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Condor Tool & Knife CTK240-8.5HC Hudson Bay Camp Knife 8-1/2" Carbon Steel Classic Blade, Hardwood Handle, Leather Sheath

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Part Number: CN24085HC
Manufacturer: Condor Tool & Knife
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CN224085HC: Hudson Bay Camp Knife
Condor Tool & Knife

The Canadian Wilderness of the North made some of the toughest men in outdoor history. The Hudson Bay knife, a popular general camp knife of the 1800s, has also proven itself historically.

  • Code: 60009
  • Stock : CTK240-8.5HC
  • Blade Length: 8.5"
  • Blade Thickness: 3/16"
  • Overall Length: 13"
  • Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Condor Classic
  • Sheath: Handcrafted Welted Leather
  • Weight: 1.28 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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Bardstown Kentucky
Apr 07, 2015
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
I really like the weight and size of this knife. I own several knives that I use for only specific jobs. Gutting, skinning, etc. This knife is an excellent all purpose tool. It sharpens very well and is heavy enough to use like a mini machete. I'll use this knife on things that I would not think of using any of my other knives on.
1 out of 5
Eagleville MO
Mar 16, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Weight, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Materials, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Not All That Great Out of The Box
I purchased this knife and when it was delivered, I found it to be the most uncomfortable and unbalanced knife I had held in a long time. I got it in the winter, and because of the cold the wooden grips were very slippery. But the main problem was that the knife was very unbalanced, and had a very aggressive Short Scandi grind. The tip was also very blunt for its 3/16ths edge thickness. Originally, I was going to send it back because as is, there are far better knives, but I decided to cut a choil into the knife and that completely changed the balance of the blade. The way the handle is currently designed, I believe it is too short for someone wearing a size large glove and larger. But cutting a choil into the blade changed the balance point because it allowed more gripping area. I also completely raidiused the aggressive Scandi grind and turned it into a true convex blade. I also thinned the tip slightly to give it greater penetration without making the tip too thin as in some other knives. After I got through with it, it became my favorite blade. It really is nothing more than a 3/16ths inch thick butcher knife. It's great for batoning and for chopping. And it is pretty bullet proof. As is, In my opinion, it is a pig of a knife and there are many better and more efficient choppers out there. But with the modifications I made, it is a great blade at a great price. Just be aware, if you have a large sized glove and like some handle material, this is not the blade for you. There just is not enough of the handle to allow you to balance the knife that way it is currently constructed. Perhaps someone with a significantly smaller grip will feel more comfortable, but I certainly could not warm up to it. But if you want to tinker with a blade and customize it to your specific needs, this IS the blade for you. So the bottom line is as it comes from the mfg, it is a 1. But modifying it makes it a 4.5.
5 out of 5
Ron H.
Louisville, KY
Mar 11, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great Camp and Woods Knife
This is another great knife from Condor. It's the fifth Condor I've purchased and I've been impressed with each of them. The Hudson Bay is a beast of a knife and a great chopper. The hardwood on mine is beautiful and fit and finish were great. The convex edge was usable when it arrived but after a bit of touch up on a mouse pad covered with 1500 grit sandpaper, it performed much better. The blade is front heavy and if you do your part with a nice snap cut, it bites deeply into wood. The back of the carbon steel blade is nicely squared and threw a nice shower of sparks from a ferro rod. The sheath is heavy duty and well designed to hold the knife securely. It's no lightweight to carry, but the weight is nice to have in the blade for chopping. If you want a heavy duty field knife at a very reasonable price, I'd recommend the Hudson Bay.
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