I don't have any experience with the Ontario model, but I bought an LTC Kukri factory 2nd for about $40.00, and I love it. Great camp knife because it is so light and easy to carry on long hikes, when weight becomes a big factor. I used it mostly as an axe to cut brush into firewood, which it does with surprising ease. The handle can be a bit abrasive on the hand after tons of chopping, but for the most part it's very comfortable. It's also quick & light, for self-defense against animals of all types. Get a factory second if you can't find a new one cheap - it's a work knife, so blemishes in the finish are really irrelevant. My .02
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