posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 04:34 PM
Notice I did not use the word "Cheap"????
That is because these knives I recently discovered are anything but "cheap"..
The company has been around awhile..
CONDOR® TOOL & KNIFE traces its proud history back to 1787, the year GEBR WEYESBERG COMPANY was founded in Solingen, Germany.
The quality of the swords, military knives, agricultural tools and household cutlery they manufactured made Solingen the cutlery capital of the world.
Over the generations, the world’s largest manufacturer of swords and knives found it necessary to expand operations to other countries to better
serve its customers.
In 1964, the company formed with a new plant in Santa Ana, El Salvador, filling it with state of the art German equipment and sending some of their
local employees to Solingen for extensive training. Today, the factory is turning out the finest quality machetes, knives, axes, shovels and other
’s Central American operations were sold in the 1980’s to local investors. Today, is one of the largest machete and shovel manufacturers in the
world operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to fill an increasing worldwide demand for its products.
In 2004, developed a first quality line of tools and knives for the North American and European outdoor markets. CONDOR® TOOL & KNIFE was born.
3 Weeks ago I bought the VERDAN
and put it through a quality and endurance
The knife is an excellent "working" knife in that the fit and finish is somewhat rough.. Tool marks are evident on the blade flat and the sharpened
edge.. However the knife is a full tang, 1075 High Carbon and 5mm thick with a decent High Impact Polypropylene handle..
The knife performed outstanding in battoning and decent in chopping. After I fixed the cutting edge to something a little more smooth, fine work with
this knife was a joy.. Decent leather sheath for those that like leather and I do.. All around one of the best survival budget knives I own and I own
around 300 now..
Price: $42.00 usd...
So last week I was so impressed with the Verdan I bought the DUNDEE
.. and WOW...
Again.. Fit and finish is rough but the design is one of the best I have ever seen...
Chopping is a joy
Battoning is remarkably easy
Fairly large for small work, but manageable
The reverse curve of the handle enables this knife to chop like a small axe.. SUPER efficient..
Price $47.00 usd
The prices are what I paid at Smoky Mountain Knife Works not including my discount... (Law Enforcement Discount) they are a little higher on the
I recommend these knives for both the serious survivalist and the weekend warrior..