Condor, Sapien – My First Impressions (Condor vs Mora)


Purchase the Condor Instrument & Knife, Sapien

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The tedious and prolonged wait is over and it was price it. My Condor Sapien has arrived!

The second I finalized my order for this knife, my persistence digressed to that of a kid, checking for transport conformation, then transport standing, then the lengthy awaited bundle itself, at each alternative. I used to be excited for the Sapiens arrival, to say the least. And for good cause…

The Condor Sapien is superior. It’s reasonably priced, useful and nicely made. For these of you who love Morakniv’s Bushcraft Knife design however need a full tang, that is your reply.

As I described in My Expectations of the Condor Sapien, I in contrast the 2 knives on paper and confirmed how the Condor Sapien provides greater than the Morakniv Carbon Metal Bushcraft Knife.bushcraft knife mora morakniv

bushcraft knife condor tool & Knife SapienThe form and dimensions are nearly similar.

As are their value tags.

The steels used are comparable. Though Morakniv’s UHB-20c is superior to Condor’s 1075, it comes right down to the warmth deal with, which has left each steels with a hardness of 56-58 HRC.

Morakniv’s match and end is persistently higher than Condor Instrument and Knife, however typically the distinction is insignificant. It’s additionally price mentioning that I have seen a gentle improve in Condor’s match and end through the years.

bushcraft knife condor tool & Knife SapienThe huge distinction between these knives is the Sapien’s full tang, as apposed to the partial tang of the Morakniv. This may permit the Sapien to actually take a thumpin’. I’ve had no private expertise with a Mora failing below typical or extreme use, however I attempt to not abuse my knives and haven’t spent a lot time with a Mora. I’ve, nevertheless, heard loads of tales and seen loads of photos of damaged dealt with Mora’s, snapping slightly below the partial tang. The Morakniv’s plastic deal with alone, will not be sturdy sufficient to deal with heavy abuse.

I like a knife, or any device for that matter, to have the ability to deal with extra abuse than I anticipate placing it by means of. A knife shouldn’t be functioning at it’s restrict, below regular use. That’s the impression I get from the Morakniv Bushcraft Knife. I really feel it isn’t meant for greater than day-to-day lite campsite use, at which it excels. I’m not prepared to depend on that. What if I want extra from my knife? I threat breaking it and being left with out a detrimental device. I favor one thing with a full tang. One thing harder that may provide extra.

I like Morakniv’s Bushcraft Knife’s form and design. It’s nicely thought out and has confirmed itselfcondor tool and knife sapien bushcraft knife very helpful and versatile. However, I don’t personal one, as a result of I wont spend the cash on a knife that I don’t belief sufficient to depend on. Whereas researching the Condor Fundamental Bushcraft Knife (2″ mannequin overview coming quickly), I seen how equally formed the complete tanged Sapien is to the Morakniv Bushcraft Knife. I needed to have one… And right here it’s!

Its hardwood deal with is nice. It’s nicely made and symmetrical (Condor handles typically want lite sanding and/or reshaping). Its reasonable palm swell and finger grove ensures a optimistic buy regardless of the grip kind. All of the brassbushcraft knife condor tool & Knife Sapien pins are flush with its hardwood scales and its scales are flush with its full tang.

The 1075 metal blade is tempered to 56-58 HRC and powder coated black for corrosion resistance, though I believe it extra for aesthetics, as the big main bevel and backbone are left uncoated and make up roughly half of the corrodible floor space. Both approach, the coating is completed nicely.

The sapien has been given a really good, even, constant Scandinavian (Scandi) Grind with a secondary “greater than micro” bevel. I haven’t determined what to do with the secondary bevel, however one thing must be executed. The second bevel leaves a really giant angled leading edge that isn’t fitted to woodcarving in any respect. If the metal proves exhausting and powerful sufficient to help a finer edge, I’ll most likely remove it. If not, I’ll spend a while with the stones and produce it right down to a suitable angle.

bushcraft knife review condor tool and knife sapienThe Sapien’s sheath is nice, as all the time. Though I like the form of the Condor Fundamental Bushcraft Knife’s sheath higher, the Sapien’s sheath is protected and provides loads of retention. It’s welted and made from the identical thick leather-based and heavy stitching Condor Instrument & Knife all the time spoils us with.


I’ll submit my second ideas on the Condor Sapien after I’ve had a while to place it to work.

I can’t say sufficient about this knife. I like the Condor Sapien and extremely suggest that you simply attempt one. I do know you’ll like it too.

Thanks for studying.




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