Pros: Finish, Overall Quality, Materials, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Blade Material, Weight
Functional camp knife but a little light for heavy chopping.
The Condor Boomslang has a pretty good steel, 1075 steel (70-80% carbon) and it holds a great edge because of good tempering at the factory and has a light to medium heft to it, it balances in the hand perfectly, I thought it would been a heavier for chopping but its not. The excellent balance is very deceiving,(balance is about 1" in front of handle). The handle is longer and micarta slabs are comfortable and created no problems during use. The blade came sharp and has a fair moderate grind to the edge. The sheath is also very good quality, thick leather as with all Condor blades, and fits the knife securely when knife is pushed all the way in....The price is a high IMO, $75.00 to $95.00 for what your getting...All in all I think a 12" Ontario machete, basically the same weight and length, (1095 steel,90-100% carbon), for a third of the price or less, is equal if not superior to this knife...Yes the "Boomslang" has a cool name and look to it, but when you pay the high price and then get it in your hand for the first time, you'll see exactly what I mean...Good luck!