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Ontario Ranger Series RD7 Ready Detachment 7.5" Plain Blade, Tan Micarta Handles - 9417TM

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Part Number: ON9417TM
Manufacturer: Ranger Knives
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ON9417TM: Ranger Series - RD 7 Ready Detachment
Ontario Knife Company

This knife features a 5160 steel and black texture powder coated blade. Tan 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
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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.
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5 out of 5
Jan 10, 2013
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Very nice piece of steel. Although I haven't had a chance to take it into the field yet, the knife feels great and I have no doubt the 1/4" 5160 steel will be an excellent companion along side of my RAT5. I like that the RD7 handle has room to modify for personal fit, and the sheath is fine, but I make kydex sheaths for all my knifes.
5 out of 5
Apr 16, 2012
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Great knife, generic sheath
Well balanced knife, both in capabilities and in handling. Mine came with nicely finished handles, but given previous experience with the Afghan, I completely understand the first review. This is the rougher, cheaper side of Ontario. The steel part is great, the rest might require some work. The rating is given without the sheath, which is a let-down when you first "meet the knife". Here is what I did: 1) Tore out the plastic insert (easy, since the glue used wasn't up to much), applied a heat gun in a few spots to get rid of the rattling. Now the knife sits snugly in every direction. 2) Took off the retention strap and the "sticky" half of the Velcro. Placed "sticky" closer to the end of the strap. Placed the retention strap within 1 cm of the insert opening. These steps gave a retention strap that actually retains and uses all the available surface of the Velcro. With 45 minutes and functional stitching, the whole package is just smoking. Hmm, upside of a cheap sheath: Got a RAT-7 at the same time. Same sheath materials, but excellent straps... and the glue used for the insert is both better and applied in far greater quantities. So it will keep rattling at little :(
5 out of 5
Chicago, IL
Oct 22, 2010
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Great survival knife
Having used the Ontario RD 7 in a several camping excursions I can report that I am very pleased with its performance. The 7.5 inch blade is perfect for capable chopping and splitting without the added weight and reduced utility of a hatchet. The carbon steel blade, sharp out of the box, has remained sharp through a great deal of use. The black coating on the blade does wear down with use, but that is to be expected with a utility knife like this. The micarta handle needed to be sanded down in a number of spots due to a square design. With patience the handle can be made to fit most hands comfortably. The sheath needs work; the velcro closure is not dependable and the blade does not sit snugly in the plastic insert. The knife easily falls out of the sheath, so be careful. Overall, it's a great knife and I foresee future Ontario knives in my collection.
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