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Condor Crotalus Fixed Blade Knife

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Original price $89.23 - Original price $89.23
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$89.23 - $89.23
Current price $89.23
CN25755HC: Crotalus Knife
The Condor Crotalus blade is made from German 1075 High Carbon Steel and are heat treated and annealed to about 56-58 Rockwell hardness. The edge is hand finished and polished to razor sharpness. The blade features a black traction powder coating. This is a non-reflective powder coating with a texture, designed for tactical use, rust and abrasion resistance. The Micarta handles enhance both the look and function while delivery indestructible phenolic performance.

Designed by Joe Flowers
Joe Flowers is responsible for many of the interesting blade designs throughout the Condor lineup. 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 also teaches outdoor skills and survival classes around the US. Locally, he teaches fitness, martial arts, and organizes youth summer camps in his spare time. 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.
  • Blade: 1075 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Black Traction Powder Coating
  • Handle: Micarta
  • Sheath: Kydex MOLLE Compatible
  • Designed by Joe Flowers
  • Code: 60202
  • Stock #: CTK257-5.5HC
  • Blade Length: 5-1/2"
  • Overall Length: 10-3/4"
  • Thickness: 5.0 mm
  • Weight: 0.98 lbs.
  • Made in El Salvador
  • Blade length: 5-1/2in, overall length: 10-3/4in, blade thickness: 0.20in
  • Constructed of 1075 high carbon steel, heat treated and annealed to 50-55 Rockwell C scale
  • Heavy black paint finish designed for tactical Use, rust, and abrasion resistance
  • Micarta phenolic handle enhances both the look and function while delivering indestructible performance
  • The Kydex sheath included is hand crafted with quality and pride, and is impervious to the elements


Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Solid performance and value

This is everything I've come to expect from a Condor knife. It's perfectly functional, but not perfectly made. The edge isn't perfectly centered and the grinds aren't perfectly straight. The edge was utility sharp except the very tip, which was dull. The point on my sample isn't as acute as shown in the product photos. The handle is flawlessly executed, as is the sheath. Retention is perfect and there's no rattling. The kydex is thinner than I'm used to. The grommets holding the sheath halves together are all perfectly set. The nylon back appears serviceable but I removed it immediately as it was unneeded for my use.

If perfection matters to you, Condor probably isn't your brand. This knife was hand ground, by a human being. It wasn't CNC machined. The sheath also appears to have been hand formed. $65ish for a handmade knife is an absolute steal!

This knife compares favorably to a BK2. it's nearly as thick but the flat grind and distal taper make it far more nimble. It performs well.

Condor Crotalus Fixed Blade Knife

This is another great utility knife from Condor. With a wide blade being just over 3/16 thick and 5.5 inches long, this is a nearly optimal size for camping tasks. The blade is a full flat grind up to the substantial bevel which is convex, making this a tougher edge for tougher tasks. The blade is also distal tapered, but not so much as making the point weak. Done in Condors excellent 1075 steel, this is overall a great knife for camping.

The edge on mine wasn't particularly sharp and there were definite grinding marks on the edge bevel. This also meant when I attempted to sharpen the knife there were visible micro groves in the edge. I looked as if this knife missed getting the final edge polishing. This was quickly remedied by a few minutes on a polishing wheel on my bench grinder. Now the edge bevel is nice and smooth and the sharpened edge no longer has the micro grooves (making for a more keen edge).

Mine came with all even grinds and bevels. And the Micarta is well done too. Overall no complaints. The sheath is decent. I probably would have preferred one of their leather sheaths, but I get that they were going for a more "tactical" feel on this. Regardless, the sheath is well done with thick nylon for the MOLLE compatible parts. The Kydex is alright, a bit thin, and mine wasn't quite formed well enough at the throat to keep my knife secured enough for my liking. This was easily remedied with a heat gun and a little more pinching in at the throat. Now it feel nice and secure in the sheath. I plan on buting a MOLLE compatible utility pouch to affix to the sheath to allow for carrying a small sharpening stone and fire starter (just to name a few).

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