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Ontario Randall RTAK II Fixed 10-1/4" Plain Blade, Micarta Handles (8628)

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Part Number: ONRTAK2
Manufacturer: Ontario Knives
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ONRTAK2: RTAK II Survival Knife
Ontario Knife Company
The RTAK II is a super large survival knife featuring a 10-1/4" blade made of 5160 carbon steel with a flat finish for protection. The thick Micarta handle is removable for cleaning. This knife is large enough for any task you put it to! The sheath is a deluxe Nylon combat type system with a pocket on the front and plastic liner for the blade. Improvements on this model over the now discontinued RTAK I include a better finish on the blade, better guard built into the handle design and overall superior fit and finish.

The Ontario RTAK II is a survival / utility knife designed by the professional survival training team Randall's Adventure & Training (RAT) and manufactured exclusively by Ontario Knife Co. Designed for: Wilderness Survival - Military Operations - Law Enforcement - Utility Use - Hunting, and any other task requiring a sheath knife comfortable enough to be carried full time.
  • 16-5/8" overall length 
  • 10-1/4" drop point blade
  • 3/16" thick 5160 Steel 
  • 56-58 Rc. Hardness 
  • Full flat grind 
  • Mil-spec phosphate finish 
  • Lanyard hole Green Canvas Micarta ergonomic handle slabs 
  • Ambidextrous Cordura nylon sheath w/ lashing holes for attachment or paracord storage
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 071721086284

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
Donald C.
Windsor Heights, Iowa
Oct 17, 2014
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Damned Good!
This isn't a cuticle trimmer or nose-hair remover. It is a big, heavy, sharp as hell blade that would very easily take off a forearm or head. It's not made for pretty. It's made to chop your way through whatever stands before you, especially when making a quick hide or a longer term shelter. You can beat on it with whatever and split some fairly large diameter logs. Though I have not used it for splitting large game pelvises, etc., I don't doubt it could do it. I generally use it for making little sticks out of big ones for firewood, and beheading small game and birds and turtles. Yeah, the sheath isn't the best. Find a good leather worker and give him some 8 to 9 ounce leather and some heavy copper rivets. You don't want to accidentally fall on this - a severe leg wound would probably lead to a quick bleed-out, which is why the furnished scabbard is a negative 10 in my book. The weight is why you are buying it - no need for a hatchet with this, excepting "way back" regions.
4 out of 5
New Zealand
Jul 01, 2013
Pros: Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Blade Sharpness
Huge. Maybe a bit too huge.
Something the stats don't really impress is just how enormous this knife really is. I have pretty big hands (~4"/10cm across the knuckles) and it's borderline too big for me. The linen micarta handles are decently grippy. I don't like the texture to the powdercoating on the blade, my personal preference would have been for something smooth, lower friction and easier to clean. The sheath is what you'd expect from a knife at Knifecenter's price, I'd have been disappointed by it if I'd paid full retail and will replace it with a leather sheath soon. The design is Ok, but the plastic insert is too lightweight for the weight of the knife and it rattles, which irritates me. It'll do fine for strapping to a pack though. I'm not sure you'd want to carry something this big on a belt. The blade sharpness out of the box leaves a lot to be desired. Even for a big 'chopper' like this, it wouldn't cut paper and that's too blunt. You don't want to be having to put a lot of force behind a blade this big or it'll bite you bad.
5 out of 5
Nepean, On
May 24, 2013
I love this knife!!!
What a great chopper. I have used mine a lot. I've batoned through a pile of wood at this point. I've chopped a lot of dead trees down too. (I highly recommend using a lanyard while chopping. A blade this weighty will tire out the forearms and it only takes one slip for a nasty injury. I have seen it an RTAK fly out of friends hands more than once. [They lean the hard way sigh...] I always wear gloves too, especially while solo batoning. Not to mention eye protection. Those have literally saved me from blindness more than once. PSA over) My RTAK II has stood up to all this use and asked for more. The blade has never chipped out either. I have had mine going through dry but stubborn logs and seen the blade bend and flex, but it always returns to it original straightness. The original blade coating on the other hand did not last very long. A small complaint as I use WD40 on my RTAK regularly to prevent rust (1095 while being a great wilderness blade steel will rust) but an area that could use improvement none the less. Personally I think the wear gives it character. I feel comfortable wearing this on my belt around the camp site or waking around in the bush looking for fire wood. If I was going on a hike with a pack on I would attach it to the pack. It is a bit weighty. The sheath it comes with is adequate to store the knife, has a good belt loop and is of average quality for a nylon/plastic insert sheath, but it is not an excellent sheath. Having said that I find it adequate for my use and I am not complaining. Especially at this price point! I have enjoyed and used my RTAK II for 4 years now. It comes on every single wildness/camping/cottaging adventure I go on. I recommend it! I even cut my wedding cake with it in fact!
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