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.
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.
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.