Blade Thickness: 2.7mm Blade Lengh: 82mm Total Length: 190mm
The 106 is the more versatile of the set of Mora craft knives. It's blade is that perfect balance of not too long and not too short, allowing you to use it comfortably and effectively in all carving applications.
At first glance you'll notice that the entire length of the blade is one subtle curve. This designs, together with the scandi-ground edge makes for a very effective cutting and penetration. This knife comes very sharp straight from the factory, however I like to strop the blades before use as it ensure to remove any slight tool makes from the edge. Mora uses a laminated high carbon steel meaning that it will hold its edge for a very long time.
The handle is made from birch wood and like all Mora craft knives it is incredibly simple, comfortable and beautiful. Brand new the wood is somewhat raw and unfinished. Over time the wood smooths out with use but in my opinion it's good to smooth out an fibres that maybe sticking out. It just makes the overall handle feel lovely and smooth to work with and it also prevents any bits of the handle from chipping out or splintering. It's important also to apply a light dab of linseed oil to give the wood a bit of moisture protection.
I absolutely love this knife. In fact I love just about all of the Mora craft knives. Their very high quality knives without having to break the bank. In truth these perform just as good if not better than some of the name brands out there that can cost up to €60-€70. Another aspect about these knives is that being inexpensive you feel more confident about modifying them, which is what I have done with some of my own ones. Overall you just get so much out of these knives compared to any others in the market. So would I recommend one?? Absolutely!
€25 - €27