Ontario Knife 499 Air Force Survival Knife, 6150

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SKU:
06150
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Ontario Knife 6150 Air Force Survival Knife, Leather Wrapped Handle

The Ontario Knife 6150, 499 Air Force Survival Knife has become an Ontario CLASSIC also used by US Armed Forces. The 5" plain edge blade has a .17" thickness with a flat bevel with swedge grind and an HRC of 50-55. A zinc phosphate finish over the tough high carbon 1095 steel helps protect from rust. Unique to the Ontario 6150, 499 Air Force Survival Knife is it's brown leather wrapped handle which is about 4.5" long. The Ontario 6150, 499 Air Force Survival Knife has an overall length of 9.5". The Ontario 6150, 499 Air Force Survival Knife carries on a belt loop with a brown leather sheath with a sharpening stone.

PLEASE NOTE: Unlike the exclusive Walmart version of this knife, this model of the Ontario 6150 499 Air Force Survival Knife IS authentic and is made in the USA and features the fuller on the knife blade. It will ship DIRECT from the OKC plant in Franklinville, NY.

Ontario 6150, 499 Air Force Survival Knife Snapshot:

  • 499 Air Force Survival Knife Blade Length: 5"
  • 499 Air Force Survival Knife Thickness: .17"
  • 499 Air Force Survival Knife Blade Grind: Flat Bevel w/Swedge
  • 499 Air Force Survival Knife Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • 499 Air Force Survival Knife Blade Finish: Zinc Phosphate
  • 499 Air Force Survival Knife Blade HRC/Hardness: 50-55 HRC
  • 499 Air Force Survival Knife Handle Material: Leather Wrapped
  • 499 Air Force Survival Knife Handle Length: 4.5"
  • 499 Air Force Survival Knife Handle Color: Brown
  • 499 Air Force Survival Knife Overall Length: 9.5"
  • 499 Air Force Survival Knife Carry System: Belt Loop, Brown Leather Sheath with Sharpening Stone (Replacement Sheaths available HERE)

The 499 Air Force Survival Knife is made in the U.S.A.

Editor's Review of Ontario 499 Air Force Survival Knife: By far, one of the most popular Ontario Knives on the market, the 499 Air Force Survival knife is meant to be used! The brown leather wrapped handle is rare if not completely unique to Ontario Knives. The 499 Air Force Survival Knife is a smaller knife than the 498 Marine Combat Knife. Its size does make it fairly comfortable to carry on your belt loop. Overall, the 499 Air Force Survival Knife is easy to get a hold off and put to work.

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  • 5
    Top drawer service and true milspec knife

    Posted by Lance on Feb 14th 2018

    Firstly, let me compliment the folk at this outfit. If you have technical questions, they WILL get thru to somebody who knows the answer at Ontario, something not always easy to do.

    The (old name) Jet Pilot Knife brings back a lot of memories, of issued knives, and others bought just for fun, and totally faithful to funky old originals, which actually were a Marbles design, and why it resembles the old Marbles knives so much.

    The knife has the differentially drawn down tempered areas per spec, getting softer at ricasso and softest back in tang, the higher Rc rating specified for the edged blade itself. Made to be extremely shock resistant and take a beating, and the knife still used at SERE schools, i believe.

    About the only functional difference between the current Ontario, and, for instance, and older Camillus, would be edge thickness. Ontario leaves the edge thicker, which cuts down in finer slicing, but increases overall toughness of the knife. The Ontario is a tougher knife period, where often older Camillus knives could be ground too thin, with needle points, not at all up to scoring a Perspex canopy for pounding a hole through it, nor puncturing metal.

    If you do not care for the issue color or lack thereof of the leather, a little favorite oil/wax and shoe polish, or even dye, on the rot resistant leather washer handle, and you can have black, brown, or even cordovan if it floats your boat.

    A perfect emergency knife to keep handy, takes up almost no room, and one of the toughest little blades in that sized class, to this very day.

    For the survival type, please keep in mind military sawbacks were not made for wood, but for ripping through thin sheetmetal, so save the woodsaw complaints for a woodsaw. The knife is true to spec for purpose designed, whether the hex butt originally meant for the socket of a liferaft oar now long extinct, to the Navy spec paint, thickness, and layers sealing the peened tang end.

    If you like old milspec and faithful to it, this little ol' knife is for you.