Condor Tool & Knife CTK3946-8.0HC Primitive Bush Lite Fixed Blade Knife 8.01" 1095 Carbon Steel, Walnut Wood Handles, Welted Leather Sheath


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CN394680HC: Primitive Bush Lite Knife
Condor Tool & Knife
The Primitive Bush Lite Knife is designed for the advanced primitive Bushcraft skills person looking for a very simple, ultra-lightweight long knife that utilizes design features similar to other knives from hunter-gatherer tribes once used. It contains the same behind the belt sheath as the other Primitive Bush line knives. This knife feels at home behind the belt of a breechcloth (Tarzan style) or tucked in cargo pants.

About the Designer

Matt Graham has experience living off the land: he went for a walk one day and ended up spending six months on his own in the wild. He lives in a remote area of southern Utah where he primarily sleeps in rudimentary structures. You may have seen Matt use Condor products on TV. In 2015, Graham and Condor Tool & Knife teamed up to develop a special line of "Primitive Survival Tools", combining Matt's core knowledge of aboriginal skills and pioneer design with Condor's old world hand craftsmanship. The Primitive Survival Series Tools are built tough and will take you to the next level in your adventures.
  • Code: 63848
  • Manufacturer Part Number: CTK3946-8.0HC
  • Blade Length: 8.01" (203.2 mm)
  • Handle Length: 5.70" (144.8 mm)
  • Overall Length: 13.71" (348 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12" (3.0 mm)
  • Blade Material: 1095 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Convex
  • Blade Finish: Blasted Satin
  • Handle Material: Walnut Wood
  • Sheath: Handcrafted Welted Leather
  • Weight: 7.41 oz. (210 g)
  • Designer: Matt Graham
  • Made in El Salvador

UPC Code: 7417000558050

Wood Handles
Wood Handles Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK3946-8.0HC Primitive Bush Lite Fixed Blade Knife 8.01" 1095 Carbon Steel, Walnut Wood Handles, Welted Leather Sheathrated 3.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Condor Tool & Knife CTK3946-8.0HC Primitive Bush Lite Fixed Blade Knife 8.01" 1095 Carbon Steel, Walnut Wood Handles, Welted Leather Sheath
rated 3 stars out of 5
New Joisey
Oct 21, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Weight, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Weight, Finish
Nice concept, but the execution is a little rough
Seems to be a combination of a bushcraft knife and a mini machete, assuming there is such a thing of course. I like different however so I was instantly drawn to it. As the name implies, this really is a lite knife. On the one hand that's a good thing as you won't get fatigued using it for long periods of time. On the other hand it's a bad thing because why would you want an 8" blade that wasn't a chopper? A bit schizophrenic if you ask me. The Primitive Bush Lite has a highish scandi grind; the profile is too tall to be considered a true scandi but it's not a saber grind either. A bit schizophrenic here as well. The edge on mine came pretty sharp but the spine is not. Why would Matt Graham design a knife without a sharp spine? Seems unlikely given his predilections. The handle is quite long - a good thing when you have XL hands like I do - but it is paper thin and not very tall so it's best for adult males with medium sized hands. You might get away with it if you have large hands, but even then it could prove to be a struggle maintaining a secure grip. The scales are supposed to be made from walnut but it sure doesn't feel like any type of wood I've used in the past. It has a stick tang so hard use may be out of the question, but I don't have enough time with it just yet to say for certain. Sheath is typical Matt Graham, which means no belt loop or anything else you've grown accustom to. Thus far I've struggled to acclimate myself with it as cross-draw seems to be the only option because you need two hands to extract it. For me that's proven awkward, so I'm not sure this will ever work, but I'm going to practice some more before I draw my final conclusion. Of course being a Condor knife there are quality issues, there are always QC problems with Condor knives. On my particular knife there are streams of dried glue oozing from the handle scales onto the blade flats, one of which is about 3 inches long. The edge grind is not very even, and the sheath is made from donkey-class leather. I guess for $76 expectations must be kept in check, especially when you consider the track record of the manufacturer, but it would be nice if obvious flaws were caught before shipment.


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