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How I Modified My Crappy Mora Sheath!
« on: March 29, 2013, 11:21:58 AM »
Well it eventually happened! A while back the belt attachment finally wore off my Mora Classic #1. Honestly, it's the only complaint I've ever had with the early Mora knives. It seem as though the Swedes are either prone to hanging their Mora's from a button or they have incredibly thin belts. Over the years I've forced my belts through the flimsy plastic attachment until it at last ripped off... Inevitable as this may have been it has given me an opportunity to improve on an otherwise flawed design. I could have just thrown away the sheath but as much as I hate that sheath I grew attached to it, I just couldn't simply discard it! So the following is my solution.

First I cut a piece of leather to attach the new belt loop to as well as.

I cut it to size an stitched it up tight, I left the knife in so it would contour and provide friction to the handle as well.

Then I cut off the excess leather.

Using a punch I put two holes for the strap.

I cut another strip of leather and dyed it black to match the rest of the sheath and laced it through the holes. (Sorry 'bout the random stuff in the back ground...)

Then I twist the the grain side in.

I then cut the straps to size and make a slit in one strap and trim the other side at an angle to make it easer to pull it through the slit.

(OK, I hope the pictures and description of the attachment makes sense) Place the slit over the other strap.

Wrap the angled tap around the slotted tab once.

(Here's where that angle tab makes this process easier...) Now I pull that angle tab through the slot. Use a pare of needle nose pliers to really YANK that angle tab through the slot. (You can see the marks left by my Leatherman on my tabs.)

No problems! Only solutions! My Mora Classic fixed and better than it was originally I'm looking forward to using it for many, many more years to come.

Thanks for checking out my this little project, I hope it helps you or gives you a better idea. I'd be interested to see your Mora sheath mod!



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Re: How I Modified My Crappy Mora Sheath!
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 11:27:19 AM »
Heck man that's a pretty good upgrade.  Looks and functions way better than the original design.  I think people will start breaking their sheaths on purpose now to try this. 

Good share man   :thumbsup:
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Re: How I Modified My Crappy Mora Sheath!
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 11:32:18 AM »
Very ingenious. That should serve you well for a long time. I've always hated the sheaths Moras come with. I guess a better sheath would bump up the price point.
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Re: How I Modified My Crappy Mora Sheath!
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 11:40:22 AM »
Heck man that's a pretty good upgrade.  Looks and functions way better than the original design.  I think people will start breaking their sheaths on purpose now to try this. 

Good share man   :thumbsup:

Thanks! 

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Re: How I Modified My Crappy Mora Sheath!
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 11:42:16 AM »
Very ingenious. That should serve you well for a long time. I've always hated the sheaths Moras come with. I guess a better sheath would bump up the price point.

Thanks!  Lol...   Mora seems to be slowly bumping up their prices and their sheath are getting better, I think you're on to something!

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How I Modified My Crappy Mora Sheath!
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 12:39:05 PM »
That's a pretty neat little idea there.
Thanks for the post :)
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Re: How I Modified My Crappy Mora Sheath!
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 12:48:38 PM »
nice. Well done. :)
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Re: How I Modified My Crappy Mora Sheath!
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013, 12:52:37 PM »
Great work!
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Re: How I Modified My Crappy Mora Sheath!
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2013, 01:27:37 PM »
Very nice!

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How I Modified My Crappy Mora Sheath!
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2013, 01:43:29 PM »
Awesome idea!




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Re: How I Modified My Crappy Mora Sheath!
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2013, 08:18:54 PM »
Great mod! I'd say it's a definite improvement over the original.

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Re: How I Modified My Crappy Mora Sheath!
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2013, 06:27:36 PM »
Nice simple design.
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Re: How I Modified My Crappy Mora Sheath!
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2013, 07:47:47 PM »
I don't know how the heck I missed this before, but that's just downright slick and cool as all get out!  I'm really impressed by your mod/repair, very cool :thumbsup:

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Re: How I Modified My Crappy Mora Sheath!
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2013, 08:10:15 PM »
Wow, it's kinda nice to see old posts resurrected (especially if they are yours).   ;D

I got the idea from the Saami reindeer antler sheaths, they're partly covered in leather so as to not cover up the beautiful scrimshaw work. 

I gotta thank Ross (aka: Wood Trekker) for featuring this tutorial on his blog, truly honored!   :)

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Re: How I Modified My Crappy Mora Sheath!
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2013, 08:13:12 PM »
Wow, it's kinda nice to see old posts resurrected (especially if they are yours).   ;D

I got the idea from the Saami reindeer antler sheaths, they're partly covered in leather so as to not cover up the beautiful scrimshaw work. 

I gotta thank Ross (aka: Wood Trekker) for featuring this tutorial on his blog, truly honored!   :)

See what happens when new guys start going POSTal. lol just catchin up on everybodies great work.
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