Okay guys. I dont have either one of these brand knives however my little brother wants a knife for Christmas. Instead of paying through the nose for something decent at first which of these two brands should I give him for shit kicking in the swamps of florida.
>>1153478Get him a stainless steel folder.Teach him how to sharpen it.If he keeps it in good shape, then you'll know what to get him every year.I recommend a Kershaw. Won't break the bank, quality that will last if you take care of it.
>>1153485this byrd cara cara and rat-2 are good cheap ones
>>1153478>Instead of paying through the nose for something decentBut anon both if these are very decent. Personally I like the Mora the better but maybe a folder is the best option. I would get him pic related instead. Just with plain edge blade, it's also very cheap.
>>1153478I use a carbon mora when I go out and I keep a (9 or 8 size, I dont remember) opinel in my pocket everyday. They are both good starter level knives
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>>1153571America is plenty great, fagGet a stainless mora OP
>>1153478mora is harder to fuck up and easier to sharpen for a beginner, plus it's big and bulky enough he won't be tempted to carry it to school.
I'd go the Mora just because the handle prevents your index finger from Slipping onto the blade, wet hands or gloves that can't feel properly and poor knife control and he's cut his finger.
>>1153590>he won't be tempted to carry it to school>Not carrying your knoife everywhereFuck this gay earth
>>1153478ugly useful fixed blade vs "pretty" useless folding knifeIf you want to give him something useful go with a Mora, if you want to give him something pretty go with something else.
>>1153478Stainless mora in a bright color that'll be hard to lose.>>1153639Opinels aren't useless, just less useful for your only knife innawoods.
>>1153478>Instead of paying through the nose for something decentOP you fucking gearqueer. Both of them are good knives that will get much more use than an expensive one that you never use because it was so expensive. Post your drawers full of knives that you bought, sharpened, then put away forever.
>>1153640>opinels aren useless,you just need to carry another knife on top of it because they are unreliable pieces of shit as outdoors gear
>>1153478>implying mora and opinel aren't decentWew lad. If he wants to do wood work get him a carbon mora, if it's wet, near the coast, and or mostly for food prep get him a stainless mora.At the cost get him both. An opinel 6 or 7 Complements a mora nicely
>>1153687One question : do you own an opinel?
>>1153564Same here. Own a well worn carbon opinel 9 for edc and smaller stuff like food preparation. For the tougher work like carving, its a mora (dont like to have pine tree sap on my fish)
>>1153640Opinels are terrible for anything other than whittling and cutting food. It's a knife but it's more a picnic knife. It has its uses but a Mora would be infinitely better when you're innawoods.
>>1153687f a l s e
>>1153711That's basically what I said.
>>1153636kids shouldn't bring knives to school nignog.i of course carry 2 blades everywhere. 1 multi and 1 sturdy ass folder that you can even baton with.but i'm not in school anymore so there is that.
>>1153920I took a knife to school everydayI am not exactly sure when I started but it was definitely before 7th grade when I didn't even get out of bed without a knife in my pocketother kids were the same.
>>1153927How old are you that your school didn't have a retarded zero-tolerance weapons policy?
>>1153920>kids shouldn't bring knives to school nignogOnly if you are a unlucky fag who grows up without a dad. I had multiple knives as a kid and when I was like on the third of fourth grade I carried it to the school too and I obviously never threatened or even showed it around there. I also never had never had a single problem regardless. It was just natural having it, the same way my dad and granddad had theirs. It's about education, you can't even have a pencil with you and being a shithead who beats kids, disrespects teachers or shits in the middle of the football field.
>>1153945>you can't even have a pencil with you and beingyou can even have not a pencil with you and still be a shithead.Fuck, my english is broken as fuck sometimes.
My dad already spoiled him with a benchmade folder. I was thinking the mora because there seems to be less of a chance for him to slip and cut his hand. thanks guys
>>1153945>It wasbut it's not anymore. kids are shitheads and having a knife in school is something no fucking body wants. the parent's don't want it the teachers don't want it and most kids don't want it and the cops and politicos especially don't want it.world changed a lot. it was not a good idea even back then but it's a stupid idea nowadays.
>>1153478just get a mora he cant break it if he wanted to and its even better to learn from and mora is like $12 on amazon.
>>1153947It's all about your education Anon.
>>1154017Tbh other than the internet boom I don't think much have changed. I live in a country where things like metal detectors or school shootings are 100% a foreign concept that simply doesn't happen around here, no gang related stuff either so I may have a different perspective.>>1154278Lel good one, in my defense I'm not an Anglo tho.
>>1154341alright think about it this way:would you let people carry weapons that are not accountable for their actions? like mentally ill deranged people? kids are not accountable for their criminal actions (except for certain countries and circumstances) they have no voting or reproductive rights. they have slightly higher social status than property or dogs. they should not have fucking weapons on them! it's a stupid idea.
>>1153920Negro my 8 year old took his Opinel No.6 to school to whittle in lunch break. He goes to a semi-outdoor Steiner school though so that pretty much throws all the normal school culture out the window.
>>1154562if the school policy allows knives sure it's on them whatever happens. which school is this exactly? i'm gonna exchange some mails with the director if you don''t mind ask him about this...
>>1154566>please let me dox your childFuck off you ain't getting shit
>>1154570i didn't ask for his name i was just curious about the school policy and how they handle the responsibility coming with allowing kids to have knives at school grounds.purely out of curiosity. cause i never heard such a thing. there was a summer camp where i carried a knife as a kid i remember sticking it into my knee by accident. that was the moment the supervisors realized they are legally responsible for injuries and that was the end of kids carrying anything. i was pretty mad it was just an accident. but you know adults.
>>1154577I don't live in the US and our accidental injury compensation system is state owned and operated on a "no fault" claims system, so we probably don't have the same issues surrounding fault and litigation for medical expenses. One of the benefits of a single payer public health system I guess.
>>1154587well then you can surely name the school that's all i ask.
>>1154592It's a very small school. No.
>>1153478both are durable cheap knivesI like Opinel because the design is from the 1890's and I like the wooden handleI like Moras cuz they're only about 10-12 bucks if you order from Amazon and find the sellers that are just starting out, i.e., FREE shippingare these becoming the "hipster" knives? seeing more and more about themwould still bang
>>1153646only have one but thanks for being the kinda guy that smells his own farts and knee jerks to everything he reads online. suck wrangle stars cock you cunt muscle :)