Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Great tool for bushcraft
This has replaced my previous hatchet for general bush-craft when I go hiking or camping around Sam Houston State Park, it does virtually everything my previous hatchet did and much more, the weight and balance makes it to where chopping with this puppy is effortless, its great to baton with and not to mention the edge by the handle is great for carving and shaving wood for kindling, this, along with my condor bush-lore and silky saw is a fantastic trio, I don't feel under-gunned whatsoever. The steel is 1075 which is an incredibly strong resilient high carbon steel but you can still sharpen into a wicked edge, although if you live in a high humidity zone such as myself, make sure to take the proper steps to prevent oxidation on the blade, high carbon steels are not immune. and to the previous gentlemen in the review thread, Mr.Geoff, THAT ROUND EDGE IS FOR YOUR BENEFIT, IT IS NO IMPERFECTION, I repeat DO NOT SHARPEN TO A FLAT EDGE OR YOUR BLADE WILL NOT PERFORM LIKE IT SHOULD, AND YOU MAY COME BACK TO UNFAIRLY REDUCE THE RATING. That convex edge is identical to that on many quality hatchets and axes, this is a wood processor after all... magnificent product, kudos Condor.