The word OLeatherneck’ 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 the inaugural model of a new series of battle ready knives. The Leatherneck-SF (for Semper-Fi) features a hand-honed razor sharp clip point blade. It’s flat ground from top to bottom, creating a shallow “V” shaped cross section that has proven ideal for cutting slicing, and shearing through a wide variety of materials. To keep the fingers from sliding forward on to its keen edge, the Leatherneck-SF 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 Kraton®, it totally encloses the knives’ extra wide, full tang and offers unsurpassed gripping power through its palm hugging oval cross section and unique finger trough. It’s capped with a thick, machined steel butt cap (not cheap casting like others) so it can also deliver frightful blows with the butt or double in an emergency as a hammer. To carry the Leatherneck-SF safely and conveniently in all environments, it comes with a sturdy Secure-Ex sheath complete with fully detachable and ambidextrous belt loop.
The word “leatherneck” has become synonymous with the United States Marines since 1776, when Congress asked all Marines to wear a thick, high leather collar, which 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, to pay tribute to Marines’ more than two centuries of sacrifice and heroism, Cold Steel knives has created the Leatherneck series of battle-ready knifes.
The Leatherneck-SF — short for “Semper Fi” — has a saber ground clip point blade, hollow ground and honed by hand to razor sharpness. To keep fingers from sliding forward onto their keen edge, Leatherneck knives come with a substantial guard, made of thick steel with double quillons that are turned slightly forward and provide excellent hand protection and minimal interference when performing utility tasks. The handle is made of deeply checkered Kray-Ex material that totally encloses an extra-wide, full tang. An oval cross section and unique finger trough provide impressive grip, and the knife is capped with a thick, machined steel butt cap for blunt defense or use as a hammer. A sturdy Secure-Ex sheath with fully detachable and ambidextrous belt loop is also included.
- 6.75-inch blade length
- 4.75-millimeter blade thickness
- Five-inch handle
- 11.75-inch overall length
- 10.4-ounce weight
- Griv-Ex and Kray-Ex handle
- SK-5 high German 4116 Stainless Steel
All Cold Steel products are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship. Details are included with your purchase.
About Cold Steel
Cold Steel, Incorporated was founded in 1980, with the goal of making the strongest, sharpest cutlery in the world for knife enthusiasts. Over the last three-plus decades, the company has been at the forefront of many design innovations that have helped innovate the knife industry, including introduction of checked Kraton handles, and the tanto point blade styles which have become industry hallmarks of quality and sophistication.
- Leatherneck-SF — short for “Semper Fi” — has saber ground clip point blade, hollow ground and honed by hand to razor sharpness
- Substantial steel guard keeps fingers from sliding forward onto the knife’s edge
- Double quillons are turned slightly forward to provide excellent hand protection and minimal interference when performing utility tasks
- 6.75-inch blade length, 4.75-millimeter blade thickness, five-inch handle, 11.75-inch overall length, and 10.4-ounce weight
- Includes limited manufacturer’s warranty; details included with purchase