The Ontario 498 Marine Combat Knife is one of Ontario's U.S. Military Issue knives. The 498 Marine Combat knife is the chosen knife of the United State Marine Forces... for good reason. One of the most popular of the Ontario knives, the 498 Marine Combat Knife is 12" in overall length.
The 498 Marine Combat knife has a 7" clip point blade that is made of rugged and reliable 1095 carbon steel, with a Zinc Phosphate finish and is .165" thick
The handle of the 498 Marine Combat Knife is 5" long, is weather proofed leather (great for field use), and features a Steel buttcap.
The 498 Marine Combat Knife comes complete with a black leather sheath.
Ontario Part Number for the 498 Marine Combat Knife is 8180.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Posted by Matt Hadden on
The design of this type knife has persevered for nearly 80 years virtually unchanged. The reason for that is debatable. In my humble opinion a finer knife for $50 or less cannot be had. If you really want to appreciate it's beauty, strip off the black "protective" coating and sand down the leather handle a bit. Seal the leatherand oil the blade. You'll have your self a knife as beautiful as the country the men whom carried it were sworn to protect. It's simply a beautiful timeless piece of equipment that will serve you well.
All prices are in USD.