Condor Tool & Knife
The name of the Trenkel Knife is a derivation of the original native word, adapted by the designer, inspired by the term "Trelkenentún", which in the language of the tribe "Araucanos", inhabitants of southern Chile, means "to remove the leather from an animal." It's a born and bred hunting knife designed by Walter A Matthews and features an ultra-thin polished 420HC stainless steel blade, hickory wood scales, and a handcrafted welted leather drop sheath.
About the Designer
Walter A Matthews is a survival techniques specialist who also served as an officer for more than 20 years in the Chilean Marine Corps. In 2005 he founded in Chile the first Survival and Primitive Skills school. As a SERE Instructor, he has also trained Special Forces operators on survival techniques. His tactical experience, self-reliance, primitive skills, and bushcraft techniques in different locations throughout the world, give him the ability to design various types of knives and outdoor tools.