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The Ontario Knife 8180 498 Marine Combat Knife is a fixed blade tactical knife and is used exclusively by the US Marine Corps. The 7" plain edge blade with a .17" thickness and a saber grind has an HRC of 55-58. A zinc phosphate finish over the tough high carbon 1095 steel helps protect from rust. The Ontario Knife 8180 498 Marine Combat Knife is complimented by a 5" Kraton handle with grooves to give a good solid grip. The Ontario Knife 8180 498 Marine Combat Knife has an overall length at 12". The Ontario Knife 8180 498 Marine Combat Knife carries on a belt loop with a black leather sheath.
The Ontario 498 Marine Combat Knife ships by USPS at a flat rate of $9.
The 498 Marine Combat Knife is made in the U.S.A.
Editor's Review of Ontario 498 Marine Combat Knife: I believe the 498 Marine Combat Knife is one of the best offerings by Ontario Knife Company. With a price point under $50, this knife is meant to be tactical in nature, but is ideal for use as a camping knife, hunting knife or survival knife. The handle on the 498 Marine Combat Knife isn't so long that it feels off-balance and the grip holds firm even when wet and the butt won't let your hand slip off. A good sized 7" blade is just long enough for this style of knife. Overall the 498 Marine Combat Knife is one of my favorites and is a good choice for daily/frequent use.
Quality seems good, I haven't had a chance to use it yet. The packaging box was solid, there was a powder of some sort on the knife that I assume was something added for protection?? I'm not knife savvy enough to know.
Classic no frills USMC issue knife. Just what I expected/Just what I wanted! Thanks!