Whether you're splitting coconuts or doing yard maintenance, a machete is a powerful tool to have on your side. This straight-blade knife is large enough to tackle woody brush yet small enough to wield easily. Choose a kukri machete and you'll also have the benefits a curved blade offers, including being a powerful weapon.
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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.
I purchased the Woodsman's Pal about a month ago and I have used it about 8 hours or so around my property. Its a pretty good machete. At first I honestly didn't think to highly of it, it seemed a bit awkward at first but over time it has grown on me and I find it being a go to choice for clearing areas of lighter brush, light grubbing sorts of work, and ranging through brushy areas. It comes sharp enough to use out of the box but can still be made sharper. It seems well made and solid, the blade is flexible and seems pretty strong. I wasn't sure about the hook on the back side, but it has proven to be very useful. I bought this machete as part of an arsenal for clearing English ivy overtaking a forested area of my property, and the hook has been an excellent tool for ripping and cutting the vines running along the forest floor and cutting smaller vines going up trees. As a general machete for clearing trails or areas of brush it functions fairly well. It clears areas at the ground level well and seems like it would be a great tool for clearing campsites in the bush. Its okay at hacking big vines or springy branches, but it lacks enough heft to really be great. Its mediocre at wood chopping tasks and is a poor substitute for a good hatchet, the curve of the blade and the blunt blade end can make it difficult to get a good hit on any larger round wood. I don't really like the blunt section at the end of the blade. Although its part of what makes it good at clearing out areas to ground level, it causes a lot of missed hits when cutting through thicker brush and vines, and it can be really jarring when a hard strike at wood smacks the blunt area instead of the blade. Overall I think its a good tool, it seems well made, functions well, its light and easy to carry and the hook is actually really useful. I use it a lot and have been very pleased with it.
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.
The knife is a great tool to have when you need kilning for starting a fire and is great for clearing the hiking trail as you go.
This knife was amazing for the price it cost. My only problem with it is the rope handle on it. It is going to wear out and you're going to have to wrap it again but other than that this knife is amazing
A beautiful knife, sharp from the box and a good weight for all the usual tasks. The only issue is the handguard which was slightly loose but soon rectified thus giving it 4 stars rather than 5.
Terrible burred edge in spots
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