Ontario Modified 499 Air Force Survival Knife 5" Sawback Blade, Natural Leather Handle and Sheath - 6612

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Part #: ON499MOD | Ontario Knives
Description
ON499MOD: Modified 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. Unlike the standard 499, this Modified version does not have 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.
Specifications
  • 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: 50-55HRC
  • 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.
  • Sheath Made in China
  • Knife Made in the USA

UPC Code: 071721066125

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 Modified 499 Air Force Survival Knife 5" Sawback Blade, Natural Leather Handle and Sheathrated 4.500 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Ontario Modified 499 Air Force Survival Knife 5" Sawback Blade, Natural Leather Handle and Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Captb.
New Jersey
Apr 29, 2020
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Finish, Blade Sharpness
Stronger Airforce 499
I was issued this type of 499 knife as a US Army Aeroscout. I gave my knife a convex edge, which made it into a better slicer. This new "Modified" model does not have the blood groove, giving the blade a stronger, more solid feel. In addition, the added blade forward weight makes this knife more suited for cutting into wood. Overall, I like this model a little better than the original. A little clear, flat, poly acrylic spray on the leather grip, helps to protect the leather. If you convex and polish the edge, it greatly improves the cutting performance.
Ontario Modified 499 Air Force Survival Knife 5" Sawback Blade, Natural Leather Handle and Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Tom M.
S/W PA
Apr 24, 2020
Pros: Finish, Overall Quality, Materials, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material
Very Good Value...
This model is a good field knife. It comes very sharp from the factory, has a good usable blade length, cuts well and is easily resharpened. The only draw back is the leather washer handle needed trimming at the ends. It came with over-run material, easily removed with a razor blade. I wish the sheath was made here but it works well.

 

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