The KnifeCenter crew loves to spend time outdoors, so we’re always in need of sturdy fixed blades. Ontario has some new stuff that has us really excited this year, so we stopped by their booth at SHOT Show 2019 to see what new knives we will be beating up on.
The largest of the Ranger Bush Series from Ontario Knife Company is now available. When you want that super large fixed blade, the American made Bush series features a thinner profile than the standard Ranger knives, but it still has plenty of muscle. Steel is 1095 carbon with a gray powder coating. Handles are black or tan Micarta, or orange G10. You get the super large size, reduced weight and amazing cutting performance.
The RD-6 and AfghanBush Signature fixed blade series from Ontario features styles similar to the Ontario Ranger Bush series with one important difference: The blades are extra thick. These blades are 0.375″ thick S7 steel, making them quite a bit heavier than your typical knife. However, the thickness of the blade makes these great for unusual jobs. These are great for everyday camp jobs, such as splitting firewood, and they also make a great emergency axe or hammer in a pinch, while still performing ably as heavy duty knives.