (gaudy,) although the colors in the picture are a bit exaggerated. The green is closer to the flesh in a typical avocado, or a lime.

Chris
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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:
Originally Posted By thederrick106:
Originally Posted By An_Orphanage:
+1000 for Mora.

Fallkniven look great but I won't pay over $100 for a knife when a $10 Mora will do all the same things.

In fact I won't pay over $80 for -any- knife, as I can break expensive knives just as soon as I can break cheap ones, and waiting around for a factory to replace it in a month or two isn't really worth the extra cost.



+1. If I were to ever buy a "high end" blade I am pretty sure 100$ to my door is just about MY limit!

Until then a good ole Mora #2 and carbon companion will do.



http://www.survivalknives.com/imgs/brands/esee-knives/esee-4/esee-4p-vg.jpg

Just picked up the above model for <$97 shipped from Knife Connection.

Next to my Cold Steel Recon Tanto, it's my only fixed blade knife and it looks pretty nifty (gaudy,) although the colors in the picture are a bit exaggerated. The green is closer to the flesh in a typical avocado, or a lime.

Chris


You won't loose that one when you set it down!
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http://www.survivalknives.com/imgs/brands/esee-knives/esee-4/esee-4p-vg.jpg

Just picked up the above model for <$97 shipped from Knife Connection.

Next to my Cold Steel Recon Tanto, it's my only fixed blade knife and it looks pretty nifty (gaudy,) although the colors in the picture are a bit exaggerated. The green is closer to the flesh in a typical avocado, or a lime.

Chris
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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:
Originally Posted By thederrick106:
Originally Posted By An_Orphanage:
+1000 for Mora.

Fallkniven look great but I won't pay over $100 for a knife when a $10 Mora will do all the same things.

In fact I won't pay over $80 for -any- knife, as I can break expensive knives just as soon as I can break cheap ones, and waiting around for a factory to replace it in a month or two isn't really worth the extra cost.



+1. If I were to ever buy a "high end" blade I am pretty sure 100$ to my door is just about MY limit!

Until then a good ole Mora #2 and carbon companion will do.



http://www.survivalknives.com/imgs/brands/esee-knives/esee-4/esee-4p-vg.jpg

Just picked up the above model for <$97 shipped from Knife Connection.

Next to my Cold Steel Recon Tanto, it's my only fixed blade knife and it looks pretty nifty (gaudy,) although the colors in the picture are a bit exaggerated. The green is closer to the flesh in a typical avocado, or a lime.

Chris


Is that the Offiical knife of San Francisco ??
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 10:49:06 AM EDT
As I mentioned above, it's actually less vibrant in person than in that photo, but for a bushcraft/wilderness type doohickey, you're not going to lose it in the tall grass, as you might with a black bladed, or darker handled knife.

And if I get any more 'zombie' gear, like the Z-Max bullets from Hornady, or the Gerber Zombie blade kit, I'll be color coordinated!


Chris
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Gratzi. Did all the kydex and leather pictured. The Fallkniven sheath is kinda my pride and joy. The Mora sheaths were basically done pretty much because those knives needed better sheaths than what came with them. My favorite Mora setup is actually a 510 (discontinued) in its factory sheath hung around the neck.
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Originally Posted By drobs:

Some good lookin sheaths there. Did you make them yourself?


Gratzi. Did all the kydex and leather pictured. The Fallkniven sheath is kinda my pride and joy. The Mora sheaths were basically done pretty much because those knives needed better sheaths than what came with them. My favorite Mora setup is actually a 510 (discontinued) in its factory sheath hung around the neck.


I agree, I really liked the 510 model, and I only have one. I did however get a bunch of 511's on sale and Dremel'd off the finger guard...bingo! Red handled 510's

I have a few Fallkniven knives and they are well designed and can take abuse. My favorite is actually the smaller WM1, but even if you decided on the F1, it would be no penalty weight to toss a Mora as a backup in the bottom of your pack.

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