Reddit Reddit reviews Ontario 8628 RTAK II Knife (Green)

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Ontario 8628 RTAK II Knife (Green)
Made of 5160 SteelBlade Length 10.3 in (26.0 cm)Overall Length 16.6 in (42.2 cm)Weighs 1 lb 6.5 oz (0.64 kg)17 inch(43 cms) plain edge bladeKnife Overall Length: 17-InchWeighs 1 lb 6.5 oz (0.64 kg)
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11 Reddit comments about Ontario 8628 RTAK II Knife (Green):

u/coocha · 3 pointsr/Survival

Goshen? Ah, memories. Hello from a Philmont Staff alum.

I just bought a Mora from Amazon... it was cheap and seems to do the trick. But it's not full-tang. The Glock looks nice, and similar in style to a K-bar. You might want to look into Ontario Knifeworks stuff, including the RTAK II. It's a long beefy blade, which is great for the leverage required to baton thicker wood. Long enough to keep your hand away from the striking surface too. It would also serve well for debarking to prep for lashing semi-permanent tripods and survival shelters.

Hope you have a great summer dude. Teaching kids to shoot blackpowder and throw tomahawks at Philmont was probably the most fun job I've ever had... those kids look at you like some sort of super woodsman, which is a great feeling. Grow your beard for maximum mountain-manness!

u/cragar79 · 2 pointsr/knives

Just for the record, I wasn't able to find one of these for sale anywhere, but if you are looking for something similar in the way of a production knife, I would recommend the Ontario RTAK-II or ESEE Junglas.

Not taking anything away from Mr. Gossman and his awesome blades, but not everyone can afford $500-600 for a knife even if it were possible to locate one for sale.

u/ARKnife · 2 pointsr/knives

As already mentioned - it probably will be too small.

If you want to go OKC - the RTAK II will be much better for this sort of tasks.

Funny thing - it costs almost the same as the RAT 5 and a lot less than the ESEE Junglas.

u/Mrfuckuson · 2 pointsr/Survival

Ok I lied -- $18 over budget. But I can attest to what a quality blade that is. I've chopped down 8 inch trees with it, got frustrated half way threw, shot the tree, and then chopped through the (now bullet impregnated) tree. The knife will lob though a fully jacketed 10mm without any visible effect.

u/-SkaffenAmtiskaw- · 2 pointsr/knives

I've got an Ontario RTAK-II. It's only a 10 inch blade, but it's been pretty handy.

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u/Dondervuist · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

Personally, I look for steel to be suitable for the job above anything else. To me, any knife out in the bush is better than no knife and the last thing that you want is it to fail on you out in the middle of nowhere. I always look at the heat treat to see if it suits the proper intended usage of the blade, steel choice, etc.. I like to see a steel with a good ratio of toughness and wear resistance while also retaining an acceptable amount of corrosion resistance and sharpenability.

After that, I move on to the blade grind and shape. Scandi grind is probably my favorite for working with wood. Full Flat Grind is probably a close second. I want the blade to actually cut, so having a nice balance of thin behind the edge, while still retaining decent thickness and strength in other areas like the spine, swedge, tip, etc is important. Definitely a huge plus if the spine is 90 degrees and rough to give you the ability to scrape.

The handle is probably the last thing that I care about, but still important. I want it to fill my hand, but not be too thick or long. If you can work a finger choil in the design without sacrificing a lot of cutting edge, great, but it's not a necessity. I prefer there to be minimal finger guard, but I do like for a little something to be there and not just a straight, abrupt transition from handle to cutting edge.

FWIW, My usual bush knives vary from the Mora High Q Robust, to the Spyderco Mule Team in CPM 4V (or PSF27) for smaller blades, to the Cold Steel Bushman in 1095 (or SK5) or the Ontario RTAKII in 5160 for larger blades.

u/fromkentucky · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

I've tried a LOT of different knives in a wide range of sizes and 4-5" seems to be ideal for me. I want a blade that's at least twice as long as the thickness of anything I'd try to baton and I don't really need to baton anything thicker than 2 inches. In my opinion, batoning is for making kindling and I use anything larger than 2" as fuel, not kindling.

Take a look at this picture for a second. That's a 20.8oz Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Hatchet and a 22.5oz Ontario RTAK II, after the same number of chops on the same log. The RTAK II is a BIG knife made for chopping wood but it can't even match the performance of a hatchet that is both smaller, lighter and 1/3 of the price.

You say hatchets are "specialized" tools as if they aren't capable of more than 1 or 2 things, but a good hatchet is one of the most versatile tools available. I carved my first bow drill kit with a Fiskars X7, in addition to chopping, limbing, splitting, carving feather sticks, etc.

I've had a KaBar Becker BK7, Ontario RAT 5, multiple machetes and other big knives but even though my BK7 chopped and split better than my current ESEE 4, it sucked at everything else and my $25 Fiskars X7 still chopped and split better. I've just never found big knives to be as useful as a good hatchet (or a folding saw) paired with a well made work knife, like an ESEE 4. That combo offers FAR more versatility, which saves you calories, for only a few more ounces and for the price difference, you can save weight elsewhere by splurging a little on Titanium cookware.

All that being said, if I could only take a knife with me, then I'd take a BK7 or an ESEE 6, but I'd still prefer a good hatchet over either of them.

u/IMonCRACK · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

If your looking for a big knife I've only heard good things about the Ontario RTAK II.


u/nextus_music · 1 pointr/casualiama

I have many kinds of knives, lots of "tactical" knives and many purely utilitarian knives, one or 2 survival knives. edit: [here is old pic of collection] ( I got the kershaw cryo and skyline and crkt m21 since then.

I have not but I have heard good things of them

A knife you have. and a strong knife with a good steel whether soft or hard (which ever you like better and is better for style of knife). there is a lot that goes into a survival knife so I will give some examples, [1] ( [2] ( [3] ( [4] (

I dont know much about leatherman to be honest. but for me I would go with the surge, but the super tool 300 looks much stronger and more heavy duty.

u/miatamanthrowaway · 1 pointr/Knife_Swap

bought new, never used it, at the most cut a piece of cardboard. Collecting dust. Looking for either cash or a good edc blade

u/nate7181 · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

My first "real" outdoors knife was the Ontario RAT-7, If I could do it all over again I would get the Ontario RAT II.

The RAT II can be used in place of an axe and a saw.

Depending on your skill\applications this means you might need a small Mora in addition to that knife.