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Re: Another question about Spyderco Moran Knives

Postby Peter1960 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:52 am

Reject wrote:The Morans.

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The leather sheath of the old Morans is best quality! An impressive line-up!

I see you miss the old Moran FB01 with convex edge bevel and golden letters on the blade ... I don't have it either ;) .
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Re: Another question about Spyderco Moran Knives

Postby spambait11 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:14 am

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elena86 wrote:Is it full tang ?
No. I saw xrays of it somewhere online.

I have the trailing point version, and it's very light and a great slicer. I have never needed to baton to start a fire so I can't speak to that.
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Re: Another question about Spyderco Moran Knives

Postby JD Spydo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:47 pm

I've always loved the MORAN fixed blade model. I've owned 3 of them over the years and I had no complaints. But the one fixed blade I've fallen in love with and just can't find another one I like better is the original TEMPERANCE 1 model. It was one of the very few great Spyderco fixed blades you could also get in Spyderedge and Plain Edge both.

But I've taken the TEMPERANCE 1 models I've owned and used over the years and put them through some pretty tough jobs and they have performed very well and it still remains to be my favorite Spyderco fixed blade of all time. The handle ergos are fantastic and maintenance is a breeze with that knife and it can be used in a very wide range of cutting jobs.

I would never tell anyone not to get a Spyderco MORAN model but I can say with 1000% confidence that the TEMP 1 is truly a masterpiece of a fixed blade model and I want to see the TEMP 1 fixed blade model in a Sprint Run more than any other Spyderco fixed blade model>> but in SE & PE both ;) .
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Re: Another question about Spyderco Moran Knives

Postby JD Spydo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:49 pm

JD Spydo wrote: Sorry for the double :o .

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Re: Another question about Spyderco Moran Knives

Postby kvdo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:32 pm

An LC200N run of Morans would be neat - I think there could be more LC200N fixed blades in general.

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Re: Another question about Spyderco Moran Knives

Postby vivi » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:22 pm

The only thing that makes me feel luke-warm about Morans is the thumb placement. I've only briefly handled them in stores so maybe it's something I'd work around with some familiarity, but my thumb wanted to go right where the blade and handle meet. Not the most comfortable spot.

Those who use Morans, where do you put your thumb when you're not using the forward choil?
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Re: Another question about Spyderco Moran Knives

Postby Mad Mac » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:57 pm

There are finger pads on the sides of the handle. That is what I use.

Speaking of finger choils, the top of the sheath has a shape like a finger groove that is tempting to grasp when drawing the knife.

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Don't do it. A finger can interfere with the edge.

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Re: Another question about Spyderco Moran Knives

Postby Reject » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:13 am

Peter1960 wrote:The Morans.

The leather sheath of the old Morans is best quality! An impressive line-up!

I see you miss the old Moran FB01 with convex edge bevel and golden letters on the blade ... I don't have it either ;) .
:) G’day Peter

Got a couple more Morans since the above photo was take. :( But not the old Moran FB01 with convex edge bevel and golden letters on the blade.

Not sure if I didn’t know that model existed or :o I just forgot about it.

Looking at the photo below, I an sure there is at least one more missing. There must have been a FB02 with a Spydie hole, but no lanyard hole.

Haven’t yet found a full list of what Moran models were produced.

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