Ontario 498 Modified Marine Combat Knife 7" Clip Point Blade, Natural Leather Handle, Black Leather Sheath - 8189

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ON498MOD: Modified 498 Marine Combat Knife
Ontario Knife Company

The 498 Marine Combat Knife from Ontario Knife is issued and used exclusively by the United States Marine Corps. Situated in New York State's scenic Southern Tier, Ontario Knife Company produces one of the most comprehensive, wide-ranging product lines in the cutlery industry today. While being a worldwide supplier, the Ontario Knife Company is also a major supplier to the US Government and its military. Ontario has built its reputation on a heritage of uncompromising craftsmanship, quality materials and components, and a steadfast commitment to its workforce. This Modified 498 Marine Combat Knife features clip point blade in a non-reflective black zinc phosphate finish. The blade is hardened to 55-58 HRC. The handle is made from weather-proofed black leather. Includes a steel butt cap and black leather sheath.
  • Blade Length: 6.875"
  • Cutting Edge: 6.50"
  • Handle Length: 4.91"
  • Overall Length: 11.875"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16"
  • Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 55-57 HRC
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Zinc Phosphate Black Coating
  • Handle Thickness: 1.23"
  • Handle Material: Black Leather
  • Sheath: Black Leather
  • Weight: 9.90 oz.
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 071721818915

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.
Ontario 498 Modified Marine Combat Knife 7" Clip Point Blade, Natural Leather Handle, Black Leather Sheathrated 3.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Ontario 498 Modified Marine Combat Knife 7" Clip Point Blade, Natural Leather Handle, Black Leather Sheath
rated 3 stars out of 5
Jun 10, 2020
Pros: Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Blade Sharpness
The tip of the blade had 2 different angles on the reverse side and yet a 3rd on the obverse. The entire edge of the reverse side was folded from incomplete sharpening and blade was not honed. Is this Ontario knives now? Overall impression is this was made in some guy's garage, maybe his name is Ontario. The sheath had paper glued to it in several places on the back. A couple hours to rework the tip, 30 minutes to sharpen and hone, next is the strop. Would have preferred a brown sheath with the whitish\tan leather grip. On the other hand, 1095 and $45.00. Will make do.


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