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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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.
Very sturdy and reliable knife. Made from good steel, I know it will tackle any job I need it for. A great camp knife and an excellent buy. It's my first Condor and overall I am thoroughly pleased. Thanks to Knife Depot for the purchase.
This is a well made and balanced tool. it splits my fat lighter with ease.
Chops really well, is very controllable, goes through soft and hard branches well. While it will chop through larger diameter stuff, that not what it is best at (I.E.- use a chainsaw). I have used this machete to clear fence lines and to clear under trees before falling them; the design is a good one, no hand fatigue and given the expanded base compared to the top of the grip, it stays in your hand. Probably the best machete I have used. It's pricey but worth the money.
The product is great, and yet the delivery process was a disaster.
Great Blade, leather sheath is solid.
Great knife for the money, full tang verified by a magnate, sheath is heavy leather and so far holds the blade sufficient even though there is no retention strap, bottom line if you want a large tough outdoors knife and don't have the means or desire to drop a $100+ for a RTAKII or a Jungalas I strongly suggest looking at this blade as an option.
I just received my Dundee bowie ahead of schedule and I am very impressed! A magnet confirmed that this beast IS full tang, chops great so far should make a great woods companion. Well worth the money so far! Thank you Knife-Depot!!
About 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, WoodworkerÂs 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 ÂBest New Product from the State of MinnesotaÂ 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 ÂRetailersÂ Choice AwardsÂ 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 Âout standing designÂ. 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.
ArlanÂs 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 Âknife nutÂ him self he understands the psyche of other Âknife nutÂsÂ which helps him to create Âjust got to haveÂ 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 ÂValhallaÂ. 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 20ÂX32Â Desert Storm military tent, which serves as a Whitetail Deer hunting camp.