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Frosts Cutlery
on: January 23, 2008, 02:00:59 PM
I got a knife this past weekend made by Frost Cutlery.  They are a Swedish company.  The knives are no-nonsense and reasonably priced.  They make several versions.  What I got was one made of laminated steel.  It's not stainless.  The sandwiched high-carbon steel is Rc 62, very hard and holds an edge well coming honed razor sharp.  The hard steel is in a softer steel as laminateds are.  What's nice is the prices are very reasonable.  I wonder if any of you have heard about them???


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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008, 02:22:12 PM
The Frosts Mora is a well known excellent value for money knife, i've been thinking of getting one for a long time. I know quite a few members here have one and are more than happy with them.
http://www.frosts.se/index_2_uk.html
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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008, 02:28:30 PM
Yes, I got a woodcarving model of the traditional Swedish Sloyd design.  They seem to also make outdoor knives.  From what I checked on their website the blades come in three types.  There is a stainless version of their steel, a high carbon and the laminated.  They do seem to be an excellent value.  I think you can also get the blades seperately and build a handle around them.  A blade with a Rc of 61-61 is a very hard steel that can take and hold a razor edge very well.  As I think I have found from research the typical blade on a multi/SAK is around a Rc of 56-57.  That's decent but nothing like a Rc 62 and for the Frosts' prices you can't beat that for a knife steel of that quality.


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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #3 on: January 23, 2008, 03:01:24 PM
Slap me with a stupid stick  :twak: but not all frost cutlery knives are bad? Say like the cheapie that they gave away at the last "Wild Game Supper" I went to in the next town over, a church was giving away pamplets and free knives. Small little lock backs, nice snap and even though chisel ground edge it seems pretty decent. Thought it was something I would see on the knife shopping network. What you guys think?

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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #4 on: January 23, 2008, 03:15:22 PM
Here's the knife I got.

http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID=1364

The steel is extremely good.  This was a top quality knife for around $12 and works better than the FlexCut knives I use.  They're just simple basic knives, no-nonsense, get the job done with top quality steel.  You just aren't paying for fancy terms like "tactical". 


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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #5 on: January 23, 2008, 03:28:58 PM
A lot of folks confuse the bad Frost Cutlery with the good Frosts.


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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #6 on: January 23, 2008, 03:34:43 PM
A lot of folks confuse the bad Frost Cutlery with the good Frosts.

Astute point.  There is a difference and a lot of people don't know that.  The Frost Mora is not the cheap aseenontv junk stuff.  You wouldn't find a knife like that laminated.


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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #7 on: January 23, 2008, 04:38:34 PM
 I'm fond of Frost's of Sweden,as well as the rest of the Scandinavian knife makers.One of those things on my"to buy" list is a SwAK.I've known of more than a couple people who are confident of being out in the woods with nothing more than a SAK,and a Mora.
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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #8 on: January 23, 2008, 04:47:40 PM
I realized I gave the heading a misnomer calling it Frost Cutlery.  That is a knock of brand and not the Frost's Mora.  I suspect that company deliberately uses that name to confuse in marketing.  I noticed they do make at least a couple of the hunting knives in the laminated version.  From what I've been checking on the stainless and high carbon blades are pretty decent as well. 


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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #9 on: January 23, 2008, 05:20:22 PM
There used to be two companies that were considered the makers of the mora knives (Frost of Sweden and KJ Eriksson), but a couple of years ago they merged in a single company called "Mora of Sweden". They produce a variety of outdoor and working knives. I think their most famous products are the "clipper", "military", "craftsman" and the "MoraKniv 2000". This is their web page:

http://www.moraofsweden.se/index.php?id=11

In this site you can buy their products in USA at good prices:

http://www.ragweedforge.com/

Carlos
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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #10 on: January 23, 2008, 05:41:13 PM
I knew there were two companies that made the Mora steel knives, didn't know they had merged.  Sounds like Victorinox and Wenger. 


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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #11 on: January 23, 2008, 07:31:50 PM
Yep you can't go wrong with a mora, cheap and cheerful little knives, Jocks got mine, I really should get another :)
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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #12 on: January 24, 2008, 01:24:10 AM
I know I have a couple Kellam S4's Similar to the Frost of Sweden.They are probably my sharpest knives.

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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #13 on: January 27, 2008, 03:08:33 PM
              I've got a Mora 760,and just ordered a couple more from smkw. I've made a few handles for the laminated blades and given them as gifts. I plan to toss one in my car as part of a survival kit..
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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #14 on: January 27, 2008, 04:14:17 PM
The thing that is fantastic about the Moras are the simplicity of the grind. That what makes them one of the best survival knives out there. If you ever have a dul blade just find any flat rock like slate lay the bevel down and the Lam steel sharpens in no time. I actually feel that If you are getting a Scout or other kid a fixed blade to use this is the one. Anyone can use it and anyone can sharpen one.
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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #15 on: January 28, 2008, 02:31:58 PM
Yep, simple, straightforward, not paying for hype but high quality and get the job done.


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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #16 on: January 28, 2008, 07:19:00 PM
Yep you can't go wrong with a mora, cheap and cheerful little knives, Jocks got mine, I really should get another :)
It's great and sees regular use and even a cack handed knuckle dragger like me can put the edge back on it .Can't recommend them highly enough


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Re: Frosts Cutlery
Reply #17 on: January 28, 2008, 09:39:06 PM
The carving knife I got has a long flat bevel.  Kind of hard to screw up sharpening it.  It should seldom need more than an occasional stropping anyway.  Damn good price for Rc 62 laminated steel.


 

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