Condor Tool & Knife CTK1016-14.5HC Yari Spear 64.5" Overall, Burnt American Ash Handle, Leather Sheath


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Part #: CN1016145HC | Condor Tool & Knife
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CN1016145HC: Yari Spear
Condor Tool & Knife
The head of the Yari Spear is made from 1075 high carbon steel and are heat treated and annealed to about 50-55 Rockwell hardness. The edge is hand finished and polished to razor sharpness. Features epoxy black powder coating which is a heavy black paint finish done by powder coating. The burnt American ash wood handle is very durable and gives the spear an ancient look. Includes a high quality, heavy duty, handcrafted leather sheath.

About the Designer

Joe Flowers is responsible for many of the interesting blade designs throughout the Condor product line. 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 teaches fitness, martial arts, organizes youth camps, and hosts outdoor skills and survival classes around the US. 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.
  • Code: 60908
  • Manufacturer Part Number: CTK1016-14.5HC
  • Blade Length: 14.5"
  • Overall Length: 64.5"
  • Blade Thickness: 2.5 mm
  • Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Epoxy Black Powder Coating
  • Handle Material: Burnt American Ash with Wrapped Paracord
  • Sheath: Handcrafted Welted Leather, Black
  • Designer: Joe Flowers
  • Weight: 2.58 lbs
  • Made in El Salvador
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.
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.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK1016-14.5HC Yari Spear 64.5" Overall, Burnt American Ash Handle, Leather Sheathrated 4.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Condor Tool & Knife CTK1016-14.5HC Yari Spear 64.5" Overall, Burnt American Ash Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Mar 22, 2017
Pros: Head Material, Handle Material, None
Cons: Finish
Nicely made, but requires some tricky assembly.
I purchased this spear for the study of historical European martial arts and survival/defense, the spear being one of the easiest weapons to use without much training. The fact that the handle is made of American ash was a big draw, as many commercially-sold wood-hafted weapons do not identify the wood and are usually of an inferior type, often from other countries (and thus are negatively affected by the difference in humidity and temperature, or succumb to parasites). The paracord wrapping is nicely done and gives you a bit of cordage to have on hand in a survival situation. The leather sheath is well made and a good fit, and makes the spear much safer to transport and store. The fact that a real leather sheath was included at this price point is a bit plus. The steel head is a simple, sturdy construction that reminds me of a shovel. The the long head could easily be used as a slashing weapon in addition to thrusting.This gets into a few things I would have liked to have known before I purchased. All the photographs of this spear are from one side, which concealed the fact that the spear is not "solid" like medieval ones. Instead, it's made much like a shovel, with a single flat piece of steel formed into the shape and the bottom portion bent around to form a socket. Thus the "spine" of the spear is hollow on one side and the shaft is visible poking through from that side. This gets to my next gripe, which is that the head is not mounted when received. No screws are included, and while the shaft is tapered, it is not enough to mount "out of the box." I had to use a spoke-shave and coarse sandpaper to gently carve the tip down, repeatedly checking the fit until I got it just right. This isn't very hard, but does require a little bit of woodworking skill and patience. I drilled pilot holes and then mounted with two screws I had, and then re-stained and sealed the upper part of the shaft. Now mounted, the whole thing is quite sturdy, though I have yet to give it serious abuse. I did note the spear head is sharp at the tip, but the sides are very dull and will require sharpening, likely using techniques that would work on an ax or garden tool.


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