The Mora Bushcraft Black gets plenty of great reviews, and after Industrial Revolution sent the serrated blade version (SRT) to me for testing purposes, it is obvious to me why people like it so much.
My review sample measures 9.1 inches overall, and has a 4.3 inch blade that is 1/8 inch thick. In its sheath, the knife weighed just under 5.7 ounces. The blade has a black anti-corrosion coating which wasn’t affected at all during testing. A scandi grind on the blade makes for easy sharpening. The serrated section of the blade measures just over an inch. My knife arrived razor sharp, able to shave hairs with no problem.
Some people will argue against the serrated section of the blade of the Bushcraft Black SRT. I will agree that the serrated section may provide a challenge for sharpening, but the serration makes the knife more versatile as a tool. Cutting materials like rope, vines, small limbs, aluminum cans, plastic and more will be easier using the serrated section of the blade.
The handle of the Mora Bushcraft Black SRT is a rubber coated plastic that is molded around the ¾ length tang of the knife. This handle offers plenty to hold onto without being huge, and the rubber provides good grip. I had no problems with the handle even when wet. A sturdy plastic sheath holds onto the knife well and the pivoting belt loop is a nice touch.
A baton was used to drive the Bushcraft Black SRT through pieces of firewood 2 to 3 inches in diameter. Many blows were needed on the tip of the blade and on the handle. With its ¾ tang, the knife held up to the abuse and with no loosening of the handle. I won’t use a knife in this way often, but it will withstand this kind of treatment. Feather sticks for tinder can be made with no problem. The spine of the blade has sharp 90 degree corners for striking sparks on a ferro rod and can also be used to scrape wood to produce fuzz if you prefer that type of tinder.
I recently purchased and reviewed the Light my Fire Swedish Fire Knife, the knife portion of which is made by Mora. Both knives will be carried together on occasion and here’s why. The Swedish Fire Knife is great for starting fires of course and is a handy knife on its own. The Bushcraft Black SRT is a much beefier tool and will be used for firewood processing, cutting rope, and other campsite duties. I’ll keep the Swedish Fire Knife razor sharp for food prep work and any other chores where a clean, thinner blade is desirable. On many occasions, such as a short trip, or times when a campfire won’t be made, the Bushcraft Black will stay at home.
Overall, the Mora Bushcraft Black SRT is an excellent knife and offers good value at the MSRP of $79.99. Mine will be used for years to come. Check out www.industrialrev.com to see more from Mora as well as other well known brands.