New Ontario Knives at SHOT Show 2019

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.


Ontario Apache TAC-1 Folding Knife

Ontario Apache TAC1 Folding Knife
Ontario Apache TAC-1 Folding Knife
Ontario Knives makes a lot of combat knives and tools. Mostly, they feature combat fixed blade knives. However, they do make some awesome folders and we really like this new one, the TAC-1. It has a button locking system that works to release the knife from the open position. It looks like it could be an automatic, but this version is totally manual. It’s super light weight with a G10 handle that does not need liners and the texturing gives it a great feeling grip. The lockup is very solid. The blade shape is a little unusual in that it is very wide towards the handle and comes directly to the tip with a straight top and an angled “belly” on the cutting edge. The grind is a flat saber grind. All in all it seems very solid and lightweight and would be excellent in a combat situation. It’s also a great knife for every-day-carry. You can see them at

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Ontario Blackbird SK-5 Wilderness Survival Knife

Ontario Blackbird SK
Ontario Blackbird SK-5 Wilderness Survival Knife
Ontario Knives ventures into the world of Bushcraft with their new Blackbird SK-5 Wilderness survival knife. It’s built like their Ranger and RT series, except it is styles for survival and uses 154CM American stainless instead of 1095 carbon steel. Ontario knives is a premier American knife company.
This is a great American made knife.
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New Ontario Ranger Bush Series Tactical Blades

Ontario Ranger Bush Series 9 Inch Fixed Blade
New Ontario Ranger Bush Series 9″ Tactical Blades!

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.

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Ontario Signature Extra Thick Fixed Blades Limited Edition

Ontario Signature Extra Thick Fixed Blades Limited Edition
New, Extra Thick Bush Knives from Ontario!

The RD-6 and Afghan Bush 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.

The differences between the RD-6 and the Afghan are that the RD-6 has a 6″ clip point blade in a Bowie knife style and a pommel for hammering, while the Afghan has a somewhat shorter 4.438″ drop point blade and no pommel. Both come in either orange G10 handles with a black Micarta accent, or black Micarta handles with an orange G10 accent.

These are extremely limited, and every blade is numbered. So get yours today, before they are all gone!

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Ontario Ranger Series Little Bird Knife 1.75″ Fixed Blades

Ontario Ranger Series Little Bird Knife 1.75
Ontario Ranger Series Little Bird Knife 1.75″ Fixed Blades
Amazing short knives made by Ontario in the Ranger series. These are stout and strong knives that come with a great Kydex sheath system. They are made of 1095 carbon steel and you get the choice of various colored cord wrapped handles or Micarta. They are also offered with orange handles made of G10. Also, each handle material is available with or without a glass breaker extension from the top of the handle. Very cool knives!
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