I am sure this has been done countless times on countless forums, but here is one for TSP! I decided to modify my Mora classic #2. Here is what I did to the red handle:
I spent the morning hand sanding the red paint off. I wish I had a belt sander! I got 95% of the paint off and then out came MR. BLOWTORCH. After some scorching of the entire handle, I resumed the hand sanding. When I sanded most of the burn marks off, I stained the wood with some Walnut ink. A co-worker of mine made this stuff and I have used it to stain my tomahawk handle. As you can see the color looks rustic. The darker spots are some of the scorch marks from the torch that I did not fully remove. The entire process took about an hour and a half for me. It looks so much better and the grip has improved.
Now on to the sheath!
The ideas that spawned this sheath are not my own. I pulled ideas from other web searches for "Mora Mods". You can see the sheath is covered in bike inner tube. The tube functions as a firestarter and has lots of other uses. Pulling back the tube a boy scout hotspark is revealed. There is no striker for it because the knife spine doubles as the striker. There is a large safety pin along the side. LOTS of uses with one being a fish hook with the P-cord innards as line. Moving down you will see a yellow whistle and cheapo squeeze light. What you cannot see are a few items on the back. I have a small card with 3 sewing needles and two colors of thread wrapped around the card. Also tucked in the back is a micro zip lock containing vaseline coated cotton balls.
This knife/survival kit is a backup to items that always go with me into the wilds. If I lose my pack, get dumped out of my canoe, or get lost on a bathroom break I have some things to better my situation. The only thing I feel I really need to add is a button compass. Hope you all enjoyed this! Feel free to post mods to your Moras!