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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little knife needing a better sheath, 14 Sep 2011
This review is from: Mora 120 Wood carving Knife (Misc.)
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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