Reviews and Ratings for Condor Tool & Knife CTK1814-10.8HC Atrox Knife 10.86" 1075 Carbon Steel Black Blade, Micarta Handles, Custom Kydex Sheath

Condor Tool & Knife CTK1814-10.8HC Atrox Knife 10.86" 1075 Carbon Steel Black Blade, Micarta Handles, Custom Kydex Sheathrated 4.500 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Condor Tool & Knife CTK1814-10.8HC Atrox Knife 10.86 inch 1075 Carbon Steel Black Blade, Micarta Handles, Custom Kydex Sheath

 

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Condor Tool & Knife CTK1814-10.8HC Atrox Knife 10.86" 1075 Carbon Steel Black Blade, Micarta Handles, Custom Kydex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Tom H
Illinois
Jul 16, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
A Machete/Camp/Combat Crossover Vehicle
I had just walked in the door with a watermelon, cantaloupe, and a musk melon, when the mail lady drove up with Atrox. I was so, tempted to take Atrox out back and whack it through some melons, but thought better of having to pick my melon salad out of the splittin’ stump, and off the lawn. Just wait ‘till Halloween, though. Jack-o-lanterns and pumpkins will being rolling on the streets like, zombie brains on the half-shell. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I plug, “Atrox,” into a Latin dictionary it comes out, “terrace,” in English. ??? Shouldn’t it be, “Horribilis,” (= terrible)? How about calling it, “Pterodactyl’s Beak?” (Some knife on another job is Mr. Pterodactyl’s Beak; you’re Mr. Pink). >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I haven’t been a big Condor T&K fan. Their knives often seem overly primitive (grind/handles), and of 1075 tool steel (not the best for holding an edge). Well, 1075 steel just, might be appropriate for this machete sized knife, where you may want toughness over edge holding. Atrox seemed over-priced for 1075 steel. But, I see TOPS came out with their new, Operator 7, in 1075 steel, priced slightly higher for a 7.25” knife. Either, they’re both over-priced, or, I’m a cheapskate (I suspect the former, but it’s probably a bit of the latter, too). >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I am impressed with everything about this knife. They got the grind right (see: Zac’s, from Australia, review/legit complaint on grind of Dundee Bowie); a nice long tapering saber grind on Atrox will provide good strength behind the edge. The top edge is swedged, not a back edged, but you could easily sharpen it if you were so inclined. Atrox has a 25 degree edge, which seems appropriate for this crossover knife. This knife is slightly blade heavy, as you might expect with such a long blade, with fulcrum about 2” forward of index finger/guard. Handle is hand-filling, fairly comfortable, and somewhat grippy, with plenty of options (5 holes) for running a lanyard. The hog-nosed, bird’s beak grip seems very secure in any grip style. This knife is heavier/thicker than most machetes, as it seems designed for hard duty. The sheath is impressive. I like their molle compatible leather attachment system. I’m going to have to steal that idea for making drop-down Kydex sheaths. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The heat index is in the upper 90’s outside today, so I’m not going to take Atrox out back and bushcraft it for you. It seems very capable. I’m kinda disappointed, though. Condor T&K didn’t leave me anything to complain about : ) This is my 2nd CT&K purchase, but I have my eye on a few more of their innovative tools. Thanks again, Knife Center, for the speedy delivery, excellent service, and fine cutlery.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK1814-10.8HC Atrox Knife 10.86" 1075 Carbon Steel Black Blade, Micarta Handles, Custom Kydex Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
John
San Antonio, Tx
Jul 20, 2018
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
My best Bowie
This is my primary knife for the the backwoods. I can hack through brush and also use it for food prep as well as fighting for my life. Love the sheath!!! This knife design is bar none the best. Joe Flowers did an excellent job. The two tone micarta handle really pops and gives the whole package a nice touch. Feels great in the hand. Not too heavy. Just right. However, could only give it 4 stars because the blade was DULL. I have several DarkTimber Bowies in 3V and they all come with an awesome edge.