I'm a relatively new player but I'm enjoying the game immensely.
I Don't know if this has been suggested or addressed previously however have you thought of stone Tools created by flint napping?
You could create arrowhead, knives and hatchet's
I would suggest those have a low % chance of breaking which would increase when the condition % is decreasing
I would also suggest that these items lose condition faster than normal items due to being made out of stone.
And lastly I believe that a new suitable type of stone can be added to the game that would need to be searched for.
As I say I am unsure if this has been suggested or discussed but I do believe this would be a useful addition to the game.