Horace Kephart was an American legend. Born in 1862, Kephart would go on to be one of the fathers of American woodcraft and a pioneer of bushcrafting. As an outdoorsman through and through, Kephart carried a range of gear, including knives.

And like any outdoorsman with a sense of craft, he designed his own style of knives now known as Kephart knives.

Condor Tool & Knife took the design of the classic Kephart knife and made it into a beautiful and elegant knife that excels in the outdoors.

Designer Joe Flowers adapted the Kephart into something just as simple and effective. There’s a 4.5-inch blade made from 1075 high carbon steel — a tough alloy that’s easy to sharpen in a pinch. Its spear point provides a nice cutting belly along with a piercing point.

The natural hardwood handle provides just enough curve and texture to feel good in the hand when wielding for long periods of time. It’s held together with brass pins, leaving not a single hot spot.

Although the sheath is often overlooked on knives, it’s essential to have something trustworthy on an outdoor knife. The Condor Kephart doesn’t disappoint with a handcrafted welted leather sheath.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Condor TK Kephart.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at Tim@knife-depot.com.
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