Ontario 499 Air Force Survival Knife, 5" Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Handle

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We've all heard amazing tales of stranded Air Force pilots making the best of bad situations, with only a few emergency rations and a single Air Force survival knife on hand as they fought for survival in enemy territory. Any survivor can tell you that all it takes is a cool head and a knife like this one to get you through some really tough times.

Built to military specifications, this knife by Ontario Knife Company is used by several branches of the U.S. Armed Forces because they know that this is the best of the best. You can use this knife to build a makeshift shelter, strip wood, dress wild game, and more.

It has a 5-inch 1095 carbon steel blade with a zinc phosphate finish and natural leather handle with a steel butt cap.

Even better, its leather sheath also comes with a tie down cord and sharpening stone so you can maintain the Air Force survival knife while you're on the run.


  • 5" plain edged blade of 1095 carbon with a Zinc phosphate finish
  • Includes natural leather sheath with sharpening stone and tie down
  • Natural leather handle with steel buttcap
  • Overall length: 9.5"
  • Blade Detail: Plain Edge
  • Blade Length (inches): 5.00
  • Blade Material: Carbon Steel, Black
  • Carry System: Leather Sheath W/ Sharp Stone
  • Handle Material: Leather
  • Overall Length (inches): 9.50
  • Special Features: Military Spec # NSN:7430-00-098-4327
Brand: Ontario Knife Company (OKC)
Catalog Number: 123308
Blade Color Black
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 5
Blade Material Carbon Steel (1095)
Handle Color Brown/Tan
Handle Material Leather
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 13.6
Pocket Clip Included No
Point Clip Point
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Leather
Total Length 9.5

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. Ontario has built its reputation on a heritage of uncompromising craftsmanship, quality materials and components . . . and a steadfast commitment to its workforce. Ontario's products routinely deliver the most cherished attributes of PERFORMANCE and VALUE . . . all at affordable prices!

In addition to being a major supplier to the U.S. Government, OKC teams up with a nationwide network of distributors/dealers to market its products to many diverse consumer and niche markets. Worldwide sales activity encompasses some 28 countries . . . and continues to grow. "You might say we're really a 'quiet company,' but there's really a lot more going on than meets the eye!"

Consider Ontario Knife when in need of knives, machetes, edged products and specialty tools.


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