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Ontario XM Strike Fighter AUTO Combat Folder 3.375" Plain Edge Blade - 8745

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Part Number: ON8745
Manufacturer: Ontario Knife Company
Retail Price: $394.95
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ON8745: XM® Strike Fighter
Ontario Knife Company

XM Strike Fighter offers auto open with safety, 154CM stainless steel blade, Tribocote R40 finish and 6061-T6 Aluminum handle 0.55" handle thickness. Outside button to release blade. Secondary safety lock.
  • Blade Length 3.75"
  • Overall Length: 8.5"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Weight: 4.5 oz.
  • Pocket Clip: Yes
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 010666

154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Alexandria, VA
May 19, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
A year in AFG, and still a great knife.
I used this knife daily for a year in Afghanistan. It was solid, retaining clip never loosened, quick sure opening, and blade kept an edge. It's a bit dinged and scratched now after constant use, but so would be any tool used in that environment. Most importantly, it is still fully functional. I love this knife.
2 out of 5
New Joisey
Nov 25, 2014
Pros: Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Type, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Unique looking knife, but not worth the asking price
Another is a series of 5 minute reviews by Jim, so called because they're only 5 minutes of reading for you (but obviously I put in a heck of a lot more time to create it).

Make: Ontario
Model: XM Strike Fighter
Price Paid: $215

First Thoughts...
Initial Impressions: Unique looking knife, particularly the blade (that's partially why I bought it). Handle is not very thick, which is my preference, but the large expanse around the blade pivot makes for a tough EDC. Jimping on the blade spine is far too aggressive.
Packaging: Knife came wrapped in a blue plastic mesh wrap 'sock', but that was the only protection.
Accessories: None.
Documentation: None.
Observed Quality: Handles match up perfectly, leaving no seam. Blade centered in liner. Blade... Sharpness: Terrible. Came out of the box with an awful edge, if you could even call it an edge of course. Speed of Deployment: Quick. Blade moves with authority. Solidity of Lockup: Good. Probably could use a bit of an adjustment though; when the blade reaches the fully opened position there's almost a 'return' action in the travel, as though it went a little too far and needs to come back a touch. When deployed downward pressure on the spine results in some movement, but very slight. Slide lever for locking the blade moves easily, but perhaps too much so. The detente for the locked and unlock positions does not feel very positive so I could see it moving from one to the other without much prodding. Blade Wobble When Deployed: More then a $200+ knife should have. Grabbing the tip and moving it from side-to-side reveals movement and a 'clicking' sound from the hinge. Handle... Feel: Solid. Fits my hand well and feels comfortable. Being aluminum means grip could be an issue when it's wet or cold. Size: Largish. The blade tip extends all the way to the end of the handle when retracted, so it's not like Ontario could have made it any smaller. Impressions: Overall I like it. Unique pattern cut into the sides and a nice size finger choil. For me it's a little on the slim side towards the end of the handle. Convenience... Clip Strength: Tights, perhaps too much so. Getting it to slide over the lip of my jeans pocket has proven to be somewhat difficult. It's held on by 3 screws, so it's not going anywhere. Metal is average width and thickness. Carry Options: Tip up and down for right side, tip up only for the left (the deployment button prevents tip down on the left). Overall... Value: Not a lot. There are better options in this price class. You can get knives just as good for a lot less. The Meyerco MFXRAY4 springs immediately to mind; for about $90 less you get a knife that's the equal to the XM Strike Fighter. Buy Again: No. Overall Assessment: This knife doesn't do it for me at this price. The blade came in serious need of sharpening, and it wobbles too much when deployed. The edge is pretty bad as well; on the tanto tip it was cut uneven, so the left side had a different grind angle and appearance then the right did. On the back side the edge was cut all the way to the first serration making it look like there is a chip in the blade. There isn't, but it sure looks that way. This one is going back.
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