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Leatherneck SF


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Leatherneck

The word 'Leatherneck' has become synonymous with the famous U.S.. Marines since 1776 when Congress compelled all Marines to wear a thick, high leather collar (known in the vernacular of the day as a "stock"). This collar served two purposes; first, it helped protect one's neck from sword and cutlass blows, and second, it forced a Marine to keep his head up straight, exhibiting the military posture that was fashionable at the time.

Today, after two centuries of personal sacrifice on and off the battlefield, our Leathernecks enjoy the love, respect, and admiration of every true American and it is to them we dedicate this series of battle ready knives.
In WWII a great untruly /Combat knife was needed for our GIs... The Ka Bar design was widely adopted and most identified with the Marines that carried them during the brutal fighting in the Pacific. It earned a reputation as a great tool and emergency weapon. Often, it was the best tool for the job in taking out sentries and defending oneself in a narrow fox hole.
Cold Steel has updated the materials and improved the design with a heavier blade, flat slabbed handle that allows you to index the blade in your hands .

This Blade is made from German 4116 Stainless steel and finished with a rich Tuff-Ex&trage; non reflective coating:

  • The Leatherneck-SF (for Semper-Fi) has a saber ground clip point blade. It's hollow ground and honed by hand to a startling razor sharpness.

To keep the fingers from sliding forward onto their keen edge, the Leathernecks come with a substantial guard. It's made of thick steel with double quillons that are turned slightly forward and provide excellent protection for your hand (especially in close combat) while offering minimal interference in the use of these knives when performing utility tasks.

The handle is made of deeply checkered Kray-Ex™ that totally encloses the knives' extra wide full tang. They offer unsurpassed gripping power through their palm hugging oval cross section and unique finger trough. The knife is capped with a thick, machined steel butt cap (not cheap casting like others) so they can also deliver frightful blows with the butt or double in an emergency as a hammer.

To carry the Leatherneck knife safely and conveniently in all environments, it comes with a sturdy Secure-Ex sheath complete with fully detachable and ambidextrous belt loop.
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I have done some comparisons with my KA-Bar and the leatherneck comes out a bit better in the blade no fullers for a little more strength and weight out on the blade and the flats on the Cold Steel knife help keep the blade indexed better.