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In the beginning, it was dirt. - jbarrow - 04-07-2018

I still marvel each time I pick up a blade and ponder it from beginning to end. In the case of a Mora, all this takes place, it is stamped, ground, heat treated, handled, sheathed and shipped from Sweden to my door in Idaho for 15.00.  A true miracle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l7JqonyoKA


RE: In the beginning, it was dirt. - Grizzly Dave - 04-07-2018

(04-07-2018, 12:48 AM)jbarrow Wrote: I still marvel each time I pick up a blade and ponder it from beginning to end. In the case of a Mora, all this takes place, it is stamped, ground, heat treated, handled, sheathed and shipped from Sweden to my door in Idaho for 15.00.  A true miracle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l7JqonyoKA

I guess Morakniv hasn't heard that you already have 1- or 13 (dozen)Moras already
I call tha andAddiction Internationale my friend Cool


RE: In the beginning, it was dirt. - jbarrow - 04-08-2018

(04-07-2018, 10:26 PM)Grizzly Dave Wrote:
(04-07-2018, 12:48 AM)jbarrow Wrote: I still marvel each time I pick up a blade and ponder it from beginning to end. In the case of a Mora, all this takes place, it is stamped, ground, heat treated, handled, sheathed and shipped from Sweden to my door in Idaho for 15.00.  A true miracle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l7JqonyoKA

I guess Morakniv hasn't heard that you already have 1- or 13 (dozen)Moras already
I call tha andAddiction Internationale my friend Cool

I  have been known to lose a few to good little girls and boys every now and again. I fear the addiction is real but I never seem to make it past step two in the program.


RE: In the beginning, it was dirt. - thatmckenzie - 04-09-2018

Rehab is for quitters!


RE: In the beginning, it was dirt. - jbarrow - 04-09-2018

(04-09-2018, 12:57 AM)thatmckenzie Wrote: Rehab is for quitters!

Oh quit it!


RE: In the beginning, it was dirt. - jbarrow - 04-10-2018

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RE: In the beginning, it was dirt. - thatmckenzie - 04-10-2018

There's an old iron furnace not far from my house. It's the bottom one here at this link, built when John Quincy Adams was still alive and last fired in 1875. The ground, underneath the grass, is full of old bits of glassy slag, left behind after each batch of iron was born.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/dbnf/specialplaces/?cid=fsbdev3_032548


RE: In the beginning, it was dirt. - jbarrow - 04-10-2018

(04-10-2018, 07:08 AM)thatmckenzie Wrote: There's an old iron furnace not far from my house. It's the bottom one here at this link, built when John Quincy Adams was still alive and last fired in 1875.  The ground, underneath the grass, is full of old bits of glassy slag, left behind after each batch of iron was born.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/dbnf/specialplaces/?cid=fsbdev3_032548

Amazing!  Thanks


RE: In the beginning, it was dirt. - Jimbo - 04-13-2018

(04-07-2018, 12:48 AM)jbarrow Wrote: I still marvel each time I pick up a blade and ponder it from beginning to end. In the case of a Mora, all this takes place, it is stamped, ground, heat treated, handled, sheathed and shipped from Sweden to my door in Idaho for 15.00.  A true miracle.
Just goes to prove quality can still be had for less than an arm, leg and your first born.  Smile


RE: In the beginning, it was dirt. - Adapt-Overcome-Conquer - 04-16-2018

Yes I love Mora's--I've got 3... amazes me that they are so sensibly priced---and they stay sharp--- the only thing I wouldn't do is baton because they aren't full tang but for 15$ whachawant!!!!

A friend of mine--Jason--whose house we made the venison sausages recently---committed the ultimate blade sin---he took my goddamned EOTW 2016 Mora--that DD gave me and stuck it in the meat grinder to try to pry---yes PRY--as Ron said a knife is not an effing pry bar---the steel cap off---then we all heard this little thwink...and the tip is broken clean off!!!!!!! Angry Confused ...OH if he wasn't my best friend I tell ya--id have a new hide to tan! we had to dispose of about a 1/4 pound of meat too, because we couldn't find the tip of the knife....I am going to try to re do the tip-- with the GAP sharpening lesson JBarrow gave me and the sharpener he gave me...


wooo Jay got an earful from us...and a valuable lesson in blade care....the guy thinks all knives are suppose to say Made in China  hahahahah Big Grin



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RE: In the beginning, it was dirt. - ddennis2 - 04-16-2018

That...literally...pierces my heart.....well...guess I have to work on a replacement for MSB...yes...try to reshape it...but I am not optimistic...

Sad DD


RE: In the beginning, it was dirt. - jbarrow - 04-17-2018

I was teaching a group of scouts and their leaders knife safety and sharpening the other night.  I had even made 15- 4x22 leather strops on 1x4s  and treated them with black buffing compound. We discussed toughness and hardness and heat and blade geometry then the fun began.  they had been instructed to bring a blade to sharpen. China, Pakistan, Dad's favorite knife, another from Pakistan, and Mom's wood handled scout Mora from the kitchen. One leader broke out his 200 grit sharpener that he "sharpens everything with this thing".  Discussed Grit, Angle and Pressure again.  One leader had a Benchmade and a Bark  River and was very happy with the results from the strop by the end of the evening.  It was a great 1.5 hour class. We all learned at least one thing and refreshments were delicious.  JB


RE: In the beginning, it was dirt. - Stormcrow - 04-18-2018

(04-17-2018, 02:23 AM)jbarrow Wrote: I was teaching a group of scouts and their leaders knife safety and sharpening the other night.  I had even made 15- 4x22 leather strops on 1x4s  and treated them with black buffing compound. We discussed toughness and hardness and heat and blade geometry then the fun began.  they had been instructed to bring a blade to sharpen. China, Pakistan, Dad's favorite knife, another from Pakistan, and Mom's wood handled scout Mora from the kitchen. One leader broke out his 200 grit sharpener that he "sharpens everything with this thing".  Discussed Grit, Angle and Pressure again.  One leader had a Benchmade and a Bark  River and was very happy with the results from the strop by the end of the evening.  It was a great 1.5 hour class. We all learned at least one thing and refreshments were delicious.  JB

Nice!  Cool


RE: In the beginning, it was dirt. - Adapt-Overcome-Conquer - 04-20-2018

(04-16-2018, 10:03 PM)ddennis2 Wrote: That...literally...pierces my heart.....well...guess I have to work on a replacement for MSB...yes...try to reshape it...but I am not optimistic...

Sad DD

Sad  I am sorry DD....it pierced my heart too....jasons not the sharpest blade in the drawer if ya catch my drift hahahah

I will try and post pics of what I could do....it was literally just the tip---the smallest piece imaginable....but still my gears were grinded....hahah Exclamation

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(04-17-2018, 02:23 AM)jbarrow Wrote: I was teaching a group of scouts and their leaders knife safety and sharpening the other night.  I had even made 15- 4x22 leather strops on 1x4s  and treated them with black buffing compound. ............

Heart Big Grin  THEY ARE so lucky to have you Jim! Those kids have the best possible start in life---you literally taught me everything I know about sharpening....now do you think I can re dress the tip off my broken knife? or u think its a lost cause? anyways it matters not I will try anyways...

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RE: In the beginning, it was dirt. - jbarrow - 04-21-2018

(04-20-2018, 05:13 PM)Adapt-Overcome-Conquer Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 10:03 PM)ddennis2 Wrote: That...literally...pierces my heart.....well...guess I have to work on a replacement for MSB...yes...try to reshape it...but I am not optimistic...

Sad DD

Sad  I am sorry DD....it pierced my heart too....jasons not the sharpest blade in the drawer if ya catch my drift hahahah

I will try and post pics of what I could do....it was literally just the tip---the smallest piece imaginable....but still my gears were grinded....hahah Exclamation

AOC

(04-17-2018, 02:23 AM)jbarrow Wrote: I was teaching a group of scouts and their leaders knife safety and sharpening the other night.  I had even made 15- 4x22 leather strops on 1x4s  and treated them with black buffing compound. ............

Heart Big Grin  THEY ARE so lucky to have you Jim! Those kids have the best possible start in life---you literally taught me everything I know about sharpening....now do you think I can re dress the tip off my broken knife? or u think its a lost cause? anyways it matters not I will try anyways...

AOC

You are very kind.  take a marker and draw the profile of the tip you want.  Take a metal file, put the blade in a vise, wood on both sides to avoid marring blade, file the  tip to shape, establish edge, sharpen as needed. A dremel tool may be helpful.