Kydex for the Mora 2 Classic

I  had a member of the audience who makes kydex part time whip up some sheaths for the Mora Classic Number 2.  I will be giving four away at the coming workshop in Oct and keeping one for myself.  These are being paired with some Mora’s I have refinished the handles on and put a patina on the blade to prevent rust.

I know the Mora is loved for bush crafting and for good reason, it is a 13 dollar knife that you just look at and go, how the hell do they sell that for 13 bucks.  One custom knife maker told me flatly, “I can’t buy the raw material in that knife for as low as they sell the finished knife”.

We all know the Mora is no high end custom, but that is the point, it is a knife you beat, if it wears out you replace it.  But at the price, hell you can buy three and keep two in reserve.  The beauty of kydex though is it is tough as nails, if it stops holding you heat it with a hair dryer and reform it and and back in business.  I’d say one good sheath could outlast these knives many times over.  Not to mention, if you are like me, you have lost knives but never lost a sheath!

So here is the deal I am thinking about having Kelly put some in the gear shop if there is sufficient interest.  We would have to sell them at 20 bucks roughly to make it worth the shops time and the makers time.  When I get them I may suggest a few tweaks, a few already come to mind.  In any event if you would be interested in some of these at a price point around 20 bucks let us know.

Here is the sheath as it is currently designed, as you can see it could be belt carried, neck carried or it could be lashed to a pack, etc.

A Custom Sheath for the Mora 2 Classic

A Custom Sheath for the Mora 2 Classic

And here is what 5 minutes with a butane torch, some sand paper, a dremil some stain and linseed oil along with a vinegar bath can do to the mora classic to make it far more field worthy.

A Mora Classic 2 with about 15 minutes worth of labor to customize it.  It does have to sit in the vineagar over night mind you.

A Mora Classic 2 with about 15 minutes worth of labor to customize it. It does have to sit in the vinegar over night mind you.

So again if you would have interest in these sheaths let us know. If at least 20 folks will say they will order one, we will put them in the shop.

48 Responses to Kydex for the Mora 2 Classic

  1. Jack,
    I just got my two knifes yesterday and was just going to post on the forum about some sheaths for beat me to it.

    Yes please, I would like them available.

  2. PLEASE. I’d buy a few!

  3. I would take two or three at that price.

  4. Is there a video on how you customized it? I’ve never done really any work with knives and would love to learn.

    • Modern Survival

      Not yet be I have to do a few more we can video that but basically use a butane torch, make the paint bubble and strip it off with sand paper or a dremil which is a lot easier if you have one. Finish handle as you desire, to pantina just soak the blade in vinegar. Some use mustard to put a pattern on. I am going to do at least one with gun bluing to see how that works.

  5. I’ll take one. Thanks!

  6. I’m definitely interested!

  7. I would like one as well….Sheath for knife…please

  8. I would be interested, maybe you have him make a few for the Mora Companion too?

  9. Very interested. I see the knife as almost useless without a good way to keep it secure and on my persons (for out in the field).

    I loved the DIY to get that knife into shape. Looks a million times better after your mods.

  10. Jack,
    If you keep them under $20. they will sell. Include a site where they can order the Mora Knife and you will be in business. I have used these knives for many years, have not lost or broken one yet.

    Good Luck with the venture and I think you can sell a lot of additional products if you will showcase them the way you did these sheaths.

  11. I’d buy one. 🙂

  12. Definitely interested!!

  13. I would love to order some of these fine looking sheaths!

  14. I’d buy one – i’ll second the request for a how-to video on the Mora customization too. Also, love your new MSB weekly videos.

  15. I’d love them for my 2 mora companions and a mora bushcraft !

  16. I would buy one, btw.

  17. How about TSP logos on them?

  18. I would buy a sheath or two.

  19. where do you get the knife? first time I have heard of these. looks nice as well as the sheath

  20. I would be interested in one for a classic 2. Please make the sheath ambidextrous or offer a model for us southpaws.

    I customized mine awhile ago. Did the vinegar thing to the blade, sanded the red paint off, stained handle with dye made from walnut husks, and sealed with polyurethane. I also dropped some epoxy in the handle where it meets the blade to keep debris and fluids out.

  21. Am in for a few.

  22. I’ll buy two if there are two for me to buy.

  23. I like this. I’m gonna order me a couple of those and fiddle around with them.

  24. I have and love this knife – would appreciate a better sheath. I would certainly be interested should you decide to market them.

    Handle modification I found online:
    – Buy some heat shrink tubing (black)
    – Cut to handle length
    – Slice small “gashes” into the wrap
    – Cover the handle and heat it up with a heat gun
    Makes for a great rubber-handled grip!

  25. I’d be in for one possibly two.

  26. I’d buy one, maybe more as gifts

  27. Definitely interested. Would make a great gift, too, for those of us with outdoorsman relatives.

  28. For only 20 bucks I would buy a few for sure….

  29. When do you think these would be available in the gear shop Jack?

  30. Yep… I’m good for two.

    These are awesome.

  31. I’d like one

  32. Perfect. I will standby to purchase until you get them in your shop then.. thanks

  33. I would buy several I love the knife but dislike sheath hat comes with it

  34. I’d be in for at least one, but probably a couple!

  35. I would absolutely order a couple of sheaths!

  36. I would pick up at least 3.

  37. I’d be in for at least 3

  38. Jack, after watching your home video (jalepeno, cheese, bacon BBQ), I was wondering if you are still going to offer the knife with the kydex, or just the kydex. You made the comment that you can get them on Amazon for 13 bucks, but wasn’t sure if that meant you are going to just sell the sheath, or still plan on both…..thanks.

  39. Roger….understand all ,but it would of been easier to just say yes I am carrying them the end of October, like you said on the post to me, or no I am just offering the kydex.

  40. amazon it is

  41. I would buy one for $20. It seems like a decent knife and a good sheath. Nice setup for ~$40.

  42. Hey everyone, these sheaths are now available at TSP Gear Shop.

    I have a few ready to ship and more on the way.

  43. Jack will be shooting a video review of these soon.