Looking at the Joe Flowers designed Condor Bushglider, it’s basically a bushcrafting wish fulfillment list. Excellent steel? Check. Sturdy handle material? Check. Lefty-friendly sheath? Striker pommel? Budget friendly price? Different colors to suit your stealth or high visibility needs? Check, check, and check. For a solid bushcrafting knife, it has all the things and it’s about $43.
The Condor Bushglider has a natural finished 4.25” 1095 carbon steel clip point blade with a blade thickness of about 0.12”. The swedged spine increases the flexibility of the tip to help avoid potential breakage. It also looks like it can be used with a ferro rod. Towards the thumb ramp, it has what might be considered some extreme jimping that might be useful for shredding some tinder.
It’s a full tang fixed blade with a sealed high impact polypropylene handles and an exposed striker pommel. It comes in black, high visibility orange, desert tan, and olive green. The handle length is about 4.75”, and the handle thickness is about 0.85”. In hand, this knife is quite comfortable. The machined texture adds a fair amount of slip resistance. It also has a generous lanyard slot either for accessories or for additional slip prevention. It comes with a matching high impact and ambidextrous polypropylene sheath. The knife and sheath combined weigh about 5.63 ounces which keeps the weight down in your pack without sacrificing utility.
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- 1095 Carbon Steel, Natural Finish
- 4.25” Clip Point
- 0.12” Blade Thickness
- Full Tang Fixed Blade
- Polypropylene Handle
- Exposed Pommel
- Lanyard Hole
- Ambidextrous Polypropylene Sheath
- 9” Overall
We’ve yet to meet a knife designed by Joe Flowers that we didn’t like, and the Condor Bushglider is no exception. It’s a versatile bushcrafter with a good steel that will absolutely meet your expectations. You can pick one up for about $43. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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