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Ontario Bushcraft Machete 16" 5160 Black Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, No Sheath - 6521

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Part #: ON6521 | Ontario Knives
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ON8695: Bushcraft Machete
Ontario Knives
Rugged, Dependable, Simplicity; three hallmarks that make Ontario Knife Company an award-winning producer of some of the world's highest quality and most functional hunting, bushcraft, and wilderness survival tools. Ontario Machetes are made to such a high quality that they're the standard issue machetes for the US Military and Special Operations Forces and have been for decades. OKC has used their years of experience to design this Bushcraft Machete for the larger tasks your fixed blade isn't quite large enough for. The micarta handles are rounded around the edges to make for a more comfortable feeling in the hand over prolonged use. This knife is proudly manufactured in the USA.
  • Blade Length: 16"
  • Overall Length: 21.625"
  • Blade Steel: 5160 Carbon Steel, 53-55HRC
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Sheath: None
  • Weight: 1 lb. 5 oz.
  • Made in the USA
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Ontario Bushcraft Machete 16" 5160 Black Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, No Sheath5.000 (1 review)
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Ontario Bushcraft Machete 16" 5160 Black Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, No Sheath
5 out of 5
Tom H
Nov 13, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Grab OKC’s 5160 Steel, Before It’s Gone
Hey, at this price for the seemingly rapidly disappearing OKC, 5160 alloy steel, this purchase was a no brainer, even w/out a sheath. This completes my collection of the OKC, “Bushcraft” line in 5160: Utility, Field Knife, Woodsman (now made in 420 stainless?), and Machete. I don’t know what’s going on, but most of OKC’s 5160 steel products are discontinued, or, out of production. Cost of steel? Tariffs? Uninformed consumers, satisfied with 1095 carbon steel? Spec Plus knives in 5160 are all but gone. Bushcraft Field Knife and Utility are still available, and highly recommended for this excellent steel; and large, comfortable, old school handles/scales. On a recent camping/fishing trip, after putting OKC Bushcraft Utility thru the rigors of camp/bushcraft/field knife duties, as I was dicing steak for a breakfast omelet on our last day, a buddy said, “Wow! That knife does everything, don’t it?” Yep, it do. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bushcraft Machete arrived with a very sharp 30 degree edge. It has a fairly comfortable handle with fine fitting Micarta scales (better fit than my 125th Anniv. RATK II, go figure?). I like the bird’s beak pommel for retention. Weight forward balance with fulcrum 3” ahead of handle, but still nimble in the hand. Blade is 3/32” thick (definitely a machete, not a camp knife). Bushcraft Machete has good lateral flex to the blade. OKC’s Master Bladesmith, Dan Maragni’s 5160 steel is tough, and holds an edge longer than its 53-55 Rockwell hardness would seem to indicate. According to Mr. Maragni, he was looking for alignment of the micro structure of the 5160 steel when he conducted extensive research on a heat treatment for this steel. I believe it is this, “alignment of the micro structure,” that gives this steel edge retention beyond its HRC value. Whatever. Good stuff, Maynard! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Don’t pass up a chance to get this great 5160 spring steel. With a little care, this machete will be around for the grandkids to use. This is a deluxe, “Top Shelf” machete; now, at a bargain basement price.


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