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  1. ozwolf

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    So I have tried many knives and seem to always go back to my condor kephart. The edge geometry and spear point just seem to work for me.

    However the handle is small for me and I have been known to baton so I was thinking of something a little beefier.

    So I have been eyeballing the Ontario sk5. Does anyone have experience with sk5 and the condor kephart to be able to tell me how comparable the grinds are? And over all thoughts between the two knives?
     
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    Why not get a condor kephart blank and add your own handle.
     
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    I was thinking about this last night.
    Looking between the two the Ontario has a little more steel there blade is wider and a bit thicker so I would think it would be more robust.
     
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    The SK5 is almost identical thickness (both right at 1/8") but the handle is a little longer. If I wanted a beefier blade with a longer handle I would look at the Ontario RAT 5.
     
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    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/ontario-blackbird-vs-esee-6.198433/
    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/ontario-blackbird-opinions.178530/
    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/thre...iences-thoughts-opinions.153611/#post-2642456
    I have 0 experience with the Condor Kephart, but my OKC SK-5 is a very capable knife for all chores in campcraft and it's my favorite 5" blade. The spine is well suited for scraping bark and throws mega sparks off a ferrocerium rod.

    Dom
     
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    I know it's splitting hairs but the condor is listed at 3mm which would convert to .118 and the Ontario is listed as .130 so they are close.
    Are the grinds the same or is there a big difference?
     
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    I've used the SK5. great knife. I like the handle, personally. But some complain about it's plain nature.
     
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    I kind of like the plain look myself.
    How is the palm swell like?
     

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