Condor Village Parang
I posted earlier and asked if anyone had much experience with Condor Tool an Knife out of El Salvador. I ordered this one from http://www.baryonyxknife.com/
with the $8.00 dollar reprofile, hone, and once over.
At 2 lbs this thing wants to chop stuff badly. The fit and finish is really good for the price. I believe that FortyTwoBlade's special service is resposible - worth it in my opinion. Went with this company as the overwhelming material I found was highly complimentary.
The sheath is solid, hardware is built to last, and the edges are well trimmed and very nice.
I believe I am going to get a kydex press and setup to do sheath and hoster work. My plan is to create a sheath for the parang that is easily attached to other gear<--- if you have experience or know of a few tricks for larger blades I am totally open to ideas. We have a large knowledge base in these forums and I would appreciate any experience you might share.
Just finished trimming up a hateful butterfly bush out front and processed all the fallen limbs in the backyard (only up to about 4 inches) for easier disposal.
This thing is mean. Grip it on the small unsharpened neck in front of the handle and you can get some pretty delicate working cuts in for its size. Grip in the middle of the handle and you have control. Settle your grip in front of the rear swell and it almost snaps into what ever you are cutting<--- speeds up the end of the blade quite a bit.
More than anything I am pleased with the quality, ease, and speed of the transaction. I believe I know what my father and brother are getting for Christmas. Last year we all got each other guns lol.
*Edit - I forgot to mention that it is shaving sharp - pops hairs easily.
Anyway, here's some shots (before I got it dirty)
Sheath fit is tight and feels solid
Upon opening the box.
The edge that Baryonyx Knife Co. put on her.
Pins are well-set and are seamless with wood.
Full tang construction- smooth transitions
Condor knives are great quality. They started in Germany and moved to South America . After the war I think .
So you got a German quality at South America Prices .
It's a very nice knife so don't cut yourself .
I'm interested in the Germany to El Salvador move now as for the last 15 years I have used a Collins Express 22" machete for most of my brush clearing and while it came with a USA sticker and is marked USA in blue, everything I see on the web says it also was made South America. Seems contradictory? Maybe some were made here then production sent to South America?
I bought a Condor Golok (14" machete like blade) and am liking it a lot---the blade is a bit thicker than your typical machete and the thing just cuts right thru all the common backyard stuff with ease---I can recommend them...
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