Reviews and Ratings for Condor Tool & Knife CTK234-8HC Solobolo Knife 8" Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath

Condor Tool & Knife CTK234-8HC Solobolo Knife 8" Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheathrated 4.429 stars out of 5 (7 reviews)
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Condor Tool & Knife CTK234-8HC Solobolo Knife 8 inch Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath

 

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Condor Tool & Knife CTK234-8HC Solobolo Knife 8" Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Angrydaddybird
Spokane Valley, WA
Aug 29, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Finish
Good bang for the buck
Overall very happy! Bought this as a beater for general camp chores but ended up being a general knife i carry on short hikes and camping trips! Blade size is good and chops great! The geometry isn't perfect but but steel is good quality! The handle is surprisingly comfortable! The added length makes chopping easy! Although my Busse Basic 9 is my favorite this is real close!
Condor Tool & Knife CTK234-8HC Solobolo Knife 8" Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jose P.
North port f.l.
Aug 23, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
My favorite work knife yet,weight,length handle are all great. Condor keeps bring fantastic knives to the consumer and this knife will be very popular. Condor is quickly become one of my favorite knife maker and a force in the knife world. They are a company to watch out for. Great quality,products and material with the bargain prices in which they sell their knives at will make them one of the best companies in the world. Keep it up condor tool and knife you have a loyal addict.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK234-8HC Solobolo Knife 8" Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Byron
Arkansas
Jul 17, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Awesome Knife
My favorite new knife. Big enough to get the job done without being cumbersome. Good steel, takes a razor edge easy and keeps the edge well. Grip fits the hand well but could be a little on the small side if you have very large hands. My only complaint is the black coating on the blade, I would rather have either a mirror finish or a satin finish although the black does help to give the carbon steel blade a measure of protection against the elements. The sheath is a good grade, heavy leather but still just a general sheath.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK234-8HC Solobolo Knife 8" Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Yigo
Guam
Aug 28, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Perfect In-between
A 5" to 5 1/2" blade length is my favorite field knife length. Next are machetes 10" to 14". I have found the perfect in-between for me and this Joe Flowers design is it. Blade edge was nice symmetrical grind and was sharp enough from factory. Grip was just right for my medium hand. Balance is unusually well done for a Condor blade. There is no grip heavy or over-swing momentum with knife, just a little blade heavy feel as there should be. The sheath is a little tight but the fold should flatten out after applying Ballistol several times (yes, I mention it again). If you need an in-between knife yourself, give it a try.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK234-8HC Solobolo Knife 8" Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Mike F
Appalachian Mountains NC
Feb 15, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Just Right
I use this knife in the woods when hiking. It is a great help clearing overgrown trails. It is light enough to carry all day and it's mass while holding or chopping has good balance. Its heft and weight are excellent. I seldom buy or make knives that do not require additional sharpening. I had this one sharp enough to shave in about 20 minutes on a typical 2X6X3/4 course/fine stone. I Then fine tuned the edge with a diamond/steel sharpener. Many effective knives are balanced 50/50 immediately behind the blade where the handle begins. It is so with my Condor Solobolo 8". It is a little smaller than the WW 1 Bolo U.S. troops carried in combat but shaped about the same. Its heft and mass centers ahead of the handle for effective chopping and the 1075 carbon steel blade with Rockwell 58 hardness holds an edge well. I have carried knives in the woods since 1960 when I bought a Solingen Original Bowie Monarch 174 with the stag handle that always came loose with use. This knife has a rock solid Micarta handle that will be there when you go home. All together for its size, weight and application, it is an excellent choice. Don't forget to put a strong raw hide or para cord loop in the handle for safety.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK234-8HC Solobolo Knife 8" Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Jason L
North Carolina
Jul 01, 2017
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Overall Quality, Materials
Cons: None
Condor Moonshiner
Just got mine in the mail today so I can't give a complete review. I will say that I am pleased with it so far without actually using it. The edge was not quite as sharp as I like it but five minutes on a leather strop and I now have a big bald spot on my left forearm. I also got rid of the clear coat that Condor uses so the blade can get a patina. That was another five minutes with a S.O.S. pad but I like a patina on my carbon steel blades. Like I said I can't give a full review without using it however, I own several other Condors and I have been very pleased with all of them. I have no doubt this one will perform just like the others. Oh and there's that awesome Condor leather sheath. It alone is worth the fifty some odd dollars I payed for the both of them.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK234-8HC Solobolo Knife 8" Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 2 stars out of 5
Thommie
sweden
Jul 15, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Finish
it has problems
this blade is lighter then it looks. its well balanced. nice handle feels great. the blade was straight. the problem is the grind,its 3 different grind angles on this blade,the tip is blunt the part next to the choil is to steep and offset, the middle part is the only part you can sharpen. all condor blades have to much grinding on the left side and thr wrong angle on the right. witha hollow grind this is a bigger problem. this will be teh last condor ill ever buy,the edge is still not functional and i have already removed about 2-3 milimeters and will have to keep going. i have tried to stick with condor but im done after this,im really tired of regrinding blades for hours upon hours upon hours.