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Ontario SP8 Machete Survival 10" 1095 Carbon Sawback Blade, Cordura and Leather Sheath - 8335

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Part Number: ONSP8
Manufacturer: Ontario Knife Company
Retail Price: $96.50
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Description
ON6304: Spec Plus Machete Survival
Ontario Knife Company
 
This Spec Plus SP8 Machete Survival is a superior tactical field tool. Measures 15-1/8" overall with a 10" 1095 carbon steel sawback blade. Black grooved Kraton handle with lanyard hole and black epoxy coated blade. Black cordura and leather belt sheath with leg tie.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 10"
  • Overall Length: 15-1/8"
  • Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Thickness: 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • Blade Finish: Powdercoat
  • Edge Type: Plain with Sawback
  • Handle Material: Kraton
  • Blade Color: Black 
  • Sheath Type: Cordura and Leather with Belt Loop and Leg Tie
  • Weight: 1 lb. 7.5 oz. Knife Only, 1 lb. 12.8 oz. with Sheath
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 071721083351

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
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Ted A S Ii
Ruskin, FL
May 27, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Review For Ontario Survival Machete
First, The Ontario Survival Machete is everything that the Woodsman's Pal is not and this is why I made the purchase. I bought it for the following criteria: Self-Defense,batoning firewood, light trail clearing, some pruning and loping off heads of large fish. The edge is literally shaving sharp and its angle is around 35 degrees for utility use. I may take it to 30 degrees as an U-Tube reviewer suggested. The weight and size are perfect for Florida woods. There's a sweet spot between weight, length and momentum and the SM has it down perfectly. Florida woods are extremely thick so a long machete will get caught in the over-head limbs. The weight/momentum of the swing easily cuts limbs and fish heads usually with one swing. (I live on Tampa Bay and catch large fish) This SM will accompany me camping, hunting and to any type of wilderness building project that comes up. The saw back is an nn-issue with me. I may use it to obtain kindling for fire making though. The sheath is of good design and offers out-standing security but not speed. Placing it and out of the sheath all day might be a strain. Maybe it needs to loosen up. I might make a plastic holster for it and use its hardware for belt attachment. It is still a very good sheath. The end of the knife is perfect for prying--which you can not do with an expensive knife. I do not foresee this breaking from any activity! The handle is very well designed even though I have small to medium hands. One with large hands will be thankful as well. The blade steel is TOUGH and durable as with all Ontario products. This Survival Machete is made for war and I do not see it breaking or having any problems. The finish seems to be durable and "military" by nature. The safety strap is more than adequate but I may replace it with a double strand of para-cord...yes, if pulled correctly...2 strands will go through the handle's eyelet. .
2 out of 5
Peter
Akron, Oh
Sep 08, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: None
Disappointed
Heavy but does not split as well as my Schrade SCH10, which is why I got it. A friend said the saw back ruined the knife.
5 out of 5
Adrian
Mandalong, Australia
Aug 04, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Best Machete Ever Australian buyer
I have owned this knife since 1997, and I can honestly say this is the most functional knife I have ever owned. Great for survival situations, and general work around the farm. I use mine now to "skin" trees for fence posts. It is almost like the knife was made especially for this job. It takes Iron bark and stringy bark off with ease (Australian gum trees). I must admit I did spend some time changing the angle of the blade edge, and I can shave hairs of my arm with it now. Never any reason to use the serrated edge on the back of the blade, so can not comment on that. Wish I had the same knife when I served, you will not be disappointed..
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