The Ontario Knife Company® — synonymous with quality hunting and tactical knives for
over a century — has introduced the latest knife in the Ranger series, the Ontario Knife
Ranger Falcon™. Constructed from the same design and indestructible materials as the famed Ontario Knife Ranger Afgan™, the Ontario Knife Ranger Falcon is one of the
strongest and most functional hunting blades available today.
While the new Ranger knife is also referred to as the ‘mini Gan’, cleverly nicknamed
after its popular big bro, don’t let its pseudonym fool you — it’s big on standing up
against the incredible punishment the field can bring, thanks to its fixed blade that is
fully machined from 5160 steel and measures a full quarter-inch in thickness.
Even for experienced knife makers, designing a new knife is not as simple as sitting
down and drawing it out. On paper, blade lengths versus handle dimensions often
look out of proportion once you start working with steel. Beyond that, you need a
strong knowledge of the challenges a design will face from the hands of the end
user in the selection of blade design, material and coatings. The designer of the
Ontario Knife Ranger Falcon™, Justin Gingrich has an impressive life resume
including serving with the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group and
Ranger Training Brigade; police academy graduate, and service over seas in
some the most volatile regions as a private security consultant — as well as an avid
and accomplished hunter. Pulling from knowledge learned through his rich and
diverse background, Justin has designed some of the strongest and most functional
designs ever marketed to the public — the Ontario Knife Ranger Falcon is no exception.
“Hunting knives are a challenge to design because the requirements of the outdoorsman
are unique. In designing the Ranger Falcon, I looked at all of the requisite functions required for the field craft of the outdoorsman and then fortified the design to dominate the most extreme situations while being mindful of the size and weight requirements of a hunting knife,” boasted Justin. “There were a few unique points I wanted address. I tested several materials to find the one that offered the best grip whether the user’s hands were wet or dry, but also considered if the material was tough enough to endure without succumbing to the elements. Although the blade is shaving-sharp, that was not as important as an edge that would not quickly dull while skinning and field dressing. Hunters often subject their knives to tasks bordering on abuse and at any time could be relied on as a life-saving device, so I designed the Ranger’s blade to be a full ¼-inch thick — making it tough enough to bust through the breastbone or pelvis of a big-game animal. Every knife I design has been has been thoroughly field-tested and has proven to be properly shaped and designed for its particular use.”
The Ontario Knife Ranger Falcon™ spans 8 1/8”, with a maneuverable blade length of
3 7/8”, making it an ideal size to hide in a daypack or carry close at hand on your belt.
The 3 7/8” blade was specifically selected to maximize efficiency and handling whether dressing big or small game or chores around camp. The Ontario Knife Ranger Falcon
provides a solid gripping surface thanks to the hunter-friendly green Micarta handle and
tips the scales at 5.58 oz. Matching the rugged design and enduring features of the
Ontario Knife Ranger Falcon is the black nylon sheath built to stand against the elements
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:
Ontario Knife Company at P.O. Box 145-26 Empire Street · Franklinville, NY 14737 ·
(716) 676-5527 · www.ontarioknife.com.