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Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore 4.375-Inch Drop Point Blade, Walnut Handle with Leather Sheath (Plain)
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- leather 100%
- The finest quality cutlery and tools
- 44 sculpted vents
- Replaceable soft pads
- Handle: Hardwood
- Blade Material: 1075 HIGH CARBON STEEL
- Blade Finish: Blasted Satin
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My Bushlore (second version/see my pictures above) came with slightly uneven grid and the wood was rough. It's sheath was perfect in fit and finish. I feel I saved tons of money buying this Condor Bushlore instead of the knives mentioned above. If I lose a Condor Bushlore no problem but losing a Ray Mears Woodlore would make me yell very, very loudly.
Condor in El Salvador is a company that sells "semi-handmade" products so every knife is a little different just like a box of chocolates. Some knives have uneven grinds, some are a little shorter/longer, and still some have smaller/bigger handles. So if you want to buy this knife plan on sharpening/regrinding it or in some way ironing out whatever kinks it comes to your door with.
All in All adding the +'s and -'s you can not lose buying the Condor Bushlore knife. I use it for camping/hiking in Alaska. It is a great all around knife if you keep a convex grind on it.
As for the 2010 model - it is as terrible as described by many other critical reviews all over the web and I won't go into it here.
Here's the good news: The 2011 model more than makes up for it. The 1/8" blade thickness seems just right. The scandinavian grind is perfectly even at approximately 11.5 degrees per side (23 degree inclusive) and the grind comes all the way down to the handle with no ricasso. The leather sheath is very high quality as previously mentioned. I would give the 2011 model 5 stars and the 2010 model 1 star, hence the 3 star review. You may want to hold off until you can be guaranteed that all the 2010 models are gone, but you might also expect the price to go up.
Pros: inexpensive, great bushcraft knife if you receive the 2011 model
Cons: you might get the old 1/4" model which is terrible.
I bought it from the seller Red's Gear. I contacted them and because it has been used they will not provide a replacement, I will have to contact the manufacturer. I think a knife that breaks on the first use is obviously a bad blade and should be replaced by whoever sells it.
What this means to the end user is that the Condor Bushlore Knife has the potential to be a great knife if the end user is willing to invest some time and effort in correcting a few shortcomings.
For this knife to be useful in woodworking, the grind angle must be reduced to minimize drag when the blade is cutting wood. I attempted to relieve the bevel angle manually with a file and a grinder, but failed due to the inherent hardness of the metal. The factory heat treatment is very good!
I eventually had the edge re-profiled by a professional knifemaker who had the correct knowledge and grinding equipment to remove a lot of metal without excessively heating the edge. I now have a useful, well built, high quality bushcraft knife that rivals knives that cost (literally) ten times as much. The classic "Scandi" edge makes woodworking a pleasure.
I have since carried this knife on a camping trip in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains and used it side-by-side with a Mora #1 Buscraft knife. No comparison. The Condor out-performed the Mora in all aspects except weight savings.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i made a spear with it, it was a bigger spear then my friend's spear who also used a different knife, so if you feel like showing off how much bigger the spears you make are... Read morePublished 2 days ago by HappyAppleSeeds
This was the 2nd bushlore I've purchased. The first one had the original thick blade. I think it was 1/4 inch, maybe even a bit more. I loved that blade. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Anthony John Grey Jr
I had never heard of Condor knifes until I found out about them here on Amazon. I wish I would have been on the Condor train earlier. This knife is a steal at its price point. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Jordicus
This is quite a nice knife. It's no wonder it's so popular. There are several generations, mine has the 3mm wide tang and 3mm choil (which is the more recent post-2014? model). Read morePublished 11 days ago by Werner Grayscale
I love this knife, it is razor blade sharp, highly recommendPublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer