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Monday, January 26, 2009

Mora Mod...

I modded my mora a couple of days ago.
Pics:
To give you an idea, this was a Triflex Craftsman, with the bulky pommel and prominent fingerguard, both of which I found to be a PITA. So, I cut em off!:)
PMZ

8 comments:

Mungo Says Bah! said...

Nicely done! I have a similar model, but carbon steel (I don't like the laminates) - and have been trying to figure out how to remove the extra plastic. I'm thinking to get a cheap Dremel tool to abrade the extra bits off... how did you do it?

Cheers,

Mungo

Brigid said...

How DO you do that?

Nice.

Jennersen said...

I am curious, and I to wish to know how this was done.

Berserker said...

Haha guys it isn't THAT hard.
In fact, I did it with the sawblade of a SAK, a mill bastard file, and a piece of 330-grit wet/dry sandpaper.

It's sort of rough but I didn't really want it to be all polished or anything.
PMZ

Jennersen said...

The wood saw blade on the SAK or the metal one?

Berserker said...

Mine just has one sawblade, it's a woodsaw blade but I've used it on various materials such as wood, plastic etc.
PMZ

Berserker said...

Mungo...I thought Triflex was carbon steel, just different tempered layers?....
PMZ

Mungo Says Bah! said...

PMZ - you might be right. Old Jimbo writes that the inner core of the Triflex (or laminated - I am assuming these are the same) is the higher carbon steel, jacketed with tougher (read, less hard) lower carbon steel.

Either way, the laminate Mora I have can't throw a spark well from a ferro-rod... and my non-laminates can.

I put mustard all over my carbon blades, and wrap them in plastic wrap overnight. I get a wonderful 'bluing' effect, and have never suffered from red rust at all.

Cheers,

Mungo