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Ontario Spec Plus Gen II SP43 Fixed 7.9" Black Carbon Steel Blade, Black Kraton Handle, Nylon Sheath - 8543

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Part Number: ON8543
Manufacturer: Ontario Knives
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ON8543: Spec Plus Gen II SP43
Ontario Knife Company
This generation of the Spec Plus products is the Gen II series of outdoor survival knives. Designed for function by blademaster Dan Maragni, the full-tang historically based knives are waterjet cut from 5160 steel, "the steel that cuts other steels". Like other knives in the Spec Plus family, the Gen II products features a black texture powder coated blade, an ergonomic Kraton handle and a black tactical sheath.
  • Blade Length: 7.9"
  • Overall Length: 12.9"
  • Blade Material: 5160 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 53-55HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Black Powder Coat
  • Handle Thickness: 0.19"
  • Handle Material: Kraton
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Sheath: Nylon, MOLLE Compatible
  • Sheath Color: Black
  • Weight: 10.6 oz.
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 071721085430

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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5 out of 5
May 17, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Ok lets get it out of the way, the sheath sucks, any way you slice it. But , at 60$ i think you could drop another 30$ for a custom kydex and still have a better setup than alot of 130-150$ knife/ sheath combos. Blade is an extremely useful shape for slicing and piercing. Mine came rediculously sharp for an ontario.and the grind was perfect. The 5160 steel will also reshapen fairly easily. Handle is largish and very comfortable. Not a great chopper due to the balance being more toward the middle of the blade, but also makes the knife extremely quick in the hand. Excellent fighting knife. Better balance than a kabar.
2 out of 5
Buffalo ny
Aug 21, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, None
Cons: Weight, Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard
Where do I begin. I've never been one of he snob types that stick my nose in the air over sheaths, but I guess there's a first for everything. Sheath is garbage, nothing more than some nylon and plastic. The blade like all Ontario knives I purchased was dull, bad dull. I am a competent sharpener and putting an edge on a knife is never a problem, except this one. Worksharp, dmt loaded strops didn't even touch it, will most likely need to do a new bevel. The thickness was disappointing as well, a bushcraft style should be a 1/4 thick. Blade is way too light in the hand for a large knife. Would never buy this again, shame on you ontario
5 out of 5
Rijswijk, Other
Sep 22, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
great new Ontario line
Great battle Knife. Additional 1" reach, and 5160 steel. Phoenix
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