CONDOR® BLADE MATERIALS
BLADES are made from 420 HC Stainless Steel or 1075 High Carbon Steel and are heat treated and annealed to about 50-55 Rockwell C. Every edge is hand finished and polished to razor sharpness.
AXE HEADS are made from 1060 High Carbon Steel, heat treated and annealed to 50-55 Rockwell C.
SHOVEL BLADES are made from 1045 High Carbon Steel, heat treated and annealed to 40-45 Rockwell C.
VACUUM ASSIST INVESTMENT CASTING is a special manufacturing process that we use to make some of our axes and knives in 440C Stainless Steel. This process allows for greater product detail and strength.
CONDOR® BLADE FINISHES
BLASTED SATIN FINISH is achieved by sand or bead blasting the exposed metal portion of the blade.
ULTRABLAC2 FINISH is a black oxide finish for greater rust prevention that also provides a tactical look. This special finish is cooked into the metal at 285°F. The finish coating meets and exceeds many military specifications from the U.S. and other elite tactical groups around the world, and is well known for metal protection and abrasion resistance.
EPOXY BLACK POWDER COATING is a heavy black paint finish done by powder coating.
CONDOR® BLACK TRACTION POWDER COATING this is a non-reflective powder coating with a texture, designed for tactical use, rust, and abrasion resistance.
CONDOR® NATURAL FINISH is a bare metal look, that has the appeal of a well worn pair of jeans. There is a special treatment over the top of the blade to help repel rust.
CONDOR® CLASSIC FINISH is a perfected process of hand hammering our Classic Series of axes and knives. It gives a classic and enhanced look to an already well made tool. Our employees use hand powered equipment to put this traditional pattern on, to give it a look as if it was hand forged over 200 years ago. The Classic series is a hit with historical camping fans, mountain men, and colonial period war reenactors.
CONDOR® POLISHED FINISH is a accomplish by hand using abrasive materials.
CONDOR® HANDLE MATERIALS
POSZEGRIP SANTOPRENE® HANDLES are strong but have just the right amount of softness to provide a true cushioned grip. These handles are molded directly to the knife blades, have a non-slip texture, and feature a full tang construction with a metal lanyard eyelet that passes through the tang for added strength.
HIGH IMPACT POLYPROPYLENE HANDLES are strong and indestructible. These handles are molded directly to our machetes and knives blades making them impossible to separate. The tang on our polypropylene handle continues to the back of the handle, with a metal lanyard passing through it for added strength.
AMERICAN HICKORY HANDLES are used in our axes, the wood is selected for proper grain orientation and specially assembled for maximum comfort and durability.
WALNUT HANDLES are used in some of our machetes, knives and hatchets.They are finished with a smooth grip and are known for their nice dark look and long durability.
MICARTA® HANDLES are used in some of our tools, enhancing both the look and function while delivering indestructible phenolic performance.
PARACORD WRAPPED HANDLES are made with real 500 lb test parachute cord that has seven inner strands for further use in a situation, where 1 piece of rope might not be enough. One of the strands inside can also be teased apart further, providing fishing line, sewing thread, or help in any situation where a fine, sturdy line is needed.
BURNT AMERICAN ASH OR HICKORY HANDLES are strong and give our spears and axes an ancient look.
CONDOR® LEATHER SHEATHS are high quality, heavy duty, hand crafted
leather. Some of the designs feature a swiveling belt loop that allows
the tool to swing out of the way while moving through brush or the
jungle. The tool can also be swung out of the way while riding in a
truck or car, thus not poking one in the side as a conventional knife
CONDOR® KYDEX® SHEATHS are hand crafted with quality and pride, and are
impervious to the elements. Each comes with a breakaway ball chain necklace.
CONDOR® BALLISTIC NYLON SHEATHS are used in many of our tactical knives
as requested by our customers. These sheaths are far quieter than Kydex
®, and are MOLLE compliant. Condor’s special sheath shop conducted
research to find materials that would be sturdy, and each sheath is
double stitched and reinforced for heavy duty use.
TA® HANDLES are used in some of our tools, enhancing both the look and function while delivering indestructible phenolic performance.
CONDOR® PRODUCT WARRANTY
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY Condor® tools are warranted to be free of
defects in materials, manufacture or assembly for the lifetime of the
original purchaser. Damage due to abuse, misuse or neglect is not
covered. Defective products will be repaired, replaced or substituted
with the same item or item of equal value. To get service under
warranty, send the product, postage paid, to the address listed below.
You may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Wooden
axe handles are not warranted by Condor®, but replacement handles are
available for purchase. All of the axe heads are warranted.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED if for any reason you are not 100% happy with
the performance of any of these products, simply return with postage
paid to Condor® Tool & Knife, with dated proof of purchase for a full
CONDOR TOOL & KNIFE
Condor Tool/ Imacasa
7557 West Sand Lake Rd #106
Orlando, FL 32819
This is an awesome tool after I reground the two legs that attach the head to the handle with a crossbolt. The problem is that one leg was 4mm longer than the other and convex in profile on the facet that interfaces with the jam nut to lock the head perpendicular to the handle. This meant that with the head locked perpendicular to the handle, its most used position, only one leg locked into the jam nut and took all the strain. The head rocked back and forth with the jam nut tightened with a strap wrench straight out of the box! Ten minutes of heavy digging and the head was wobbling back and forth alarmingly and the jam nut was still tight. The single locking leg had rounded off its corners until the other leg made contact on the washer on either side of its travel. I disassembled the shovel and ground both legs to the same length and slightly concave using a bench grinder and a jig to maintain alignment. Ill never understand why Condor didnt do likewise. A concave end facet allows room for wear at the corners and keeps the head locked solidly in position over time. Its the end facet that takes all the strain of impact when the tool is used as a mattock or pick. This trick works on every folding shovel that uses a jam nut and drastically increases the service life of the tool. A folding shovel with a wobbly head is a tool thats tearing itself apart!
Once I had repaired and reassembled this tool it rocked! It digs nearly as quickly as a full sized five pound pick mattock. I love that the pick can gouge and scoop on the same motion. I seriously didnt notice a difference in feel when I hit a wrist sized root! It just started throwing chips and I just kept digging. I was an army medic for more than a decade and while theres no way Id schlep this on the line unless we were in garrison and digging was our mission, Id certainly throw one in a truck or a duffle bag! I cant stress enough how superior this tool is for digging and grubbing wildfire suppression compared to an army issue E-tool! Its SO much easier to pack into a remote area than a pick mattock and it digs and hoes better than a Pulaski.