I picked up a condor primitive bush knife and here is my review.
(I've decided to make this a running thread where I'll put various projects I complete with the knife. As needed I'll add to or edit my perceptions of the knife)
First let me say that I am partial to two sizes of knives the 4" inch utility blade and an 8" blade light chopper. Finding a good 8 inch blade can be tough. I prefer the edge to be able to slice and I like them no bigger than 3/16th thick. Kind of like the Leukus of old.
In comes the Matt Grahams knife 8 inch blade narrow stock 3mm and scandi ground, so I though Id give this knife a try. I ordered from an online supplier who cleaned up the edge for me, so it came sharp.
13" overall length, 8" blade, 5" handle, 3mm thickness
420 HC Stainless Steel
Weighs 15 oz
The pro's: good blade shape, size and thickness
The con's: The handle. For my hand the pommel was uncomfortable when choking down for chopping and the diameter of the handle was a little small.
The fix: Jute and epoxy
You can see Im not the best Jute epoxyer in the world ( my first try) but it filled in the area around the pommel, and created a very comfy handle.
My testing method for any knife is to make a bow drill kit as it encompasses many different knife techniques.
I gathered my supplies chopping to rough length with the bush knife