Condor Tool & Knife CTK3902-12HC Primitive Bush Machete 12" Blasted Satin Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath


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Part #: CN390212HC | Condor Tool & Knife
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CN390212HC: Primitive Bush Machete Carbon Steel
Condor Tool & Knife
The CTK3902-12HC Primitive Bush Machete features a 1075 high carbon steel blasted satin blade and is heat treated and annealed to about 50-55 Rockwell hardness (a measure of hardness). Every edge is hand finished and polished to razor sharpness. The blasted satin finish is achieved by bead blasting the exposed metal portion of the blade. The two-tone Micarta handles enhance both the look and function while delivery indestructible phenolic performance. The included sheath is made from high quality, heavy duty, handcrafted leather.

Designed by Matt Graham

Matt Graham has experience living off the land: he went for a walk one day and ended up spending six months on his own in the wild. He lives in a remote area of southern Utah where he primarily sleeps in rudimentary structures. You may have seen Matt use Condor products on TV. In 2015, Graham and Condor Tool & Knife teamed up to develop a special line of Primitive Survival Tools, combining Matt's core knowledge of aboriginal skills and pioneer design with Condor's old world hand craftsmanship. The Primitive Survival Series Tools are built tough and will take you to the next level in your adventures.
  • Code: 63803
  • Manufacturer Part Number: CTK3902-12HC
  • Blade Length: 12"
  • Overall Length: 18"
  • Blade Thickness: 3 mm
  • Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Blasted Satin
  • Handle Material: Two-Tone Micarta
  • Sheath: Handcrafted Leather, Brown
  • Designer: Matt Graham
  • Weight: 1.26 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.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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5 out of 5
Jun 29, 2017
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
excellent machete
we bought this along with a few other machetes at the same time for comparison. Each with a different style. As could be expected from the shape, this one isn't as good of a chopper comparatively (not as front end heavy), but it is sharp and holds an edge. The handle is wonderful to hold and control. The big knife will come in handy around the camp cutting through things, using the tip where necessary, splitting wood sticks and slashing.
4 out of 5
Christian O.
Nov 05, 2016
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Superb knife with a somewhat puzzling sheath design
This is essentially a short machete version of the 2nd. generation Primitive Bush Knife by Condor. I chops well for its size and weight, and I could easily see this as a single tool for bushcrafters and backpackers alike, considering that it it also easy to use it for finer work. I love the fact that it uses 1075 carbon steel for the blade (which seems to be covered in some kind of clear laquer, probably to protect against rust) , instead of 420HC Stainless steel, like the previous generation of this series, and the micarta handles are beautifull to look at, as well as gives a much better grip than the wood handles of the previous generation. The full tang construction gives confidence that this is a tool that will hold up to much use and abuse.While I could easily rate the machete itself as a 5, the sheat, while beautifull to look at easy to carry in a belt or waist band, reduces the overall score to 4. The sheat looks well constructed of thick letter, but I have noticed that every time I draw the knife, I cut into one of the sides of the sheath, even when using the old method of squasing the sheath when drawing the knife, as is done on Sami-knives. This reduces my confidence in the sheath, and I think it is only a matter of time/use before the knife will cut trough the sheath when drawing the knife. I guess I will have to make another sheath myself at one point. Other than that, the machete is superb.
5 out of 5
Chattanooga, Tn
Jul 17, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
The blade,the micarta handle,and the sheath!!!.LOVELY!..One of the nicest sheaths Condor has put out so far..A must have for ALL machete enthusiasts!!
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