USGI Air Force Survival Knife

The USAF Survival Knife from Ontario Knife Company has been used by the US Air Force for decades as the standard survival knife. Virtually every veteran from the US Air Force recognizes this knife and has stories to tell about it. Why not buy one for yourself and see why this knife has been in service for as long as it has?

Out of stock


 Secure Online Payments

cc-visa  cc-mastercard  cc-amex  cc-discover

American Owned and Operated


20+ Years In Business


Returns Accepted


Ships from Pennsylvania


The USAF Survival Knife from Ontario Knife Company is a compact, tough, and battle tested survival knife.

  • Authentic USAF Issued Knife
  • Leather Sheath
  • Sharpening Stone
  • Battle Tested Design
  • Lifetime Warranty from Ontario Knife Company
  • Sheath Type: Belt Loop
  • Sheath Color: Brown
  • Sheath Material: Leather
  • Handle Color: Brown
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Zinc Phosphate
  • Blade Color: Black
  • Blade Thickness: 0.17 Inches
  • Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Length: 5 Inches
  • Lock Type: Fixed
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Blade Hardness: 50-55 HRC
  • Overall Length: 9.5 Inches
  • NSN#: 7340-00-098-4327
More Information
Overall Rating
Four Stars
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Just what I wanted
Overall Rating
Military standard issue.
Review by Keepshooting Customer
One could argue this isn't the sharpest blade in the world, but its certainly the most durable and dependable, and thats because it is a mil spec issue. Exactly the same design issued to the U.S. military for decades, this blade has withstood a decade of rigorous use, including arduous tasks such as machete work and batoning. Its heavy, dense and strong. A few modifications and its ready for heavy use. A cheap blade with cheap handle and blade and coated in lacquer for easy sharpening and long life.
Overall Rating
Ontario makes a fine knife for a "field test"
Review by Keepshooting Customer
For those with less than adequate experience in evaluating a field knife for actual service - this "is" what it is designed to be - but - as with most field knives - will never be the "one" knife you will want to take into a BSEE survival situation - this is what Ontario (specifically US Otek in New York State) is aiming for with this fine knife. And to that aim, they hit the proverbial nail squarely on the head. Pro: A no nonsense military-style knife made to US GI military and Otek specifications (US standards), designed for just about any type of duty except those you might find in an Ike "all weather" coat pocket or pack pocket and made at reasonable (albeit "short of the substandard for production purposes") standards at Ontario. Con: Nothing to "see" here. Recommendations for additional items for purchase to be the same thing that might be purchased at just about any military or field supply outlet (such as Brownells or other similar online supply houses), such as a combat utility knife with gut hook - in fact this model of survival knife (while I'm not going to put this model through combat, per say) might make a better fighting knife (where it could serve dual duty as a weapon and utility knife for survival purposes) for those who find that fighting (or defending) from their vehicle (such as the front seat or back seat) a more practical idea than going into combat, unarmed, where possible (which should only be a last option). Summary - if I can get this in a better edge (dull is fine, and in keeping with the mission), and in less rust, as a gift for a family member in the field, with a better price, I'll do it again.
So long, ................
Rusty The Retired in FL.
Overall Rating
Good buy
Review by Keepshooting Customer
This thing is sturdy. The coating is kind of weak and will scratch easily. Overall, I'm satisfied with this purchase. Would buy again.
Overall Rating
Review by Keepshooting Customer
I got this as a gift and they loved it! Definitely would be good to have for hiking.
Overall Rating
Awesome! Just like the original! Only 4 stars for ...
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Awesome! Just like the original! Only 4 stars for a dumb reason. Why isn't the sheath made of the same leather as the blade handle. Its uncomfortable to wear with the nylon webbing sheath that it comes with.
Overall Rating
Very Good
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Very good blade, will buy more from this supplier
Overall Rating
Quality item.
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Quality, USA item
Overall Rating
Very durable
Review by Keepshooting Customer
It's almost indestructible and feels good to hold. No nonsense knife
Overall Rating
Great Knife
Review by Keepshooting Customer
This is a great knife and I'm very happy with it. It's a little dull out of the box but not too bad. The sheath is good but I would have liked to see a strap instead of the plastic insert. I will be buying another one soon!
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing: USGI Air Force Survival Knife
Your Rating:

You submitted your review for moderation.

Customers Also Bought

Navigating through the elements of the carousel is possible using the tab key. You can skip the carousel or go straight to carousel navigation using the skip links.
SP8 Survival Machete
4.45 (90)
Paracord Survival Knife
4 (2)
USMC Combat Knife by OKC - 8180
5 (3)
Survivalist Z Survival Knife by Kizlyar Supreme
USGI M9 Bayonet - Black
4.5 (103)
LC18 US Military Machete by OKC