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Condor Tool and Knife Varan 8-Inch Drop Point Blade, Polypropylene Handle, Black Leather Sheath

4.4 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
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  • The finest quality cutlery and tools
  • 54 sculpted vents
  • Replaceable soft pads
  • Handle: High Impact Polypropylene
  • Blade Material: 1075 HIGH CARBON STEEL
  • Blade Finish: Epoxy Black Powder Coating
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Product Description

CONDOR TOOL & KNIFE traces its proud history back to 1787, the year GERB WEYESBERG COMPANY was founded in Solingen, Germany. The quality of the swords, military knives, agricultural tools and household cutlery they manufactured made Solingen the cutlery capital of the world. Over the generations, the world’s largest manufacturer of swords and knives found it necessary to expand operations to other countries to better serve its customers. In 1964, the company formed IMACASA with a new plant in Santa Ana, El Salvador and filled it with state of the art German equipment. Some of the original local employees who were sent to Solingen for extensive training forty years ago are still working in the factory today, turning out the finest quality machetes, shovels and other hand tools.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 3.5 x 1.8 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B004WMFIMC
  • Item model number: 60014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #288,987 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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this is an awesome, no frills, carbon steel knife, I've used it for several months and it outperforms knives that cost 5 times as much. my only word of advice is get it and go have fun beating the hell out of it, it will take anything you can throw at it
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The Varan Knife is not really a large kitchen knife. It is a survival knife. The cutting edge grind is very durable and is suitable for batoning wood. The sheath is made of quality thick leather. I wish it comes with a micarta handle.
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This knife is a beast and should handle most camping and bushcraft tasks, but I would prefer to see a kraton handle or even a stacked leather similar to the Marine Corps combat knife. Polypro is just too hard and slippery for my taste.
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THE BEST KNIFE I OWN. This is a well made product and worked as well as I was surely and truly hoping it would work.
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I had never seen a Condor knife before and relied on the positive reviews to make a decision to get one. I am very, very impressed with this Varan model. I have a BK2 and must use it for comparison purposes. Whereas the mighty BK2 might be considered to be indestructible, the Condor would not be far behind--let's say almost indestructible (just going by appearances and other people's viewpoint). The KaBar is about 6 mm in thickness (hence its great strength) and the Condor about 4 mm. Or, 1/4 inch vs 3/16 inch respectively. I like the Condor handle material quite a lot more than the Grivory on the KaBar--less slippery, and plenty large. The Condor is almost full tang, with just the last half inch being plastic. So it doesn't have a steel butt end for hammering, but I'll bet the high impact polypropylene would endure a lot of abuse. The Condor's blade is covered with a black paint, not nearly as nice as the textured finish on the KaBar, but decent nonetheless. The Condor's blade is at least a couple of inches longer, obviously an advantage for chopping, and the hook at the back of the handle allows one to bring the hand way back for better swings. Now, the Condor was not at all sharp upon arrival but 20 or 30 pulls through my Rada sharpener put a really nice edge on it. (If you, like me, find it hard to put a good edge on your straight edge knives, you owe it to yourself to get a Rada--they are inexpensive and are the best and easiest sharpener I've ever used, and I've tried a lot of them. They work wonders. In this case, the Rada shaved a lot of metal off the Condor, but when I was done I had a very good edge. And by the way, I don't shave my arms or any other part of my body with knives, so I don't need to be concerned about getting my knife "shaving sharp".Read more ›
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The knife is good for the money, the sheath on the other hand is a steal for this price. The finish comes of very easy and be prepared to profile the blade not just sharpen. This had to be the worst edge I have seen on a knife ever. The handle feels good in the hand although I have large hands if you have smaller hands it might be a little on the large side. I just dont see the point in spending $100+ on a knife after all its just a sharp piece of steel. The blade will dull faster than higher quality knives but it will also be easier to put an edge on it.
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I just got this. Its really dull but I plan on working on the edge this weekend. I own way better knives that cost more and I own a couple better that cost less. Its no TOPS or ESEE nor will it ever be. You get what you pay for. Im gonna fix the edge and throw it in my beat the crap out if it knife pile. That being said, I know not everyone can afford $150-$200 knives.. This would be good for budget minded buyer. Its built like a tank. Its just lacking those little touches and those are keeping it from being a great knife.
I own over 150 knives and this ones at the bottom third of my list as far as being a favorite.

PROS:
Big beefy blade.
Full Tang.
Nice sheath.. I love the sheath!
Lanyard hole is an asset.

CONS:
Dull out of the box.This is fixable though.
No point on the tip..More of a chopper and less of a piercer.
Handle is slippery and dangerous! I'lll have to try and fix this before its sharpend up.

Would I buy it again? Probably not.. Is it decent for the price? Yeah... It will work. If your one of those MORAS are the greatest knives ever kinda guys you will like this.. If your an ESEE is the best knife ever kinda guy, you wiil be very disappointed..
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I bought this because I have the 5" version of this knife. I'm very pleased with it. I was worried about the weight but shouldn't have been. It feels very close, in weight, to the shorter version. The edge is okay out of the box but needs attention. My knife sharpening skills are terrible and I was able to make it sharper. Ladies and gents that's saying something. The grip is the only thing lacking. Gets slippery when wet and that's why 4 stars instead of 5.
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