phenomenal value for the money
I bought this knife to be my primary edged tool while camping and hiking. That means it's going to be used for everything from batoning through wood for a fire to food preparation. Hence, fit and finish weren't really important to me as long as the knife was comfortable in the hand, strong enough to take the abuse, and could take and maintain a sharp edge.Condor fit the bill perfectly. I bought the knife fully expecting to have to do some work to bring it up to par, but was pleasantly surprised that the only thing needing attention was the edge. 15 minutes with a diamond stone fixed that problem and I am now perfectly happy with it considering what I paid. The handle is nice and large in my average sized hands and feels very comfortable. The blade is full tang and visible all the way around the handle, making this knife exceptionally strong for hard use chores. The sheath is worth most of what I paid for the knife. Very high quality, thick leather with stitching all around and rivets at high stress locations. It holds the knife quite securelyYes, overall fit and finish on this knife is lacking compared to some other manufacturers, but considering the price range, it's totally acceptable. The errors are almost all cosmetic in nature and don't affect the performance of the blade. Take this into consideration before placing an order. These knives were made to be used, they are not showpieces. If the latter is what you're after, I suggest looking elsewhere. Be prepared to pay 3 times what you will for a Condor though. Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with the blade, but the buyer should be willing and prepared to do some light work to get the knife up to it's full potential.