Ontario 499 Air Force Survival Knife 5" Sawback Blade with False Top Edge and Blood Grooves, Natural Leather Handle and Sheath - 6150


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ON499: 499 Air Force Survival Knife
Ontario Knife Company

The Ontario 499 Air Force Survival Knife is used by several branches of the US Armed Forces. Each knife is manufactured in accordance with US Government specifications. It features a 5" 1095 carbon steel clip point sawback blade with a swedge, false top edge and blood grooves. The handle is made from natural leather with a stainless steel butt cap. The included natural leather sheath comes with a whetstone and leg tie.
  • Blade Length: 5.00"
  • Cutting Edge: 4.625"
  • Handle Length: 4.50"
  • Overall Length: 9.625"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.19"
  • Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 50-55 HRC
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Zinc Phosphate Black Coating
  • Handle Thickness: 0.19"
  • Handle Material: Leather
  • Sheath: Leather
  • Weight: 9.00 oz.
  • NSN: 7340-00-098-4327
  • Sheath Made in China
  • Knife Made in the USA

UPC Code: 071721061502

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 499 Air Force Survival Knife 5" Carbon Steel Sawback Blade, Leather Handle, Leather Sheathrated 4.406 stars out of 5 (64 reviews)
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Ontario 499 Air Force Survival Knife 5" Carbon Steel Sawback Blade, Leather Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 1 stars out of 5
Nov 03, 2019
Pros: None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
absolute junk Ontario 499/ 6150
I love American madenOntario knoves but now have seriois concerns if this knife and other too are really made in America or the China made junk knives.I bought this knife to use as an every day carry around farm and was shocked beyond belief to discover the blade edge grind was only partially done and on one side. The edge was rough too. The corners and other areas, even the leather handle was extremely rough.Note: the blade or sheath does NOT have any Ontario brand markings anywhere, so where's that American pride supposed to advertised now?The sheath is very cheaply assembled with rivets that protrude enough from the rough end/ rivet bottom, to scratched the knife blade horribly as I inserted the knife into the sheath.The sharpening stone is poorer quality than some I've seen at dollar stores.Perplexing to see the factory carton with a Made in U.S.A label.So apparently these knives were either made in America with extremely poor quality control or the company has outsourced their production and allowed cheap knives to be sold and the company expects consumers to easily accept their junk without any backlash.
Ontario 499 Air Force Survival Knife 5" Carbon Steel Sawback Blade, Leather Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Dallas, Texas
Nov 01, 2019
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
I was Issued this in the USAF
I used this knife for its intended purpose, survival. Yes, the blade was a bit dull when issued and I tried to hone it with the included stone, to no avail. The stone is the junk part of the set but, it's better than nothing. However, upon obtaining an Arkansas Stone, I got from a Buddy, the Blade became sharper than those stupid Ginsue knives.The leather sheath suited the knife just fine; I have no idea what the other reviewer meant about screws inside the sheath.The only thing I did to alter the knife and sheath was to sharpen the knife, of course, dye the leather handle black, used saddle soap on the sheath then Murphy's Oil Soap for an extra GP (general purpose) and lastly applied Sno-Seal to totally waterproof the sheath. The knife served me well and I was in just about every type of environment, i.e., Jungle, Desert, Mountains, et cetera for over 15 years.If used for its intended purpose, this knife is just fine; if need be and you are trained, you can fight with it. There really is nothing wrong with this knife and I only gave it 4 stars because of the stone and the knife being hard to initially hone.
Ontario 499 Air Force Survival Knife 5" Carbon Steel Sawback Blade, Leather Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 2 stars out of 5
Paris, Ile-De-France
Jul 08, 2019
Pros: Materials, Blade Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Weight, Blade Sharpness
Not so great
Hello,Came not sharp at all ! A real spoon. It's a problem for OKC in general they need to adress it, I won't buy again until they don't sort it out.I sharpened it with several wet stones but I don't like the angle of the blade and the result is not so great. Don't bother using the stone thay came with it, it's absolute crap and I cound not find a proper way to use it or have info about it.However the knife is very pointy, it's a good point.Blade is very solid and there is a good overall construction. A but heavy for the size...Handle is not the best quality but ergonomy is enough for me.Sheath is massive sh*t, there are screws inside ! It's damaging the blade leaving marks.Plus it's really hard to put it inside the sheath, it's like the blade is too big for the scabbard and you are forcing to put it... Not well designed, almost need 2 hands.The price is low and it does the job of cutting into soft airplane metal (what it's also designed for), but it has many flaws that could be easily corrected. With all that I think it should be 30-20% cheaper.
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