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Ontario Bushcraft Woodsman Fixed 9.18" 420 Stainless Steel Blade, Walnut Wood Handles, Nylon Sheath - 8697


MSRP* : $114.95 | You Save* : $40.00 (35%)
Part #: ON8697 | Ontario Knives
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ON8697: Bushcraft Woodsman Knife
Ontario Knives
The OKC Bushcraft Woodsman Knife is a member of the award-winning Bushcraft Series from Ontario Knife Company, designed by Blademaster-in-Residence Dan Maragni. The blade is made of 420 stainless steel. The handles are made from American Walnut wood. This knife is thick and well balanced in the hand. The Woodsman is ideal for chopping and batoning. The knife includes a nylon sheath.
  • Fixed Blade
  • Drop Point Blade
  • Brushed Finish
  • Hand Guard
  • Lanyard Hole
  • Blade Length: 9.18"
  • Overall Length: 14.97"
  • Blade Steel: 420 Stainless Steel
  • Handle Material: American Walnut
  • Sheath: Nylon
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 071721086970

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.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
Ontario Bushcraft Woodsman Fixed 9.18" 420 Stainless Steel Blade, Walnut Wood Handles, Nylon Sheath5.000 (1 review)
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Ontario Bushcraft Woodsman Fixed 9.18" 420 Stainless Steel Blade, Walnut Wood Handles, Nylon Sheath
5 out of 5
Tom Horn
Feb 07, 2018
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Chopping / Batoning Machine
This camp knife is a step above the rest, related to the excellent 5160 high carbon steel, and the heat treatment given to the steel by, OKC’s Blade Master in Residence, Dan Maragni. His heat treatment gives the steel its hardness, resilience, and fine micro structure (see: review of, Bushcraft Utility, w/DeSantis sheath for more on this excellent steel). >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Nice tapered grind on the blade makes batoning and chopping a breeze. Good weight and strength with the ¼” thick spine. Arrived with proper sharpness for a camp knife. Put through many hardwood logs, have done some chopping with it, and have yet to roll or chip the edge. A quick dressing with my Messersharfer (Boker, Ruby Sharpener, available at and it’s good to go for the next time. Can use ceramic rod, knife steel, leather paddle, or small pocket stone, as well. As with all HC steels, oil regularly to prevent rust. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Walnut scaled handle is not only, “old school,” handsome, but, is generous enough to use with winter gloves on. A very comfortable, hand filling, and secure grip, with quillions, fore and aft. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I’ve used OKC’s nylon sheaths for years, never really gave them much thought. They just worked for my purposes (I don’t usually carry these big choppers back packing r/t weight). Put a small pocket stone, oil pen, Ferro rod in the pouch and you’re good to go. If you don’t like the sheath, take up leather work, or Kydex sheath making. They are skills you will use and enjoy for a lifetime. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I highly recommend the entire OKC Bushcraft line of knives. There is bit of the, “good ole days,” in them, before everything was made in China, and came from a big-box store. As always, thanks for the speedy delivery, excellent service, and great cutlery.


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