The Ontario Blackbird SK-5 knife blade is crafted from 154CM. This steel is American made, known for its superior toughness, edge-retaining ability, sharpness and corrosion resistance. The Ontario Blackbird SK-5's knife blade is 0.13 inch thick and features a full-taper grind.
The perimeter of the Ontario Blackbird SK-5 knife features a Micarta Handle, rounded to provide a comfortable grip and secured to the knife tang with stainless steel Allen screws.
The Blackbird SK-5 knife comes complete with a MOLLE compatible sheath that features a rigid protective insert. The sheath also features a belt loop so that it may be worn on the hip in the traditional belt mount configuration.
From the Blackbird Knives Designer: Paul Sheiter
"I believe the more complicated a product becomes, the more likely it is to fail when your life depends on it. For this reason I designed The Blackbird SK-5 Knife to achieve maximum function delivered through pure simplicity. You won't see gimmicks or gadgets on this knife...only the core essentials that provide the user with comfort and a sharp edge to handle the most demanding wilderness survival tasks." -Paul Sheiter
Ontario Blackbird SK-5 knife Specifications:
The Ontario Blackbird SK-5 Knife is made in the USA.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Apr 2014
This is the first knife I've ever bought and I have to say I am impressed. The blade was hair shaving sharp from the box, I immediately got to work chopping down a small tree in my backyard (3 inches wide) it took me all of 30 seconds to have it down. After 5 mins of battoning and sharpening a few pieces of bamboo the blade was still able to shave the hairs on my arm. I purchased the blade on the 8th of April with USPS First Class Mail International (the cheapest option) to Australia and it arrived on the 22nd of April exactly two weeks later. This was far sooner than I had expected especially considering the Easter long weekend fell within those two weeks. The knife comes with an amazing sheath with tonnes of cool features. Can't wait to take this thing into the wilderness and put it to use!
Posted by Cliff on 10th Jun 2013
Blackbird SK-5 is exactly what designer Paul Sheiter says it is. Refreshing to see honest advertising. This one is made to be used like you hate it! I am very happy with this knife.
Posted by Unknown on 10th Apr 2013
my new knife appears to be very well made with a good sharp edge to it, its a very sturdy knife good sheath, will come in handy around our camp