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Ontario 499 Air Force Survival Knife 5" Carbon Steel Sawback Blade, Leather Handle, Leather Sheath - 6150

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Part Number: ON499
Manufacturer: Ontario Knives
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ON499: 499 Air Force Survival Knife
Ontario Knife Company
This knife is used by several branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Each knife is manufactured in accordance with U.S. Government specifications. Made in USA.

NSN: 7340-00-098-4327
  • 1095 carbon steel blade - 0.1875 thickness.
  • 9.5" overall length - 5" blade length
  • Zinc phosphate finish to inhibit rust
  • Sawteeth on spine
  • Natural leather handle 
  • Steel butt cap
  • Leather sheath with sharpening stone and tie down cord (all included)
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel, most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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5 out of 5
Oct 07, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Materials
Cons: None
Tough Knife
I really like this knife. I have two, they are very sturdy. I keep one in my toolbox and have used it quite often. This knife is a Air force knife, I read where the saw teeth on the back of the blade were designed to cut through the metal skin of an aircraft to assist the pilot in freeing themselves from their plane. Not real good for sawing through wood though. A great knife!
4 out of 5
Kevin D
saxton, pa.
Sep 25, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Material, Finish
two,one for my lady and i
I bought two of these knives for my lady and i. They are our together, survival, tribute gifts to our relationship so to speak. We hunt, dish, camp and scout together and these knives comes with US.,for all we use them for to our needs there great. Simple,practical not fancy just good USA knives for the outdoors and self defense use when needed. All and all good knife.
4 out of 5
Sep 11, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Really a great knife
I've owned one of these for going on 25 years now. Not sure if my original was Ontario or not, but it doesn't really matter. The leather handle feels great and it's easy to care for with a little bees wax. The phosphate finish is designed to hold the oil to the surface to prevent rust. The sawtooth is a little silly. I'm sure it would be great if you were laying around with a broken leg and really needed to saw through a stick. But you're better off with a wire saw in most situations. The sheath is nice with a metal backer that will prevent the knife from cutting it's way out and it actually makes a usable entrenching tool in a pinch. Both of my boys are at that age where it's time for a sheath knife. They picked out this one as their favorite, so I ordered them up. Nice to see some things haven't changed. Comes with a hacking edge but it'll need some touchup before any self respecting boy will carry it.
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