Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
I am a collector of sorts of fixed blade combat knives. This is a very attractive piece. The handle offers a secure grip and the bolster is solid. The deep hollow grind of the blade makes it extremely effective at slicing, and the tip / spine design lends its self well to penetration. I would not, however recommend this as a functional field knife. The blade is not very thick, and the finish is shiny, 2 qualities I shied away from when choosing an EDC during my deployment in Iraq. (I generally used a Benchmade 155 SBK, the Ontario M-9 doesn't fit on a S.A.W.) The sheath Is rugged and functional, but only offers one carry position and is not Molle compatible. I also had to have the snap replaced almost immediately. In civilian life this knife has been relegated to the kitchen, where it slices tomatoes and onions and raw meat with ease. (it also strikes up an occasional conversation) Over the 3 years I've had it, the finish has held up well and the edge has required basic maintenance with a wet stone. Overall i am pleased with my purchase and would recommend it to anyone looking for a bad @$$ kitchen knife or something pretty to look at, but not for some one who is going to seriously use it in the field.