I was in the market for a large woods knife. Smaller than a machete but larger than a regular survival knife. I came up with the Ontario RTAK II for my wood processing needs vs. an Essee Junglas. Both were designed by the same guy and both are 1095 steel (hopefully heat treated equally). They share the same length, thickness and width dimensions. The curvature of the handle may be a little different.
The Essee is more refined, has a sabre profile, no choil and a better sheath. All of these features are great and probably worth the money. Cool skull logo on the blade too!
The RTAK II is a full flat grind, rougher micarta handle, crappy sheath and has a choil. Finally I decided the only thing better for me than an Essee Junglas would be two RTAK II knives for the same price! Once the wife said I could buy the Junglas I capitalized on the situation and bought two RTAK II s! I couldn't find a better pic
. The ones I bought don't have the serrated edge
. I didn't want one for my intended use. I will probably sell one or trade for parts etc.
Please post your opinions of this blade and whatever else you think about it's purpose in general. I'm new to blades and was considering the Ontario SP-51 before I ran across this deal. There may be a trade in your future.
The RTAK II X 2