The Mora Basic 511 is an affordable all-round knife. No unnecessary frills or extra's: simply a good fixed knife. The plastic handle is ergonomically shaped and offers enough grip. This brightly coloured 2019 edition is a cheerful version of this popular classic.
This version has a blade made from carbon steel. As such it is tough and easy to sharpen. Do, however, be careful with moisture, salt and acids: carbon steel isn't corrosion resistant.
The plastic sheath is nice and solid and properly secures the knife. A clearly noticeable click lets you know that the knife is in place. An opening at the base of the holster allows for the drainage of water when needed.
The belt clip can be used to carry the sheath on your belt, but also to attach it to a similar sheath. As such you can stack multiple knives from this collection. Practical when you wish to carry a serrated knife and a regular knife at the same time. The easiest way to disconnect the sheaths is turning the top sheath a quarter turn to release the button that secures it.
|Blade shape||drop point|
|Type of edge||plain edge|
Rene Flierman, Zwolle
Monday 2 December 2019