OKC wish list

Discussion in 'Ontario Knife Company' started by Blue Sky, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    Some things I would like to see from one of my favorite knife makers:

    Return of the SP19, but no serrations this time! Blade size and shape combined with the SP handle make for a potentially great field knife imo but the serrations are a no-go. And are probably what killed it the first go around. Oh, and phosphated not powder coat. Thank you.

    A more functional sawback on the 12" machetes. Probably would mean offsetting the teeth and actually sharpening them, but that's something I personally would pay extra for.

    A flat ground (or high saber ground) PSK w/o fullers, saw back or sharpened swedge.

    Pin the pommel on the Chimera. The screwed-on design just is not right for a hard use knife, especially one with a pommel intended to be used as a striker! That's a head-scratching decision to be sure.

    Make the 498 and 499 Walmart versions available through all dealers.

    Those are my ideas, I'd like to hear yours.
  2. Roguer


    Jan 5, 2015
    What i would like to see is a saber grind micarta handle with solid thumping and wumping hilts version of the SP-51 or SP-53 to start with! Or Saber Grind version of the Woodsman at least.

    A few Saber Grind versions of the RAT or RD series. (That's why I got the RAK and Two RD TANTO's because one has one and one is similar to them).
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  3. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    Bring back the Bagwell collabs and do them in high quality.
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  4. codycash


    Jul 1, 2013
    Dito on the 19 as long as it keeps with your changes. So much I would love to see, but for starters I would want them to switch all sheaths over to spec ops or kydex. Even a well done molded plastic unit and definitely want to see more leather!
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  5. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    ^^Like the sheaths ideas. Molded sheaths, like on the Chimera, are so nice and compact. Some of the nylon or kydex versions made these days are so oversized as to be almost unusable. No glass filled materials though!
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  6. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    I would like to see this as well.

    I've broke two FF6's that use the same construction method, both at the pommel.

    As much as I like the Chimera I ended up selling mine because of the way the pommel is attached, I just don't trust it.
  7. GrReaper


    Sep 22, 2014
    Yes, and this time in carbon steel, 5160 would be nice. Would I pay a lot for high quality? Hell yeah!
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  8. zuluninja

    zuluninja boricua grinder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2009
    +1 on the Chimera pommel. The 19 could also be thinner, maybe between 3/16-5/32; leave the 1/4 stock for bigger blades. I would love to get blanks to put handles on them, specially a SP10. Bring back the bush series rangers but with a mid saber grind? And ditch the top rubber "guard" on the SPs.
  9. Dean51


    Aug 30, 2014
    I'd like to see the heat treat on the AUS 8 Rat 1 and 2 go to 57-59 HRC.
    I mean what's the point of it being 55-56 HRC.
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  10. Roguer


    Jan 5, 2015
    Full Tanged SP-53 with a micarta RTAC II style handle! That would make it the bester chopper of the best choppers!
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  11. Yonose


    Jul 10, 2017
    Welded or integrated finger guard versions of sp51,53; like the woodsman was to the sp50, but with coating and more durable hanlde slabs(micarta)
  12. Sigsog226

    Sigsog226 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2013
    I would like to see a updated Apache folder come out. I personally was a fan of this knife, but it did have it's quirks. A RH/TP, pivot screw that sets flush with the handles, upgraded blade steel, marking of the steel on the blade(that confused alot of people).
  13. blade man

    blade man

    Jan 8, 2001
    Bagwell reissue. Something like 5160, 52100, even 1095. They'd be incredibly popular.
  14. Pokerchip


    Jun 26, 2015
    I'm a sucker for flippers. A Rat1 flipper would be awesome!
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  15. Roguer


    Jan 5, 2015
    Saber Grind Woodsman like the SP-51. :D
  16. LG&M


    Dec 19, 2005
    Revamp the USAF survival knife by removing the top guard, give it a flat grind and maybe a better saw for wood.
    Call it the bush pilot.
  17. buckfynn


    May 1, 2011
    I'd like to see Ontario bring back the Ranger RBS series, specifically the RBS7 and Afhgan.
  18. Dirtbiker


    Jul 2, 2010
    Return of sp-51.

    Updated handles for sp line. More contour and drop the ribbing.
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  19. StrangeDaze

    StrangeDaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    The return of 5160, 1095, the blackwind series and the sp gen ii series.
    All the changes ontario has gone through have made them lose their place as one of my favorite brands.
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  20. StrangeDaze

    StrangeDaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Also, putting steel type on all models. If they are going to change them then it would be nice to know what you are getting at least.
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