Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, None
Put a smile on my face before using it.
I found this impressive as soon as I laid eyes on it. The handle is a bit awkward at first, and almost demands choking up on the blade, but that's the only drawback I've found to this piece of machete mastery. It's definitely made for larger hands than small. The blade has a near perfect convex grind and has a substantial thickness that most machete's lack. This is a heavy blade for it's size! After my initial inspection, I took it outside and found a couple limbs on the walnut tree that needed trimmed off. I learned with the first swing of the blade that this a blade that barely even needs swung. Let gravity do most of the work on the lighter brush. I'm thoroughly impressed with this and Condor is now my favorite machete brand. Puts any machetes I've used that are made by another manufacturer whose name starts with a C and ends with Old Steel to shame, as well as pretty much any other manufacturer I've used.