Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
The Condor Engineer Bolo is a pretty good replication of the military WWI/WWII Collins Bolo. I used to have an "original", that was stolen from my truck years ago. The Condor version is an excellent replacement, and will work as well as the original did cutting limbs from newly downed trees on my property. I have another Condor, a Parang, that is good for different types of use. I was pleased to note that the Bolo has a better finish on the handle, that did not require me to sand so much to make the sharper edges more comfortable. The only negative, for me, is the sheath. On both of the Condor sheaths I find the center snapping strap to be not just over-kill, but something that gets in the way of removing the blade from the sheath, and re-sheathing the blade. I cut the strap off, and just snap the outer snap half onto the exposed inner snap as protection. I'm trying to figure out how to remove the snap, without leaving a hole in the sheath, but I haven't come up with a solution.