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Ontario 8682 Spec Plus SP6 Fighting Knife Fixed 8" Blade, Kraton Handle, Nylon Sheath

$41.95

MSRP* : $64.95 | You Save* : $23.00 (35%)
Part #: ON8682 | Ontario Knives
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Description
ON8682: SP6 Fighter
Ontario Knives
 
Spec Plus Series knives are designed for military, sporting and rescue use. Features includes: comfortable Kraton handles, epoxy powder coated 1095 carbon steel blades, full tang, nylon sheath and was proudly made in the USA.
Features
  • Comfortable Kraton Handles
  • Epoxy Powder Coated 1095 Carbon Steel Blade
  • Full Tang
  • Nylon Sheath
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 8"
  • Overall Length: 13.125"
  • Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.23"
  • Blade Hardness: 53-59 HRC
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Black
  • Handle Material: Zytel
  • Sheath Material: Nylon
  • Weight: 10.6oz.
  • Made in the USA
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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4 out of 5
Serpent Lord
Bowling Green, KY
Nov 24, 2018
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness
Tough Blade
53-59 HRC is stated - that's a big range, I know, but I believe mine is towards the upper range because of how hard it is to sharpen. It's not dull out of the box, but it won't rip paper either. As much time as I spent with sharpening it using Spyderco's Triangle, it still wouldn't rip paper. I have some other knives like that too. I think it has to do with the type/grain of the steel and hardness and maybe that is best for edge retention. The shine I got on the edge is magnificent, but it ends up feeling more towards "axe sharp". The only other rip I can give it is the handle. Where the curled edges are at the top and bottom, they will bend and I wonder at what point would they simply break off if mishandled. Kraton feels like a hard rubber. This is a hard-use knife for sure. The nylon sheath layout makes it hard to get the knife in and out; it makes it a two-handed affair because of the retention snap-strap getting in the way of the knife handle. It may sound like I'm picking this thing apart, but I wouldn't return it for double my money back. It really is a physically beautiful knife with how they ground the blade. Anything you "fight" with it is going to lose.
4 out of 5
Dl69
NJ
Sep 28, 2018
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, None
Cons: Weight, Sheath/Scabbard
Solid Knife
The only reason I'm giving the knife a 4 is the blade design. It's long blade is very strong and sharp. Not a great survival knife. What it is,an overbuilt fighter. And I prefer a fighting knife to be a little lighter. I compare the blade shape to a cold steel oss or osi. Same size,but much lighter and sharper. Also the CS has a full flat grind. On the other hand the sp6 could be a survival knife for light chopping,camp / food prep stuff. It's not bad at anything,and not great at anything except it will last forever!
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