It has a carbon steel blade about 4 inches long, 3/4" wide, and .126" thick. The blade has a black coating to help prevent rust and unwanted reflections. The handle and sheath are also black. The sheath comes with the Bushcraft Style belt loop that swivels for comfort when sitting, etc.
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Although this knife does not have a 5" Blade nor is it Full Tang, this knife has been tested at the school and is an approved knife for Pathfinder Classes.
Posted by Mike on 15th Mar 2014
For the money it is hard to beat this one, It came factory sharp and my first test is to use it on semi dry (not completely green) maple wood that is rain soaked to see how long it will stay sharp. After making some tent/tarp stakes and a baton for driving them in the ground it was still sharp and holding up well. The handle is comfortable and we will see how it does on this springs turkey hunts.
Posted by Richard Edgecomb on 30th Jan 2014
After seeing your review on the Mora Bushcraft Black with a carbon steel blade I purchased one.
I understand that a full width full tang is the strongest knife, but I've never been skeptical of the full rat tail tang knives. They are knives after all, not pry bars.
But this Mora is the first partial tang knife I have owned as I have always been skeptical of them. So, I tried the Cold Steel demonstration of placing the blade in a vice (just at where the clip begins) and placed a pipe over the handle (about 1/3 down from the pommel). I bent this knife a full 45 degrees and held it for about 2 minutes.
To my surprise it returned to it's original alignment. I checked the blade for cracks or stress marks and found none. I checked the hadle as well because the pipe was above where the tang stops. No visible signs of stress or of the end of the tang trying to poke through the handle material.
While not a scientific or conclusive test, this certainly impressed me. I thought you might be interested as well.
Thank you for highlighting this knife in your videos.
I've been following your YouTube videos since well before Dual Survivor was a gleam in the Discovery Channels eye. In fact, in those days I beleive you were a one man posse.
I've learned quite a bit and have put much of it to use. I've also purchsed a few article from you Pathfinder Store and am a loyal subscriber to "Self Reliance Illustrated" since it's inception. Thank you for providing all this information to folks like me.
Posted by Carl Buzzard on 13th Dec 2013
I got my Mora Bushcraft Black and when I took it out of the package I was impressed, the handle had a great feel and fit my hand pretty good, the blade was razor sharp right out of the box, I have used it to make feather stick's it did real well, I like the thickness of the blade, it dose great on batoning for kindling, making notch's was a breeze with this knife, the only thing it need's is a full tang, other than that I would recommend this knife to anyone it a great knife.
Posted by John on 15th Nov 2013
This is a hardy knife, very balanced and razor sharp out of the box. It's a lot of knife for the money!
Posted by Chris on 11th Nov 2013
I have admired those who use the basic Mora knives as their go-to knives but I have always found them to be just short of what I would be comfortable staking my life on. After seeing Dave make very complimentary comments about the Bushcraft Black, I thought I'd give it a try. It is twice the knife of my other Moras. I would argue that this is the perfect knife (for me). Blued to inhibit rust, a sharp 90 degree spine, Scandinavian grind for great woodcrafting and sharpness, small enough to be worn as a neck knife and large enough to handle most anything I'll throw at it. I can not recommend it more.
Posted by Stephen Brock on 26th Sep 2013
This is the only knife you need.
Posted by Unknown on 16th Sep 2013
nice knife good quality for the money. It came very sharp from the factory and with a usable sheath. it throws sparks off a fero rod like a boss. Its not full tang but looks to be durable. I have carried it every day since receiving it.
Posted by J Coffee on 26th Aug 2013
Very sturdy even without full tang...good steel, holds an edge, lightweight and easy to handle. For the money you can't beat it!
Posted by Dixon on 30th May 2013
Although I did feel like the knives were a bit over-priced, when I received mine I was quite impressed. It is extremely sharp and had been nothing but reliable so far. I can use it for anything from quickly skinning a hide to wood work. I would definitely recommend to a friend.
Posted by Steve M on 21st May 2013
Recieved this knife a couple of days ago. I was pleased with the balance and the way it fit comfortably in the hand. I've tested it on a couple of pieces of wood and the blade proved to have a good edge on it. I've not had the oppurtunity to field test it as of yet, but have no doubt it will perform very well. All around, pleased with the purchase. A good knife for the money.