Tuesday, May 6, 2014

First Impression: Mora 150 and 098 Fishing Knives- "Survival Fishing Knives"?

With warm Spring weather finally arriving after a dreadfully long winter in the high country, my thoughts are quickly turning into daydreams about visiting my favorite mountain fishing spots. With this in mind, I wanted to share a couple of cool pieces of fishing gear that I'll be testing this summer-- Mora's 150 and 098 Fishing knives:


What's interesting about the 150 and 098 knives is that they are as thick as Mora's Companion series bushcraft knives, so they could technically be pressed into service as survival knives if needed. Of course, this thickness comes at a price-- decreased filleting/slicing ability compared to standard fishing knives, which have ultra-thin blades.

I thought a fun test would be to filet some rainbow trout with these knives, then use them to make a fire (baton split wood, make kindling, feathersticks, etc) to cook the trout. Talk about multitasking! Can't wait to see how they work out.....

Check back as summer approaches and I should have an update posted!

Cheers, Jason

About the author
Jason Schwartz is the founder and senior editor of Rocky Mountain Bushcraft. He is a former Red Cross certified Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor, and has taught bushcraft and wilderness survival techniques to the Boy Scouts of America, interned with the US Forest Service, and studied wilderness survival, forestry and wildland firefighting at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, Colorado. Jason has also written for magazines such as The New Pioneer and Backpacker, including writing the "Tinder Finder" portion of Backpacker's "Complete Guide to Fire," which won a 2015 National Magazine Award (NMA). Email him at rockymountainbushcraft @ hotmail.com (without spaces)

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