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condor thai enep camp knife

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

  1. disduster

    disduster Gold Member Gold Member

    622
    Oct 18, 2007
    recently got the chance to purchase one of the newly released thai enep camp knives from condor. I took it to the woodpile to work with me a few days after i got it and here are some of my inital thoughts. good weight, handfillling grip, thick sharp edge. Right, so overall i was pleased the few hours i spent with the enep camp knife. The only problem i had with it was one of the pins started to work it's way out, nothing i couldn't fix with a bit of glue. so no big deal to me. i Believe in time i will most likely strip and rehandle the blade in micarta. I do really like this blade shape, it's got a great sweet spot. i have picked up a few condor blades over the past year and have nothing but pleased with them. cheap, fun the modd and make personal, decent quality. just great working blades for those of us that live a blade culture. I see more in my future.
    oh yeah the pics.

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    eitherway it's always a good day when you got a skink in your wood pile

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  2. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Nice,looks like a HI Tamang with a more comfortable handle.
    I've gotta get one & give it a try.
    Love the skink pic too,we had them in central cali.when I was a kid.
    Some had red/pink heads & some had blue.
     
  3. jca21

    jca21

    Apr 12, 2006
    got one on order.

    cant wait to get mine :D
     
  4. gunknifenut

    gunknifenut

    Jun 9, 2006
    Thats on my short list of "must have's"
    Thanks for the pics comparing it in size...I didn't imagine it that small, I love it.
    I have to get me one, that and the condor parang look pretty good.
     
  5. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    It's also available in an 18"-bladed machete size in 1/8" stock. :D

    OP: It sucks that a pin in your handle started to work out--it was probably made right before Holy Week down there. :eek: I'd get in touch with Rick Jones at Condor about that, even if you plan on rehandling it eventually. They need to know about this sort of thing, and you deserve to have your handle not coming apart until you want it to! :p

    It's a really great design, though, isn't it? Comfortable handle and a big sweet spot, like you said. I normally don't care for recurved blades, but this one is a totally different animal! :cool::thumbup:
     
  6. WILLIAM.M

    WILLIAM.M Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Now that looks SWEET!!!!

    Thanks
     
  7. disduster

    disduster Gold Member Gold Member

    622
    Oct 18, 2007
    i was a little smaller then i thought it would be as well, but it still packs a very good punch.



    for the the sake of the company maybe i should do that, do you have a email for mister jones at condor?
    i'm very pleased with the design, looking to maybe get the bigger one too. i think i know a new web store with great customer that has them.
     
  8. Joezilla

    Joezilla Moderator Moderator

    Jul 22, 2005
    That is the first time there has been a pin that has come out. Did you sand the head at all or anything? You can coat the pin with epoxy and smack in back in, or send it back and get a new one. I've been destroying my enep and it just asks for more.
     
  9. disduster

    disduster Gold Member Gold Member

    622
    Oct 18, 2007
    a little glue and some sanding so the pin was flush with the handle and it was good to go
     
  10. TheGame

    TheGame

    Sep 24, 2008
    This is one of the Condors I have my eyes on. Thanks for the review and pics. :thumbup:
     
  11. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    You can email Rick at rtj2 at att dot net or you can give him a ring at one-four zero seven-three five four-three four eight eight. :):thumbup:

    Between the two sizes the machete is my favorite--it may only have an 18" blade but the thing feels a lot more imposing than that! A sweet spot that big and far from the handle in 1/8" stock makes for one heck of a chopper! :eek:
     
  12. coaldigger

    coaldigger

    Jan 27, 2007
    Looks good ! Nice review ! These new Condors are looking nice, this model is going on my "wish list" along with the Condor Barong !
     
  13. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    I like the Barong a lot, though I'd like to see a larger version. The present model is a great compromise between having a big sweet spot for chopping, a fine point for drilling or piercing, and good knuckle clearance for cutting against a board/surface. You can comfortably use it for slicing and food prep by pinching the spine like a chef's knife.
     
  14. gunknifenut

    gunknifenut

    Jun 9, 2006
    I would LOVE to see CONDOR come out with a Parang Knife, much like the ENEP. They have the big one, now they need one like Lofty Wiseman uses..that would be their biggest seller. I already have it designed, just point me in the right direction guys..I would GIVE the design to condor, for a free couple of knives of course. LOL

    Oh yeah, I said the hell with it, and bought the Big and small ENEP last night...the waiting begins. I think these are FANTASTIC woods tools, and cant wait.
    Looks like another Condor convert has been born. I love a lot of the new designs. I am going to get the Speed Bowie and the NEW bushcrafter..it looks much improved.
     
  15. bladerique

    bladerique

    976
    Aug 31, 2010
    Like this?

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    Or this?

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  16. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    I could see a blade like the top one's on the handle of the new Speed Bowie. That would be sweet. :cool:
     
  17. Carolina River Rat

    Carolina River Rat

    Oct 29, 2008
    I'd like to see Condor make one of these...

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    ...but full-tang with wooden scales.

    ETA: Or maybe micarta? :D:thumbup:
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2011
  18. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    I like the curve/flare of the blade much better on that one than on the Ray Mears one. As per usual, I like the way you think! :D:thumbup:
     
  19. Carolina River Rat

    Carolina River Rat

    Oct 29, 2008
    Perhaps someone *cough* Joe *cough* should get Condor to produce such a creature.
     
  20. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    If they aren't already! I know they already have their 2012 line figured out, though I have no clue what the items themselves are.
     

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