Ontario 6150 499 Air Force Survival Knife. The Ontario 499 Air Force Survival knife is isused by several branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The 5 inch 1095 carbon steel blade has sawteeth on spine and the natural leather handle features a steel butt cap. The 499 Air Force Survival knife also comes with leather sheath, sharpening stone and tie down cord.
Ontario Knives (OKC) - 6150 Specifications:
Overall Length: 9.50 in.
Blade Length: 5.00 in.
Cutting Edge Length: 4.50 in.
Blade Thickness: 0.1875 in.
Blade Material: 1095HC
Blade Hardness: 55-57 HRC
Blade Style: Clip Point w/ Sawteeth on spine
Blade Grind: Flat Ground
Blade Finish: Black Zinc phosphate finish to inhibit rust
Edge Type: PlainEdge
Handle Length: 4.50 in.
Handle Thickness: 1.00 in.
Handle Material: Natural Leather Handle w/ Steel Butt Cap
Handle Color: Tan
Weight: 9.90 oz.
Sheath: Leather sheath with sharpening stone and tie down cord (all included)
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Brand: Ontario Knife Company (OKC)
Model: 499 Air Force Survival Knife
Model Number: 6150
Country of Origin: USA
In urban settings you can't really walk around with a knife like this on you, so I prefer more concealable pocketknives. However, if you're going into the wilderness or so forth, this is the best knife you can have at your side. It's extremely well made and practical. The best size and shape. Larger knives get left behind while this one is always easy and comfortable to come along, and still suited for virtually any task. People will see it and wish your knife was their knife. WARNING: be prepared to lend it often when everyone around you either leaves their knives behind because they're too bulky or uncomfortable, or theirs breaks or dulls while yours stays strong. Don't by this knife if you don't want to become "that guy with the reliable knife" during every trip.
This knife is tough as nails. Actually it is quite a bit tougher than nails. It is the perfect balance between blade length and shape, handle size and shape, heft and balance. The ridges on top of the blade are for notching, so you can have a place to put cord when building shelter etc. The finish is zinc phosphate, otherwise known as Parkerizing, and has been a corrosion resistant finish used in military applications for decades. There are other finishes that have been as well, some of which are newer and better, but this finish performs pretty well just the same. Like anything else made from steel, keep a light coat of oil on it and it will outlast you.
This knife is tough as nails. Actually it is quite a bit tougher than nails. It is the perfect balance between blade length and shape, handle size and shape, heft and balance. The ridges on top of the blade are for notching, so you can have a place to put cord when building shelter etc. The finish is zinc phosphate, otherwise known as Parkerizing, and has been a corrosion resistant finish used in military applications for decades. Like anything else made from steel, keep a light coat of oil on it and it will outlast you.
Great knife. It's strong and a great value for the money. This is a perfect all around survival knife. There are better survival knives out there, but you pay more for them.
This knife isn't as shiny and good looking as some others but when it comes to use it can speak for itself and has never let me down. It's a knife that is meant to be used for tough work. The Ontario 499 is my go to survival knife. When camping it can do it all from shelter building to dinner.
This is the perfect survival knife. It's the sharpest knife I've ever received out of the box. The swedge on the spine is also sharpened. It is very sturdy, the grip is solid and excellent and won't slip. The guard will keep you safe. The butt cap can be used as a hammer. The blade is just long enough to be useful but not so big that it's too heavy or cumbersome. The blade shape is good for cutting. The sheath comes with a sharpening stone and the sheath is good, the knife won't fall out even if you don't button the strap. As a survival knife and backup combat knife I give it 5 stars!