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Ontario Utilitac II Folding Knife 3-1/2" Black Tanto Plain Blade, Highly Textured Handles - 8914

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Part Number: ON8914
Manufacturer: Ontario Knife Company
Retail Price: $45.95
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Description
ON8914: Joe Pardue | Utilitac II
Ontario Knife Company

The Utilitac II series designed by Joe Pardue. Great size and weight on a very usable folding pocketknife. Textured handle on dual, stainless steel liners secure a liner locking AUS8 stainless blade. These are solidly built in Taiwan with great ergonomics and a very useful blade shape. Easy to open and easy to close and easy to use.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3 1/2"
  • Overall Length: 8"
  • Closed Length: 4 1/2"
  • Pocket Clip: 4 way, tip-up / tip-down carry
  • Lanyard
  • Locking Mechanism: Linerlock
  • Steel Material: AUS8 Stainless Steel
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 071721089148

AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Andrew
France
Apr 08, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, None
Fantastic knife and value
I am very very impressed with this knife. The handle is a touch on the thin side for my large hands, so I will be leaving the clip on (don't usually like clips) since it gives my forefinger a little extra bulk to wrap around. but the grip is fairly long end-to-end and plenty of space for all of my fingers. The grip is certainly well textured, so no worries about slippage, even if the material is hard polymer. The clip can be attached front or back, on either side. My one gripe about the grip is that the forefinger recess is less deep on the right side than the left, and the blade unlock lever is quite prominent in the recess. This means that the forefinger has a less deep recess to plant in. It is better for right-handed use than for left. The handle length makes it relatively large overall, but it is slim and light. The blade is super sharp. It is easy to set in motion with thumb and forefinger on the blade lugs, and then finish the motion with thumb. The blade locks into position with a clear audible 'snap' and never feels like it is going to unlock by accident in use (provided that you keep your thumb up top where it is meant to be, and don't rotate the knife in your hand, letting your thumb stray near the unlock lever, which, as already stated above, is quite prominent in the forefinger recess). There is absolutely zero play in the blade. Between the edge, the AUS8 material and the solid mechanism, this seems like a knife with great longevity. Leaving aside my minor gripe (which is my personal preference for big handles and deep finger recesses), this a fantastic knife and a steal at a discounted price, with options on blade style and finish.
4 out of 5
Andres S.
Uvalde, Tx
Dec 29, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
Awesome knife
Razor sharp out of the box. Straight edged AUS8 steel so it should be easy to maintain, which is great for a sharpening novice like me. Good weight to it, not too heavy. Rides low in your pocket so the lanyard is a good idea if you prefer tip up carry like I do. The included one isn't great so I replaced it with a paracord lanyard. One of the screws on the clip stripped after I repositioned it. That's the only thing that keeps it from being a 5. Good quality overall at a great price. This or any of the other styles would be a great buy.
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