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Ontario Gen II SP43 Spec Plus 8" Carbon Steel Blade Blade, Sheath - 8543

Customer Reviews 4.455 Read 11 reviewsWrite a Review
Part Number: ON8543
Manufacturer: Ontario Knives
Retail Price: $121.95
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Gen II SP-43

This fixed blade is one of the Gen II Spec Plus models with a better black finish on the blade. This model has an 8" blade with an overall length of about 13". The blade shape is a standard drop point.

Ontario Knife is a major supplier of Military Knives. Spec Plus® represents our original vision of the next generation of military/sporting knives. Features include comfortable handles manufactured with a Kraton® polymer, carbon steel blades, full tang construction, wide, razor sharp edges, and cordura sheath. Made in the USA.

  • Blade: 8"
  • Overall: 13"
  • Thickness: 0.1875"
  • Steel: 5160 Steel, 55-57 RC
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.
4.455 (11 reviews)
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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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