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Ontario Knife Company

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Ontario Knife Company

Ontario Knife Company, also known as OKC, is an American manufacturer of knives and other edged tools.

History

Ontario Knife Company was founded in 1889 in Naples, New York. The company takes its name from Ontario County, New York (not, as a common misconception holds, the province of Ontario, Canada). They are currently located in Franklinville, New York, in Cattaraugus County, where most of their products are manufactured.

Ontario knife company is most well known as a supplier of military knives. Throughout the years they have supplied the U.S. military with products such as the M7 bayonet, the USAF Survival Knife, the M1942 Machete, the Navy MK3 MOD 0 diving/survival knife, the M9 bayonet, and most recently, the USMC OKC-3S Bayonet. They have also obtained a contract to build the Aircrew Survival Egress Knife (ASEK) Survival Knife System, chosen by the United States Army to be included in its Air Warrior Equipment System. The knife was tested and approved by PM Soldier and the United States Army Soldier Systems Center to meet the criteria defined by the US Army, and functions include a Plexiglas breaker, hammer, saw teeth, serrations, spear holes, lanyard hole and insulated guard. The system includes an anodized aluminum strap cutter with replaceable blades, a screwdriver and a honing rod. The sheath also has webbing for attachment to a MOLLE vest.

Military production

Complementing their lineup of military issue knives, Ontario Knife Company produces several commercial lines including the Spec-Plus series, which features many popular military/survival blade designs with updated handle and sheath designs, and the Freedom Fighter series which features metal hilts and pommels with military/survival blades. Their Randall's Adventure & Training survival knives were designed in conjunction with Randall's Adventure & Training, a popular outdoor survival training and expedition

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