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    Anybody have extensive experience?
    Does it hold up?
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    I do have one. The steel is a little soft and takes more maintenance to keep sharp than most other knives. Easy to bring back to razor sharp though. I wouldn't ever want to baton with one. I like mine but it gets more use in the kitchen than in the field due to the blade maintenance.

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    i don't have a kephart but a bushlore. i can agree the steel is soft, i've rolled my edge twice. i'm guessing being a mass produced knife heat treat quality is not the greatest, easily fixed though if you know how ( i was shown but haven't done it yet). otherwise i like it, i've been wanting to try the kephart as well.

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    I love my kephart I could have gotten lucky but mine holds its edge well and I have used it for everything carving batoning food. You can't beat it at 30 bucks it's great

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    The Condor Kephart has been my only fixed blade for 2+ years now. It handles game processing, filleting, ferro rod striker, and batoning up to 2 " dia. with ease. Easy to field sharpen and maintain keep it dry and coated with thin layer of PJ when not in frequent use. This knife along with my SAK Hiker is all I need for shelter poles, small fire wood processing, game/fish/fowl prep in an all seasons Maine woods environment. Pic of blade looks rough because of PJ coating.
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    I have taken mine on a few outings and used it around the house and yard. I have quite a few more expensive knives but I seem to keep winding up using the kephart.

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    I bought one about a year and a half ago and have not had good luck with it. Came with a very wavy grind on the edge and the blade itself. Impossible for me to sharpen for some reason and I would say my sharpening skills are fairly good. I think it matters a lot about luck of the draw with them though. For just a bit more if I could go back and change my purchase I would go for the bushlore above the kephart.
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    Have had two, not impressed with them. One could get sharp, but would not hold an edge well. Other one would not even take a real good edge. Condor could have a real winning line if they paid attention to heat treat.

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    Thanks guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windshadow View Post
    Have had two, not impressed with them. One could get sharp, but would not hold an edge well. Other one would not even take a real good edge. Condor could have a real winning line if they paid attention to heat treat.
    I've got a Bushlore. Nice knife but a little soft. I don't know that heat treat is the answer. They're making those out of 1055 carbon steel. From what I've found out, that's about as hard as you can get that steel.

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