Today I am doing old FMM Mora knife restoration. FMM stands for Frosts Matts Mattsson. It is produced under Swedish Knife factory – MORA. The blade is in terrible condition and the handle has two big cracks…

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Old FMM knife before restoration.

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Disassembling and sanding

At first I couldn’t read clearly the stamp and that is with reason. Quite a thick rust layer. Beside difficult reading it was hard to pull the tang out. With the help of a hammer I managed to separate all parts.   

Disassembled old FMM knife.
Disassembled old FMM knife.

After disassembling I placed the blade in a vinegar bath for 12 hours. While I was waiting I started working on the handle. I sanded with 80 > 120 > 240 grit. At this point I was happy. Then I mixed epoxy glue with sand dust and filled the cracks on the handle.   

I left glue to dry and pulled out the blade and bolster from the vinegar bath. After I changed the grinder wheel to steel brush and cleaned all metal parts nicely.   

Before steel brush wheel (left) and after (right).
Before steel brush wheel (left) and after (right).

Preparation for polishing wheel

Finally I could clearly see that stamp and real condition of the blade. Since there were deep pit holes I decided to use a file, instead of sandpaper.   

Restoring blade with files.
Restoring blade with files.

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Basically I did the same for bolster and washer. After that I sanded all metal parts with 120 > 240 > 400 and 800 sandpaper grit. I was pleased with the outcome.

Bolster is finally sanded and it is ready for polishing.
Bolster is finally sanded and it is ready for polishing.

Polishing and FMM knife assembly

I did the polishing on the same in previous restorations. I installed a polishing wheel on my hand cranked grinder and started polishing with the FMM knife’s blade. Next step was to see if there is something more to do, if not than I could start assembling.   

Ready to be assembled FMM knife
Ready to be assembled FMM knife

All looking good, so I started assembling the FMM knife. Assembling was really simple and easy. Instead of using a washer from this knife, I had to use another one. That was because the hole, washer from the knife was just too big now …   

This is how it looks fMM knife after restoration.
This is how it looks FMM knife after the restoration.

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FMM stamp on the blade.
FMM stamp.

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165 Comments

  1. This was great. But, today am working on a a stainless blade with very small black pits. I don’t want to cut in to the blade just remove the black. Any secrets you are willing to reveal?

  2. Wonderful restoration. I didn’t realize until the end of the video that it was an old Morakniv. I have to get that vise! 👍 Also I very much appreciate that you preserve every piece on the restoration that you can, that is the true mark of a faithful restorer of antiquities and relics.

  3. Зачем скандиспуски превратил в линзу? Это же Mora.

  4. It’s been a while since I’ve had time to just sit down and watch one of your amazing videos it’s been much needed. Phenomenal work Boris keep it up hope you and the family are doing good.

  5. Every new video, a new gem, I really enjoy these restorations very much.
    Thanks Boris

  6. Хорошо получилось, поворотные тиски советские?

  7. Time pass restoration
    The way you are doing it seems you are turning the mountain upside down. Keep on going

  8. Благодарю за ваш труд! Очень приятные и интересные видео))

  9. А я бы вообще сделал новую рукоятку,наборную…

  10. Hello everyone!
    This old knife restoration was definitely a fun and easy restoration with my new vice. Funny thing is that I got it in the middle of the video. Hey, better ever than never, right 😊

    Stay safe and see you next Monday 😊
    Boris, Norway

  11. wow, that adjustable vice is gonna spoil you i think..but its nice to have something where you dont constantly have to readjust the piece youre working on as much. love this restoration, thanks for sharing it with us 🙂

  12. Good work! I like that you didn’t use electric tools and that you keep the old handle.

  13. New vise is sooooo freaking cool. And I agree with your decision to resand and change oil. Looked lots better. Another great video and restoration ❤️

  14. Привет мастер Борис👋👋👋 как обычно радуешь новым видео👌🏽 хороший нож и хорошая реставрация , на этой неделе буду отправлять тебе посылку🤝✌🏻🇷🇺

  15. m8 did you realy cut some sandpaper to check if the blade is sharp
    that hurt my knife making feelings
    anyways a good vid. again

  16. I would like to ask
    Why aren’t you making new handles?
    and where do you find all these old things?

  17. Again great job!👌👌👌
    High level video!👍👍👍
    Restoration perfect as well!😍😍😍
    I like old tool transformation!😱😱😱
    You are make awesome stuff!😉😃😜
    Cool to watch restoration like this!🍺🍩🍷
    Thanks for sharing!👍👌😀

  18. professional work to do my friend amazing 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 like like like and thanks more more

  19. качественная сьемка! логичная методика! именнно реставрация! супер!

  20. Świetna robota jak zawsze pozdrawiam serdecznie like powodzenia

  21. I really need to get a small vice. What are doing with your old one? 😄 The knife looks amazing, great work as ever.

  22. And you did it again another beautiful mora.
    Wish I can give two thumbs up
    Oh wait actually I can👍👍
    BTW I like your new vise

  23. Para poner restauración hay que cuidadoso con la conservación del material original. Me hado verdadera grima el ver como tiras de tornillo de banco y martillo para sacar la espiga del mango de madera.
    Debiste desbastar el final de la espiga y evitar que el golpeo que sufrió con un martillo de bola sobre la arandela en su construcción, y la consiguiente rebaja de sujeción, arrancase, o rajase el material original.
    Al final, salió, pero hay que ser más cuidadoso. Si realmente importa la restauración, y el mantenimiento de esta herramienta; jamas se cojen atajos.
    Especialmente lo advierto porque se podría dañar de forma irreversible, algo que es absolutamente evitable.
    Por lo demás, es bueno tener criterios adecuados de restauración y no realizar cualquier acción y llamarla como tal. La próxima vez, más cuidado. Los amantes de los filos, lo agradeceremos.

    El resto del trabajo, muy buen realizado 👍🏻

  24. I would have switch handle materials based on what you were getting. Antler would have been a nice choice for a Mora.

  25. As always mate, it’s AWESOME!!! Ihave one advice if you don’t mind : with the next wooden handle, you can use the dust after sanding with white glue. It will be strong enough! See you soon!!

  26. Шлифмашина с ручным приводом 🙄 напильник вместо гриндера 🙄это сильно. На электричестве экономите? А чего тогда не при лучине и свечах?

  27. это нож со сканди спусками, а их просто зализали, получив несуразную линзу

  28. Super boulot sur ce Mora, il aurait peut-être était plus simple de refaire l’émouture scandinave à la pierre a eau japonaise ! En tout cas le résultat est là !

  29. Excellent work! One of the few that did care to save the wood. This gives an extra quality touch! Perfect! Also the care of saving the original markings is correct! Great job!!!

  30. Здравствуйте!✌️
    Подскажите, как называется жидкость в которой Вы всегда вымачиваете клинок и другие металлические делали?

  31. Сделай ножной привод как на швельной машинке на полировальный инструмент. А то смотреть больно

  32. Bonjour
    Je serai très intéressé de savoir quelles sont les marques des outils utilisés.
    Vous serait-il possible de détailler ?
    Merci d’avance

  33. Классика моры 👍 можно было бы ручку в красный ещё

  34. Magnifico trabajo como siempre Boris !!! Saludos 💪💪🇺🇾🇺🇾🇺🇾🇺🇾

  35. Не показал до конца как развальцевал хвостовик. Думаю не вышло так как было.

  36. 10,000 subscribers 💪😍… You did it! Can’t wait til your at 1 million 😉😘

  37. El cuchillo quedó realmente hermoso me gusta mucho tu canal ya que haces todo a mano sin ocupar herramientas eléctricas pero tengo una duda que liquido ocupaste para limpiar el óxido de la hoja del cuchillo y que materiales mesclaste con el polvo de la madera saludos

  38. Great job man I personally would have just made a new handle but I love the fact that you even though there was a huge crack you were actually able to repurpose the original handle and I love the new bench vise I would love to see if you could find a self turning screwdriver to restore

  39. Hi Boris! Another nice restoration.
    Keep coming those great videos! 🙂

  40. Well done man! I wish I could find so many beautiful old knives like you do!

  41. Desde Argentina.buen trabajo!! Yo encontré un cuchillo de estos es bastante parecido tiene el mismo sello grabado en la hoja lo encontré aciendo limpieza en un jardín estaba clavado en una maceta con yuyos

  42. FMM- tht trademark, is it in an oval about midway down the length of the blade? because the old mora i have its FMM in an oval midway down the length of the blade and the only other stamp is mora sweden no design number or anything, it came with a leather sheath with mora stamped into the front and that same button hole in the back riveted on with a single rivet i can’t find any online that have that oval stamp or the single rivet button hole… any help would be greatly appreciated thank you

  43. You gave that old Mora a 2nd life very nice job on the restoration. I believe it’s a Mora #1, I own several when I go to the woods I wear a Mora 1or 2 around my neck Mors Kochanski style.

  44. I was so excited to see the drill press in action. Too bad 🙁 Great work as always though! 🥳

  45. 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 like like my friend and thanks

  46. Привет Борис👋👋👋 рад видеть тебя и новое видео🤝 без всяких слов, нож красивый и реставрация на высшем уровне 👍👍👍👌🏽✌🏻🇷🇺

  47. You gave that old Mora a 2nd life very nice job on the restoration. I believe it’s a Mora #1, I own several when I go to the woods I wear a Mora 1or 2 around my neck Mors Kochanski style.

  48. El cuchillo quedó realmente hermoso me gusta mucho tu canal ya que haces todo a mano sin ocupar herramientas eléctricas pero tengo una duda que liquido ocupaste para limpiar el óxido de la hoja del cuchillo y que materiales mesclaste con el polvo de la madera saludos

  49. 10,000 subscribers 💪😍… You did it! Can’t wait til your at 1 million 😉😘

  50. Great job man I personally would have just made a new handle but I love the fact that you even though there was a huge crack you were actually able to repurpose the original handle and I love the new bench vise I would love to see if you could find a self turning screwdriver to restore

  51. Hi Boris! Another nice restoration.
    Keep coming those great videos! 🙂

  52. Well done man! I wish I could find so many beautiful old knives like you do!

  53. This was great. But, today am working on a a stainless blade with very small black pits. I don’t want to cut in to the blade just remove the black. Any secrets you are willing to reveal?

  54. Wonderful restoration. I didn’t realize until the end of the video that it was an old Morakniv. I have to get that vise! 👍 Also I very much appreciate that you preserve every piece on the restoration that you can, that is the true mark of a faithful restorer of antiquities and relics.

  55. Зачем скандиспуски превратил в линзу? Это же Mora.

  56. It’s been a while since I’ve had time to just sit down and watch one of your amazing videos it’s been much needed. Phenomenal work Boris keep it up hope you and the family are doing good.

  57. Every new video, a new gem, I really enjoy these restorations very much.
    Thanks Boris

  58. Хорошо получилось, поворотные тиски советские?

  59. Time pass restoration
    The way you are doing it seems you are turning the mountain upside down. Keep on going

  60. Благодарю за ваш труд! Очень приятные и интересные видео))

  61. А я бы вообще сделал новую рукоятку,наборную…

  62. wow, that adjustable vice is gonna spoil you i think..but its nice to have something where you dont constantly have to readjust the piece youre working on as much. love this restoration, thanks for sharing it with us 🙂

  63. Good work! I like that you didn’t use electric tools and that you keep the old handle.

  64. New vise is sooooo freaking cool. And I agree with your decision to resand and change oil. Looked lots better. Another great video and restoration ❤️

  65. Привет мастер Борис👋👋👋 как обычно радуешь новым видео👌🏽 хороший нож и хорошая реставрация , на этой неделе буду отправлять тебе посылку🤝✌🏻🇷🇺

  66. m8 did you realy cut some sandpaper to check if the blade is sharp
    that hurt my knife making feelings
    anyways a good vid. again

  67. I would like to ask
    Why aren’t you making new handles?
    and where do you find all these old things?

  68. Again great job!👌👌👌
    High level video!👍👍👍
    Restoration perfect as well!😍😍😍
    I like old tool transformation!😱😱😱
    You are make awesome stuff!😉😃😜
    Cool to watch restoration like this!🍺🍩🍷
    Thanks for sharing!👍👌😀

  69. professional work to do my friend amazing 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 like like like and thanks more more

  70. качественная сьемка! логичная методика! именнно реставрация! супер!

  71. I really need to get a small vice. What are doing with your old one? 😄 The knife looks amazing, great work as ever.

  72. And you did it again another beautiful mora.
    Wish I can give two thumbs up
    Oh wait actually I can👍👍
    BTW I like your new vise

  73. Столько времени с ручкой еб….Ся можно было новую за 5минут сделать

  74. Не вижу ни одной причины оставлять старую рукоятку. Она треснула, подгнила, внутри остатки ржавчины с хвостовика клинка.

  75. Como se llama esa máquina manual, para afilar y limpiar? Gracias.

  76. “Мора”, у меня такой же. Только с подпальцевым упором. А так, один-в-один.

  77. Это похоже на старую Мору 2000 (Швеция)

  78. 12:04 what is this wonderful bench vice?? Что за такие тиски замечательные?

  79. Получилось очень круто))) Ещё и нож какой))) Мора делает ножи на века))) Мастер молодец))))

  80. Вот так выглядят прямые руки!) Отличная работа!

  81. ручки это расходный материал, даже самурайские мечи презентуются и хранятся без ручек, зачем оставили гнилье не понятно

  82. По ходу не так важна реставрация как реклама инструмента.

  83. Следующая реставрация это ручки напильников?

  84. Oooh super ta restauration avec des outils à main !! Par contre pourrait tu indiquer les produits que tu utilises pour rénover la lame par exemple ? Merci !! 🙂

  85. Сомнительная твердость клинка напильник дерет его как аллюминиевую вилку.

  86. Зачем снимать фаску на обухе? Он должен иметь прямой угол для работы по огниву.

  87. Напильником нож? Нож пластилиновый?

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