O/A Length: 8 3/8"
Blade Length: 4"
Steel: 1095 High Carbon Steel RC 56-58
Handle: Tan Canvas Micarta
Blade Color: Black Traction Coating
Sheath: Kydex sheath with fire striker OR Ballistic nylon sheath
Designed by: Kevin Reeve
Weight w/o Sheath: 6.3oz
The onPoint Tactical Knife is
designed as a utility/survival knife. Over the past fifteen years
teaching wilderness survival I have tried and used hundreds of
knives. I have seen every innovation and conversely every gimmick out
there. What became clear to me many years ago is that you do not need a
huge Rambo-type knife for survival. In fact, most survival tasks
require fine motor control and precision, which is very difficult with a
large blade. My favorite knives over the past several years have all
had short 4” blades.
Secondly, I prefer to use a knife with a flat grind. Flat grinds tend to slice through wood and other materials easier than any other style. My experience with hollow grinds are that they are more prone to edge chipping, and that some of the survival blades I have used are little more than sharpened crowbars. I consider a flat grind a good trade off between cutting ability and edge strength.
I prefer high carbon steel, and consider 1095 in particular, to be the best all around blade steels out there. High Carbon provides an optimal combination of edge holding ability and ease of field sharpening. With the TEFLON coating on TOPS knives, rust is not an issue.
I prefer canvas Micarta handles for grip and strength. This particular knife features a hidden compartment in the handle underneath the grips, so the grips can be removed with a screwdriver.
The sweep of the blade means it can be used for skinning, and the distal taper means it penetrates well. The onPoint blade is a simple, elegant tool useful in a multitude of situations.
It comes standard with a Kydex sheath with a piggy-back fire striker.
The ballistic nylon sheath with a cover-flap over the handle to hold the knife secure during airborne operations. Straps on back of sheath are 'Molle' compatible and sheath may be worn on belt with leg tie down, or attached to pack or vest.
The ballistic nylon sheath can be purchased in addition to the standard Kydex sheath.