5 Stars By Two Bears on 2014-04-01
You either love or hate Mora knives.
I think this is one of the best knives ever made. There is only one reason why people hate Mora knives, and I will discuss that single issue at the end of this review.
First off the steel in the knife was invented in Sweeden. It has a very sharp blade and super edge retention.
This knife also comes with a Light My Fire fire steel inside the handle.
I believe the Mora Fire Knife is an AWESOME Survival knife that is second to none.
You have a Very sharp blade that stays sharp for a long time.
You also have a fire steel that generates 5,400 degree Fahrenheit sparks. The fire steel is good for 3,000-5,000 strikes.
So what's not to love? I keep a More Fire knife in my bug out bag.
So why do so many Bushcrafters hate Mora knives like a red haired step child?
The answer is patently ridiculous in my way of thinking.
They hate Mora knikes because these knives to not have a full tang for strength, and they cannot use the pommel as a hammer to drive tent and tarp stakes into the ground.
This knife has stood up to everything I have thrown at it, including sharpening stakes ( no I have not been hunting vampires.), and batonning fire wood. I have not had any trouble out of this Mora knife.
I would NEVER use the pommel to drive tent and tarp stakes. I always pick up a rock when I need to drive a stake.
5 Stars By Derek on 2015-06-13
Surprising Good Value
First Mora knife in my collection. I read the reviews and bought it for using to cut food while camping. Having a sheathed knife is always better when camping, taking the house knives in an open box can be a problem. However, I now see this knife can be used for more. It is build well enough to take into the woods. I carved a few pieces of wood and it worked really well. The case is a nice fit. I ordered black, and it looks ok on my belt. I think the other bright colors might look more like a toy but this knife really is more.
The fire stick is locked in place and it has a lanyard attached to it. The belt clip is for a 1.5"-1.75" belt. The clip and sheath look a little light but I'm impressed after using it. The sheath also has a thumb rest to make removing the knife easier. I can remove the knife with one hand if it is sitting on the table. The knife clips into the sheath, you can feel/hear the knife is secure. The size of the knife is just right, any larger and it would be harder to sit down in the car with it attached.
I should have bought one of these years ago. Glad I found it and the reviews on the web. It is a surprising good knife for the cost.
5 Stars By BillD on 2014-09-01
I like to carry multipurpose tools when camping or just out in the woods for a day. A knife is already a multipurpose tool. But adding an onboard ferro rod makes it even more useful. The knife is sharp out of the package. It feels good in the hand and the handle gives a good grip. When I saw that it is stainless steel, I was worried that it wouldn't throw a spark from the ferro rod. But it did, though not as much as a carbon steel knife. It should make enough sparks to get char cloth or something similar going. The sheath is plastic with a drainage hole in the bottom. I had a little trouble getting the knife out until I learned the trick. I don't really like the lanyard on the ferro rod and will probably take it off. I'm sure the knife is rugged and durable. But I'll still take along my trusty Buck for the heavy duty stuff.
4 Stars By Snake on 2016-12-02
Baby Light My Fire
Baby light my fire! nice knife well made and not too heavy, a nice carry weight. The extra feature of the fire starter is an extra bonus
and indexes into the handle with a positive click. Not designed as a ax or force driven cutting tool but instead a very
good knife to carry in a get and go bag or while hiking.
5 Stars By J. Hall on 2016-11-19
Super sharp and super spark, very pleased.
Wow. The blade is sharp enough to slice paper and the fire starter makes a good spark. I never knew there was such a product until I saw this on a daily deal. Waiting for it to go on deal again to get my outdoor happy daughter for Xmas. Bright safety green makes spotting it easy. A great gift for any outdoors lover.
5 Stars By Chris W. on 2017-07-30
Great knife and ferro rod
Great knife and ferro rod. This is essentially the "lite" version of a Sandvik Buschcraft knife, which I have in hi-viz orange. The ferro rod fits snug with a slight twist to lock in place. The ferro pulled against the fixed spine and the blade created a nice little shower of sparks. Great combo and I will buy more as gifts to others and even myself to put in various camping and fishing kits.
5 Stars By Richard L. on 2015-05-14
Dependable survival knife at a reasonable price
This is my survival knife of choice for my lightweight hiking/biking pack.
At 3.3 ounces the FireKnife is lightweight without sacrificing any capability. When hiking or biking, I don’t plan on building a shelter or building a fire. But in an emergency situation I can rely on the FireKnife to accomplish those tasks. The blade is only 3.75 inches but very strong. By using a stick to baton the back of the knife, I can chop and split firewood or shelter material as needed. You won’t set any speed records, but you can use the FireKnife to get the job done.
As for igniting a fire, it doesn’t get any easier or more reliable than this. [https://youtu.be/JX_jkbItuxg]
For camping or other activities where I intend to build a shelter or build a fire, I would bring more capable (but heavier) cutting tools for more efficient wood processing. My cutting tools of choice for this scenario are (1) my Silky POCKETBOY Saw [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CEF5K4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1], along with (2) my Gerber StrongArm Knife [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T4XS8FS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1]. I would still bring my FireKnife along as a backup knife, and also for fire starting as well as food processing tasks.
I own a few bushcraft, survival, multi-tool, and folding knives. If I could only keep just one, I would choose my Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife.
5 Stars By Jonathan on 2017-09-07
Mora knives are cheap, but are incredibly well-made for being so cheap. I've no doubt that I can abuse this blade without worry of the construction loosening up or the blade warping. Despite that, I still probably would avoid banging the pommel against anything harder than it since it's not hard wood or metal. I'm not too certain, but with the striker removed, it almost seems like you could use the bottom bit to break glass in an emergency (DON'T take my word for it though). Very sharp right out the package, and with a nice edge that seems like it'd be easy to sharpen. The scabbard is very sturdy and keeps the blade snugly kept inside. The fire striker is pretty decent, but naturally for the type of striker it is it requires a lot of effort or very good tinder to start a fire; I like to use the back of the blade to strike it. Overall, big thumbs up mostly for the knife, but the fire striker is definitely a nice, non-intrusive add-on.
5 Stars By Bryan Harden on 2017-09-06
I have to admit, I wasn't expecting much from this product. I bought it because I love camping and being outdoors, and I like survival gear especially. The moment I removed this from the package, I was impressed. It's sturdy, very sturdy, and beautifully made. Sturdy plastic, strong metal, and a good Ferro rod. I have to admit, the unpolished look and texture really does help with the striking of the Ferro rod, the spine is rough especially for this purpose. The ferro rod stays in place well, and the clip holds tight on my belt loop.
5 Stars By Andrew on 1969-12-31
Compact, light, complete
I carry this every day just in case my bicycle breaks down or I can’t otherwise get home. It’s so light and small, has that great Mora blade, and the firesteel tucked away.
For serious wilderness adventuring, I always go with a heavier knife and larger firesteel, but for peace of mind on the trail miles from home, this knife is light, compact, and gets the job done.