The Kukri Machete from Condor Tool and Knife traces its proud history back to 1787, the year Gerb Weyesburg Company was founded in Solingen, Germany. The quality of the swords, military knives, agricultural tools and household cutlery they manufactured made Solingen the cutlery capital of the world. In 1964, the company formed Imasca with a new plant in Santa Ana, El Salvador and filled it with state of the art German equipment. Some of the original local employees who were sent to Solingen for extensive training forty years ago are still working in the factory today, turning out the finest quality machetes, shovels and other hand tools. In 2004, Imasca developed a first quality line of tools and knives for the North American and European outdoor markets and Condor Tool and Knife was born. The hole in the blade adds strength through the distribution of force acting on the the blade, and is used for hanging the knife on a wall for storage. Epoxy Black Powder Coated Blade. Harwood scales fastened by two brass rivets. Handle has piped lanyard hole. Includes black leather sheath that swivels.