Ontario Knife 6525 Bushcraft Field Knife, Brown
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- Winner of field and stream's 2014 best of the best award
- Features walnut handle and 5160 carbon steel blade
- Made in the USA
- Features custom sheath by desantis with firestarter
- Full Tang Blade
- Brushed satin finish
- Includes nylon sheath
- 21' paracord lanyard
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Top Customer Reviews
Every knife that I have bought from Ontario is well made, from quality materials. This knife is no exception. I have used it for a number of farm and woodlot chores over the last month. It has performed well, maintained a good edge, and shows no real signs of wear. I like the full tang construction and the rugged walnut handle with three bolts.
The blade profile is decent for bushcrafting projects, although not exceptional. The blade and handle length is a little longer than most bushcraft knives, which is good for those of us with large hands. The shape of the handle does not fit my hands well, however. It is OK, but it never quite sits in my hand the way I want it to. I have a Helle Taiga that sits perfectly. Every time I pick up the Taiga, it feels like it was designed with my hand in mind. This knife I keep changing my grip on, trying to find the grip that will feel the most natural, but it just isn't there. This may be different for you. For comparison, my ESEE CM6 fits me reasonably well, and my Cold Steel Trailmaster fits me very well. The Taiga is the best though.
The sheath is a problem. The stitching and materials are fine, but the design is poor. When you want to put the blade back into the sheath, you have to stop what you are doing and fiddle with it. The snap that secures the knife into the sheath also has to be fiddled with. Ontario wants to market this as a bushcraft knife, but the sheath design is a hassle. A proper bushcraft knife is easily accessible, yet secure in its sheath.
The solution to the sheath problem would be to make or purchase an aftermarket leather Scandinavian sheath.Read more ›
The handle doesn't have great ergonomics. I don't find it to be comfortable, or to provide good control for fine work. The walnut scales are really quite nice, though, and have held up to hard work.
The steel is a little soft. It sharpens easily, but needs to be sharpened fairly frequently.
The sheath is poorly designed and annoying. The fire started worked a couple times, and then became useless.
I wouldn't buy this knife again. I use it now when I don't want to dull the edge of my better knives. This knife is a sturdy, decent knife, but the design is not as well suited for bush crafting and field work as I would like.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very under-rated knife. It's everything I've been looking for in a buscraft blade! Very comfy handles too.Published 3 months ago by photog
The Ontario Bush Craft Field Knife is a wonderful addition to my camping gear. I bought if for an upcoming backpacking trip. Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. Cassin
Let me just start by saying that I know OKC makes some nice high quality knives this is just my expirience with this knife. That being said I would not recomend this knife. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ken Lawhorn