So my meet-up shopping list consists of a jar of Marmite for Neil and a big block of stilton for you? Will do.
I am not big on blue cheese but Broccoli and Stilton soup was one of of my favourites in the UK... I am really annoyed I can not find it here....
I used to be the same way about the Mora, first when I read Cody's book, and also when I would see all the praise for the knife from knife users (notice I said "users", not enthusiasts). I would think to myself "Why would I want a smurfy little knife in the woods?" I had bought into the "bigger is better", and "expensive must be better" fallacies throughout my life.Two things changed my mind. First was that for all the knives that I had owned, I realized that all the time I had spent in the woods, the knife I used 99% of the time was an SAK. The second was when I finally bought a Mora, and held it in my hand, I came to understand that 1000 years of research and development in the hands of people who actually use a knife had produced a tool that while simplistic and inexpensive, nonetheless was one of the most usable knives I had ever owned.It is something that is hard to explain until you have used one, there is almost a "Zen" quality to it, which is not totally surprising with the history it holds.
My best survival and all purpose knife:Blackbird SK-5 and amazing sheath! http://blackbirdknives.com/(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)
...and does it still look that new? Very nice bit of kit BTW.
Wow! Those are both beauties! Where'd you get the sheath?
Very nice Vadim. I was loving that handmade sheath until I saw that it was almost three times the price of the knife
Quote from: turnsouth on March 28, 2012, 03:29:12 PMVery nice Vadim. I was loving that handmade sheath until I saw that it was almost three times the price of the knife Thank you turnsouth!Yeah,you right the sheath is so expensive but it worth every penny.