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Ontario Gen II SP48 Survival Knife 8" Flat Ground Blade, Kraton Handle - 8548

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Part Number: ON8548
Manufacturer: Ontario Knives
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ON8548: Gen II SP-48
Ontario Knife Company

This knife features a 5160 high carbon steel and black texture powder coated, flat ground blade. Kraton handle, full tang and black nylon sheath included.

Ontario Knife Company 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.

  • Blade: 8"
  • Overall: 13.7"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.1875"
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 071721085485

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.
4.286 (7 reviews)
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4 out of 5
South Carolina
Jan 06, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Good knife
Good knife, not heavy for the size makes nice backpack knife for me. Comes sharp with a nice full flat grind. Wish the gap from blade to tang was big enough to put a finger in. And the sheath isn't very good. Only single stitched on the belt loop. Is really molle compatible either.
5 out of 5
tampa florida
Aug 11, 2012
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Great Knife
Love the balance weight and overall quality including the 5160 steel. Very good blade for the money. If your thinking about buying it get it. Shaving sharp out of the box. Lightweight chopper,camp,kitchen, carver,splitter all around versatile and worth it. I can do all my fieldcraft chores with this biggish blade easily and it is comfortable to use for long periods unlike some other knives I own. Excellent big blade hiker tool I can hammer tent pegs in with it. Chop small dead and down tree limbs with it. Fire prep feathersticks etc.. Agree with others about the sheath I suppose I will wear this one out or hope for a replacement soon from Ontario. The blade/finger guard is a nice feature but is a rubber or similar material and has a little flex to it. The kraton handle fits my large hands very well and is comfortable to use. When sweating though you need to be careful with your grip. I would have liked a slightly exposed tang at the butt for smashing stuff. All in all at this price point it is still a very good value. I kind of think of it as a mid priced beater that will see a ton of action.
4 out of 5
Rollie B.
Trempealeau Co., WI
Jun 27, 2012
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Awsome Knife
I bought this knife for hunting and all around bushcraft. I own about a dozen Ontario knives and this one like the others did not disappoint me. The broad blade and full flat grind make for an acute blade angle that allows for a razor edge and effortless cutting. Ontario handles fit and feel good. This is a large knife that is light weight and the 5160 spring steel make this one tough tool that will take hard use. The sheath is the only reason it did not merit a five. Only one velcro fastener held the knife in place. That's pathetic! My SP 50 has an awesome sheath with two snap fasteners.
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