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    Wondering if anybody else has tried the Mora Sloyd Knife. I picked one up about a year ago and have been getting more and more attached to it for rough out work. NIce comfy handle, tough as nails, takes a good edge, makes a nice turn in the wood, and inexpensive (something around 10 bucks not counting shipping).

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    Re: Mora Sloyd Knife

    Ed,

    They are great knives. People are fooled by the price. It is one of Woodcrafts most popular knives. A salesman directed me to them as I was looking at the more expensive knives. A very good salesman as the money I saved was put towards a Butz detail knife. I was told the only negative was the blade and handle were long for some. I have a large hand and found this to be a positive and quite comfortable. He also showed me a few tricks to make the larger blade advantageous for carving in the round. He also said a few swipes on the strop and I may rarely need to touch a stone. Thus far he has been correct.
    Humor Heals

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      Re: Mora Sloyd Knife

      never heard of them... where do you find'em?
      Live Long and prosper my friend

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        Re: Mora Sloyd Knife

        I ordered mine from Wood Carvers Supply Inc. They have about 3 different size inexpensive also. Woodcraft also as BBJ mentioned. Mine feels good so far,need to hone, and strop a bit more. Bill in Omaha

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          Re: Mora Sloyd Knife

          Woodcraft has them and I think Smokey Mountain Knife Works also carries them. Some of the carving suppliers probably have them also. The longer version, Swedish Carving Knife, is also nice and you can get it at LittleShavers, part # 50469. Don't know which version I like best

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            Re: Mora Sloyd Knife

            I have one as well Ed...like to use it on bark carvings.

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            • #7
              Re: Mora Sloyd Knife

              Highland Hardware has them, 6.99 each or 18.99 for a set of 3....

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                Re: Mora Sloyd Knife

                The Mora Sloyd has been around a very long time.

                The blade is three sheets of steel; one very thin center sheet backed up on both sides by softer steel.

                The effect is a very tough fine edge supported by easy to sharpen sides.

                I have a collection of antique Mora knives.

                For those who love the handle but the blade is too long; carefully reshape the blade to any shape you like. For the price of new Sloyd knives, you can not go wrong.
                Just remember to sharpen equally on both sides to keep the hard steel in the center.

                For those who like the blade but not the handle, Woodcraft sells Sloyd blades without handles.


                [ Here is a bit of trivia for knife lovers; the Swedish knifemakers made (what I believe to be) the very first pocket knife. It is called a "barrel knife"; the blade may be inserted into the handle open or folded.]
                Take a look http://www.arco-iris.com/George/finski.htm

                Yes, I have that exact knife in my collection.
                Last edited by rick-in-seattle; 12-22-2004, 01:50 PM.

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                  Re: Mora Sloyd Knife

                  First pocket knife, learned something new again today. Thanks.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Mora Sloyd Knife

                    That's not really the first pocket knife, Rick. The original first pocket knife was found on the ground several thousand years after it cut through the first pocket, and fell out!

                    It was know as the "slide" knife!

                    Al

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                      Re: Mora Sloyd Knife

                      Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhh!!!!!!!

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