Gear: Ontario Pilot Survival Knife
Ontario Pilot Survival KnifeOntario
|Category:||Duty & Tactical Gear|
|Average Rating:||(2 Votes)|
Developed after the Korean War by the U.S. Navy for use by pilots as an all-around survival knife. It is designed after the Jim Bowie Knife with the 1/3 back blade and spine. 1095 carbon blade. Black phosphate coating, natural leather handle, steel buttcap, sharpening stone and tie-down included with sheath, blade Length: 5", overall length: 9.5" Made in the USA. http://www.uscav.com/Productinfo.aspx?productID=6699&TabID=137&CatID=239
- rangerman50, Wed, 22 Dec 2010 11:18:54 UTC.
I still have my 1968 issue Camillus model that I carried in my flight survival vest all through the army and my tour in VN. A little loose now around the cross guard, but it is still fully functional, and takes an edge like there's no tomorrow. I bought the Ontario to replace it, and have now retired my old friend to the knife cabinet. The Ontario is identical to my Camillus, and reminds me of it when it was first issued to me. A very nice knife, and a proven design.
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