When people look into purchasing a Mora knife, they tend to go either ultra-modern with something like the Mora 2010 Bushcraft Forest, or they go old school with one of the Mora Classics. This leaves the Mora 2000 Outdoor Knife to be, in my opinion, one of the most underrated Mora knives out there. It’s a knife that bridges the gap between the benefits of modern materials (weather-resistance and not needing any maintenance are huge assets, unlike with the Mora Classics’ wooden handles) and the neutral grip profile of the Classics. For this reason, the Mora 2000 Outdoor is one of my absolute favourite Mora knives.
The Mora 2000 is 100% plastic with the exception of the blade and belt loop. The plastic has an odd cracked-eggshell pattern that, while not particularly attractive, does function well as grip enhancement.
The balance point of the knife is similar to most Moras, being just a touch beneath the guard.
The blade is 2.5 mm in terms of stock thickness, but it does taper towards the tip, becoming around 1-1.5 mm.
The sheath is friction fit with a slight positive detent. Retention on the sheath is definitely above average.
The belt loop is excellent – much better than the modern plastic ones used on the Mora 2010 Bushcraft Forest Knife. The loop will fit the vast majority of belts, and the leather looks to be of good quality.
The Mora 2000 sheath has two drainage holes at the base. Overall, though the sheath is basic, it’s fully functional and above average in comparison to other Mora sheaths.
The 12C27 steel blade has a scalloped tip which aids in penetration. The scalloped tip also helps with detail cuts. Edge stability does not appear to have been affected by the scalloped tip, which was proven by subsequent testing.
The default sabre grip is extremely comfortable with this knife, which I would describe as essentially a synthetic Mora Classic.
The tacky rubber over-mold grips the palm of your hands extremely well. Even in adverse conditions, you won’t lose control of the Mora 2000 Outdoor.
Pinch gripping is perfectly doable, and in fact quite comfortable.
Of course, as is to be expected, the relatively thin Scandinavian grind makes woodwork a breeze. The Mora 2000 Outdoor Knife definitely excels in this area.
The scalloped tip also works really well if one wants to shave thin curls from wood.
For notching, however, I would stick to using the true Scandi grind portion of the blade.
Like with all the Moras I have tested, I don’t find batoning to be any problem for this blade. It is certainly strong enough to withstand almost all outdoor needs.
The Mora 2000 is a great outdoors knife with fantastic resilience against the elements.
It has a very neutral grip profile, which is extremely comfortable for all hand sizes: no matter your hand size this knife will fit it, and fit it well, so if that has ever been an issue for you, there is absolutely no worry with that here. The knife performs excellently at woodwork due to its Scandinavian grind, and can withstand batoning without breaking a sweat taking into account its relative size and weight.
Essentially, it’s the perfect union between the old and new Mora knives, and its sheath is definitely one of my favourites in terms of how well thought out its design and material have proven to be.
If you’re looking for an affordable all-use camping knife that’s both comfortable and easy to carry around, the Mora 2000 is definitely one for you.