Mora Kansbol Stainless Knife
4.3" 12c27 stainless blade
Spine squared to run a firesteel
This knife has the mora 2000 blade with a updated handle and sheath. Handle has rubber texture for a secure grip. Handle shape and new sheath are the same as the Garberg which I really like. The blade thins toward the tip with lots of belly making these a great skinning knife. I also have used this blade alot for food prep starting your cuts with the thinned out tip. This is a very well thought out all purpose outdoors knife.
Posted by Daniel Hanners on 25th Feb 2017
I enjoy using this knife for processing game animals. Great skinning knife and for removing the back straps and front shoulders. It missed 5 stars because it came dull. The grind was incomplete so I spent several hours perfecting the edge. It feels great in the hand and has good steel for holding a good edge now that I can shave with it. This was my first dull Mora and I have about 8 of various models.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Dec 2016
I recently bought all three of these from Ben and got his usual fast shipping service.
Although I have MANY "bush crafting" style knives, including several Moras, I am very happy with these new Mora models. The Garberg is definitely more robust than any previous Mora. The grip feels comfortable while carving wood and it handled all cutting tasks with ease. Making sparks from a ferrocerium rod or scraping some wood shavings off for tinder is very easy with the sharp edged 90 degree spine. The full tang also protrudes enough out the end of the grip to perform the same scraping tasks without removing the knife from the sheath. I haven't used it enough to know how much longer the edge will hold up with the higher carbon content steel used on this model.
The Kansbol may become my new go to bush blade. It is lighter than the Garberg but still strong enough for most tasks that I use a bush blade for (I usually carry a small axe I bought from Ben for heavier work). The multi-mount from the Garberg also fits the Kansbol sheath perfectly but I usually carry the Kansbol hanging on my chest suspended on a paracord necklace attached to the simple belt loop equipped sheath that is standard on the Kansbol. The Kansbol also made huge sparks from a ferrocerium rod with the 90 degree spine grind.
The Eldris is the perfect small knife to use as a backup blade that is much stronger than a folder and still easy to access with one hand if equipped with a length of paracord threaded through the two small drain or attachment holes at the tip end of the sheath. The fit of the sheath is secure enough to wear this knife hanging in an upside-down orientation around your neck for a one handed downward draw or attach the cord to a waist belt or belt loop and place the knife in your pocket. Needing just one hand to grab the handle and pull to release the knife from the sheath. It could also be stowed in a waist or backpack. It's small size allows for carefully controlled precision cuts.
All three knives are well designed and useful woods blades.