Saturday, 27 July 2013

Review: Condor Sapiens

First a lil moan: (Skip to the next bit if you want) So after the fantastic service and super fast delivery with the Condor Bushlore I decided to head back to Bronzemoon and ordered the Sapiens Wed, 10/07/13 on Sat 20/07/13 I cancelled the order because the knife hadn’t arrived and they could not or would not confirm it had been dispatched. Yesterday postie tried to deliver a parcel so today 27/07/13 I went to collect and lo and behold it was the Sapiens (17 days after ordering), I’ve yet to receive my refund so I’ll keep it, going to call them Monday and tell them. Needless to say Bronzemoon is a lil hit and miss with customer service slap so be warned.

Condor Sapiens: Nothing much I can say about it tbh other than I think I’ve found my forever knife, as soon as I picked it up I knew, I think I know why too it’s very similar to the Mora Classic which is very similar to my favourite kitchen knife……….

Official Blurb:

Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
Blade Length (cm): 10.1
Blade Thickness (cm): 0.3
Overall Length (cm): 20.3
Handle Material: Walnut

  The Unboxing:

The first glimpse:

I’ve heard/ read more then one person complain the knife came blunt BUT took an edge and held it, I can’t say that’s my experience maybe I’m easily contented with shaving sharp.
The obligatory paper cutting:

Notching and cutting: (Seasoned Ash)

Then came the arm:
The knife has a little more weight then you’d expect for it’s size, it sits nicely in the hand not to big not too small,
The reason I think I like it so much,
Wolverhampton-20130727-00690 it’s more or less a full tang version of the Mora Classic, which in turn is a bushcraft version of my favourite kitchen knife, it’s a Mora Classic on steroids if you will Smile.
It’s slightly wider than the Classic too:
So what does £30 buy you? A heck of a lot in this case and there’s not a great deal of knives you can say that about. I’d personally recommend this knife to anyone for what ever that’s worth, I’d definately suggest looking at any of the reviews on youtube of this knife but for me I can’t see me buying anything else for a long time.


  1. Looks a good tool,elegant as well as functional.

    1. I've only used it a couple of times since the initial review I have to say I wish I'd found it years ago :) The Ole Bastard Knife has gone back in the tool box at this point.

  2. Machetes knew of El Salvador but knives? It seems that it has nothing to envy to the classics like Mora.