I feel I am fairly well versed in blade shapes and steel qualities but I have a question for our knife gurus.
Anyone use Condor Tool & Knife products? Twice or three times a year I clear Himalayan Blackberry from my property, limb up trees, go primitive camping, and do some novice level bushcraft. I am looking at their machetes - most likely their Carbon Steel versions, especially the Village Parang.
Not the most expensive products but they seem to get decent reviews from owners.
Many seem like they would fill a defensive purpose also. (I don't plan to EDC a machete btw, I was thinking some of their more traditional looking blades).
I have a guy here who will make kydex sheaths for anything I bring him - Cost of kydex, $15-20, and a six pack of Terminal Gravity seems fair lol.
Any input would be greatly appreciated as I am looking at some of them for Christmas gifts for the family (hunters, fishermen, woodsmen).
We all have Moras so we can skip those analogies