While these knives are nowhere equal, I included my Mora 2/0 to compare to this KAI $7 knife I found at my local Mituswa (Japanese Grocery Store). I thought it makes a great food prep knife for the camp foodies among us.
Here she is in all her 1.1oz glory. Off the bat, she is sharper than my Mora! I use the "shave your arm hair" test:
Here is the 1.8oz Mora 2/0 that we will use as some base for comparison:
The two compared side by side:
The handle says "Stainless", the Magnet says "Maybe Laminated Steel":
According to my trusty magnet, it appears to have a tang about 1/3 the length of the handle:
Teardrop/D-shaped handle, so sorry lefties. For righties, this tucks nicely into the bend of your index finger:
In it's sheath. Just slips in, does not lock in any way. Just a slight amount of friction hold:
Blade length is just shy of 3 7/8":
Total knife length is just a hair over 7 5/8":
Blade thickness comparison:
I think this is a great $7 little knife if you're going to be doing some gourmet backpacking. It's handle design and blade shape lends itself more to chopping and other food preparation than the Mora 2/0, and the blade length should be more than adequate for cheese blocks, vegetables, fruits, dried sausage, etc. Who knows how much of a beating it could take for other purposes too. Maybe if someone is California lives near a Mitsuwa and has $7 to burn, they could put it through some abuse and see how it handles it.
If anyone wants to know any additional information about this knife, just let me know.