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Ontario 8628 RTAK II Knife (Green)

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  • Made of 5160 Steel
  • 17 inch(43 cms) plain edge blade
  • Knife Overall Length: 17-Inch
  • Weighs 1 lb 6.5 oz (0.64 kg)
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Product Description

The Ontario Knife RTAK II Series of knives will stand the test of durability. Constructed from 5160 carbon steel, and canvas textured micarta handles, this is one tough knife. Situated in New York State's scenic Southern Tier, Ontario Knife Company produces one of the most comprehensive, wide-ranging product lines in the cutlery industry today. While being a worldwide supplier, the Ontario Knife Company is also a major supplier to the U.S. Government and its military. Ontario has built its reputation on a heritage of uncompromising craftsmanship, quality materials and components, and a steadfast commitment to its workforce. Foliage green textured and powder coated non-reflective blade. Full tang blades are hardened to 54-56 HRC. Canvas Micarta scales rounded for comfort. Lanyard hole in handle. Includes nylon sheath.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 2.5 x 4 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B001DZV3BG
  • Item model number: 8628
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,312 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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I bought this knife for extreme duty in the woods. With this knife I can quickly setup shelter and fire. If I cannot also take an axe, I know I can do witout when I have this bad boy. It takes and keeps an edge.

Given it's thickness, it can batton through wood readily without worry that the blade will break. It is a high carbon steel and not stainless, so it will rust. You just need to be aware of this and maintain it like you would any other valuable tool you have. I take a small can of WD-40 with me if I am making fires on the trip. It helps when battoning through wood and to dress the blade if it is damp or snowing out.

The sheath is a cheap ballistic nylon with a clear plastic blade protector. When you get the knife you will notice it rattels in the sheath. Take a pair of needle nose pliers and pull the plastic blade protector out of the sheath. Then take a heat gun or torch to it, and VERY CAREFULLY, heat up the material until it becomes slightly pliable. Then push it in so as to make the two flat centers closer. let it cool for a minute and insert your blade. If it is a snug fit you are done. If not, re-heat it and press some more. Once done, use some gorilla glue, or something similiar, to glue it back in the sheath.
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I love this knife. I am an avid adventurer and this knife comes everywhere with me for wood processing it cant be beat. I have batoned many pieces of wood with this in all climate type. I am from the northeast so it sees all types of weather. I beat on this thing everytime I go into the woods. If u keep it oiled up it will not rust mine has almost all the coating off from hard use. I definately recommend the R-TAK 2. I will be picking up another in the near future.
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A heck of a lot of knife for the money. I am a big fan of most Ontario fixed blades, they are typically made in the USA, reasonably priced, and tougher than a Chuck Norris, John Wayne love child. Most of the reviewers have already covered this knife in depth so I'll try to fill the gaps. The closest competitor this knife has is the ESEE Junglas, which, I'm not going to lie, is a slightly better quality knife but for almost twice the money. You can spend a lot more money and get a little bit better, but not a lot better. This knife does require maintenance, the sheath does suck but is serviceable. Hey, they had to save money somewhere. This knife is excellent for wilderness survival and camping. It's heavy, but lighter than a hatchet and can do everything a hatchet can do from cutting down small trees to splitting logs.

Have I cut logs into kindling? Oh yeah.

Have I dropped it on concrete? You bet.

Have I shot it with Han Solo's customized laser blaster on full blast? Um...no, Han Solo was a fictional character, but have I generally neglected to keep it clean? Yep, almost like I hate it, but I have failed to damage it unintentionally or otherwise.

The best part is it wasn't so expensive that if it does get dinged, I'm not going to curse the gods or experiment with alcoholism. I'll just warranty it or buy another.

Update: The sheath is worse than you think. I have seen where some people use a heat gun to form the plastic sheath insert to the knife so that the knife does not rattle while sheathed. So I decided to do the same thing but when I removed the plastic insert I found a folded piece of plastic that had been hot glued together and then glued to the nylon outer sheath. This is incredibly shoddy quality.
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By Travis on September 13, 2010
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Great knife, well made and definitely the right size if you are planning on using this for extreme wooded survival. However, it is soooo large that I will probably not bring it with me very often. If you are looking for a survival knife that you can bring with you on an ordinary backpacking trip (3-5 days in the late spring/summer) this probably isn't the right knife to bring. You would be better served with a Fallkniven F1 or the Cold Steel SRK. That said, if you want a large knife that easily processes fire wood, this is it.

Conclusion: Best for serious winter survival or any trip where weight is not an issue.
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I've had my RTAk II for about a year now. This is an excellent knife for around camp or pack with you on a long hike. Its tough, durable and heavy enough you can leave your hatchet behind. The scabbard that comes with it is well made too. I plan to pick up a second one.
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I've been frustrated with traditional camp hatchets for years. You wack the log with the hatchet and you get just deep enough through it for the hatchet to get stuck. Then you have to beat your new hatchet/log combination against the ground, hoping to get the damn thing split. And it won't. Trying to have good enough aim to split off kindling, and not lop off your fingers. Maybe I'm just inept, I don't know. But I'll bet I'm not the only one with hatchet-hatred.

I'd heard of the technique of "batoning", that is beating a knife through a log with another log. I checked out several youtube videos on this technique, and it looked good to me. From what I understand about the technique, this RTAK-II seemed to be the tool for the job. Lots of good recommendations out on the web.

Received the RTAK-II last week and spent a day batoning the heck out of a pile of green wood. This thing works great! Batoning is the hot setup to get rid of the hatchet. You can split off precision slices for kindling with ease. It was able to split some 7" wide logs without much trouble. It really is kind of surprising how this knife will sail through wood.

I did get it stuck on a knothole, the blade was visibly bent from the pressure of the wood. When I got it out, the blade was straight and no worse for wear. The RTAK-II is lighter than a camp hatchet and can be used for slicing, fine chopping and other knife tasks, unlike a hatchet. Highly recommended for the camper, backpacker and survivalist.
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