2019 Ontario Bolt Knife Sheeps Foot

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    The new Journeyman [see featured image] takes the lines of OKC’s classic 499 Pilot Survival knife and repurposes them, creating a stubby, utilitarian, carbon steel fixed blade. Measuring four inches long, the Journeyman’s blade profile is a modified sheepsfoot, mated to a barrel shaped handle made from stacked leather (the sheath is also leather). That handle is one indicator of the Journeyman’s military/survival heritage, as is the run of survival-style serrations along the spine of the blade.

    https://knifenews.com/ontario-brings-out-focused-mix-of-fixed-blades-and-folders/
     
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    Too similar to the regular 499 with no real improvement in design to be of any real value as a product line.

    Just my $0.02.
     
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    I like it, but I've always been a fan of wharncliffe style blades.
    My 2 gripes are (1 ) the sawteeth look useless as they are, although it looks like they could be filed into teeth that would actually cut wood.
    (2) Personally I'd drop the spine down into a "more wharncliffe, less sheepsfoot" point.
    Once I start modding the blade, I may as well have begun with a 499 and had the nice deep fuller too.
    On second thought, I don't know... if the sawteeth could be sharpened to cut wood, it would have an advantage over the 499 in that regard, and then a slight dropping of the nose..hmmmm.
    This one just became interesting to me.
     
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    @Howie I know you're a fan of the classic. Got any use for this one?
     
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    Silly question. Howie can make use of a sharpened rock or a jagged lid from a tin can.
     
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    If you wanted a bolt knife but was constantly riding in an inflatable watercraft then maybe this would be an improvement....
     
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    I didn't mean could he use it, but more was there any use (worth having) of this one in his kit. :)
     
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    I know lol....I was just being cheeky with you on this Friday lol.
     
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    I'd like them to make a 6" clip point bolt knife with the style of alternating saw teeth that the Aitor Jungle kings have.
     
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    You know, I could see that being a good knife for young Scouts who are allowed to carry fixed blades. Enough point and edge to be handy, but maybe a bit safer than a needle-sharp clip point.
     
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    It's shorter, less threatening, and I could probably get away with carrying this one in places I couldn't get away with the normal bolt knife (which is one of the reasons I got rid of the one given to me). Also it's pretty kid friendly. I want one... it's like the miniskarma and a bolt knife had a bastard child.
     
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    It cant be truly "less threatening", it has a bolt on the end which is really scary. Means you're almost nuts.
     
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    Great, I'll be nuts... I'll finally fit in with the locals.
     
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    I understand what you are saying, but it's unlikely that the average person would be observant enough to be able to differentiate this knife from the 499 while it's in its sheath on your hip.
     
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    Or one "sharp object" from another. I don't even care what anyone thinks. Never heard anyone complain myself. Doubt they'd say, "shew, glad its a small knife", or "glad you don't have a pointy blade".
    Each to their own and all that as far as that part goes through.
     
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    True, I'm more interested what the Popo who got called and showed up to see me says though. Sheepsfoot style I can pawn off as a utility knife while I'm working. Little harder to do that with a 499. Normally, the police already know it's me they will run up on when they are called and they know what I'm doing... but every once in a while..............
     
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    It's a sharp thing. That has the capability to do what sharp things do....nothing. I would be eststic to open up a kit and find that in there

    Will I go purchase it. Naw. Just I'm comfortable learning to use what I have now. Those few will take me the rest of my life
     
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    DANG! I'm sorry to hear that.
     
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