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Ontario Blackbird SK-5 Wilderness Survival Knife 5" Satin Blade, Black G10 Handles - 7500


MSRP* : $235.50 | You Save* : $120.00 (51%)
Part #: ON7500 | Ontario Knives
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ON7500: Blackbird SK-5 Wilderness Survival Knife
Ontario Knife Company

The Blackbird SK-5 blade is crafted from 154CM. This steel is American made, known for its superior toughness, edge-retaining ability, sharpness and corrosion resistance. The SK-5's blade is 0.13 inch thick and features a full-taper grind.

The perimeter of the G10 handle is rounded to provide a comfortable grip and is secured to the knife tang with stainless steel Allen screws.

The Blackbird SK-5 comes with a MOLLE compatible sheath that features a rigid protective insert. The sheath also features a belt loop so that it may be worn on the hip in the traditional belt mount configuration.
  • Steel: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Length: 5"
  • Overall length: 10"
  • Blade thickness: 0.13"
  • 58-60RC
  • G10 Handle Scales
  • MOLLE Compatible Sheath
  • Knife Weight: 8.4 oz.
  • Sheath Weight: 3.5 oz.
  • Paul Scheiter Design
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 071721075004

154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
Ontario Blackbird SK-5 Wilderness Survival Knife 5" Satin Blade, Black G10 Handles4.700 (20 reviews)
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Ontario Blackbird SK-5 Wilderness Survival Knife 5" Satin Blade, Black G10 Handles
5 out of 5
Matthew H.
Albuquerque, NM
Aug 06, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
First Impressions.
Just got this knife, so I haven't brutalized it with batoning tests, accidentally dropping it on rocks or New Mexico compressed sand, etc. I did carve a pine block into a rough sphere, rinse it, and cut up a ribeye. Then whittled the bone down to a toothpick, lol. No problems whatsoever so far. I'm impressed with how you can go delicate with it, despite its length.I gotta say, it's a wonderful knife. Aesthetically pleasing to the eye and hand. Reasonably sharp out of the box, but I did use my finest grit stone on it, and now it shaves hairs. Only about 2-3 minutes of gentle honing. My only initial beef/complaint is that it doesn't have a hammer pommel. The weight is awesome. My decision came down to 3 knives: this one, A Condor, and the well known BK2. The BK2 is too heavy. 1/4" thick is overkill for my needs. Plus I didn't like the stock handle scales. The condor 5" bushcraft was nice, but the wood handle worried me (it's dry where I live. Wood doesn't last in the sun without oiling/waxing and such. Plus, like the BK2, also a corrosion-prone blade. Even though I live and hike in the desert, NM is not the Empty Quarter. I'm always by rivers and creeks, dealing with damp wood, and sweating too much.I actually researched a hike/camp/bushcraft knife more than I researched the laptop I recently purchased, lol. I settled on this one, as it's ~$100. I didn't want to spend more, for obvious (to me, at least) reasons. My only experience with this type of knife previously is owning (and destroying) a few Moras. I still love the >$20 Moras. Great beaters. And you don't care if you ruin it on a backpacking trip. But, I did want more. Something a little longer, full tang, and /quality/ SS. Oiling blades is fine, but I don't want to worry about corrosion. Especially when away from 'civilization' for more than 3 days.On the sheath: too many people have complained about it. I own a bunch of Maxpedition molle packs/pouches, and it's on that level of quality. I like it. I like how I can attach a secondary sheath to it, for a flashlight, my phone, a Leatherman, or my fav. small fixed blade: a CRKT Folts Minimalist (wharncliffe). As a left handed person, I really love how the sheath is ambidextrous. That's an issue for us lefties. You'd be surprised how many stock sheathes are right handed only. Hint: 99% of them.Anyway, sorry for the TL;DR. I might update next month, when I get some time off to really test this guy out.
Ontario Blackbird SK-5 Wilderness Survival Knife 5" Satin Blade, Black G10 Handles
5 out of 5
Blue Ridge Mtns.
Apr 17, 2016
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Versatile blade design made from a good steel.
I've had my BlackBird since the fall of 2014 and consider it the best mid size(4-6 inch) bushcraft/survival fixed blade i've used or owned for the price.I'm not saying it's the best available at any price,but i am saying i consider it the best for what KC has it priced($128) and under.The Horace Kephart designed blade is a versatile design that works well doing woodwork(carving,feathersticks,whittling etc.) as well as cleaning game and for real life,common everyday cutting chores,it's one of the few truly versatile
Ontario Blackbird SK-5 Wilderness Survival Knife 5" Satin Blade, Black G10 Handles
5 out of 5
Todd H
Poplar Bluff,Mo
Dec 18, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Blade Material
Cons: None
better than i thought it would
I love this knife. I like it better than benchmade bush craft knife. Very high quality knife,and it will shave, right out of the box. I have other knifes with 154cm, very good steel easy to sharpen and holdes a sharp edge very well. I also have knifes with cpm s110 steel, hard to sharpen. I personally like 154 cm better. sk5 is a bargain at that price. A must have knife.
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