Ontario OKC Joe Pardue Utilitac II Folding Knife JPT-3R (3.5" Satin) 08904

MSRP: $45.95
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  • Overall Length:8.00"
  • Blade Length:3.50"
  • Cutting Edge:3.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:AUS-8A
  • Hardness:56-58 RC
  • Blade Style:Clip Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.53"
  • Handle Material:Zytel
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:5.60 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down, Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Ontario Knife Company
  • Model:Utilitac
  • Model Number:8904
  • Designer:Joe Pardue
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


The Utilitac II is a Joe Pardue design brought to you by the Ontario Knife Company (OKC). This lightweight, well-balanced folder features AUS-8A stainless steel (56-58 HRC), liner lock construction, black textured Zytel scales, and a removable ambidextrous tip up/down carry pocket clip. The blade features a satin finish, dual thumb studs, and a flat grind at 40 degrees. The blade deployment is smooth and offers no resistance when opening or closing the blade. This is a great knife for its value!


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Great value but beware
Shane E.
I have only had this knife for about 24 hours so I can't say much about it yet other than it is very well built. For the price, I am extremely pleased so far. Blade alignment is near perfect, the blade flips out with little to no effort and is smooth as butter. Lockup is solid. Absolutely no play in the blade and I didn't have to touch up the edge as it is extremely sharp out of the box.

Overall I have zero complaints about the knife as I like a little weight to my EDC. I would like to see this knife in D2 like the Rat, or some other higher end steel, and would gladly pay a little extra for that option. Beware however if you think you are ordering the "Collectors First Production Run" as advertised in the picture. The knife I received was not a "First Production Run". Sent an email to CS and they informed me that version was no longer available. Not a huge deal as I do like the knife but just keep that in mind if that is something you are looking for. CSR response was fast and offered full refund or store credit. I chose to keep the knife because I like it and it was a great price.
Good knife for the money
Gerardo P.
The Utilitac II is a good enough knife two stars under the RAT 1.
Pros: if carrying tip up the pocket clip (medium quality) is close enough to the edge that can be considered deep carry.

The blade is gorgeous and heavy. When closing it free falls without effort. Also opens very fast authoritatively. Comes razor sharp. Full inside liner construction. Good liner lock.

Cons: blade is in AUS 8A which is not a bad steel but not the best. The belly of the blade has a re curve which, at least for me, it's not as easy to sharpen. I think that I would have being happier with the tanto blade because it has a straight belly (no re curve). Also with D2 steel instead of AUS 8 it would be a much better knife.

Still, I like it very much. Great action opening and closing the knife, beautiful blade, deep carry and a solid knife. Also very easy and straightforward to disassemble and re assemble.
Great value knife
Ben W.
I don't know how Ontario does it, but man their knives open quickly. This is a heavy, thick knife. It isn't overly large, it just weighs a lot and you notice it. The main feature that stands out to me is that with hardly any force you can push the blade out very quickly. It is incredibly smooth and fun to play with. It came very sharp out of the box, I have a scar on my knuckle to prove it. I don't carry this knife often due to the weight, but it is a well made knife and a great value. I'm glad I own it.