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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 17 September 2011
I have only just returned to my childhood passion of woodcarving and have spent some time and money seeking the 'right' knife for the majority of tasks undertaken in the process of turning a block into anything that looks remotely like anything else. The major criticism of other blades is that none of the stainless steel ones hold any kind of edge, and when eventually I have managed to get them at all sharp the effect dulls within a short space of time in use. Yet other examples in carbon steel have blades that are too long in the blade profile and often have uncomfortable handles, which means that they are hard to use and even harder to control. The Mora 120 knife came in a state which would have enabled me to shave the hair from my face and has stayed that way through several initial tests of its ability. The profile of the blade is brilliant as its length to width ratio means it feels controllable in use and powerful enough to cut the harder wood types without fear of snapping and potentially cutting me. The Mora's handle is just the right shape, size and feel to make controlling the tool very easy, and this alone inspired me with confidence to experiment in my carving of more adventurous shapes. As with carbon steel, the laminated steel blade of the Mora 120 will require some greater care than a stainless blade would but this is really a minor point as this mainly involves cleaning the tool after use to avoid tarnishing which would ultimately cause it to become less effective.
I highly recommend this well designed knife to all amateur carvers like myself, and at the price you can't go wrong. One useful addition is a suitable means of sharpening - a diamond stone or some other, another ongoing search for me I must confess.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 11 October 2010
I received this today and have to say that I'm really impressed with the triple laminate blade and the handle is comfortable too for a good carving session.

The blade is short so take care when unsheathing as it will come straight out of the sheath so I suggest keeping the hand pulling the sheath at the end of the sheath. The sheath isn't really good for belt wear but you probably won't be carrying this kind of thing on your belt anyway, suffice to say that it keeps the business end safe.

The triple laminate blade is very easy to touch up and only needs a couple of strokes on a ceramic like a Fallkniven DC4 to become shaving sharp again (I was carving seasoned Ash and I felt that it could do with a little touch up afterwards).
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 14 September 2011
I bought one of these on spec to try it out, and it has become one of my most used tools. Like a well-known make of woodstain, it does exactly what it says on the tin.

The blade is shaving sharp from new, and the laminated steel is easy to keep sharp with a strop and very occasional resort to the waterstones. The zero-ground edge holds it's edge well even on harder woods, and carves green woods like butter. I haven't yet found a situation where I have thought, "the blade is too big for this", and if you are removing large amounts of material with this knife, you are probably using the wrong tool!

The handle is comfortable for extended use, although it does benefit from rubbing down and a few coats of teak oil or Danish oil, and it works well in all the variations of grip that I use.

The sheath. Ah, the sheath... This could possibly cost this little gem one of it's five stars if I was feeling uncharitable. It really isn't very good - it doesn't hold the knife very securely, although while the knife manages to stay in the sheath it does offer excellent protection, both protecting the edge form damage, and protecting you from that wickedly sharp edge.
A little work with the heatgun can help here, by softening the mouth of the sheath and allowing the knife to sit deeper inside (the sheath is longer than it needs to be) before cooling the plastic under the cold tap to re-harden it.

To summarise: an excellent tool, and well worth the money.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 26 May 2011
I'm really rather pleased with this knife. The blade is just the right length to make whittling easy, and the handle is a good size, so its not uncomfortable of you use it for a long time. (The wood of the handle is entirely natural though, not varnished or anything, so I guess it could perhaps do with being treated with linseed oil or something at some point).

The blade its self has a nice wide top that is comfortable if pressing down on it with a finger or thumb. The blade was fairly sharp when it arrived, and after a quick go with my whetstone it soon got to shaving sharp. It seems to hold the edge fairly well too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 26 June 2012
An excellent knife, fits in the hand very well and easy to get a razor sharp finish to it. It's just a shame the sheath doesn't fit so well, so the knife drops out of it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 21 December 2011
This tool was just as described in the advert, Light wieght easy to handle and very sharp.Was very happy with this as it made carving that bit easier and it was a joy to use.Great wee knife.Was also happy to get it delivered so quickly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 January 2015
This is my first carving/whittling knife so I have nothing to compare it with and I have just started greenwood carving. I have found it extremely sharp, the handle provides a good grip and the blade shape and length is very versatile. The thick rounded back edge of the blade makes it easy to apply controlled pressure to the cutting edge. So far I have not sharpened it so cannot report on this, although it keeps its edge well on the softwood I am currently using. The sheath works well enough and holds the knife firmly and safely although I would not wear it on my belt. However, although efficient, it is plastic and I am tempted to buy a better leather sheath. I have notched both the handle and sheath so that I know which side the blade is when taking it out of the sheath. As supplied both sides of knife and sheath were identical when in the sheath and I wanted to be sure I knew which side was sharp when getting it out. All in all it is exactly what I wanted and is as described. Happy to recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2012
In the building of a wood carving tool kit I purchased the Mora 120 twenty knife.
This is a very versatile knife not only in the art of wood carving but is adaptable to many outdoor pursuits.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 15 May 2011
wickedly sharp - easy to handle, good for a beginner like me. Best bought with a whittling guide book and a sharpening stone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 March 2013
My first Mora. I'm converted and use it all the time. Great for carving and general use. Keeps a massively keen edge for a long time. If well sharpened it can keep its edge with the use of the strop.

For the price you can't beat this make or model. I'm a carver of woodspirits and other things and this knife is invaluable.
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