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Condor Tool & Knife CTK4053C10 Scout Hatchet 4-1/4" Carbon Steel Head, American Hickory Handle, Leather Sheath

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Part Number: CN4053C10
Manufacturer: Condor Tool & Knife
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CN4053C10: Scout Hatchet
Condor Tool & Knife

  • Code: 61400
  • Stock #: CTK4053C10
  • Head Dimensions: 4-1/4" x 2-3/4"
  • Head Weight: 1.0 lbs.
  • Overall Length: 10-1/4"
  • Blade Material: 1045 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Condor Classic
  • Handle: American Hickory
  • Sheath: Handcrafted Welted Leather
  • Weight: 1.1 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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Bait Collector
The South
Apr 16, 2014
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
best investment
This little hatchet compares favorably with offerings from Wetterlings and Gransfors Bruk that cost much more. Like its more expensive counterparts, it performs well as a carving axe, a claim which similar products from comparably priced offerings from other manufacturers can't match. There is not another comparable product on the market that can do as much as well as this one does for the price. As a general camping tool, its light weight belies its ability in competent hands. For shelter production and campfire fuel, this hatchet is master of its own realm if wood not over about 61/2" to 7" in diameter is used. Due to its size and weight, it overlaps the utility of a machete and larger axe in some applications. If you are hacking your way through a thicket or jungle, the utility of a machete supersedes this item handily. If your need for firewood and shelter trends toward larger logs, a heavier axe offers obviously greater utility. For other campsite activities, such as carving and fashioning camp utensils, etc., the functions of this tool overlap substantially with a knife. While this tool is not an an adequate substitute for any of the above mentioned tools, its light weight and design features offer an indispensable option for the weight conscious backpacker. Although I initially purchased my specimen as a novelty, it quickly replaced other hatchets by Estwing, Husqvarna and others as my first choice for overnight camping trips and day hikes. As with any other cutting tool, it is only as good as its edge. My specimen takes and holds an edge very well. While I rate this item very highly, I do have some concerns with this and other Condor products that many would consider trivial. For instance, all illustrations of this item present the bit as representing a nearly straight line from toe to heel. This is desirable. My specimen is a bit more convex than I would prefer, but has not so far been a detriment. Similarly, I bought a Condor knife on-line that did not resemble its illustration very closely, much to my disappointment.
4 out of 5
Suburban Detroit, Mi
Feb 27, 2013
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
Nice little hatchet, smaller than I would have liked, but well made... good for a small day pack. Needs a little edge work, but no big deal.
3 out of 5
May 26, 2011
Pros: Handle Material, Balance, Weight, Head Material
Cons: None
nice mini splitting maul
This "hatchet" seems very well made,and I like the handle.It came with a nice sheath,too.But I was looking for a tool that I could chop with,perhaps taking the place of a large knife for a backpacking trip.This ain't it.It really is shaped like a splitting maul,you would never be able to chop anything or use it as a knife.I guess if you're just looking for something to split sticks with and maybe hammer a few things,than this might work for you.
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