While we’ve never seen Condor’s books, we’d be willing to be that the Condor Kephart might be one of their most popular models. It’s an iconic knife design widely known for its utility versus price point. With the Condor Tool & Knife Compact Kephart, they’ve taken their original Kephart and sized it down to be a more compact outdoorsman/everyday knife. Condor did this without sacrificing the reasonable $51 price point. All that makes for a a definite win our book.
It features a 2.57″ 1095 high carbon steel blade with a polished finish and a 1/8″ blade thickness. If your gear is such that every ounce counts, this might make an outstanding choice because it’s only 3.53 ounces and has an overall length of 5.57″. All that means this knife is not at all big. To give you an idea of the scale of this knife, it’s overall length is about the size of a closed large folding hunter. So you’re sacrificing a bit of blade length while gaining durability and a lightweight, convenient carry.
This knife has smooth walnut handle scales secured with brass pins and a brass lanyard tube. It comes with an excellent handcrafted welted leather sheath with a belt loop and Condor logo on the front.
- 1095 Carbon Steel, Polished Finish
- 2.57” Drop Point Blade
- 1/8” Blade Thickness
- Full Tang
- Walnut Handles
- Lanyard Hole
- Welted Leather Sheath
- 3.53 oz.
- 5.57” Overall
- Made in El Salvador
So, the general consensus around the Knife Newsroom office is that Condor is making some of the best outdoors/bushcraft knives on the market for the price point. The Condor Tool & Knife Compact Kephart is no exception. Even better, you’re not going to go broke buying one. Get yours by clicking any link in the article or the button down below.
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