Reviews and Ratings for Condor Tool & Knife CTK4052C15 Woodworker Axe 5-1/2" Carbon Steel Head, American Hickory Handle, Leather Sheath

Condor Tool & Knife CTK4052C15 Woodworker Axe 5-1/2" Carbon Steel Head, American Hickory Handle, Leather Sheathrated 3.833 stars out of 5 (6 reviews)
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
2
3 star
1
2 star
1
1 star
0
Condor Tool & Knife CTK4052C15 Woodworker Axe 5-1/2 inch Carbon Steel Head, American Hickory Handle, Leather Sheath

 

Price: $63.73

Save $11.25 (15%) Off Retail

View Product Details
Condor Tool & Knife CTK4052C15 Woodworker Axe 5-1/2" Carbon Steel Head, American Hickory Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Bill H.
Oklahoma
Jul 24, 2014
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
Great Axe
This axe is very useful around camp. It is a really great size to carry on your pack.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK4052C15 Woodworker Axe 5-1/2" Carbon Steel Head, American Hickory Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Randy
Small Town Iowa
Nov 06, 2012
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
This is a Hatchet !
The title AXE is misleading. This is a pound and a quarter hatchet with an 18 inch overall long handle. That aside this is a very well made cutting tool that is well suited for light delimbing and small camp chore splitting. It would fit well inside of a pack or strapped to the outside without beating your legs with the handle every time you take a step. I have used it to do some basic carving and tinder producing and it did very well. The bearded style head allow you to choke up and get your hand behind the cutting surface for better control. You will not be doing heavy forestry felling with this axe. As long as you understand that you will be as happy with this purchase as I am. The wood grain on the Genuine American Hickory handle is cross grain to what an axe handle should have but this will never be used in a heavy enough application to make that an issue. The wood is straight grained with no heartwood. It will be just fine.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK4052C15 Woodworker Axe 5-1/2" Carbon Steel Head, American Hickory Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
J Johnson
Maryland
Aug 01, 2011
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
BUSHCRAFTER
This did not have the same head as the scout...it was tapered well, and dug in as much as my wetterlings 12", but it splits wood 8,000 times better. I like it cause I can beat the piss out of it, and it holds a good edge and cuts down all the limbs I need with minimal effort, but splits wood like a real axe. Grain was DEAD ON
Condor Tool & Knife CTK4052C15 Woodworker Axe 5-1/2" Carbon Steel Head, American Hickory Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Ben D.
New York
Sep 26, 2012
Pros: None
Cons: None
Great Axe for the Money
For the dollar, this is a great tool. Mine arrived sharp with very good grain orientation in the handle. I've taken it on a few trips and it's a good size for a backpack. While leading a scout trip with my son's troop, three of us spent over an hour chopping a felled oak log into 24" segments and the axe was still sharp enough to shave tinder afterward. I like the grind profile for overall use, but this is definitely not a dedicated wood working axe. The sheath is high quality.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK4052C15 Woodworker Axe 5-1/2" Carbon Steel Head, American Hickory Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 3 stars out of 5
Ralph Curcio
East Meadow, Ny
Jun 27, 2012
Pros: None
Cons: Construction, Handle Material
Old production?
Received what appears to be an older production axe before Condor worked on the consistency of their quality control on these. the handle was a bit dinged up and the wood grain orientation is running the wrong direction for a strong handle. When I saw this I looked at the QC sticker and saw that it was from early 2012 and that the 2011 product catalog was in the box.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK4052C15 Woodworker Axe 5-1/2" Carbon Steel Head, American Hickory Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 2 stars out of 5
Dave
Vancouver, WA
Apr 24, 2015
Pros: Head Material, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: Balance, None
Design didn't fit my needs
Nice steel and high quality sheath. Good size for a pack. I ran into a problem splitting kindling from scrap boards. The profile of the blade is more tear shaped instead of a wedge. Once the blade bit into the boards it would skew/twist once it transitioned from the cheek to the eye of the blade head. It would cause the wood to ride down the handle most of the time. This shape saves on some weight in the pack but hurts the functionality in my opinion. Fine for limbing and falling, not so much for splitting boards for kindling. I will look for a more wedge shaped blade design and make my son pack this one around. He's more likely to go out felling trees.