Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Ridiculously over-engineered, this knife is for people who are serious about having a knife that WILL NOT FAIL them in a survival situation. Forget all the other "survival" knives - I was issued my Ontario knife 35 years ago, and I have used it and abused it in the backwoods and around the house ever since. It's small enough to not be a burden, large enough (and thick enough) to beat on with a froe to chop down a tree, use as a pry tool, field dress game - you name it. The sheath is not pretty, but it wears pretty much as well as the knife it protects. Sewn and riveted, metal-backed - it's not going to fail you either.Great knife - forget Gerber, Bear Gryllis and all the other pretenders - this is a serious knife for serious situations. Take care of it and it will take care of you - for a long, long, time.