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.
The Leatherneck-Tanto features a Cold Steel style Tanto blade made from 4116 German Stainless Steel with Toff-Ex Coating. It's incredibly sharp blade is approx. 17.8
cm long and hollow ground by hand.
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 handles are made of deeply checkered Kraton® 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. They're 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 knives safely and conveniently in all environments, they come with a sturdy Secure-Ex sheath complete with fully detachable and ambidextrous
Overall Length: approx. 30.5 cm
Blade Length: approx. 17.8 cm
Handle Length: aprrox. 12.7 cm
Blade Thickness: aprrox. 5 mm
Blade Material: German 4116 Stainless
Handle Material: Kraton®
Weight: aprrox. 357 g
Sheath: Secure-Ex® Sheath
This is an item from the Cold Steel program in 2012.