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Condor Tool & Knife CTK415-11HC Eco Parang Machete 11" Carbon Steel Blade, Polyproplyene Handles, Nylon Sheath

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Part Number: CN41511HC
Manufacturer: Condor Tool & Knife
Retail Price: $59.98
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CN41511HC: Eco Parang Machete
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. Blade has the Condor natural finish which is a bare metal look, that has the appeal of a well worn pair of jeans. There is a special treatment over the top of the blade to help repel rust. The high impact poplypropylene handles are strong and virtually indestructible. These handles are molded directly to the machete making it impossible to separate. The tang continues to the back of the handle, with a metal lanyard passing through it for added strength. The ballistic Nylon sheath is much quieter than Kydex, and are MOLLE compliant. Condor's special sheath shop conducted research to find materials that would be sturdy, and each sheath is double stitched and reinforced for heavy duty use.

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: Natural
  • Handle: High Impact Polypropylene
  • Sheath: Ballistic Nylon
  • Code: 60923
  • Stock #: CTK415-11HC
  • Blade Length: 11"
  • Overall Length: 17-11/16"
  • Thickness: 3.0 mm
  • Weight: 1.24 lbs.
  • Made in El Salvador
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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5 out of 5
Jul 31, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great, light weight chopper at a great price.
I'm very pleased with this item. I have a few Condor products and in all cases they are a great value for the price. I had wanted a small parang for quite a while. When this was first introduced I figured that it met my criteria 100% The Eco Parang is a small enough package that it can easily fit in a backpack or be worn over the shoulder or on a belt. My primary use will be cutting up fallen branches and hopefully I will also carry it next time I have the opportunity to hike and camp. I did a very unscientific test comparing the parang to my 12' Ontario machete to cut some 1-2" branches. I feel the parang did a much better job. I've had the 12" machete for years. It was my go to for any light chopping. The parang will now be the tool of choice. It is well made, has a generous handle and the blade is the perfect thickness for effectively making good, deep cuts. A great tool to keep in the truck. It does not replace a good hatchet or axe but will accomplish many light to moderate tasks with much less weight. If you want a light weight chopper at a fair price this item deserves consideration. As usual the service from Knife Center was prompt and top notch.
5 out of 5
Mark V.
Austin Texas
Jul 23, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
A Razor Sharp Beast
My first Condor blade, I decided to get it because it was a lighter version of the Bushcraft Parang that has great reviews on Youtube. When I opened the box and removed the tissue paper covering the blade, I almost cut myself. I had expected that I would need to reprofile and sharpen the blade on my Work Sharp, but it was unexpectedly sharp. I then joked with my wife and said I should shave my arm hair. When I did, a big swatch of hair floated off my arm to the floor! YMMV because I've heard that Condor has some grind issues, but this thing was sick. Now I was a little worried that the edge would fold or get damaged when chopping, but I took it out to an fallen oak limb anyway. This limb fell during the storm we had recently and was rather large. It was still wet, but I figured hardwood was a good test even sodden. First two swings and I knocked a half inch deep chip out of the limb. Eight chops later and the 5 inch thick limb cracked in two. Wow, it was like butter. I then broke out my folding Corona razor saw and sawed through a portion of the limb near the same thickness. It took about the same time, maybe a tiny bit longer. That saw is designed to zip through wood so I was shocked. I recommend this parang without reservation. It is a brand new 2014 release from the catalog, so I would say get it now before they run out of stock.
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