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condor thai enep camp knife

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by disduster, May 29, 2011.

  1. bladerique


    Aug 31, 2010
    The LW looks like it may be a hot spotter for pinch grip snap cutting.

    The RM has a Better handle.

    Some one *cough cough* (condor) should make a "Ray Mears Parang with a full tang.
  2. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
  3. Joezilla

    Joezilla Moderator Moderator

    Jul 22, 2005
    Ya'll need to go take some benedryl to get rid of those coughs..
    Its been taken care of for a few months now ;)
  4. Carolina River Rat

    Carolina River Rat

    Oct 29, 2008
    My cough has been miraculously cured.
  5. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    A few months? How long does it take for those little flowers to grow? :D
  6. bladerique


    Aug 31, 2010
    I gotta fevah, and the only prescription is the new Condor Parang

  7. gunknifenut


    Jun 9, 2006
    Here's the ENEP right out of the box. You can see, the edge is VERY thick. This basically bounced off of wood.
    Here's a view down the edge, from Condor.
    The photo with the ENEP stripped has the NEW edge. After I finished the edge and gave it a quick sanding overall, I took it out and gave it a pretty rough testing. It is a great knife, it snaps very well, and bites deep now. I did some batoning and lots of chopping. Its a keeper now for sure.

    I also gave the ENEP Machete a good run, its pretty much a beast right out of the box! I stripped mine, and touched up the edge, but it was super sharp from the factory. IT is a monster machete...the biggest one I have ever swung, thats for sure.
    The sweet spot is really big to.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2011
  8. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    In spite of it feeling so big, the Enep Machete only has a 18" blade! Now try the Tapanga! :eek::D:thumbup:

    One of the Enep Knives I had received had an obtuse edge, and it also had some other stuff wrong with it too so it went back. All the others were good though. :thumbup:
  9. bladerique


    Aug 31, 2010
    Belt sander or some sort of wheel?
  10. disduster

    disduster Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    shiny and sharp now, great job.
  11. gunknifenut


    Jun 9, 2006
    Vertical belt sander...(Rockler 1x44)
  12. P17Enfield


    Jun 17, 2011
    I just got my enep knife in yesterday and it is EXACTLY like this. Very blunt edge grinding, bounced off the wood I attempted to chop, and the grind lines at the tip did not meet, so there was NO point. One of the handle pins is loose too.

    I was going to send it back, but I can get it sharpened and re-ground for the cost of shipping so I will get it fixed up this weekend. The handle will be re-done too. Love the way it handles, it will be a great blade to keep in the camping gear, etc.

  13. gunknifenut


    Jun 9, 2006
    After some work, its a really cool knife. I love mine. I accept that knives like this are often not the best out of the box, and thats cool with me.
  14. Cyblade


    Aug 16, 2001

    Hey did you forget about us. We wanna see proto pix and lots of them.
  15. LotusBlade


    Jun 10, 2010
    I just got my Thai Enep knife in and had the same problems as the others. I am very surprised that Joe would back something like this. Condor needs more QC in their process. My edge is so off and the tip is all jacked up. It is going to take a lot of work to fix it. I am just so surprised that ESEE, Joe, and Blind Horse would all have their products made by Condor with the way my blade is. If this is the way Condor is going to be making their stuff then this will be my last. Hopefully this is an issue that can be resolved.
  16. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Just get in touch with Rick Jones at Condor--he'll take good care of you. Their QC may be spotty (that's why I inspect all of mine) but their customer service is second to none. ;):thumbup:
  17. glamdring


    Dec 13, 2003
    I haven't posted in a looooooong time :) . But I just got my Thai enep blade that I ordered from Baryonex knife co. ( The reason I bought it from Baryonex is because I wanted to see if their 7 point inspection system was just talk or if it was real and I must say this is the best sight unseen knife I have bought period. Great job Baryonex knife co.:thumbup:) It is a very nice blade. I can't wait to use it.:)
  18. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    No problem, brother, and thanks for the kind words! :) I made the decision a long time ago (back when I worked at a local cutlery shop) that I wouldn't sell a customer anything I wouldn't be happy carrying myself. It helps me sleep at night. :p

    Now go beat the tar out of it! :D:thumbup:
  19. eduard


    Apr 21, 2010
    do all the screws go through the tang or are there some fake ones ? if not why are there so many screws or bolts
  20. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    They're rivets, and they go all the way through. I think there's so many because it looks neat. Three would be sufficient.

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