Ontario SP2 Air Force Survival Knife (Spec Plus 2)
The Ontario Spec Plus 2 (SP2) knife is also known as the Air Force Survival Knife. The Air Force Survival knife is a multi-use knife designed for a wide range of military, rescue and survival uses. The Air Force Survival Knife is the shortest of the Next Generation Spec Plus Knives and features a very practical design. The blade has small "teeth" (serrations) on the spine of the blade and a bowie style, clip point tip making it ideal for almost any cutting application.
The SP2, Air Force Survival Knife is 10.625" in overall length. The 5.5" blade is full tang 1095 Carbon Steel (.1875" thick) with an epoxy powder coating. The SP2 Air Forece Survival knife features a comfortable Kraton handle with a secure grip.
The SP2 Air Force Survival Knife comes with a combination leather/cordura sheath with a lanyard.
The Ontario (manufacturer) part number for the SP2 Air Force Survival knife is 8305.
The Ontario Spec Plus 1 (SP2) Air Force Survival knife is made in the USA.
Editor's Review (May 2010/Camping Knife Feature):
Probably my favorite of all the Ontario Knives to use as a camping knife is the Spec Plus (Model 8305), the Air Force Survival Knife. The best part about the Air Force Survival Knife, in my opinion, is the handle. It's a really comfortable Kraton Handle with grooves, finger guards, and a non-slip grip - I love it! The length is a bit more manageable at just under 11" overall (5.5 inch blade). It's full tang, so you know this knife is going to be strong enough for some heavy duty camping and survival tasks that require chopping and cutting. The blade is epoxy coated and 1095 carbon steel -- it's gonna hold it's edge and re-sharpen well (it will rust, so keep it dry). The sheath is practical and utilizes a belt loop and secures the knife in place with a strap over one of the finger guards and the handle. The blade is a plain edge, but there are teeth on the spine that could make quick work of rope. The slight backwards curve at the tip is sharpened, which could be really useful for gutting an animal or fish (campers still have to eat!). The only downfall the Air Force Survival knife has is glorified shoelaces that it comes with. My advice... replace those shoelaces with either some tough cord, rope or a leather strap. Overall though, this survival knife is so practical, I can see why people love it. I would pay quite a bit more than the $35 and change asking price for it!