Well, they finally fixed my biggest criticism of the Classic, even if it's by doubling the price. While Mora sheaths are generally pretty sturdy (and even if I do catch the clip on something, I've been able to put it back where it belongs by running it under hot water and then clamping it closed with a pair of Vise-Grips), the one on the Classic is not. I broke the one on my #2 with the full finger guard the day I bought the knife. I'd been doing yard work with it, and the belt slot snapped off when I was taking it off my belt. This time, while the sheath itself is still plastic, it uses a heavy leather belt loop. And the staining looks much better than paint. Older sheaths were full leather, I think. I know the one to my Erikkson Scout is. On this, the main compartment is plastic. I don't mind, and actually like the plastic on the stock Mora sheath, as it requires maintenance, and the whole thing can be cleaned after I'm done cleaning fish/game or doing dir Much more hygienic. Due to COVID, I've been decontaminating all my purchases. One of the knives I bought (new) was unfortunately bulk-packed, thus it wasn't in sealed packaging. It had a leather sheath. That makes things a lot harder.
The sheath does look nice. Time will tel how well it performs. I've got a little Mora with guard in a leather sheath. I've also got two older Moras that came without sheaths. I made a leather sheath for my #1 and reused a Martini ( sp ) sheath for my #2. As far as the enamel vs stain both my old Moras have held up quite well. I got both used and both look pretty darn good.
"Price includes 30% VAT", which will mean $28 without it. And given MSRP itself is often 30% over the regular price, I'm thinking $20-25 would be the going price when these start being distributed widely. Given, I paid $15 for the one I have at the local knife store, so not too much more.
Good thing is Classic Moras can still be found on the second hand market for around what Cody paid. I got my 3 for less than $10 total from the local flea market.
Right? The flea market is still a great place for me to score some silly deals. I stopped posting in a thread I started years ago about my flea market deals since it was a little embarrassing for me. I felt like I was bragging or showing off. The auction sites however are still a great source for these knives.