Condor Tool & Knife CTK257-5.5HC Crotalus Knife 5-1/2" Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath

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Part Number: CN25755HC
Manufacturer: Condor Tool & Knife
Retail Price: $94.98
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CN25755HC: Crotalus Knife
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. The blade features a black traction powder coating. This is a non-reflective powder coating with a texture, designed for tactical use, rust and abrasion resistance. The Micarta handles enhance both the look and function while delivery indestructible phenolic performance.

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: Black Traction Powder Coating
  • Handle: Micarta
  • Sheath: Kydex MOLLE Compatible
  • Designed by Joe Flowers
  • Code: 60202
  • Stock #: CTK257-5.5HC
  • Blade Length: 5-1/2"
  • Overall Length: 10-3/4"
  • Thickness: 5.0 mm
  • Weight: 0.98 lbs.
  • Made in El Salvador
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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Brad 101
Oct 17, 2014
Pros: Weight, Handle Material, Finish
Cons: None
custom quality
I don't know about the other reviews, but I basically got a perfect hand made knife for $60. Did the other guys know about their satisfaction warranty?
4 out of 5
Richwood Texas
Oct 16, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Great strong working knife
Great knife strong takes a silly sharp edge, love the knfe feels great in the hand with little to no fatigue.... The sheath is poor you will need to take a heat gun to the back side of the sheath so it will quit cutting into the shealth and dulling the edge up
2 out of 5
Uncle K
High Sierras, CA
Sep 22, 2014
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Finish
I like Condor Knives & KnifeCenter, but I got a dud!
I want to focus on all of the good things about this knife, but I'm disappointed in the shaping of the handle.. (not the design/shape of the handle) The craftsmanship of 'grinding' or shaping is difficult, I know, but this one's very asymmetrical. I'd like to upload photos so you can see what I mean. It looks like one side of the knife handle got 'bit' by the belt sander and removed a 45 degree swedge on one side, and the spot on the handle near the thumb ramp is also shaved off in a flat way that looks like an accident. Maybe I was expecting better quality from Condor, and it's just me, but this product shouldn't have passed quality-control in my opinion. I'm sad to say that I will return this knife.. Now, on a positive note: If these 'defects' weren't there, this knife would be one of my favorites. Joe Flowers has a hit here. The balance is perfect, 5.5" blade, 5mm spine, full-flat grind to the scandi bevel is the BEST !! I like the handle material, and the steel.
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