A comparison by JP in MT
I recently was shown a Carbon Steel bladed Mora knife, green sheath with green and black handles. These knives are made in Sweden, and have a very good reputation. The knife locks into the sheath very well, so loosing it is not a fear. My friend said he got it on eBay so I look it up and found 2 different but very similar models.
This knife is 8.5” OAL and 2.7 oz. The upper edge of the blade is a little rough but the sides and edge are excellent. Blade length is 3 7/8”; just under 4”. The blade looks to be the thickness of a fillet knife but is much stiffer.
The other knife is a Mora 11746. It is called a “Robust” companion, Heavy Duty.
The blade is slightly longer, at 4”, and much thicker. I estimate about twice as thick. The weight is slightly more at 3.5 oz. The finish on the top of the knife is as good as the reset. Even handling them side by side it is difficult to tell the difference, except the gold lettering on the 11746.
I’m no knife expert, but my GHB has some quality stuff in it, but it is heavy. I’m looking to lighten it up a bit. I think the 11746 will be in our GHB’s and the 11863, although a good knife, will end up at a gun show table. The extra $5 for the HD model is, in my opinion, worth the expense.
Both of these knives look to be available on Amazon, although the specs for the HD model are a bit different, the price difference being very small. My next order will come off MD’s link, a small way to support this blog.