Spending time operating in the sandbox will keep your mind racing just trying to survive. Simply reaching the Green Zone with a little down time won’t disengage your brain from survival mode—at least not if you are Justin Gingrich, one of Ontario Knife Company’s top knife designers, and mastermind behind the new Ontario Knife Ranger Task Force Infidel (TFI). It was the requirements of working in real world operations that ultimately became the proving grounds for the TFI’s design.

“The TFI was designed as an ultimate (small) fighting/utility knife. The toughness of the TFI is unequalled thanks in part to the quarter-inch thick 5160 construction, so you can pry and chop with it,” said Gingrich. “However, the five-inch blade makes it easy to carry everyday on your person or in your kit. The TFI is very popular with military and law enforcement units—especially the specialized teams. Operators often mount it to the drop leg rig so they have something to pry and cut with in easy reach.”

Function and reliability were the driving forces behind the five-inch, 5160 high-carbon steel blade. The stout blade measures a full .250-inch wide and stretches 10.228 inches in length making it small enough to carry packed in your gear, but big enough to carry on your person. The Ontario Knife Ranger TFI’s blade is coated with a stealthy black texture powder coat for protection and concealment. The rugged looking black Micarta handle provides as solid of a grip in a rainforest or urban environment as it would in the arid, sandy environment of the desert. When looking at the full compliment of features and potential uses for the Ranger TFI you are left with one undisputable feeling: The Ontario Knife Ranger TFI is a knife for life!

Founded in 1889, The Ontario Knife Company is a U.S. owned and operated organization that continually stays on the forefront of knife designs and cutting-edge technology. Ontario’s military supply roots go deep into its history, as the company has been supplying quality cutlery to the U.S. Military since WWI, beginning with its famous 18-inch Machete. Today, the company consistently develops new knife designs that allow military personnel to have the products they need in order to get their jobs done both on and off of the battlefield. Ontario Knife is also especially proud of being selected as the sole provider of the United States Marine Corps OKC3S Multi-purpose Bayonet System and the Model 4 Rescue Strap Cutter. In addition to being a major supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces, Ontario Knife teams with a nationwide network of distributors/dealers to market its products to many diverse consumer and niche markets including the tactical/military, hunting, outdoors, law enforcement and cutlery industries. Worldwide sales activity encompasses more than 28 countries and continues to grow. The Ontario Knife Company is a subsidiary of publicly traded Servotronics, Inc., (listed as SVT on NYSE-Amex exchange.)

For more information about The Ontario Knife Company and its industry-leading
line of advanced knives, machetes, edged products and specialty tools, contact
The Ontario Knife Company at P.O. Box 145-26 Empire Street · Franklinville, NY 14737 · Telephone (716) 676-5527 · Or visit

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