Condor Tool and Knife

Condor Tool and Knife

If you're looking for simplicity, Condor Tool & Knife's extensive collection of machetes, knives, axes, and survival tools have got it in spades. Founded in 2004 by the German Gerb Weyesberg Company, Condor's catalog of minimal, but lovingly crafted tools is proof that, in their case, the apple did not fall far from the tree.

Every one of their famously durable knives, axes, and tools is backed by Knife Depot's 60-day money-back guarantee, which will cover you in the rare case that you're not happy with your purchase.

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Recent Reviews - Condor Tool and Knife

There is another trout knife on here I have that I love for everything. Went to order and sold out, so bought this one, ehh, it's ok but nothing like the other

Pock marks and rust, not used and indoors

Nice tool, good thrower.

Used other knives of same size for years. The sheath is awesome as it swivels when you get into your truck so you don't have to take it off every time you get in your vehicle. The blade came extremely sharp and it has heft to it for chopping, splitting and what ever other chores around the house or in the field.

I've had this knife for 6 months and it's great only knife I'll buy that's not USA or Germany made

Holds an edge very well. I use an abrasive belt sharpener that leaves a curved edge. Full tang, and the handle is very well designed. Chops dry wood and splits kindling like a hatchet. Sheath is thick leather with 2 snaps. Blade is easy to slide in with one hand. No need to hold the straps out of the way. Works amazingly well for field dressing big game. Don't have to dull my small knife on joints of spend forever sawing through the pelvis. THANKS!!

This Condor Viking is one mean machete. I purchased it about a month ago and I have used it for about 6 hours total around my property. It is a beautiful machete with an excellent hardwood handle, and a very strong and springy blade. It came pretty sharp, definitely sharp enough to use right out of the box but a little extra attention to the edge can make it even sharper. It has serious heft to really slash through large vines and brush. The shape really gives it brutal striking power, and its weight knocks the brush down and clears it quick. Its really excellent for clearing trails through anything, old wood tangles, fresh branches, blackberry vines, etc. It can chop wood well and rivals the performance of a good hatchet or axe, I have used it to chop through 6 inch cherry laurel and English Ivy vines repeatedly with ease. It can be a little frightening to use and extra caution is definitely required with something with this much hacking power. I have had a few close calls with the over swing when it cut cleanly through branches I expected to take a few chops to get through. The sharpened hook end hasn't proven very useful and adds to the dangerous nature of this machete, but it does add to the badass look. It can be a bit hard to use in tighter areas or moving through brush without hacking a wide swath, this is not a tread lightly machete. It can be a little difficult to get in and out of the sheath but that's a pretty minor issue. Overall this is a really excellent, sharp, and well-made machete that simply has brutal striking power and can hack and chop with the best of them.

About Condor Tool and Knife

Condor Tool and Knife

The man behind the Condor Tool & Knife designs:

Arlan started A. D. Lothe & Associates, Inc. in 1988 as a design, new product development and marketing consulting company that specializes in knives, hand tools and kitchen items.

Over the years Arlan has designed for and consulted with many nationally known firms, including Chicago Cutlery, Camillus Knife, Fiskars, Gerber, Wusthof Trident, Warner Manufacturing Company, Woodworker’s Supply, Outers Laboratories, Condor Tool & Knife, Inc and many others. Arlan supports his knife and tool design work with a collection of over 3,000 knives, over 300 axes and a library of hundreds of knife and tool books and antique catalogs from around the world.

A most notable project was his design of the Miracle Blade 3 knives as seen on TV, with Chef Tony, which turned out to be the best selling knife line in the history of direct response television.

In 1995 Arlan and his client were awarded the “Best New Product from the State of Minnesota” from QVC and he went on to do over 120 live shows selling his Slices Perfect Kitchen Slicing System. He has also done shows for QVC in the UK and Germany.

In 2000 Arlan was awarded two “Retailers’ Choice Awards” for two of his FireStone axe designs at the National Hardware Show in Chicago. There were only 25 such awards given that year, selected from over 250,000 items on display.

Arlan is an avid hunter, outdoorsman, wood worker, gourmet chef and a knife and axe thrower. Most of his designs come from practical experience and 35 years of creative endeavors.

In 2006 Arlan was inducted into the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame for “out standing design”. The IKTHF is made up of the finest knife and axe throwers in the USA who have sanctioned competitions all over the country. One of his axe designs, the FireStone Sport Axe, has won more competitions than any other axe in the history of the sport.

Arlan holds over 20 patents on items such as knives, hand tools, broad heads, knife sharpeners and others.

Arlan’s design and product development philosophies are very elemental; make something better or develop some thing new that satisfies the wants and needs of the end user, while providing high perceived value and unique designs to better the competition, while providing clients with engineering that can be produced at above normal profit margins, which sell through well and brings repeat business. Being a “knife nut” him self he understands the psyche of other “knife nut’s” which helps him to create “just got to have” designs even when a buyer all ready owns hundreds of knives.

Arlan and his wife and business partner Dottie live in central Wisconsin in a log home they designed and built from trees they cut themselves from their 160 acre woodland farm they call “Valhalla”. They have an office, design studio and conference center in their home; two prototype shops, one for wood and plastics and another for metal. There is also a knife and axe throwing range, archery range, rifle and pistol ranges, trap range, 22 miles of trails, three ponds and at the back of the property a 20’X32’ Desert Storm military tent, which serves as a Whitetail Deer hunting camp.