So I just bought a brand new Condor and I've been bumming around with it in the woods. That includes basic chopping, whittling, and fire-starting. No abuse at all. Reportedly 1055 carbon steel is very "tough." And reportedly the people at Condor do good things with their heat-treat. But I can't help but think I got one of the few lemons if that's true, because that very basic chopping through normal, slightly wet hardwood has left some permanent wearing along the hollow grind, and using a ferro rod on the spine of the knife has left long, DEEP scratches across the width of the blade. These scratches are deep enough that you can catch your fingernail on them. Is any of this normal for 1055, particularly from Condor? Seems to me that a "tough," sword-grade steel quenched to 53-55 Rockwell should not be so easily damaged, particularly when this same ferro rod has done no damage to my Bucks' 420HC, nor my Beckers' 1095 ... Thanks for reading.