The Viking Machete by Condor Tool & Knife features a blasted satin finish 1075 high carbon steel and is heat treated and annealed to about 50-55 Rockwell hardness (a measure of hardness). Every edge is hand finished and polished to razor sharpness. The smooth walnut wood handle is known for its nice dark look and durability. The included sheath is made from high quality, heavy duty, handcrafted leather.
About the Designer
In Memory of Arlan D. Lothe (Nov 1943 - July 2011): His designs and development philosophies are elemental: improve an existing product or create a new one to satisfy customer wants and needs. Arlan started A.D. Lothe & Associates, Inc. in 1988 as a consulting company for design, product development and marketing, specializing in knives, hand tools and kitchen items. Over the years, Arlan designed for and consulted with many nationally known firms, and held over 20 patents, including but not limited to knives, hand tools, broadheads and knife sharpeners. He was an avid hunter, outdoorsman, woodworker, knife and axe thrower, and gourmet chef. His practical experience, as well as over 35 years of creative endeavors, led to numerous awards for his innovations. In 2006, Arlan was inducted into the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame for "Outstanding Design." He brought his vast qualifications to his partnership with Condor in the development of first quality knives and tools for the outdoor market. He will always be honored and remembered.