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Ontario Ranger Series RD7 Ready Detachment 7.5" Plain Blade, Black Micarta Handles - 9417BM

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Part Number: ON9417BM
Manufacturer: Ranger Knives
Retail Price: $155.50
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ON9417BM: Ranger Series - RD 7 Ready Detachment
Ontario Knife Company

This knife features a 5160 steel and black texture powder coated blade. Black Micarta handle. Comes standard with MOLLE compatible black nylon sheath with edge protecting hard plastic insert and roomy utility pouch.

  • Overall Length: 13.25"
  • Blade Length: 7.5"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.25"
  • Made in USA
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
4.571 (7 reviews)
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5 out of 5
May 07, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Excellent knife!
I just received my RD 7 today and this is a excellent heavy duty knife, fit and finish is outstanding. If SHTF or a zombie apocalypse is on the horizon, this knife and my Ranger Tanto is the only knives I'll need! Once again great customer service, extremely fast shipping and best prices from Knife Center!
4 out of 5
Uncle Pal
Rocky Pt.
Apr 03, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Why pay more?
Although the RD7 is considered a combat style fixed blade,it also has the necessary features that makes for a good wilderness survival knife.With it's thick .25 inch piece of 5160 carbon steel,it has the thickness,and weight necessary for batoning/chopping if called upon for those tasks.Plus it has a practical clip point blade design.I also like that it has REMOVEABLE micarta scales.Kray-Ex,and other rubber style handles that engulf the entire tang can become loose from their tangs,and cause moisture to rust the tang.But with removeable slabs,you can keep the tang oiled good,and not have to worry about rust,or the handle coming loose.IF the screws do come loose,simply tighten back down.If the scales are too thick,or aggressive,simply take apart and sand to fit..Another important feature which gets overlooked sometimes is the pommel.An exposed steel pommel is a mandatory feature for a survival knife in my opinion.The reason is because a knife like this will eventually be used to hammer objects with.And since the RD7 has an exposed steel pommel,it can handle any task that requires hammering..Try hammering with an enclosed pommel surrounded by rubber material,and you chance destroying the handle.As for the sheath,it's not that bad.I've seen better,and i've seen worse.Thing is,it get's the job done.You can modify to suit your needs.For the price of this knife,i can't complain about the sheath..For Under $90,you get an American made fixed blade,that's a .25 inch thick,flat ground and has a very good grade of carbon steel,and micarta handles.You will not find a better knife for the price anywhere..I highly recommend the Ontario RD7.
5 out of 5
Michael W
St Charles Mo, Mo
Mar 07, 2015
Pros: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material
Cons: None
Awesome tool
I have battoned with ease. Chops good. Edge retention is good even after batoning. My handles were actually very comfortable despite other reviews I've seen. It came decently sharp, was able to get very sharp relatively easy, similar to 1095 as far as ease of sharpening in my opinion. I honestly feel the sheath is fine, if worried there is plenty of room to sew a additional Velcro strap as I plan on.
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