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I've had this knife for a couple years now via Amazon. Its gone on at least 20 backpacking trips with me and its a ton of fun to play with. Just to clear up any misconceptions:
1. The back of the knife is squared.
2. The back of the knife is where you should strike against the Firesteel. Its as easy/hard as any Firesteel, and I have used it to start a fire and a number of gas or alcohol stoves I own. Once you get the hang of it, you'll have good strikes every time.
3. My blade came razor sharp, although it does have a Scandinavian grind, so be mindful of that when you sharpen it. Although I'll be honest, I haven't had to sharpen mine yet, despite all sorts of tomfoolery using it against wood.
hey, I think it might finally be time to sharpen mine. is there any special trick to it?
I use waterstones, but you may end up with a sharpening hobby if you go down that road.
Nothing too special, just like hikeasaur replied. You can use traditional sharpening stones. Mora's have a Scandinavian grind, so the bevel is slightly different, but there's tons of youtube videos on how to sharpen a Mora. Other than the bevel angle, the motion to sharpen is the same. Honestly I find that mine hasn't gotten so bad that I didn't need to use anything but a very fine stone, and then just a strop. Never had to use anything too course. As for stones, you can use all sorts of wet stones, or just a common Amazon stone set. And yes sharpening knives can become its own hobby. ;)