Ontario Hunt Plus Drop Point Knife | 9715
Hands down one of the best hunting knives around, the Hunt Plus Drop Point features a 4", 420 Stainless Steel blade. A synthetic rubber handle around the full skeletal tang offers an even grip that'll hold in some of the wettest and coldest conditions. The Ontario Hunt Plus Drop Point was featured in an April 2017 Field & Stream article (see below) as one of the best choices for a hunting knife. The Hunt Plus Drop Point was made in the USA and comes complete with a nylon sheath.
Ontario Hunt Plus Drop Point Knife 9715 Specifications at a Glance:
|Overall Length||9.19IN (23.34cm)|
|Country of Origin||U.S.A|
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel|
|Blade Length||4.00IN (10.16cm)|
|Handle Material||Synthetic Rubber|
The Ontario Hunt Plus was featured in the article Sharp Choices: Two New Knives for Hunting Season
Here's an excerpt:
"The first is the, a 4-inch-blade all-purpose knife from Ontario Knife Company, hereinafter known as OKC. Ontario’s bread-and-butter lines are military and butcher knives, which keep the company away from frivolity in its designs. Accordingly, this one is all business. The steel is a modified 420 stainless, with a much higher carbon content than regular 420 SS, and is given a good cryogenic freezing in addition to its regular heat treat. The blade has a thick spine and a deep hollow grind. It’s hardened to Rc 55-57, which is on the soft side (it’s about where Randall hardens its blades) so it will not hold its edge forever, but if you wave the knife in the general direction of a Crock Stick you will almost instantly have an edge you can peel hair with.
The tang is skeletonized to save weight, and the synthetic rubber handle was designed by someone who has used a knife in the field. It’s slab-sided with rounded corners, slightly sticky to the touch, and long enough to accommodate even a big hand. It will not twist, or fatigue your hand, or cause you to yell “Mommy!” if you pick it up in cold weather. OKC has equipped the Hunt Plus with a nylon sheath that actually fits, and has two keeper straps instead of one. As I said, whoever designed the Hunt Plus has hunted or, if not, he/she has listened very carefully to people who have. The MSRP is $56.95. It’s made in the United States and backed by OKC’s lifetime warranty."