Ontario GEN II SP-53 Knife Fixed Blade (10" Black Plain) 8553

MSRP: $157.95
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Item #BHQ-16874


  • Overall Length:15.00"
  • Blade Length:10.00"
  • Cutting Edge:9.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.26"
  • Blade Material:5160
  • Hardness:53-55 RC
  • Blade Style:Standard
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.75"
  • Handle Thickness:1.00"
  • Handle Material:Kraton
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:1 lb. 2.40 oz.
  • Sheath:Nylon
  • Knife Type:Fixed Blade
  • Brand:Ontario Knife Company
  • Model:GEN II
  • Model Number:8553
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


The SPEC PLUS GEN-II SP53 is a large fixed blade with a grippy, comfortable Kraton handle. The blade is black powder coated 5160 steel with a flat grind and large recurve profile. The handle has a hard plastic guard and includes a lanyard. Comes with a MOLLE compatible black nylon sheath.


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Impressive Chopper
Dylan D.
This knife is one of the most impressive “choppers” that I own. With a 10” blade and a thickness of over a quarter inch, this knife generates a considerable amount of power. I’ve taken down hardwoods up to 4” in diameter for shelter building with this knife. The 5160 steel has preformed very well. In addition to coming sharp out of the box, this knife has held up well to around 2 years of chopping and batoning with minimal re-sharpening. A minor chip has formed near the tip of the blade but this seems to be the extent of any visible damage. The handle is comfortable and absorbs shock while lending a positive grip on the knife. The coating on the blade wore off quickly with heavier use. The only issues I have with this knife is the sheath and the quality control on the grinding of the edge. The sheath is a simple ballistic nylon with very large amounts of rattle when the knife is stored in it. It just feels a little cheap. In regards to the edge, the bevel was very asymmetrically ground at the tip.