[SHOT Show 2020] New Knives from Ontario Knife Company
Derrek Sigler 01.30.20
You may have heard about the sheer magnitude of SHOT Show 2020. Let me say – it’s all true. Walking the show floor means walking over 12 miles to see every booth. There are so many new products including some really cool new knives. Here are some of the newest knives from Ontario Knife Company..
One of our first stops at SHOT Show 2020 was to Ontario Knife Company’s booth. This New York company has been in the game for a long time, being founded in 1889. They had several new knives on display. Their Journeyman Tanto knife has a 3.6 inch blade that is made of high carbon steel with a hardness of 57-59HRC. This is one seriously sturdy blade that will have maximum penetration. The Journeyman Series is based on the classic pilot survival knife, and this new Tanto edition adds extra backbone for penetrating cuts.
OKC also had a new folder with the Shikra Folder. It has a linen micarta and Titanium split handle that makes for a lightweight knife with a superb feel and grip.The Shikra Folder has a 3.2-inch Stainless-Steel blade with a 55-57 HRC rating with a beveled taper to a very fine tip. This is a versatile knife with a slotted spine by the grip for precise work when opened to its full 7.4-inch length.
If you’re nostalgic, you’ll like the newest offering from Ontario’s Old Hickory line. The Old Hickory line has been around for many decades. Your grandparents probably had some Old Hickory cutlery in the kitchen. The Old Hickory Outdoor Series adds the Fish & Small Game Knife that has a four inch blade with a 57-59 HRC. It feels great in the hand, too. You can buy some currently available Old Hickory Knives right now, too. We’re rather fond of the fillet knife that is made in the “old school” fashion.
We’ve been testing the OKC Hunt Plus Drop Point knife for a while now and can honestly say it is one of the best values in hunting knives going. The blade is 420HC steel and it holds and edge very well. We also have the OKC Hunt Plus Skinner Knife and it is just as good. Both knives have a solid rubber handle that feel good in your hand and don’t slip from your grip. The best thing is, these knives are available now, and at extremely reasonable prices.
With all the knife companies at SHOT Show 2020, we didn’t have time to see them all. There were just too many cool new things to see there. However, we did hit a few more of them. Stay tuned for more of the latest and greatest gear coming to you from SHOT show 2020.