BY : Ashish Tewari
THE Ontario Ranger® Kerambit eod From ONTARIO KNIFE COMPANY®
An Ancient Blade Design Well Suited for both Combat and Utility
If you’re looking for a blade that is built for battle, you’ll find it in the Ontario Ranger Kerambit EOD from Ontario Knife Company®. The entire Ontario Ranger line was built to withstand combat deployment in the most unforgiving terrain on the planet, and the Kerambit more than lives up to this billing. Designed for OKC® by US Special Operations veteran Justin Gingrich, the Kerambit is the perfect self-defense option for military, law enforcement, and civilian use.
“The Kerambit EOD is based on a 13th century Southeast Asian blade design,” said designer Justin Gingrich, founder of Ranger Knives, which became the Ontario Ranger line. “Kerambit translates as ‘claw of the tiger’ and can be used with a traditional forward grip or with a reverse grip fighting style.”
The full-tang Kerambit is made from a ¼-inch thick 5160-carbon alloy steel blade and an incredibly durable machined micarta handle. It is 7.5 inches overall with a 3-inch blade that is powder coated to protect the metal from the elements. Designed specifically for the US Marine Corps EOD unit operating down range, the Kerambit features a pommel ring with jimping to the bottom of the ring and the rear of the blade to provide for maximum purchase. The Kerambit includes a Kydex® belt loop sheath that is MOLLE compatible. It is truly The Knife You Need When You Need a Knife®.
Justin Gingrich is a custom knife maker, designer of the Ontario Ranger line, and the founder of Gingrich Tactical Innovations. Mr. Gingrich served 10 years of active duty in such honored units as the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, and the Ranger Training Brigade. He also worked in private security in Iraq and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. For more information about Justin Gingrich and his products, visit: www.gingrichtactical.com.
Founded in 1889, the Ontario Knife Company® is an award-winning knife, cutlery, and tool manufacturer operating out of Upstate New York for over 125 years. OKC® produces a wide range of tools, including cutlery and kitchenware, hunting and fishing knives, machetes, survival and rescue equipment, science and medical tools, and tactical knives. OKC has a long tradition of building knives and tools for the U.S. military, producing high quality equipment that has seen continuous service since WWII. In addition to being a major supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces, OKC leverages a network of distributors, dealers, and major commercial retailers to sell its products nationwide and internationally to over 35 countries. OKC’s custom manufacturing division Jericho Tool®, advances capabilities including a broad-spectrum of injection molding, tool and die, and machining operations to provide white label and OEM manufacturing services for consumer and industrial goods. Collectively OKC’s product lines and manufacturing services reach the house wares, sporting goods, tactical, security, law enforcement & first responders, education, science & medical, and industrial & agricultural industries.