Condor

Vtg Condor 85 SSG Seizo Imai Seki Japan AUS8 Fixed Fillet Fishing Boning Knife

$72.95
SKU:
COND-85SSG-BL
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Description

Description

This is one of the best production made fillet knives of all time. Designed by Phillip Hoffman, founder of Lakota and Condor knives, this knife was made in Seki, Japan by Seizo Imai in the mid-1980s. The Condor 85SSG features a micarta handle, stainless bolsters, and a sturdy 7" long AUS-8 stainless steel blade. This is an unused blemished knife with small pitting in the bolsters - the reason the condor logo was not etched in the bolster. The Imai made Condor predates the Secnos versions which came towards the end of Condor production. Made to be a fillet knife, but stiff enough to be a boning knife as well. Buck Knives recently produced a boning knife that has a similar shaped blade, but the handle on this one is a better design and was patented by Hoffman. You will notice the same design on other Condors. Highly collectible, yet usable. Seizo Imai was one Seki, Japan's finest craftsmen and most famous knifemakers of the modern era. His collaboration with Parker spanned nearly two decades. He made knives for Parker, Frost, Browning, Explorer, Compass, Condor, and many others, including his own brands Imax and Seizo Imai. His custom Loveless style knives are works of art. After his passing, several vintage old stock models were found at his warehouse. This is one of these rare finds.


Specs

Brand/Model:

Condor 85SSG

Made in:

Japan

Condition:

Vintage old stock, unused. May have small small blemish on handle/bolster such as divots from the casting process. Knife only, no sheath.

Year Produced:

1980s

Folder Closed, or Fixed Overall Length:

12 " long

Blade Material:

AUS-8 Stainless

Blade Length:

7" long

Handle:

Micarta

Additional Notes:

Bulk packaging, knife only, no box or sheath

Knife Type:

Fixed

Number of Blades:  
Lock Type:  
Opening Mechanism:  
Dexterity:

Ambidextrous

Reviews

Reviews (1)

Jeffrey T Oct 30th 2020

Fillet/Boning Knife

Very very nice fillet/boning knife—I’m quite happy with it.

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Additional Info

SKU:
COND-85SSG-BL
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout