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Condor Tool & Knife CTK229-5HC Stratos Knife 5" Carbon Steel Blade, Hardwood Handles, Leather Sheath

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Part Number: CN2295HC
Manufacturer: Condor Tool & Knife
Retail Price: $64.98
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CN2295HC: Stratos Knife
Condor Tool & Knife
The blade is made from German 1075 High Carbon Steel and are heat treated and annealed to about 56-58 Rockwell hardness. The edge is hand finished and polished to razor sharpness. The hardwood handles are made from hard woods of Central America, similar to Hickory. It is finished with a smooth grip and is known for its long durability. Includes a high quality, heavy duty, handcrafted leather sheath.
  • Blade: 1075 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Blasted Satin
  • Handle: Hardwood
  • Sheath: Handcrafted Welted Leather
  • Code: 60029
  • Stock #: CTK229-5HC
  • Blade Length: 5"
  • Overall Length: 10-1/2"
  • Thickness: 5.0 mm
  • Weight: 0.76 lbs.
  • Made in El Salvador
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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New England
Aug 11, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Very good knife but needs a smaller companion knife
I bought this knife for bushcrafting and foraging and it does very well for that. The Stratos is comfortable in my hand and the long handle helps make the knife a good light chopper. The back of the blade near the handle is flat and square and provides a good place to strike a ferrocerium rod. The knife came sharp from Condor and holds a good edge. I think Mors Kochanski said that a good bushcraft knife is a prybar with a sharp edge and this knife comes very close to that description. The heavy blade and stout point can handle about anything one would use a knife this size for. The point is a bit of a problem for somethings because it isn't very acute. I carry a Cold Steel Finn Wolf with this knife and the two cover just about everything I need a knife for in the woods. The overall finish of the knife and sheath is very good, especially for the price and I prefer a wooden handle to the various artificial materials out there. The sheath is the usual heavy leather Condor sheath but carries the knife higher on my belt than I like. I added a leather thong to drop the sheath a couple inches and I also thread the thong through the lanyard hole in the knife handle when chopping. I think this is a very good design for a bushcraft/all around woods knife.
5 out of 5
Mike B.
Stafford, Va
Aug 05, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
What else could be so nice for the price!?
I love this knife! It has heft without being heavy. And sharp! All I have to say is that I wasn't used to a knife this sharp, and I gave myself about 4 "paper cuts" from it during the first 2 days. :-) The price here at Knife Center is SOOOO excellent for the quality of the product. Now, the sheath it comes with is amazingly high quality too, but I am looking around for one that will also hold a sharpening stone and firesteel. I'm just a utilitarian kind of guy, that way....
5 out of 5
Kyle F
Mar 17, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
great knife great price
Well I took this knife hiking and I loved it I chopped and hacked at a few trees trying to dull it best I could and it still maintained a great edge I really like the longer Handel the knife was cheaper than the msrp
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