Condor Hudson Bay Mini

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  1. Corso

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    When a Mom and Dad Hudson Bay knife love each other very much...... :D

    Looks like far less of a handful though. Maybe more useful for the common man.
     
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    Looks good to me.
     
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    The cutting edge could have been closer to the handle - I'm not a big fan of the dead space
     
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    Out of the prototype phase looks like...
     
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    Remember the original Bushlore? Weird
     
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    a few got wet at the warehouse and shank ............hey it happens
     
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    One of the things I like about my Hudson Bay is how BIG it is!
     
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    Hmm, that'd make a killer piggy back to my full size Hudson Bay.
     
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    Sweet. A slicer to match the chopper. Those should sell quite well. I hope it’s thinner as well
     
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    They are in stock at knife center. Knifecenter lists the original as 3/16 ( .1875) and the mini is 5mm (.19685) so the mini is actually thicker
    https://www.knifecenter.com/item/CN...el-blade-walnut-handles-welted-leather-sheath
    Specifications
    • Code: 62718
    • Manufacturer Part Number: CTK2816-4.9HC
    • Blade Length: 4.90" (124.3 mm)
    • Handle Length: 3.92" (98.6 mm)
    • Overall Length: 8.82" (223.9 mm)
    • Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
    • Blade Thickness: 0.20" (5.0 mm)
    • Blade Style: Clip Point
    • Blade Grind: Full-Flat
    • Blade Finish: Black
    • Handle Material: Walnut Wood
    • Sheath Material: Handcrafted Welted Leather
    • Weight: 9.5 oz. (270 g)
    • Designer: Joe Flowers
    • Made in El Salvador
     
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    LOL, I've just seen this new addition to the Condor portfolio and almost started a new thread when I found this one, luckily. :)

    Anyway, I'm not entirely sure about a "smaller belt knife" this thick. I mean, I really like the design, but having more than 4mm seems to me like an overkill.
    I also dislike the huge unsharpened part near the handle. I'm still considering buying it though - I like the pattern but I'm not into big knives. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find a knifesmith around here that would regrind the unsharpened part for me.

    PS: I wanted to add some links to the thread I almost posted, so here they are:

    Amazon page:
    https://www.amazon.com/Condor-Tool-Knife-Hudson-Leather/dp/B079TMXQDP

    Youtube small preview (starts at 3:31):


    BTW the unsharpened part of the edge seems to be smaller in the video.
     
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    With some patience and a good file, or a Worksharp and bucket of water, you can get rid of that dead spot yourself.

    Might want to practice on similar steel first. It can be done.

    My 2 cents.
     
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    Nuttin to it, but to do it!
     
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    Don't you know about a review of the Mini HB? I've not been able to find one ... not even a review at an e-shop ...
     
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    BTW what do you think the MHB would be best for? It's supposed to be full flat grind, but with a very thick spine (5mm, that's something!). So, I suppose it would be a quite sturdy knife, but would it also be a good slicer? And what about gutting, whittling ... or, God forbid, batoning? :)
     
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    Some more chitchat about Mini Hudson Bay, but nothing new ... start's at 12:20 ...
     
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    Condor is a company I would really like to like... carbon steel and walnut reaches out to grab me! Street price on this ok at 54 bucks on Amazon.
    but a slicer that is too thick to slice? The big version has too small a handle, so why add another one that is awkward to use? On my long to do list is to grind that dead space on the blade to give me more handle, meanwhile it sits in the cabinet.
    Decent historical replica, but put a real handle on it for modern folk .
    Sorry Condor, I'll keep buying my replicas from Windlass, and even those I watch the handle length--4 inch minimum.
     
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    I hear you ... I'd like a Nessmuk which is not as thick and is with full flat grind ... Hivernant in 1075 (even though this is just my preference) ... and thiner Mini Hudson Bay ... yay ... :)
     
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    Too much ricasso, imo.
    Dominick.......
     
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    Sounds like something you’d hear in an Italian restaurant...
     
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    It's everything nobody liked about the original in a more compact and convenient package. Brilliant!
     
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    Now that's funny right there!
     
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