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donatella_nijuan
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Jun 21, 2019
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Did my due diligence, and found the same knife on Amazon for $93.00.
Jun 21, 2019
gn9703
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Aug 23, 2019
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Condor Terrasaur: 1095HC and $40!!! And it's a Garberg killer.
Aug 23, 2019
Jakob
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Oct 16, 2020
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The Condor is a great knife for the money but it's just not the same level of quality a more expensive knife like Fallkniven or an ESEE class knife. The blade finish, grind, wood scales all cut costs. Want to see the difference between the Condor and the Fallkniven? Use both for a week in a marine or wet environment. The wood scales and carbon steel require maintenance to prevent damage while the F1 would largely be impervious. The value of appearance or weather resistance varies depending on the customer, some may be willing to pay more for these things.
Oct 16, 2020
gn9703
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Oct 16, 2020
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The Terrasaur doesn't have wooden scales, nor does the Jaakariapuukko. They both have synthetic just as the Fallkniven does and are impervious to weather. And people get all to panicky about potential corrosion of carbon steel knives in the outdoors. Dry it, coat it, or force a good patina on it and a good carbon blade will service you well. Just like a good horse; don't put it away "wet" and it'll be fine. My only point on the Terrasaur was that at 40 bucks or so it's a worthy competitor. As mentioned, I own an A1 and an S1 and they're excellent knives. There are a lot of excellent choices out there that are great worker knives for some folks who can't afford or justify wanting to invest as much in some premium brands however. I applaud competition and the choices we have to choose from. Hell, I usually even carry a couple if not more Moras in my pack or in my truck. Tell me and the rest of the knife community they're worthy cutters even if not the most glamorous.
Oct 16, 2020
Jakob
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Oct 18, 2020
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My opologies, I am incorrect regarding the Terrasaur having wood scales but my opinion still stands that they are different enough knives to not really directly compete. I am aware the terava puuko is over moulded, I own it. I agree they are all geared towards outdoors and for similar scenarios what I am saying is that there are enough differences to justify paying more, and they are as stated, over all fit and finish and resistance to corrosion. The F1 will do things better than both the Condor and puuko due to material choices and convexed bevel. You may disagree with the significance of the differences but that is your personal subjective opinion, the objective facts remain and others may subjectively appreciate the value of those differences, that is all. I am not saying you are wrong, many may agree but you would be wrong to assume everyone would have that opinion. I am not going to argue spending $400 on a custom bushcraft knife with a custom heat treated 3V blade is stupid when it would perform the same as a Mora. There are differences that many will pay a premium for. I have a Spyderco Bushcraft UK. I then bought a Survive! GSO 3.5. You could argue that is silly, they are similar size and both could do the same tasks but there are differences in blade grind, one scandi, great for wood, the other saber, better for all around use. The steel is different, 3V is stain resistant and tougher. The difference between a scandi grind and a convex on the F1 is significant.
Oct 18, 2020
gn9703
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Oct 18, 2020
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It seems as though you must not even own the Condor in mistaking its handle construction. Besides, you're getting a tad over passionate in attempting to defend your views it seems for me to worry about me wasting too much more of my time debating what are subjective opinions on the matter. It was never my intention to convey that the Terrasaur or the Terava Jaakaripuukko were better knives; just a better value for essentially the same tasks. That's why I never considered buying an F1 personally. I agree that Fallkniven as a brand are wonderful knives and as mentioned own both an A1 and an S1. I was just never interested in an F1 because I believed there to be many more choices that were a better value giving comparable performance in its size range. For that matter, an SRK at 1/3rd the price is even a worthy competitor, although I'm sure you'll disagree. I certainly never meant to compare Moras to more expensive makers' models either although in truth there are many who will laud their functionality and value over many more expensive choices. My only point was to illustrate that there are many budget friendly knives that punch way above there weight when it comes to light duty camping and bushcraft chores and the F1 is in the light duty chore class. If you love your F1 and feel that it will do things better than any other knife its size, I'm happy for you in making the right choice for yourself. We're all welcome to our views and choices. Good luck to you, stay safe, and take care.
Oct 18, 2020
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