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what do you think Ontario kukri?

Discussion in 'Ontario Knife Company' started by dingy, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. dingy


    Feb 19, 2008
    hi , OKC and you all.

    yesterday i got a Ontario kukri , it looks soooo cool and move fast in hand.

    do you think OKC just do it right? i mean it has a very very thin profile , especially the part near the point , very thin.

    do you think it can stand the force of hard batoning?
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2015
  2. codycash


    Jul 1, 2013
    I think it's the best Kukri for the money. YouTube is full of videos of people beating the snot out of it, haven't heard of a failure yet. Sheath sucks, but I just have mine lashed to the exterior of a pack.
  3. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    does it come sharp ready to use or do you have to de-burr and sharpen it, like a Cold Steel?
    It looks like a good knife.
  4. dingy


    Feb 19, 2008
    this one i have comes sharp ,grind well&even.and no need to sharpen it by now.
  5. dingy


    Feb 19, 2008
    pics followed :







    the kukri fits my hands well , very comfy , but the only thing i dislike it is that the front part was alot of way too thin down for a chopper .
    in one of pics , you can see that the comparision shot the kukri side with a dalicate folder , almost with a same thickness on the spine .
    As for sp10, it has a dalicate & exaggerated clip point ,but the point more roubust than the kukri . sp10 leaving more steel near the point , make it very useful & stable.

    do you really think 3mm thickness can withstand the force of batoning ?
    how about baton it though wood with big knots ?
    i definitely don't think so.

    i set it as a stout machete , suits for cutting and light chopping .
    just my personal opinions above.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2015
  6. codycash


    Jul 1, 2013
    Mine came hair popping sharp and the grind is better than my other Ontario's.
  7. beachmaster


    Oct 3, 2014
    I am VERY impressed with the Ontario Kuk that I bought my father in law for his b day. In fact, I think that it might be the best knife purchase in the chopper world, dollar for dollar, that there is.

    With that being said, I am slowly building up my Khukuri collection so that I can do a YouTube comparison of all of them! I can't wait!
  8. OntarioKnifeCompany

    OntarioKnifeCompany Moderator Moderator

    Jan 3, 2013
    That's a pretty good description. It's like a machete that's easier to use because you don't swing your whole arm. Keep in mind, the kukri was originally a farming implement. I've seen plenty of chopping with it. As for batoning - naturally when you baton, it's never a strictly proper use of a knife, but there are better ones out there for that.
  9. Kailash Blades

    Kailash Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 21, 2015
    In my books it's the best value modern khukuri under $100 and the best from the big western makers all the way up until the CS Gurkha at more than triple the price.
    jux t likes this.

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