Condor Baryonyx Knife Company Kingfisher Machete 23.5" 1075 Double Edge Blade, American Hickory Handle, No Sheath - KI-FISH-23.5

$64.98

Part #: BYXKIFISH235 | Baryonyx Knife Company
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Description
BYXKIFISH235: Kingfisher Machete
Baryonyx Knife Company

A machete purpose-built for standing strong in uncertain times. Machetes have long seen use across the globe in times of crisis, but until now none have been designed expressly for this purpose. The distal-tapered high carbon steel blade is rigid and unyielding to pressure and is long enough to offer advantageous reach while remaining short enough to be manageable in cramped quarters. The point of balance is just 3.5" in front of the American hickory handle, which features a full-length grip below the finger notch to accommodate small or large hands alike. Intended to be as economical as possible so that you may feasibly afford to outfit an entire group. The Kingfisher is not furnished with a sheath and is ripe for customization to make it uniquely yours.

As supplied from the factory, the Kingfisher sports a nearly-finished "courtesy grind" to speed the final sharpening process for the end user. Please note that the fine point of this machete is intended for penetrating cut-resistant soft targets, and is not intended to withstand prying forces or hard impacts with unyielding materials.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 23.50"
  • Primary Edge: 22.75" 
  • Secondary Edge: 10.75"
  • Handle Length: 7.50"
  • Overall Length: 30.75"
  • Blade Material: 1075 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13" distal tapered to 0.07"
  • Blade Style: Double Edge Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Natural
  • Handle Material: American Hickory
  • Handle Thickness: 0.97"
  • No Sheath
  • Weight: 2 lbs. 3.1 oz.
  • Made by Condor in El Salvador

UPC Code: 7417000548327

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.
Condor Baryonyx Knife Company Kingfisher Machete 23.5" 1075 Double Edge Blade, American Hickory Handle, No Sheathrated 4.714 stars out of 5 (7 reviews)
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Condor Baryonyx Knife Company Kingfisher Machete 23.5" 1075 Double Edge Blade, American Hickory Handle, No Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
John R
Texas
Jul 28, 2019
Pros: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Finish, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Weight, Handle Material, Overall Quality
Made a modification to the geometry
When it arrived it seemed too blade heavy for the style of grip. Since I have arthritis in my hands I showed it to my neighbor who also makes knives. We decided to cut the blade 12 inches from the forward part of the scales along the top of the blade. We did a slow arc cut to the edge giving the blade a piercing point and then sharpened a new edge. The balance is now excellent; and makes for a nice short machete. We added some more wood to the sides of the scales for a better grip. However, I will likely redesign the grip for my use. My neighbor then took the piece that was removed and made himself a knife. So we each benefitted from the modification. I think this design could have been better executed for comfort and balance. But I won't fault the knife on that account. Also, this probably wouldn't lend itself well to being sheathed. It is a working blade that takes a good edge. I only gave it a 4 due to my handicap using it as designed..
Condor Baryonyx Knife Company Kingfisher Machete 23.5" 1075 Double Edge Blade, American Hickory Handle, No Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Joey
Illinois
Jun 27, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great value and product
I purchased two of these in their original run, and they are great. From well fitted handles to good blades, they are set up essentially as a poor man's short sword. I love the design, and while I do not use it much, I have practiced simple maneuvers with them and plan to take it with me this fall into the woods. A must have for survival types!
Condor Baryonyx Knife Company Kingfisher Machete 23.5" 1075 Double Edge Blade, American Hickory Handle, No Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Foresterthom
Cymru
Jun 24, 2019
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Budget brash bashing beauty
Purchased as a bit of fun and had intended to put it to work as a hedge clearance tool for fine dressing of a laid hedge. Nice, light and very manoeuvrable in the hand, but a bit too light for my intended use. Not a criticism of the tool, just my choice for its application. Now used for light scrub clearance/path clearance and it's a lovely thing to wield.... if a little worrying in appearance to passersby. Well constructed for the price. No complaints here.
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