The word Leatherneck has become synonymous with the famous U.S. Marines since 1776 when Congress compelled all Marines to wear a thick, leather high-collar (known in the vernacular of the day as a Stock). This collar served two purposes. First, it helped protect the 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 the inaugural model of a new series of battle-ready knives. The Leatherneck Tanto features a tanto-styled blade that is incredibly sharp and ideally suited for slicing through even the toughest of materials. Its blade has been hollow ground by hand to ensure the keenest edge possible. To keep the fingers from sliding forward on to its keen edge, this leatherneck knife comes with a substantial guard. Made of thick steel with double quillons that are turned slightly forward, it provides excellent protection for the hand, especially in close combat, while offering minimal interference in the use of the knife when performing utility tasks.
The handle is made of deeply checkered Kray-Ex. It totally encloses the knifes extra wide, full tang and offers unsurpassed gripping power through its palm hugging oval cross section and unique finger trough. Its capped with a thick, machined steel butt cap so that it can also deliver frightful blows with the butt or double as a hammer in an emergency. To carry the Leatherneck Tanto safely and conveniently in all environments, it comes with a sturdy Secure-Ex sheath complete with fully detachable and ambidextrous belt loop.
- Hollow ground blade has American tanto style
- Features a dark, non-reflective diamond-like coating
- Effective blade is rugged and effective
- A great utility and combat knife
- Textured handle ensures a solid yet comfortable grip
- Includes a Secure-Ex sheath
- Blade is made of German D2 tool steel
- Handle is made of Kray-Ex
- Blade Length: 7 Inches
- Blade Thickness: 5 mm
- Handle Length: 5 Inches
- Overall Length: 12 Inches
- Overall Weight: 12.6 oz.