Thursday, February 4, 2016

Mora Garberg Knife UPDATE!

(photo credit: Rocky Mountain Bushcraft ©2016)

Hey friends!

Just wanted to give you an update on Morakniv's new "Garberg" knife. It is Mora's first full tang knife, and features a Mora Black Carbon-style blade, upgraded 14C28N Sandvik Stainless, a redesigned, ultra-tough synthetic Delrin handle, complete with a Fallkniven-esque style exposed pommel. It will come with two sheath options. One is a synthetic sheath with multiple attachment options, and the other is a traditional flap-style leather sheath. To see photos of the Garberg's new sheaths, check out our SHOT Show report here.

Industrial Revolution, Mora's US Distributor, gave out advanced test samples to three media outlets at SHOT Show. The great news is that Rocky Mountain Bushcraft was one of the outlets chosen to test and review this knife ahead of consumer release. Special thanks to Industrial Revolution for selecting RMB. We're excited to get the chance to put the "Garberg" through it's paces.

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(photo credits: Rocky Mountain Bushcraft ©2016)

Since Mora's announcement of this knife at SHOT Show 2016, the Garberg has generated huge excitement. Why? It is the first time in Mora's 125 year history that they've produced a full-tang knife.

Fans of the popular Swedish knife company have been clamoring for years for Mora to offer a full-tang option over their traditional stick-tang or 3/4 tang blades. Most people thought it would never happen (including yours truly, to be perfectly honest). Then, just 2 weeks ago, Mora completely surprised the knife world with the announcement of the Garberg. Since then, the internet has been abuzz with talk about this exciting new offering.

Although Mora's current stick-tang and 3/4 tang knives are well built and very tough, for survival use a full tang is stronger. Plus, when the tang is exposed on the back of the handle as shown below, it allows batoning directly on the back of the handle without damaging it, and it can be used as a crude hammer.

The Garberg's exposed tang, also known as a "pommel." 

The knife in the photos is the sample we received at SHOT Show, and it is so new that we have not yet received the sheath. 

(photo credits: Rocky Mountain Bushcraft ©2016)

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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 the 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 @ (without spaces)

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