Mora Knives aside, it can be difficult to find an affordable, quality bushcraft type survival knife. Mora knives are very cheap and very highly regarded, but they are not full-tang knives, which means the blade steel does not travel through to the end of the handle. A full-tang knife is always preferable as it is much stronger, and even if the handle breaks, the remaining steel shaft can be wound with paracord or replaced. If the knife is not full-tang and the handle breaks, the knife is all but useless.
So what’s the answer? Well you can try your luck with cheap Chinese full-tang knives, or you can easily make your own bespoke full-tang bushcraft knife from a metal file. The post below is for an excellent, full photo tutorial which shows how to make your own knife from a file, but the great thing about this tutorial is that it shows you how to do all this without any special tools or equipment. If you do a bit of DIY, you likely have everything you need already! This would make an awesome weekend project, check out the tutorial below.