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Ontario TAK-1 Survival Knife 4-5/8" 1095 Carbon Steel Plain Blade, Micarta Handles (8602)

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Part Number: ONTAK1
Manufacturer: Ontario Knife Company
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ONTAK1: TAK-1 Survival Knife
Ontario Knife Company
Whether it is the RAT or our TAK Series knives, you can rest assured these knives will stand the test of durability. TAK knife features include 1095 carbon blades, canvas micarta handles, and sheath. The handles feature Micarta ergonomic handle slabs for increased grip when wet. The handle slabs are attached to a full tang and secured with stainless steel screws. Each knife also features an extended pommel with lanyard hole.
  • Blade Length: 4-5/8"
  • Overall Length: 10"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.19"
  • Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • HRC: 55-56
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Color: Zinc Phsphate
  • Blade Stamp: TAK / ONTARIO
  • Handle Color: Tan
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Handle Thickness: 0.7"
  • Sheath Color: Black
  • Sheath: MOLLE Compatible
  • Weight: 10 oz.
  • NSN: 1095-01-515-9869
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 071721086024

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.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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The swampy hell of Florida
Apr 12, 2016
Pros: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material
Cons: None
Good tough knife.
This is a very stout knife. Mine needed a little TLC on the Micarta, This took about five minutes and some sandpaper. The edge was a little uneven, but smoothed out fine when I sharpened it. The steel is very good. It took a very keen edge, and after some batoning, whittling and food prep, it was still very sharp. This is a good size for general field/bushcraft use, though it is little heavy. The heft allows it to take much more abuse then its thinner brethren however. I love the handle shape and blade angle on this pattern. If you extend your arm out straight you notice the point is still out straight, rather than pulling up. This helps keep my hand from being fatigued during use despite this knife's heft. The sheath is not great, but I picked up a nice leather pouch type for it. The brown leather and tan Micarta look great together. 1095 is great steel. Just oil it from time to time. For the money, I don't think you can beat it.
5 out of 5
Jim L
Clearfield, Utah
Jan 02, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great Knife
This is an awesome knife. I had heard good things about this brand and was looking for a good bush-craft/survival knife. this is a hard use knife i have had no problems using it for even the toughest jobs. It easily splits wood and will cut larger tree limbs when using a baton. This is one tough and solid knife.
4 out of 5
Bob Smith
Tucson, AZ
Mar 30, 2011
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard
Update/add-on review
The key thing here is the blade grind was bad. I had to spend a bunch of time re-profiling the back bevel to 30 degrees then add a 40 degree working edge. This down it was honed and shaving sharp but rugged. Great performer now. Sheath still bad get a new one. Great bush knife this has turned out to be. The handle is comfortable though ugly and after hours of hard work my hand feels just fine. A good value that works hard in the woods and now with the re-profile (wow that took a lot of work by hand) is easy to resharpen. Keeps a good field edge. Keep your little packet knife sharp if you want to keep shaving after the first tinder pile and shelter are built but edge comes back fast on this steel so keep a pocket sharpener handy and your ok.
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