When I was younger, I had a lot of great friends. Our main activity was to go bushwhacking in our local woods. Now the woods were quite thick and basically ignored by our town. This was the ultimate test of self and your gear, especially for a broke teenager. I haven’t really changed much as I’ve got older, I still love the outdoors. There was something about the Condor Tools & Knives Heavy Duty Kukri Knife that really just spoke to me. Joe Flowers produces amazing equipment and since it is a compact but heavy kukri, it will do just the same amount of damage as the larger kukri.
Let’s get really honest here. The Heavy Kukri is seriously impressive. It has a 10-inch blade, but the total length is around 15 inches. Since the blade is 5/16 inches thick, it makes it a good weight. It comes in just under 2 pounds. It is made from 1075 High Carbon Steel. There is a razor sharp and hand finished edge. The hardwood slab handles are well pinned and generous that has a brass tube and brass rods. There isn’t a metal butt plate on the knife, but it does have a full tang and is very solid. Now, there is a small notch that is near the base of the blade called the Cho. It is a symbolic addition to the Nepalese kukri but it also has some practical aspects as well. It is quite small to minimize the manufacturing expense. I was a big fan of the tradition added to this knife and I give a huge nod to the practicality. If you rough up the Cho, it is a great fire steel.
It does come with a sheath that is made of black leather that has a snap closure and a swiveling belt loop. Now let’s get down to the pros and cons.
- comes with a sheath
- made of high carbon steel
- well balanced
- perfect length for packing
- None really.
When it comes down to having a good knife that you can virtually take just about anywhere when you are outdoors, this is the knife. You certainly can’t go wrong with the Condor Tools & Knives Heavy Duty Kukri Knife. It’s one of the best survival machetes you’ll find. If you’re looking for a longer kukri that’s excellent quality check out my Ka Bar kukri review. If you’re looking for a machete with lots of chopping power, try the Condor Warlock.