Condor Tool and Knife makes no frills, heavy use knives. These aren't intended to be safe queens. They are made to be USED!
The Hudson Bay is great. I consider this as something of a large camp/kitchen knife. It'll baton wood and such but, it's great for chopping things around the kitchen (not some granite counter top with Sub Zero fridges kitchen mind you). I simply LOVE the rustic finish on this. To me, scratches only add to the character of this knife. The handle is not very large and it's perhaps a bit slick but, this is a minor issue. The sheath, is as good as they come. Thick and heavy duty. Smells great too! Hey, I've seen custom sheaths for sale similar to these going for upwards of $50-$100! That makes this a super deal. The factory edge was so-so but, since I put my own edge on every blade I own, this is never an issue with me. I got it hair shaving sharp easily.
As a knife collector, I sometimes find a brand I like and then have to buy every product they make. Fanatical. That's what my wife says of my "issue". This is the case with CT&K products now. I've since purchased 5 more of their products and they all impress me. The people that make these knives seem to know what really works out in the real world. Some people poo-poo these knives because they aren't D2 steel and don't have the fit/finish (and price) of some of the higher end bushcraft type knives/tools. But you know what? When you buy one of these higher end knives with S30V or D2 or m390 steel, you are reluctant to take them out and use them for fear of scratching them up. I've sold off a lot of my higher end knives to buy knives like the ones made by CT&K. In fact, I tend to buy 2 of the same model, one for use and one for the safe. I have over 75 fixed blades and 60 or so folders. Trust me when I say that CT&K makes a great value product. This Hudson Bay knife is something I proudly own and recommend wholeheartedly.