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Condor Tool & Knife CTK257-5.5HC Crotalus Knife 5-1/2" Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath

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Part Number: CN25755HC
Manufacturer: Condor Tool & Knife
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CN25755HC: Crotalus 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 blade features a black traction powder coating. This is a non-reflective powder coating with a texture, designed for tactical use, rust and abrasion resistance. The Micarta handles enhance both the look and function while delivery indestructible phenolic performance.

Designed by Joe Flowers
Joe Flowers is responsible for many of the interesting blade designs throughout the Condor lineup. Joe writes for a myriad of magazines and publications, and contributes regularly to the outdoor community, concentrating in woodcraft and primitive living. His knowledge of outdoor gear led to consulting on equipment design and function for many companies. Joe holds a degree in Zoology with a minor in Entomology, and researches heavily into all things outdoors. Joe Flowers also teaches outdoor skills and survival classes around the US. Locally, he teaches fitness, martial arts, and organizes youth summer camps in his spare time. Joe is an avid naturalist, hunter, fisherman, herpetologist, videographer, beekeeper, knife thrower, guide, and regularly travels internationally in search of knife knowledge and unique animals. You can find Condor on Joe's side when he is deep in the Amazonian rain forest, or high in the deserts of Utah.
  • Blade: 1075 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Black Traction Powder Coating
  • Handle: Micarta
  • Sheath: Kydex MOLLE Compatible
  • Designed by Joe Flowers
  • Code: 60202
  • Stock #: CTK257-5.5HC
  • Blade Length: 5-1/2"
  • Overall Length: 10-3/4"
  • Thickness: 5.0 mm
  • Weight: 0.98 lbs.
  • Made in El Salvador
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
4.250 (16 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Aug 03, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Finish
Good knife but not perfect
Overall this is a good knife. Good material, light weight, sharp, thick and strong, comfortable handle with palm swell and good micata. However, the grid is not very even, but workable. The knife is straight, but just the little cut on the spine where it is raised for the thumb ramp and bend down to the tip was not cut straight. As for the sheath, it rattles a lot, does not hold the knife securely without the strap. Also the two holes at the tip of the sheath do not align with the holes above it, so the kydex is crooked when tightly tie to the nylon. It could have been better. The sheath has good material, but why the holes do not align? If there is 10 stars, I will give it a 9, but with 5 stars, I gave it a 5.
4 out of 5
Shaving Sharp
Jul 09, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
A good stout camp knife
This is an excellent low cost camp knife. Well built,nice sheath,amd heavy duty enough to handle all your camp chores. Razor sharp out of the box!
5 out of 5
Mostly New Mexico Sometimes Ohio
Mar 14, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Addendum Review
I would like to provide an addendum review to the Crotalus. After much use in the desert this knife just keeps coming back for more. I found that the sheath issues are easily remedied via many options of advice on You Tube and elsewhere on the internet, The coating does come off after use but I have always considered that a testament and a badge of honor to any knife that finds such favor by its owner to be in continual use. So once again I say, GET ONE!!!! You will not be sorry you did.
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