Original Vietnam War US Air Force Jet Pilot Survival/Fighting Knife with hard-to-find early-type all-leather scabbard, compete with the original unused honing stone in the front pocket. An excellent quality old-timer in slightly used condition; the knife is date-stamped 1-1969 on the pommel. Manufactured by Ontario Cutlery in New York.
The heavy-duty hammer-like pommel still has most of the original gray paint on it; the side is stamped ONTARIO / N.Y. / 1-1969. Stacked leather washers handle with iron guard and pommel; all parts are tight with no play. The knife is about 9-1/2″ / 24.8 cm overall; the blade is about 5″ /12.7 cm. The edge has been very lightly re-sharpened; it’s razor-sharp still; the tip is intact. Over 90% of the original parkerized finish remaining; saw teeth on the spine appear to be unused. Original all-leather scabbard with the tie-down tip and honing stone in the pocket is in great condition overall, considering the age. The leather is soft and supple, the keeper in nice and tight; all stitching and rivets are intact. Some typical age-appropriate green oxidation around bronze rivers is noted for accuracy. Honing stone looks unused. This is an excellent quality US military-issue knife and it is still in 100% serviceable condition, more than 50 years later. Don’t miss your chance to add it to your collection!
This attractive Vietnam War 1969 Ontario Jet Pilot Knife has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original “as is” condition; these are the actual photos. We have a few more American, British, Commonwealth, and German WW2 era combat knives and bayonets, as well as several scarce WW1 and WW2 fighting daggers and trench knives from other countries available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.
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