- AUS-8 steel blade
- G-10 handle
- Tactical Assisted Opening (T.A.O.)
Ontario Knife Company's newest assisted opener is the Utilitac 1A. Based on the top selling original Utilitac folding knife designed by Joe Pardue, this knife features a three-inch AUS-8 steel blade (7.125 inches overall) with a black finish, an upgraded black G-10 handle, and Ontario Knife Company's exclusive Tactical Assisted Opening (T.A.O.) mechanism. The patent-pending T.A.O mechanism was also designed by Joe Pardue to be more efficient and durable than other AO system as it features only five moving parts – the opening kick is nothing short of impressive. Precision manufactured in Taiwan.
Folding or Fixed Blade: Folding
Blade Steel: AUS-8
Handle Material: G-10
Blade Shape: Drop point
Pocket Clip: Yes
Carry Options: Pocket clip
Locking Mechanism: Not listed by manufacturer
Rockwell Hardness: Not listed by manufacturer
Opening Method: Thumb stud
Blade Length: 3"
Blade Thickness: Not listed by manufacturer
Closed Length: Not listed by manufacturer
Overall Length: 7.125"
Weight: Not listed by manufacturer
Made in Taiwan