Ontario Knife kitchen knives

Discussion in 'Kitchen Cutlery & Tools' started by Irongun324, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Irongun324

    Irongun324

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    Mar 22, 2012
    Might I intrude, I usually ponder the Axe forums...

    Picked these up today. Google isn't finding me much on these models though. Any ideas on them? Appear to be full flat ground and the handles/brass pins are solid so I don't think I'll be hacking them up anytime. Slicer (style name ??) and bread knife.

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  2. smokinbasser

    smokinbasser

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    Jul 21, 2003
    Irrelevent information to the subject.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2013
  3. OldNavy

    OldNavy

    315
    Sep 14, 2013
    the serrated one is not a bread knife
    7340-680-0863
    It's your basic Military contract Meat Slicing knife;
    http://www.armyproperty.com/nsn/7340-00-680-0863

    The other one
    7340-291-0625
    Knife, Steak Scimitar, 10 in. (81348)

    The numbers are NSN { National Stock Numbers }

    These would be basic load out items for Army / Navy kitchens; or other groups able to purchase under Govt. Contrat.
     
  4. Irongun324

    Irongun324

    67
    Mar 22, 2012
    That's pretty cool. Since those have plastic handles, any ideas when they stopped using wood/brass? I'm thinking they can't be too old since the metal is in such good shape.
     
  5. OldNavy

    OldNavy

    315
    Sep 14, 2013
    These are pre 1974; they may have been laying around in a wharehouse for a long time.

    After 1974 the 11 digit number was upped to 13 digits to allow for more items

    7340-291-0625 became 7340-00-291-0625
     
  6. Irongun324

    Irongun324

    67
    Mar 22, 2012
    Not bad age. These look unused so they were laying around somewhere!

    Thanks for the info, OldNavy.
     

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