Ontario SPEC PLUS SP8 Machete Field Test

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A huge thanks to Tyler for testing this blade for us. Click here to check out his channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Kinley1978/

Film in October 2012 in the Uinta mountains by Ben Petersen. Edited by Paul Oblock.

Comments

pichnoufblues says:

These teeth on the back are not a saw. It is a safety feature when you’re batoning. Prevents your baton to slip and break your thumb.

Scowler says:

Honestly, the saw-teeth are only there for making nocks on bow staves and arrow shafts, as well as tent stakes.

Datsyzerberg says:

This is a bug-out kit NECESSITY. Pries open doors, demolishes firewood, EASY and COMFORTABLE to use, awesome sheath, EASY to sharpen, stays sharp.

One thing guys, the saw on the back.. that’s not for wood. It’s made for air-craft aluminum. If you punched that baby through a car door and started sawing down, it’d CHEW that metal up. Not made for wood.

TJack Survival says:

My thoughts exactly!

Blade HQ says:

Thanks for the honest feedback. We try to bring a nice blend of folks to our channel in hopes that if some people don’t float your boat, others will. We’re all about floating boats around here.

Aluminum Foil says:

Oh goodness, I’ve kind of wanted one of these for a while. Yet every time I looked at it, I just though it seemed a bit gimmicky. I think I’ll have to reconsider that opinion, thanks :>

SonOfAHerbert says:

How does that compare to the marine raider

MeLlamoBradly says:

damn, I was actually shocked at the price. very reasonable. I was expecting a 150 dollar blade

Tatersalad19 Cars says:

the smiths axe and machete sharpener got my SP8 to a knife-edge, no shit, it shaves paper as well as any blade I have and its only 20 bucks

TJack Survival says:

I was too and that is why I got it.

plank3000 says:

I took one of these camping at Georgetown lake and it snapped right it half chopping branches, haven’t bought an Ontario since

drgonzo212 says:

2:20 not using the “leash” (lanyard) properly. Tsk tsk tsk..

Herschel's Lost Leg. says:

I completely disagree, I think these guys are awesome!

trextrextrex says:

What will you take for it?

Jon Lebel says:

Its like combining a knife and machete.  Not super good at either but has some functions of each.  It looses the usefulness of a smaller blade knife and looses the light weight of a machete.  I’d rather carry a combo knife and axe (or saw).  It appeals to the “one tool” mentality or the “Rambo” types that like (or needs) a big knife on their hip.

Cocio Blade Reviews says:

thats a knife!!!!

gpwasr10 says:

I have had mine since the 90’s, it’s held up very well. Very well made knife that I am not afraid to punish while camping.

TJack Survival says:

I Googled Guiro. I’m not above admitting that, AND that made me laugh!

William Joseph says:

haha =p

Firebrand1967 says:

*Rasp not “saw”.

phrankus2009 says:

Yup … I been rockin’ the SP8 for over two decades and BOTH the SP8 along with the TOPS BoB Fieldcraft Knife, together, as a 2-blade system, will do everything but fillet flounder … Maybe even that. I cannot understand why the SP8 is so underrated, in the survival and bushcraft community. … Properly convexed ? … I cannot think of any hand-axe or Bowie that could out-perform it … Again … Add a Mora BLACK or a TOPS BoB and you will have cutting covered. A bypass pruning shear helps.

TJack Survival says:

Well I concur to that one!

William Joseph says:

Hey, just giving you guys the heads up. The thing you think is a saw blade is actually a Güiro, it will allow you to entertain yourself until help arrives.

TJack Survival says:

You too can have guns if you go to the gym once in a while. 🙂

INVERTED REALITY says:

I HELD THIS IN MY HAND AND I MUST SAY I DONT LIKE THE WAY IT FEELS.THE HANDLE IS GARBAGE IN MY OPINION. IT SWILELS IN YOUR HAND AND WANTS TO ANGLE OUT UPON IMPACT. THE SHEATH IS HORRIBLE TOO. THE “SAW” SPINE IS NOT A SAW. IT’S FOR MAKING NOTCHES AND ABSORBING THE VIBRATIONS FROM IMPACT/CHOPPING.

Datsyzerberg says:

Horse shit. First off, this is a wood processor, so it’s not meant for tasks a knife is made for, it will do fine enough work for process tinder as well. I have a GB Wildlife hatchet. It’s good enough. Liked the style of it. But I spent an entire week in Washington Jefferson Wilderness processing trees daily with the SP8. It was the most coveted piece of gear we’d brought. Batoning with it, with the size of logs we did, would’ve been a PITA with a GB Wildlife hatchet. SP8’s a WINNER

Living Survival says:

The saw isn’t meant for sawing, only notching. I ordered it but since it is fairly heavy I decided to just carry an axe.

TJack Survival says:

Thanks much. Besides everyone is entitled to there opinion even if it stinks.

Marian Dinu says:

i would not buy one of this.

thenextarcher says:

sounds good 😮 I am thinking about getting an esee 4 or another knife soon. the training begins ! lol

TJack Survival says:

Sad is thinking that you need to be afraid of something to own or possess a gun. That is like thinking you are afraid just because you have a fire extinguisher in your house. Fear isn’t even relevant in the equation. The whole idea is based on an ignorance of the purpose or definition of what a gun is. A gun is like a knife or a hatchet, it’s a tool. A tool that demands as much respect as a car, or an ax, or anything else that can be dangerous.

Blade HQ says:

Nice… you should! We filmed this off Mirror Lake Highway in the Uintas. I believe the lake was called Diamond Lake. I don’t think you can go wrong hiking out there; it’s all beautiful.

Russell Suender says:

I have the SP8 a year now,and have pretty much put it to the test.Mine didn’t come that sharp,just a basic factory edge.I used my Lansky Puck sharpener to take out the nicks,and put a better edge on.I prefer using my Husqvarna hatchet now as it holds an edge much better,and doesnt take long to put on a real sharp edge.The SP8 tended to hack off branches, I attempted to cut off.OK for batoning logs for firewood,other than that I rate it a 6 on a scale of 10.

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