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SP-53.....dolled up?

Discussion in 'Ontario Knife Company' started by Crag the Brewer, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer

    208
    Oct 18, 2018
    Hello....First time posting here! :D
    I've looked around first, but didn't see this?

    Does anyone have any pics of a stripped SP-53?
    I'm really thinking about entering the OKC world, normally I'm using Becker's....... This blade looks like it Speaks to Me...haha

    *Also I'd love to see a nice leather sheath for it, or a vender, or something?
    I'm looking forward to this knife.
    Thank You!!!!
     
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  2. Dirtbiker

    Dirtbiker Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 2, 2010
    I dont but I have a sp53 and it's a beast. I did strip an Ontario kukri and put a vinegar patina on it 5 years ago. It's still going strong
     
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  3. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer

    208
    Oct 18, 2018
    Thanks.. It really does look like a beast!
    For as popular as it seems (everyone loves them) I'm surprised I'm not seeing ANY leather Anywhere???
    I'm just used to Beckers getting all the love... :/
     
  4. Dirtbiker

    Dirtbiker Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 2, 2010
    Ontario knives like these are more basic tools than becker knives. They excell at what they are designed for but they do it with less frills.

    I own both and I tend to treat my Beckers more gently. I have more time and $ in those

    My Ontarios just plain work.
     
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  5. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Pirate

    Apr 23, 2005
    I've got a couple of SP-53's and had planned on doing that to one, just haven't got to it yet.
     
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  6. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer

    208
    Oct 18, 2018
    I think I'm just going to have to
     
  7. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Pirate

    Apr 23, 2005
    I'm going to, just gotta get off my ass and get it done... or at least send it out and have it done :D
     
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  8. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer

    208
    Oct 18, 2018
    No!!!!!
    It's so easy! Do it yourself.
    Seriously, I do it the seconds after I first get my knives!

    I don't even feel guilty!
     
  9. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    904
    Sep 13, 2017
    This pic is a few months old, but I noticed the coating comes off fairly easily.

    This model is certainly a smash and bash chopper and swings with authority.

    I haven’t considered stripping it but would be interested to see one cleaned up.

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  10. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Pirate

    Apr 23, 2005
    LOL

    I'm not going to feel guilty either way as long as it gets done :D

    What even got me to thinking about this was a couple of months ago I ordered two of the SP- 53's. The one looks pretty good but the other one looks like :poop:, the tip is ground to one side... quite noticeable, but the sharpening job has to be quite honestly the worst I've ever saw on a Ontario knife. Whoever sharpened this couldn't have cared less what they were doing... it's pathetic.
     
  11. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer

    208
    Oct 18, 2018
    I hope Mine won't look like That!
    Ugh....sorry
     
  12. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer

    208
    Oct 18, 2018
    This is what I have used to strip Ka- bars and Becker's....

    It sends them crying to their Momma...

    [​IMG]santander bank hours near me

    I use a cheap crappy cheese knife I got as gift for actually scraping off the sludge.
     
  13. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Pirate

    Apr 23, 2005
    I hope not as well.

    If I get a chance I'll post a picture of it tomorrow.
     
  14. Dirtbiker

    Dirtbiker Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 2, 2010
    I use aircraft stripper. Wear gloves and use in well ventilated area.

    No coating holds up to that.
     
  15. Beastchopper

    Beastchopper

    74
    Jun 23, 2018
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    I haven't stripped mine. I thought about it, but I use mine a lot and it's a little easier to maintain with the coating i guess. I did fix an offset bevel, convexed the edge, and ground in a larger choil. I love the thing, and for 40-50 it's an unbelievable value. Highly underrated for sure. It hit's super hard, the bolo shape is great for chopping and splitting, the rat tail tang in the rubbery handle is secure but doesnt carry the shockwaves as you blast through wood, and that 1/4" 5160 is so far indestructible. Enjoy
    http://imgur.com/gallery/c2MXTME
     
  16. Yonose

    Yonose

    Jul 10, 2017
    Go for it. Get a steel guard like the one used in the sp10, and decide how you want to fix Dow the upper half. It will turn out delightful (or your money back). Strip it safely indoors using citrustrip or outdoors using jasco. There are plenty of pics online, and good luck!!
     
  17. Yonose

    Yonose

    Jul 10, 2017
    Get a quart of citrustrip it’s like $15 delivered and will do many knives. I’ve already done several busse, kabar and Ontario blades and still have plenty left. The good thing is that you don’t have to open a window or worry about getting burns—sometimes I wear plastic gloves, sometimes just paper towels. Let it soak for 45 minutes in tin foil then scrape off with steel wool or knife. It’s a lot safer than chemical paint strippers and just as effective if the amount of time (sitting) is increased. Worth it if you consider the lost risk of burns or disposal.
     

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