Many fixed blades rely on gimmicks or unnecessary selling points. Fortunately, there are still knives like the Badass Knife of the Week out there.

The Condor Tool & Knife Bushcraft Basic Knife is an aptly named knife with a simple yet effective design.

Condor is well-known for its sturdy bushcrafting knives that can be put through the wringer. This fixed blade is no different. The 5-inch blade is made from 1075 high carbon steel, an alloy that strikes a balance between toughness and hardness while being easy to sharpen.

The Walnut handle scales held together with rivets are as simple as they come. The handle has subtle curves that keep your hand feeling comfortable without the need for deep grooves or faux ergonomic grips. It also comes with a leather sheath.

It’s hard to argue against a knife with a design that has worked so well in the outdoors for so many people. It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you know what you’re getting into with the basic bushcrafting knife, it will serve magnificently.


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