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Condor Tool & Knife CTK240-8.5HC Hudson Bay Camp Knife 8-1/2" Carbon Steel Classic Blade, Hardwood Handle, Leather Sheath

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Part Number: CN24085HC
Manufacturer: Condor Tool & Knife
Retail Price: $69.98
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Description
CN224085HC: Hudson Bay Camp Knife
Condor Tool & Knife

The Canadian Wilderness of the North made some of the toughest men in outdoor history. The Hudson Bay knife, a popular general camp knife of the 1800s, has also proven itself historically.

Specifications
  • Code: 60009
  • Stock : CTK240-8.5HC
  • Blade Length: 8.5"
  • Blade Thickness: 3/16"
  • Overall Length: 13"
  • Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Condor Classic
  • Sheath: Handcrafted Welted Leather
  • Weight: 1.28 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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Jack
Isle Of Wight
Sep 01, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material, Finish
Cons: None
Very solid!
The phrase "bang for your buck" really comes to mind here. While I haven't had the opportunity to properly use it yet, the Hudson Bay is a very solidly built knife. Fairly comfortable to hold, very satisfying weight in the hand, and the stonewashed finish is gorgeous. I think the grips are Walnut, and the transitions between the wood, tang, and brass pins can't even be felt. While the knife comes fairly sharp right out of the box, the bevel is just a bit wonky. The blade itself is straight, though the edge has very slight curvature. Not nearly enough to be a deal-breaker, not very visible until close inspection, and not at all a big deal for a knife that's clearly not designed for fine, precise work, but it should still be considered. The sheath is also quite good, and fairly well constructed. I think it could do with a strap to go around the handle to properly ensure the knife is secured in, but friction by itself does a great job at preventing the knife from sliding out - even when shook - despite the weight of the knife. As for design improvements, I think a slightly longer, more ergonomic handle with a lanyard hole would really bring out the best in this knife, though the stock handle and grips are absolutely fine. However, this is maybe the only example where the hardness of the Hudson Bay's 1085 carbon steel steel actually lets it down a little. One reviewer said they tried to drill through the handle for a lanyard hole, and blunted 3 drill bits before just giving up. (A downside, but actually fairly impressive!) Additionally, as said before, a strap on the sheath to fasten around the knife's handle, just to really ensure it's fastened in, would be good as well. All in all, an exceptional price for such a solidly built knife. If you want a good, big knife on a budget, I'd recommend the hell out of the Hudson Bay.
5 out of 5
Idahogriz
Twin Falls, ID
May 28, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Solid primitive knife
Any French trapper from centuries ago would cherish this knife. It is thick, well balanced, and shaving sharp out of the box. The knife seems capable of most anything from slicing meat to batoning fire wood. 90 degree spine shoots sparks from a fero rod. The sheath is well made with thick leather.
5 out of 5
Tom
Bardstown Kentucky
Apr 07, 2015
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
I really like the weight and size of this knife. I own several knives that I use for only specific jobs. Gutting, skinning, etc. This knife is an excellent all purpose tool. It sharpens very well and is heavy enough to use like a mini machete. I'll use this knife on things that I would not think of using any of my other knives on.
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