Designed by Joe Flowers, the Condor Wayfinder is an all around handy bushcrafting knife. Just like with the Bushglider, this knife has all you need in a bushcrafting knife. It has quality materials, good construction, and it’s still at a budget friendly $68. It also has a couple of other incidentals that set it apart from the rest.
Attached to the full tang with rivets, the Wayfinder has contoured walnut hand scales for a comfortable grip. It also has an exposed striker pommel and brass lanyard tube. In the center of the grip is a steel bow-drill divot. Now, we’ve seen the divot in a knife handle before, but we think this might be the only budget friendly bushcrafter with steel bow drill divot. Obviously, this is a handy feature because if you use the knife as intended, and successfully get some coals burning in your wood knife handle a steel divot probably won’t burn. Thus, it will also hopefully protect your knife handle.
The 5.25” leaf-shaped 1095 carbon steel blade has a natural finish and a blade thickness of 0.11”. It has a 90-degree spine for use with a ferro rod and a Scandi grind. We like that there’s a slight thumb ramp on this knife because it increases its utility with that broad blade shape. It comes with a handcrafted, welted leather sheath with a belt loop attachment. It has an overall length of 10.125” and weighs about 7.27 ounces.
- 1095 Carbon Steel, Natural Finish
- 5.25” Drop Point
- 0.11” Blade Thickness
- Scandi Grind
- Full Tang Fixed Blade
- Walnut Handle Scales
- Steel Bow Drill Divot
- Exposed Striker Pommel
- Lanyard Tube
- Leather Sheath with Belt Loop Attachment
- 7.27 Ounces
- 10.125” Overall
The Condor Wayfinder is another fantastic design by Joe Flowers. It makes an outstanding and useful addition to your outdoor gear at a budget friendly price. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.