Maybe. I still need to run it head to head with my Golock. Pretty darn close if not better though. I started off with a Condor Bolo. It looked like it had potential, but I was sadly disappointed. In stock form the bolo is way too heavy to swing for more than a few minutes, balanced too far forward for jungle work, and has a horrible fat grip. Hard to hold on to and blisters in minutes. It might work OK in 1"-3" hardwood, but you're better off with a khukuri or, better yet, a saw. So I took the grinder to it. Now it's light, quick, has a nice grip, and goes through bamboo like buttah. Shown with my 18" Ontario GI for comparison. And a stock photo of the original bolo for reference.