i bowhunted successfully, and tipped over a buck. (my first!)
anyways, to the knife. i got my brother and myself each a Mora. why? cuz they were about $14 each, with shipping. i gutted trout, and wild turkey..but no big animals. they are friggen sharp to begin with..i had ZERO idea what a Scandi grind is or was..googled it.
anyways, the MORA, or scandi grind is my new favorite. i gutted that deer QUICK!! at the rib cage, using a cheap knife, you take liberties. i kept going, right thru the ribs. just fisted the knife hard and pushed it up all the way thru the rib cage. quick cuts on the insides and the guts came out clean.
i got the buck out, and then skinned it, and broke it down. i only stopped to touch up the edge once. not cuz i need to..but i needed a break and stand up to stretch. i used an Accusharp (made for convex grinds) and just a few wipes.it was back to scary..i then cut my pinkie finger. deep..no pain. clean cut. cleaned it, wrapped it..put on a nitrile glove and finished.
i finally remembered the knife and used a waterstone and put an amazing edge back on..sharper than stock.
i love the thing. it's cheap, so i dont mind taping it thur bone with a rock
i want a custom scandi grind knife..maybe a Woodsman Pro,but man..it will have to be amazing to get me to jump.
even the plastic sheath has a purpose. it is so easy to clean of deer blood. leather would be wasted dirty. hehe.
best knife for the money, hands down.
bonus..i think it weighs 13 oz, so it is an awesome backpack knife. i can cut off the belt hook and make it lighter.