Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Picked up the Crotalus as my main survival/bushcrafting knife. Let me start by saying that I am absolutely blown away by the knife itself. It performs every task I put it to with ease. The blade itself is a little thick, so a little extra care is needed when performing fine work as this knife will bite very deep, very quickly. However, you are not likely to break it during routine work, so it can be used with confidence :). The Scandi grind make this blade a cinch to keep sharp at home or in the field without much effort.My only complaint is with the sheath. I'm not a fan of kydex to begin with, but this sheath has some glaring issues. The sheath is fomed, EXACTLY to the shape of the blade, meaning if you do not replace the knife at the EXACT angle it left is sheath in it is simply not going to fit. It will instead wedge itself fairly deeply into the kydex. It not only removes kydex when sheathing/unsheathing but dulls the blade over time, which means continual maintenance. On a positive the sheaths retention is amazing. You are NOT going to lose this knife. Will probably be slapping together some leather in the near future and replacing the sheath altogether From my understanding the blades that are out there are Condor's first run of this model. So I would expect this iasue to be addressed in future incarnations of this knife as it is very obviously a design flaw and not just an isolated issue. Overall, a fantastic knife. Would buy again.