posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 10:46 AM
Been a while since I lasted posted anything... still don't have my Internet back at the new ranch so these will not come as often as I like... but
for what it's worth here it is...
It's called a "SPAX"
First impression, this thing is ugly...
Ontario Knives, Spec Plus Knives, Ontario's vision of the next generation of military and sporting knives, feature epoxy powder coated blades,
full tang construction, grooved Kraton polymer handles with integral guards and lanyard holes (except where noted), and combination leather/Cordura
sheaths. Proudly made in the U.S.A.
SPAX features: 8" 1095 carbon steel blade .250" thick, 13 1/8" overall
Ontario Knives, QN-SP16 SPAX
Now for the story... I got mine right before my move to Kansas last month by a good friend and soon to retire Fire Marshal... he tell's me back in
Albuquerque their trying to get one in every fire department vehicle as a rescue tool...
this odd looking multi tool has a cutout in the middle so it can be used as a wrench to open fire hydrants and open close gas lines. Opposite the axe
blade is a digging pick/pry bar and let me just say this ugly looking tool is as close to indestructible as you get!
So far I've used mine to break into an old metal storage building... took no time at all smash the lock and pry open the rusty door... Used it to
chop down a couple dead and dying trees, my sawzall is less work on those but the SPAX doesn't need recharging. Recently I did use it open and close
my propane lines while I was chasing down a leak, works like a charm... but it would be to large to get into a city water meter valve if you get my
When I got mine it hadn't been sharpened and since it's ugly to begin with I just ran it over a wet stone. it holds its edge well and even when I
chopped a fence post wrapped in barbed wire it did not nick or notch the blade... ugly but tough... Just the sight of which makes it a scary weapon
too... this one is a keeper and damn useful to let live in the truck...
I was given mine but when I went to see what they cost it's not that bad, high $50's to low $70 depending on who you order one from... without
having one to play with first I might not have ever picked one up but now that I have, I want two of them, one for each hand!
Nothing else to add my review of the SPAX if you find one offered for sale and you have the money for one, get it... you'll like it too
[edit on 30-6-2010 by DaddyBare]