Indeed. Mine was a mess out of the box, and my Condor Parang was only moderately sharp, at best. No biggie. I Reprofiled (used a file) and sharpened them up. I like both of them. The Cold Steel Mag Kukri bites deep and is lite. I like it for branches and lighter stuff. The Parang is 1\4 inch thick down the spine and has real heft to it. I prefer it when I know that I want to chop thicker saplings\brush. The Cold Steel is not flimsy, and fairly rugged, but it's a real ugly beater (although effective). The Parang is actually nice to look at\handle. I rubbed mineral oil into the wooden gips 2-3 times and a hint of wood grain came up. The Parang looks and feels much more solid and attractive to me. I find it to be quite effective also but it will bounce off with a glancing blow if the chopping angle is too shallow. I would buy both again.
Originally Posted by Bigfattyt
If you put energy into "hating" a knife brand, then you need to get an actual life and a wider focus of priorities.