Condor Bushbuddy

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  1. Bushcraft-kelso

    Bushcraft-kelso Am are Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Hey bushbraws!
    I ordered me one of the little blades to put in my PSK. I had read mixed reviews but that has never stopped me before! IMG_20181006_213152.jpg Specs. As follows.
    OAL. 7.2"
    Blade Length 3 3/16”
    1075 high carbon steel
    Epoxy black powder coating.
    1/8" blade thickness
    Kydex sheath
    Lanyard hole
    First impressions.
    Would shave right if the box. Grind was even. Like the shape of the blade. Sheath has good retention. Looks like a decent knife. IMG_20181007_121540.jpg straight to batoning.. these were pre busted, but larger than the thumb. Cherry and Maple, split like a champ. IMG_20181007_121104.jpg Maple feather stick. The edge works fine right out of the box. The materials I'm using aren't what one would chose first if they were in a survival situation. But it will do these no problem. IMG_20181007_125810.jpg Try stick I actually did last. So the edge retention is good on this blade also. IMG_20181007_121953.jpg
    This was standing dead Hickory.. let's do this. IMG_20181007_122425.jpg Timber!
    I used my laplander to process this down into manageable pieces. IMG_20181007_122724.jpg Processed this Hickory into suggested prep sizes. IMG_20181007_124508.jpg did this without a problem. I batoned a total of 5 pieces so I had more material. I'm thinking the Bushbuddy is a decent budget knife. I think it was about $22. It is thin but it has a good feel in hand. It's small but not too small. I have a few more tests for this blade, I'll keep y'all posted!
     
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    Looks like a capable knife. I would probably strip the coating of of it just because.
    If I wanted to play with more knives I’d get one. I like high value gear and the condors I have do impress me with their dollar to value ratio.
     
  3. MrFixIt

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    Dang man, just beat the snot outta the little guy already!
    ;)
     
  4. Bushcraft-kelso

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    IMG_20181007_145136.jpg yes it will! Took alooot of tries but it did work. I took a file to the spine to remove the coating before trying. 15389390346491266260955.jpg I removed quite a bit of steel with my Flint trying lol. But it will work
    +100
     
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    Handle looks like it would be a little rough. Worth fabbing something up for it or good as is?
     
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    @dub I think it's fine how it is. It's for my PSK so I don't plan on carving a Kuksa with it. But if there was a situation where it was all I had to create my tools to survive. I could get over the handle :)
     
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    If you had to, one could also cord wrap the handle to make it more comfortable long-term.
     
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    schapm Incompetent City Dweller Supporter

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    That’s one I hadn’t seen yet. Looks good!
     
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