Ontario SP-8 10 Inch Survival Rescue Machete with Sheath ON8683

(5 customer reviews)
Ontario Knife Company
  • Blade Length:  10″
  • Overall Length: 15.2 ″
  • Straight edge on the belly and sawback on the spine
  • Textured Kraton Handle
  • Coping High Carbon Steel with Black Baked-On Anti Rust Matte Finish
  • Made in America
  • Arrives with Flat Bevel w/ Secondary Flat Bevel
  • Cordura tactical sheath included.

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The SPEC PLUS products are a diverse mix of top-selling and innovative machete and tool patterns designed for military, sporting and first responder purposes. Each epoxy textured powder coated high carbon steel sawback blade features a comfortable Kraton® handle,  full tang construction and a tactical leather and Cordura sheath.

The ON8683 Ontario Survival Machete has a 10″ full tang blade made of high carbon steel.  The tip is flat and wedge-shaped.  The top of the blade is a sawback. The combination of these qualities makes the Ontario Survival Machete SP8 an excellent camping/survival tool.

SKU: ON8683 Categories: ,

Blade Length

10 in.

Total Length

15 in.


1 lb. 7 oz.

Weight with Sheath

1 lb. 14 oz.

Width at Widest Point

1 7/8 in.

Blade Composition

High Carbon Steel

Blade Thickness (Above Handle / At Tip)

6.6 mm. / 5.8 mm.

Blade Detail

Arrives with flat bevel w/ secondary flat bevel, Black Finish

Full Tang


Handle Features

Lanyard Hole

Handle Material


Handle Style


Sheath Material

Cordura Nylon

Sheath Features

Glued, MOLLE attachments, Sewn

Country of Origin


Based on 5 reviews

5.0 overall

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  1. Dave B

    I have had mine for 20 years (back when the sheath was made of heavy canvas and leather). This blade has held up to some serious use over that time. One of my favorite choppers. I like that it can do some heavy chopping, but the edge can be sharpened keen enough for slicing. Certainly a big knife option for multiple tasks.

    Dave B

  2. Mark Guntly

    Great chopping blade. It can take some abuse too. The solid sheath is a plus. A little on the heavy side, but great companion in the back woods. Ontario made a solid product.

    Mark Guntly

  3. Adam

    Backpacking and camping are all the better for bringing this. Too heavy for a long-term trek but great for a couple weeks or less.
    One of my favorites and I strongly recommend


  4. David Kramp

    Great chopper. Nice heft.

    David Kramp

  5. Charles (verified owner)

    I own several machetes, closing in on a dozen now. I’ve been trying to find the right working machete for my farm. My Favorite is a viet-nam era machete made by Ontario. I bought this because of the reputation of Ontario. I like this but this is more of a chopping machete or zombie apocalypse type. This would serve well if the world came to an end but, is not the machete of my dreams. I use machetes daily on my tree farm and so far nothing compares to the ones I’ve used or held from the Philippines (the hand made rude and crude ones). The next one in my sights is the condor 12 village parang, whenever it’s in stock. Please remove me from the email alert in regards to the SP8 10″ survival rescue machete as I already bought this.