Pros: Construction, Weight, Balance
Cons: Handle Material, None
Left Wanting - A Project Tomahawk
This is my first Condor Tool & Knife purchase. Sorry to say, I am not impressed. The design is well thought out. The reason I purchased this is the full tang construction, good handle length, and relatively light weight. I despise ‘hawks that promote their replaceable handles. I don’t want to replace the handle; I want a handle that won’t fail. Condor is good there, and will stand up to hard use. >>>>> Hard wood grip/scales are a bit slippery in the hand. Scales are the weak point on this ‘hawk, and may split after hard use/abuse/throwing. Recommend a tape wrap of some sort, finger notches with your Dremmel tool, or replace with G10 scales. Could use a hole on the end of the handle for a retention lanyard. >>>>> CT&K Combat Axe arrived with properly sharpened edge for a tomahawk, but they must have run out of oil, as the edge was sprouting a rust bloom. I took a fine stone to it, but found that the rust must have been growing there for some time, as it was deeply pitted into the metal : ( I will take it to my, 5 Star rated, EZE-LAP Medium Stone on a Walnut Pedestal - 2-1/2" x 11-3/8" Diamond Stone (available at KnifeCenter.com) and make short work of it, but sure shouldn’t have to in the first place. >>>>> As others have noted, the sheath is not quick release, as it should be on a tactical ‘hawk. Several options: 1. Remove thread from front of sheath, cut edge stop leather so ‘hawk drops out bottom, add strap/snap to retain bottom front edge, re-sew leather. 2. Make your own leather sheath, easy to do, good 1st leather project ( > forgiving than knife sheath), provides large surface for your artwork. 3. Make your own quick-release Kydex sheath (be well worth if you went all-out revision with G10 scale, etc.). >>>>> Dare ya go. In a month, or so, you’ll have a 5 Star tomahawk.