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Mora Garberg - Good or bad? First Review


Mora Garberg - Good or Bad? First Review

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hi guys my name is Lily and today I want to do a review of the maracas back which is a bushcraft knife and as you guys know I'm switching out my knives every now and then because I want to test out different style of knives and today I want to take a closer look on the Mora gothic stay tuned okay so the first thing that I noticed when I got the knife is that the shieff is completely different than the other chiefs the head it seems a little bit more high quality and they have added this security strap here so that the knife doesn't fall out by itself which I very much like and it comes with this belt loop option which you can take off or slide on so if you want to bird on your belt you can slide this on and mmm in my opinion this is a little bit too loose so I would really glue it on to the sheath so that your knife doesn't fall out of this loop by accident the reason why you can take off the belt loop is because they also offer a multi mount for the plastic sheath and with multi mounts you can attach the knife to anything that is morally compatible if you're not a fan of plastic sheets you can also get a shiv out of leather for this knife I think that a plastic sheath is great because to have two very big drainage holes at the bottom of the chief so if you have a lot of water in the sheath these holes a lot of water to run out of the sheath and now let's take a closer look at the knife itself the first thing that I want to mention is that the knife is full tang the Tang goes from the blade through the handle all the way to the back hand here and the great thing is that I have let the Tang stick out a little bit here at the end and so now you have a nice hammer which you can use for a lot of different projects for example if you want to crush some nuts or something like that so I like that okay now let's talk about the plate a little bit as you can see it's quite a thick plate for Ace Navion Mora knife usually they have fin ablates

but this one is quite thick and robust and seems to be more stable I think it's okay if you use this knife for patterning it shouldn't break off next the Scandinavian grind is very typical for more knives but it's quite steep so the blade thickness which is three point two millimeters is going to stay the same until this point and then it's going to drop off so yeah it seems to be very robust and I think they have done a very good job on the blade design except that I think that the blade is a little bit short it's ten point nine centimeters long and yeah I think that's a little bit too short to consider it as a as one item survival knife so I would rather call it a push craft knife because it's a little bit short for a survival knife

I like that the steel is stainless and it's some kind of Swedish steel I don't have a lot of experience with it but in the course of time the steel will show if it's tough or not if it's going to break or not if it's going to chip or if it's going to hold the edge very well now let's talk about the handle a little bit as you can see it's a black handle it's made from plastic it's a special kind of plastic which is called polyamide and they came that it's very rust resistant and that it has exceptional mechanical properties and that it's close to being unbreakable we will see if that's true over the course of time and my first impression is that it's really bomb-proof and very rugged so it's certainly not so easy to bird on the handle you can see a very special pattern here at the handle as well which is called the rhombus pattern which gives you a little bit more grip so when your hands are wet or full with dirt you still have grip on the knife and I think that's a great safety feature you also have this lanius hole here so if you want you can attach a lanyard I'm not a big fan of a linear so I would why's you not to attach Linnaeus to your knife but if you want to do so you can because they have made this hole in the handle they have made the handle quite symmetrical so you can take it like this or in reverse grip like this and I think it's great to make the handle symmetrical because it gives you more cutting options and carving options however I have to say the only thing that I don't like is yeah that I don't have used a proper finger coil like for example with a de Moura knives to have proper finger coils so that you don't slip over onto the blade so I'm not a fan of these kind of handles I know it's a tradition in Scandinavia that you almost don't have any finger coil no protection for your finger yeah it's no problem for professionals but actually a lot of knife users are no professionals and I think it's it's important to make this a little bit bigger so that you don't accidentally catch yourself when you step over with your finger so that's the only thing that I don't like and yeah I have to say when I grip the knife like this it's a little bit peculiar because here the diameter is a little bit smaller then for example here at the back and actually when I take the knife in reverse grip from the backside it feels a little bit better than taking the knife like this because it's quite small here in time diameter so I like I would like the knife handle better if they just reversed it like this like if they turned around the handle then you would have a little bit better for finger coil and I believe it feels a little bit better in the hand you should take it like this then so but that's just my personal opinion and you have to consider that I have a little bit smaller hands than then man for example so if you have a male hand maybe the handle

fits you a little bit more comfortably okay now I want to try out tonight and carve some wood with it but first I had to put on off a little chunk of wood here I think it's no problem to put on with this knife because it's as I said full tang and it looks pretty stable and a Scandinavian grind makes it very stable it's one of the most stable grinds that you can have ok the knife is very sharp and it's almost impossible to make fine feathers because it's immediately carving further down into the wood so it's it's hard to stay on the surface actually yeah there's no doubt that this knife is cutting like hell it's super sharp razor sharp the backside is pretty sharp as well so now I'm going to try to wrap down some smaller shavings from the wood I have this fine shavings which I can now set into the feather sticks into the feathers

it's pretty important that the back of the knife is sharp because otherwise when people get lazy they will use the plate instead and that's something that you shouldn't really do because then the heat treatment of the blade gets damaged but when the back is sharp enough you can use it to strike your first deal with no problem okay next I want to do a small patterning test and this here is heart peachwood

which is great to test out the blade and to put a little bit more stress on the blade so now I'm going to put on through this chunk of wood here let's see if the blade breaks or not this is really one of the toughest plates that I have seen from Mora and yeah having it's definitely one of its strengths it's you know I'm having this edge with here which is very hard and that's no problem for a knife so far so good

and last but not least I want to make our strength tip test and see if I can break off the tip with some force every knife has to go through tests like this so let's see I couldn't break off the knife tip it's quite stable I have to say yeah yeah so this was the review of the maracas bag pretty cool knife and yeah if you want to see more videos like this make sure that you are subscribing to my channel also make sure that you click on the notification Bell because sometimes it happens that my videos are not shown in the subscription feed anymore so that's some kind of new thing that is going on with YouTube so if you want to make sure that you're getting notified when I upload my videos make sure that you click on the notification bill I want to thank you for watching and stay tuned till next time

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Survival Lilly

Survival Lilly

Survival Lilly is a true passionate bushcraft girl! She likes spending a lot of time in nature practicing survival and bushcraft skills. Her YouTube channel is very interesting as she publishes new videos often and also test out survival and outdoor gear to find the best items you can have in your survival or camping rucksack, and the video quality and photography is always excellent.

You can find all her videos on her YouTube channel.

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