SHOT Show: New OKT ‘Chimera’ Is Very Real.

Image: Chris Dumm for TTAK

I finally got to go hands-on with OKC’s new Chimera survival/righting knife, and this beast is anything but mythical. It’s almost a double-handful of phosphated 1095 steel and Kraton, and it’s almost ready to ship.

Image: Chris Dumm for TTAK

The Chimera’s wide serrations are designed for ease of resharpening, which is already extra-easy because the bombproof polymer sheath has a ceramic honing rod built into it.

It’s got an 8.25″ blade, it’s big and bad (and amazingly well-balanced) and it should hit the street next month for a little over $100.

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  1. dph says:

    Serrations, ugh.

    1. Sam L. says:

      I don’t like 1/2-serrated knives, either.

      1. tbhride says:

        Thirded! Motion carried…

        1. Daniel says:

          I give this knife a big old “meh” if they don’t make a plain edge version.

          Then again, I have a double serrated knife so maybe i cant talk…

  2. Colby says:

    What news of the new Kershaw-Emerson cooperation knives?

  3. jwm says:

    Except for the serrations it looks like an updated version of my old Ka Bar. Comforting bit of kit, that.

    1. fliteking says:

      Good post. Rational.

  4. NavyRetGold says:

    A Ka-Bar with serrations… Why do so many knife makers choose to put these disagreeable serrations on their knives? Are there really that many people that buy them? Do the tacticool posers buy that many knives? I will allow that there are a few people who actually might have a need to cut cords and seat belts (or slice bread?), but most people will never have a use for a serrated blade. For me, its a dealbreaker… If I cant buy a plain edge blade, I don’t buy it. I wouldn’t even consider this knife. Emerson, I’m looking at you..

    1. Kevin A. says:

      I use the serrations on my EDC knife frequently. They’re good for cutting through twine, wire, small branches, and any number of other things.

  5. fliteking says:

    I guess I am old school, I like a simple reliable knife . . . made in the USA.

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