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


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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 (it will rust) and 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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T. J. K.
The swamps.
Apr 06, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Blade Material
Cons: None
Great performing blade
I use it for around the campsite. Also I sharpened the blade's edge to a razor sharpness with a Spyderco sharpener and the blade literally shaves the hair off of my forearm. That's the reason I've always preferred 1095 carbon blades: they're very easy to sharpen. And I like my survival knife to have a metal pummel.
5 out of 5
M. Frost
Shangri La
Mar 03, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Not Bad
Had one of the original 80's ones...and have this one. It's not bad. Not my first choice as an 'only' survival knife, but great to have around camp. Would buy again.
5 out of 5
Feb 27, 2018
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Review of the Ontario 499 Air Force Survival Knife
I got the Ontario 499 Air Force Survival Knife to use as my main personal knife for camping. It is a good size to carry and has a full tang and robust blade that can take some hard use for all the chores that come when camping. The leather handle has a good grip and the butt end will work for minor pounding jobs. The blade is a useful length and sharpens easily. I put a treatment of mink oil on the handle and sheath to keep it well preserved. The sheath is functional but the stone that comes with it is small. All in all this is a great general purpose knife.
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