Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Materials, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Quality at a bargain price
I bought the Mini Bushlore mainly out of curiosity. I have long held its full sized brother in high regard and wondered how the mini would compare. Overall I am impressed, it has the same build quality and ruggedness of its big brother, comes with the same great quality leather sheath; nothing fancy but quality leather and stitching and a very tight fit. The finish is never the prettiest on Condor knives but I guess the manufacturers name. 'Condor Tool & Knife Co' tells you what to expect. They make tools not trophies and collectors pieces but the tools they make are tough, reliable and do the job. Sure I spent an evening with a wet stone and strop getting the edge the way I like it but that's half the fun of buying any new knife, and to be fair it sliced paper just fine straight out of the box even before I worked on it. My only caveat would be that I found the handle a little short. At 5.10 I am not a big guy and my hands are smallish even for my height so I was surprised that even for me the mini is really more of a three finger knife. Well three and half for me without gloves but wearing gloves just three. Having said that it is great for fine work and whittling and I will be trying it out as neck knife on my next expedition.